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    DescriptionWritten by eminent classical scholar Michael Grant. "The Ancient Mediterranean" is a wonderfully revealing, unusually comprehensive history of all the peoples who lived around the Mediterranean from about 15,000 B.C. to the time of Constantine (306-337 A.D.). Many volumes, including Professor Grant's own previous works, trace the histories of the great civilizations of Greece and Rome. But this unique work looks at the influences and cultures of the entire region, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Carthage, Ionia and the Eastern colonies. Syria, and the Etruscans, as well as the Greek and Roman states.Drawing on archaeology, geography, anthropology, and economics. Professor Grant shows how the great Oriental civilizations--Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Persia--originated attitudes and institutions ultimately passed on to the West. He describes the effect on the people and their achievements of the long, irregular coastline, the mountainous terrain surrounding small fertile plains, the typical plant life of olive and grape, and the rapidly changing weather. Further, he investigates how the demographic factors around this deep and stormy sea caused or influenced the great periods of ancient history, such as that of fifth-century Athens and of Rome in the first century A.D. Appealing and fascinating reading, this impeccably researched history brings a fresh perspective to understanding our ancient heritage.


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    Title
    The Ancient Mediterranean
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Grant
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780452010376
    ISBN 10: 0452010373
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS027150, HIS002010
    DC22: 909.09822
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 909/.09822
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DE71 .G68 1988
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Plume Books
    Imprint name
    Plume Books
    Publication date
    01 January 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY