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Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient World

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Norman Cantor delivers this compact but magisterial survey of the ancient world, from the birth of Sumerian civilization around 3500B.C. in the Tigris-Euphrates valley (what is now present-day Iraq) to the fall of the Roman Empirein A.D. 453. In Antiquity, Cantor covers such subjects as Classical Greece, Judaism, the founding of Christianity, and the triumph and decline of Rome.

In this fascinating and comprehensive analysis, the author explores social and cultural history, as well as the political and economic aspects of hisnarrative. He explains leading themes in religionand philosophy and discusses the environment, population, and public health. With his signature authority and insight, Cantor highlights the great books and ideas of antiquity that continue to influence culture today.

Synopsis:

This is the most up-to-date, succinct history of ancient civilization by the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "In the Wake of the Plague."

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-232) and index.

About the Author

Norman F. Cantor is Emeritus Professor of History, Sociology, and Comparative Literature at New York University. His academic honors include appointments as a Rhodes Scholar, Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellow at Princeton University, and Fulbright Professor at Tel Aviv University. His previous books include Inventing the Middle Ages, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Civilization of the Middle Ages, the most widely read narrative of the Middle Ages in the English language. He lives in southern Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060174095
Subtitle:
The Civilization of the Ancient World
Author:
Cantor, Norman
Author:
Cantor, Norman F.
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Civilization, ancient
Subject:
World - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
v. 21, issue 26
Publication Date:
20030916
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.50x5.88x.90 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is the most up-to-date, succinct history of ancient civilization by the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "In the Wake of the Plague."
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