Ancient World

Ancient World : Readings in Social and Cultural History

By (author) D. Brendan Nagle , By (author) Stanley M. Burstein


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For courses in Ancient History (Ancient Near East - Egypt/Mesopotamia), Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome. This collection of primary sources focusing on the social and cultural history of the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome is designed to encourage students to examine issues pertaining to a broad range of themes through the analysis of relevant ancient literary and non-literary texts. Covering a wide variety of social and cultural concerns---ranging from marriage, family, war, and religion, to political culture, slavery, and entertainment---the texts are arranged thematically within a general chronological framework to provide a broad overview of life in the Ancient World. Note: This volume is the companion reader to D. Brendan Nagle's The Ancient World: A Social and Cultural History, 7/e.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 175.26 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • 25 Feb 2009
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0205691870
  • 9780205691876
  • 1,623,363

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D. Brendan Nagle, "University of Southern California "Stanley M. Burstein, "California State University, Los Angeles"

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The Ancient World Readings in Social and Cultural History Fourth Edition D. Brendan Nagle Stanley M. Burstein Ideally suited as either a companion volume to "The Ancient World: A Social and Cultural History, Seventh Edition, "or as a stand-alone volume, "The Ancient World: Readings in Social and Cultural History, Fourth Edition "provides students of ancient history with a wide selection of texts illustrating the social and cultural life of the peoples of West Asia, the Mediterranean, and Europe, from the earliest recorded time to the 7th century A.D. In the "Fourth Edition," the authors have expanded their coverage of Greek intellectual history, particularly in a new chapter (Chapter 9) devoted to the fourth century B.C.

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