Chronicles of the Ancient World

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Author: John Haywood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784292141

Category: History

Page: 256

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Sumeria, c.3500 BC, witnessed the birth of the world's very first city by the rich and fertile banks of the Uruk. Over the next four millennia, the social and cultural landscape would change beyond recognition as many of history's most important kingdoms and cities took root. Interweaving Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Persian, Greek and Roman history, this book follows these burgeoning empires over 4,000 years, examining the delicate balance of power as they vied for territory, conquest and glory. From Alexander the Great's 22,000-mile march on Persia to Attila the Hun's plunder of the Roman empire, John Haywood brings the most crucial battles and decisive campaigns to vivid life, and examines the extraordinary cultural achievements of these civilizations - the first written words, the spectacular works of architecture, the growth of democracy and the spread of religions - that changed our world for ever.

Chronicle of the Pharaohs

The Reign-by-reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt

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Author: Peter A. Clayton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500286289

Category: History

Page: 224

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This book sets the rulers of ancient Egypt in chronological context from the earliest Dynastic Period to Cleopatra VII and the start of Roman Egypt. The biographical portraits of each pharaoh build into a comprehensive history of ancient Egypt, and reveal the way in which individual rulers helped to shape Egyptian civilization. Includes hundreds of illustrations, diagrams and dynastic lists.

Mesopotamian Chronicles

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Author: Jean-Jacques Glassner,Benjamin Benjamin Read Foster

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004130845

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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This English translation of Glassner s Chroniques Mésopotamiennes (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1993) collects all chronicle literature of ancient Mesopotamia from the early second millenium to Seleucid times. The volume, which incorporates revisions and additions by the author and a transcription of the cuneiform, includes every example of Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian historiographic literature, and magisterial essays on the genre and on Mesopotamian historiography in general.Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)

Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt

From Early Dynastic Times to the Death of Cleopatra

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Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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This new volume in the bestselling Chronicle series is the first book to recount the full history of queenship in ancient Egypt, revealing the essential role played by women in the royal household. A highly readable and authoritative account, it is ideal for home, university or school reference.

Chronicle of the Roman Republic

The Rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus

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Author: Philip Matyszak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500287637

Category: History

Page: 240

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New in paperback, here is a highly readable account of 56 of the extraordinary characters whose lives were the defining threads in the great adventure and final tragedy that was the Roman Republic. In this history we see the best and worst of the Roman élite superstitious, brutal and utterly uncompromising, but often men of great honour and principle. This highly readable and authoritative account is ideal for home or school reference, and as a companion to the bestselling Chronicle of the Roman Emperors.

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1: Wolf Brother

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Author: Michelle Paver

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060728256

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only twelve-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined. In this page-turning, original, and spectacularly told adventure story, Torak and Wolf are joined by an incredible cast of characters as they battle to save their world, in this first book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.

In Search of History

Historiography in the Ancient World and the Origins of Biblical History

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Author: John Van Seters

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 9781575060132

Category: History

Page: 399

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The primary concern of this book is to understand the origins and nature of history writing in ancient Israel. The investigation is undertaken against the background of history writing in the Near Eastern and classical worlds.

The Story of Athens

The Fragments of the Local Chronicles of Attika

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Author: Phillip Harding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134304463

Category: History

Page: 272

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A leading authority in the field, Phillip Harding presents the very first English translations of the six Athenian writers known as the Atthidographers. In his vivid and detailed history, Harding examines the remaining fragments of these historical writers' work – in chronological order – and how these writings, dating from the fifth and fourth century BC, reveal an invaluable wealth of information about early Athenian history, legend, religion, customs and anecdotes. Harding also goes on to study how these histories of Athens and its people were the source for later surviving historians such as Plutarch and Diodorus. With the aid of linking text and detailed annotation, anyone with an interest in Athenian history, classical Greece need look no further.

Chronicles of the World Tree

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Author: Patricia Anne Dye

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477107444

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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At the time of the Great Turning on planet earth, several angelic powers are called in to assist the vast changes needed if the earth is to survive. Each of these powers brings to the situation a special gift to lift earth's vibration to a safe level. After a touch- and-go struggle, earth finally wins through to a Better Place.