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Antiquity: From the Birth of Sumerian Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire

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Bestselling author Norman Cantor delivers this compact but magisterial survey of the ancient world — from the birth of Sumerian civilization around 3500 B.C. in the Tigris-Euphrates valley (present-day Iraq) to the fall of the Roman Empire in A.D. 476. 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 his narrative. He explains leading themes in religion and 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."

About the Author

Norman F. Cantor was 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 many books include the New York Timesbestseller In the Wake of the Plague, Antiquity, Inventing the Middle Ages, which was 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060930981
Subtitle:
From the Birth of Sumerian Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire
Author:
Cantor, Norman F.
Author:
by Norman F. Cantor
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Civilization, ancient
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
NASA/CR-2002-211685
Publication Date:
20040914
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.68 in 8 oz

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