Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context

By Frederick G. Naerebout, Henk Singer

"Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context" presents a chronological advent to the historical past of historical Mediterranean civilizations in the greater context of its modern Eurasian world.Innovative strategy organizes Greek and Roman historical past right into a unmarried chronology. Combines the normal old tale with topics which are primary to trendy learn into the traditional global together with quite a number social, cultural, and political subject matters. enables an realizing of the traditional Mediterranean international as a solidarity, simply because the Mediterranean global is in its flip awarded as a part of a bigger entire. Covers the whole historical Mediterranean international from pre-history via to the increase of Islam within the 7th century A.D.Features a various choice of photographs, maps, diagrams, tables, and a chronological chart to assist comprehension. English translation of a widely known Dutch publication, "De oudheid," now in its 3rd variation

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