A History of the Ancient World

A History of the Ancient World

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Reflecting five decades of teaching and research, and drawing on the most recent scholarship, the fourth edition of this widely-read history provides the same broad coverage, chronological framework, and absorbing literary style that distinguished previous editions. For the new edition, the chapters on early humankind, the section on the revolt of Bar Kochba, and the chapter describing the end of the Roman Empire in the west have been rewritten to incorporate the most recent scholarship, and bibliographies have been brought up to date throughout. A classic survey of history from the beginnings of humankind to the fall of the Roman Empire, Starr's A History of the Ancient World makes the latest scholarship available to the general reader in a lively and accessible way.show more

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  • Hardback | 800 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 48.26mm | 1,224.69g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 32 plates, 20 maps, 10 tables
  • 0195066294
  • 9780195066296
  • 1,670,552

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Excellent text. This work will be my core text for a course on Greece and Rome...Starr's solidity and conservatism make it the keel to our ship of history. Jace Crouch, Oakland University Excellent general history. Starr's book is hard to beat for a well-balanced introduction to ancient history. Paul Hazard, Saint Xavier University A sound, succinct, and comprehensive survey. Rob Rice, University of Pennsylvania Starr's overview of ancient history is uncluttered with trendy drivel. It is solid and scholarly a model of what a text should be. Very well written. L.F. Harwell, University of Mobile A classic textbook which renders solid service. B.K. Young, Eastern Illinois University Good for upper division courses, thorough, sensitiive to new trend in historiography, nice level of sophistication. Not just another Western Culture text. I like this book. Martha Rampton, Pacific University An excellent, well-organized readable text. Richard Wixon, Lakeland College Well-rounded, thorough text. Russell Lemmons, New Mexico Highlands University Perfect for a general course or sequence on the ancient world. Charles W. Hedrick, University of California, Santa Cruz A straightforward text of easy reading...Broadly informative as to the making of civilization in antiquity. Elias Kapetanopoulos, Central Connecticut State University A useful review that is more comprehensive in coverage than most recent comparable texts. Guitty Azarpay, University of California New bibliographies are excellent. William J. Murnane, Memphis State University Far superior to materials in current use. Bill Thurman, University of North Carolina, Ashville There is simply no substitute...I am most grateful to see the fourth edition! Now, again, my students will get the best text in this area. Hans R. Lischka, Francis Marion College Praise for previous editions: "Richly illustrated with maps and photographs, this is an excellent one-volume history of the ancient world. It is a combination of valuable source material and fascinating reading. Philadelphia Inquirer Lucid, well-organized, and comprehensive. Choice Superb...No better source book can I recommend! Baltimore News-Americanshow more

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