Ancient empires: from Mesopotamia to the rise of Islam

"Ancient Empires is a relatively brief yet comprehensive and even-handed overview of the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean, and Europe, including the Greco-Roman world, Late Antiquity, and the early Muslin period. The book emphasizes the central, if problematic, connection between political...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Cline, Eric H. 1960-; Graham, Mark W. 1970-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge [u.a.] Cambridge University Press 2011
Edition:1. publ.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Antiquity / Superpower / History
Further subjects:B Islamic civilization
B Imperialism
B Civilization, Ancient
B Civilization, Classical
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:"Ancient Empires is a relatively brief yet comprehensive and even-handed overview of the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean, and Europe, including the Greco-Roman world, Late Antiquity, and the early Muslin period. The book emphasizes the central, if problematic, connection between political and ideological power in both empire-formation and resistance. By defining the ancient world as a period strectching from the Bronze Age into the early Muslim world, it is broader in scope than competing books; yet at the same time its tight thematic concentration keeps the narrative engagingly focused"--
"Ancient Empires is a relatively brief yet comprehensive and even-handed overview of the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean, and Europe, including the Greco-Roman world, Late Antiquity, and the early Muslin period. The book emphasizes the central, if problematic, connection between political and ideological power in both empire-formation and resistance. By defining the ancient world as a period strectching from the Bronze Age into the early Muslim world, it is broader in scope than competing books; yet at the same time its tight thematic concentration keeps the narrative engagingly focused"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0521889111