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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations

Format:  Paperback,

144 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Oct 2005

ISBN-13: 9780141014487

ISBN-10: 0141014482

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations explores the world's earliest cultures, from the farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the foundation of Rome. Examining the development of civilizations around the globe, it covers such subjects as the roots of the Egyptian pharaohs, China's long-lived dynasties, and the great cities of the Incas and Aztecs. Richly illustrated with photographs, artwork re-creations, and full-color maps, this is an illuminating and multifaceted one-volume introduction to early peoples and the world they created.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Oct 2005
ISBN-13: 9780141014487
ISBN-10: 0141014482
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 9.5 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 0141014482

Chapter outline

Introduction: What is Civilization?p. 8
Timelinesp. 14
The Ancient Near Eastp. 18
The First Farmersp. 22
The First Townsp. 24
The Sumeriansp. 26
The First Empiresp. 28
Zigguratsp. 30
The Old Babylonian Empirep. 32
The Elamitesp. 34
The Hittite Empirep. 36
Assyrians and Kassitesp. 38
The Age of the Sea Peoplesp. 40
The Kingdoms of the Bible Landsp. 42
The Phoeniciansp. 44
Assyria's Imperial Primep. 46
The New Babylonian Empirep. 48
The Persian Empirep. 50
The End of the Ancient Near Eastp. 52
The African Civilizationsp. 54
Predynastic Egyptp. 58
Old Kingdom Egyptp. 60
Middle Kingdom Egyptp. 62
New Kingdom Egyptp. 64
The Nubian Civilizationsp. 66
The Carthaginian Empirep. 68
Civilizations of Sub-Saharan Africap. 70
The First Civilizations of Asiap. 72
The Indus Valley Civilizationp. 76
Vedic Indiap. 78
Ashoka and the Mauryan Empirep. 80
Neolithic Chinap. 82
Shang Chinap. 84
Zhou Chinap. 86
The Unification of Chinap. 88
The First European Civilizationsp. 90
Neolithic Europep. 94
The Bronze Age and the Rise of Elitesp. 96
The Minoansp. 98
The Mycenaeansp. 100
The Greek City-statesp. 102
Greek Colonizationp. 104
Italy Before the Romansp. 106
Early Romep. 108
The Ancient Celtsp. 110
The Iberiansp. 112
The Ancient Americasp. 114
The Preclassic Civilizationsp. 118
The Mayap. 120
Teotihuacan and the Toltecsp. 122
The Aztec Empirep. 124
Farmers of the Southwestern Desertsp. 126
The Mound Buildersp. 128
The Origins of the Andean Civilizationsp. 130
The First Andean Empiresp. 132
The Inca Empirep. 134
Chiefdoms of the Pacificp. 136
Further Readingp. 138
Indexp. 139
Acknowledgementsp. 144

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations explores the world’s earliest cultures, from the farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the foundation of Rome. Examining the development of civilizations around the globe, it covers such subjects as the roots of the Egyptian pharaohs, China’s long-lived dynasties, and the great cities of the Incas and Aztecs. Richly illustrated with photographs, artwork re-creations, and full-color maps, this is an illuminating and multifaceted one-volume introduction to early peoples and the world they created.

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