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.

The Chronicle of Western Costume

From the Ancient World to the Late Twentieth Century

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Author: John Peacock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500284476

Category: Design

Page: 224

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"The definitive guide to the history of western costume."—AntiquesInfo

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)

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Complete 6x EBook Collection

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Author: Michelle Paver

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444010972

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1344

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The complete six adventures in Torak's quest to vanquish the terrifying Soul-Eaters - Wolf Brother, Spirit Walker, Soul Eater, Outcast, Oath Breaker and the award-winning final volume, Ghost Hunter.

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 #4: Outcast

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Author: Michelle Paver,Geoff Taylor

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060728345

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Cast out of the Raven clan, Torak heads to the reedbeds at Lake Axehead, where he is hunted by the hidden people and he must do battle with an ancient evil.

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.

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.