The Ancient World: Extraordinary People in Extraordinary Societies

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4 Volumes
1,500 Pages
1,400 Articles
Pronunciation Key
Web Resources
Maps, Charts, and Graphs
Geographical Guide to the Ancient World
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January 2017 · 4 volumes · 1,500 pages · 8"x10"

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ISBN: 978-1-68217-189-9
# of Pages: 1500
# of Volumes: 4
Print List Price: $395
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Provides students and researchers with real information on what life was like in the Ancient World, alongside accessible information on the cities, civilizations, key figures and cultures from prehistory to 700 C.E.

This sweeping work covers world cultures from prehistory through the year 700 C.E. With in-depth analysis of civilizations, key figures, cities, cultures and daily life. Its four volumes stretch beyond the boundaries of the ancient world of Greece, Rome and Egypt, to include Egypt, China, the Near East, Europe, Africa, the Americas and more, to provide true world coverage.

The set begins with 26 overview essays, from Agriculture to Writing Systems, followed by 1,100 alphabetically arranged essays on persons, cultures, wars, battles, documents or works, traditions or cultural phenomena, structures or artifacts, places or sites, terms, and groups or civilizations. Next, over 200 entries provide in-depth overviews of historic civilizations, times and places. Lastly, the set provides detailed descriptions of "life as" an individual living in a given time and place. 

Coverage is broad in scope, yet easy to use, with guides for pronunciation, geography, word usage, and timelines included. Additional appendices include a Categorized List of Contents, Timeline, Geographical Guide to Ancient World, Glossary, Websites, and Bibliography, as well as a Name Index and a comprehensive Subject Index.

Not only does the set provide encyclopedic coverage of the Ancient World and its civilizations, but it goes on to offer students and researchers new insight into what it meant to live in a specific time and place. No other reference tool provides this unique combination of material.