The Resource The history of the ancient world : from the earliest accounts to the fall of Rome, Susan Wise Bauer

The history of the ancient world : from the earliest accounts to the fall of Rome, Susan Wise Bauer

Label
The history of the ancient world : from the earliest accounts to the fall of Rome
Title
The history of the ancient world
Title remainder
from the earliest accounts to the fall of Rome
Statement of responsibility
Susan Wise Bauer
Title variation
Ancient world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first volume in a new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Historian Bauer provides both sweeping scope and attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. Dozens of maps provide a geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath"--literature, epic traditions, private letters and accounts--to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is a tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
930
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D57
LC item number
.B38 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The history of the ancient world : from the earliest accounts to the fall of Rome, Susan Wise Bauer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 817-829) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The origin of kingship -- The earliest story -- The rise of aristocracy -- The creation of empire -- The age of iron -- The philosopher king -- The first written records -- The first war chronicles -- The first civil war -- The first epic hero -- The first victory over death -- The first reformer -- The first military dictator -- The first planned cities -- The first collapse of empire -- The first barbarian invasions -- The first monotheist -- The first environmental disaster -- The battle for reunification -- The Mesopotamian mixing bowl -- The overthrow of the Xia -- Hammurabi's empire -- The Hyksos seize Egypt -- King Minos of Crete -- The Harappan disintegration -- The rise of the Hittites -- Ahmose expels the Hyksos -- Usurpation and revenge -- The three-way contest -- The shifting capitals of the Shang -- The Mycenaeans of Greece -- Struggle of the gods -- Wars and marriages -- The greatest battle in very ancient times -- The battle for Troy -- The first historical king of China -- The Rig Veda -- The wheel turns again -- The end of the new kingdom -- The dark age of Greece -- The dark age of Mesopotamia -- The fall of the Shang --
  • The mandate of heaven -- The Bharata war -- The son of David -- From western to eastern Zhou -- The Assyrian renaissance -- New peoples -- Trading posts and colonies -- Old enemies -- Kings of Assyria and Babylon -- Spectacular defeat -- The decline of the king -- The Assyrians in Egypt -- Medes and Persians -- Conquest and tyranny -- The beginnings and end of empire -- A brief empire -- Cyrus the great -- The republic of Rome -- Kingdoms and reformers -- The power of duty and the art of war -- The spreading Persian empire -- The Persian wars -- The Peloponnesian wars -- The first sack of Rome -- The rise of the Ch'in -- The Macedonian conquerors -- Rome tightens its grasp -- Alexander and the wars of the successors -- The Mauryan epiphany -- First emperor, second dynasty -- The wars of the sons -- Roman liberators and Seleucid conquerors -- Between east and west -- Breaking the system -- The problems of prosperity -- New men -- Empire -- Eclipse and restoration -- The problem of succession -- The edges of the Roman world -- Children on the throne -- The mistake of inherited power -- Savior of the empire
  • The first volume in a new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Historian Bauer provides both sweeping scope and attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. Dozens of maps provide a geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath"--literature, epic traditions, private letters and accounts--to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is a tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.--From publisher description
Control code
sky200583631
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 868 pages
Isbn
9780393059748
Lccn
2006030934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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