The Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, planned with both the expert and amateur historian in mind, offers a fascinating and detailed guide to the history of humanity -- from the time of our earliest ancestors to the thriving civilizations of the fifth century B.C. Combining detailed maps of the shifting patterns of human settlement with a wealth of supporting narrative and insightful depictions of the past, the atlas presents an overview of the sprawling themes of history, from agricultural innovations to biblical kingdoms to the rise and fall of empires and states.
With snapshot surveys and regional maps looking closely at the great events of each era, illuminating insights into less familiar and often overlooked cultures, and hard facts and expert interpretation of the past, the Historical Atlas of the Ancient World is an invaluable guide to anyone searching for the remains of the past. -- Thirty full-color maps trace the history of all parts of the world between 4,000,000 and 500 B.C., including civilizations and nomadic routes -- Contains detailed coverage of major political, military, social, and cultural developments, all fully cross-referenced and indexed -- Combines the functions of an historical atlas with those of an historical encyclopedia, allowing for quick and easy reference and sustained reading
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