Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Ralph W. Mathisen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN: 9780199384457
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations Book Excerpt:

Challenging the stereotypes and myths that typically characterize students' understanding of antiquity, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations: From Prehistory to 640 CE, Second Edition, focuses on continuity and connections, along with cultural diffusion and cultural diversity, to show how history is a cumulative process and that numerous similar themes recur in different times and places. The text also explores sensitive issues and debates including attitudes toward race, ethnicity, and tolerance; gender issues and roles; slavery; social mobility; religion; political evolution; the nature of government; and imperialism. FEATURES New! Chapter 9: "Civilization beyond the Near East, Greece, and Rome (2300-31 BCE)" New! "Digging Antiquity": Illustrated features that discuss specific archaeological sites, many of which can still be visited today New!: "Looking Back": Chapter summaries, followed by "Looking Ahead" sections that preview the following chapters "History Laboratory": Concise observations on how historians use different methodologies to interpret historical evidence and to debunk pseudoscience "Historical Controversy": Reflections that explore conflicting modern interpretations of ancient phenomena "A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words": Illustrations of distinctive material artifacts, accompanied by brief essays "Mysteries of History": Selections that address puzzling and intriguing aspects of the past "In Their Own Words": Extended quotations that exemplify each chapter's main themes Stunning Interior Design: More than 200 maps and illustrations, including an eight-page color portfolio An Image Bank containing more than 100 PowerPoint-based slides and approximately forty maps, available to adopters

Egypt Greece and Rome

Egypt  Greece  and Rome
Author: Charles Freeman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 704
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Egypt Greece and Rome Book Excerpt:

Explores the political events, religious movements, and societies of the ancient Mediterranean

Antiquity

Antiquity
Author: Frederick G. Naerebout,Henk W. Singor
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-01-09
ISBN: 1118381807
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antiquity Book Excerpt:

Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context provides a chronological introduction to the history of ancient Mediterranean civilizations within the larger context of its contemporary Eurasian world. Innovative approach organizes Greek and Roman history into a single chronology Combines the traditional historical story with subjects that are central to modern research into the ancient world including a range of social, cultural, and political topics Facilitates an understanding of the ancient Mediterranean world as a unity, just as the Mediterranean world is in its turn presented as part of a larger whole Covers the entire ancient Mediterranean world from pre-history through to the rise of Islam in the seventh century A.D. Features a diverse collection of images, maps, diagrams, tables, and a chronological chart to aid comprehension English translation of a well-known Dutch book, De oudheid, now in its third edition

Antiquity

Antiquity
Author: Frederick G. Naerebout,Henk W. Singor
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-01-27
ISBN: 9781118381823
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antiquity Book Excerpt:

"Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context provides a chronological introduction to the history of ancient Mediterranean civilizations within the larger context of its contemporary Eurasian world. Innovative approach organizes Greek and Roman history into a single chronology Combines the traditional historical story with subjects that are central to modern research into the ancient world including a range of social, cultural, and political topics Facilitates an understanding of the ancient Mediterranean world as a unity, just as the Mediterranean world is in its turn presented as part of a larger whole Covers the entire ancient Mediterranean world from pre-history through to the rise of Islam in the seventh century A.D. Features a diverse collection of images, maps, diagrams, tables, and a chronological chart to aid comprehension English translation of a well-known Dutch book, De oudheid, now in its third edition "--

Sources for Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Sources for Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Ralph W. Mathisen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN: 9780190280918
Category: Mediterranean Region
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources for Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations Book Excerpt:

"This sourcebook would serve as a companion volume to R.W. Mathisen, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations: From Prehistory to 640 CE, 2nd edition ...; it will provide ancillary materials--121 primary sources, 15 maps, and 111 illustrations, all in 505 pages--that will expand upon the material in the textbook"--Provided by publisher.

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Captivating History
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN: 9781647487935
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ancient Mediterranean World

The Ancient Mediterranean World
Author: Robin W. Winks,Susan P. Mattern-Parkes,Susan P. Mattern
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780195155631
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ancient Mediterranean World Book Excerpt:

What is a city, and what forms did urbanization take in different times and places? How do peoples and nations define themselves and perceive foreigners? Questions like these serve as the framework for The Ancient Mediterranean World: From the Stone Age to A.D. 600. This book provides a concise overview of the history of the Mediterranean world, from Paleolithic times through the rise of Islam in the seventh century A.D. It traces the origins of the civilizations around the Mediterranean--including ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome--and their interactions over time. The Ancient Mediterranean World goes beyond political history to explore the lives of ordinary men and women and investigate topics such as the relationships between social classes, the dynamics of the family, the military and society, and aristocratic values. It introduces students not only to the ancient texts on which historians rely, but also to the art and architecture that reveal how people lived and how they understood ideas like love, death, and the body. Numerous illustrations, chronological charts, excerpts from ancient texts, and in-depth discussions of specific art objects and historical methods are included. Text boxes containing primary source materials examine such diverse subjects as warfare in early Mesopotamia, sculpting the body in classical Greece, the young women of Sappho's chorus, and early descriptions of the Huns. Combining excellent chronological coverage with a clear, concise narrative, The Ancient Mediterranean World is an ideal text for undergraduate courses in ancient history and ancient civilization.

Studyguide for Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Studyguide for Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Cram101
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2013-05
ISBN: 9781478494379
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studyguide for Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations Book Excerpt:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

Egypt Greece and Rome Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

Egypt  Greece and Rome  Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean
Author: Charles Freeman
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 734
Release: 2004-01-29
ISBN: 0191500259
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Egypt Greece and Rome Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean Book Excerpt:

Egypt, Greece and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. The volume begins with the early civilizations of Sumer (modern Iraq) and continues through to the Islamic invasions and the birth of modern Europe after the collapse of the western Roman empire. The book ranges beyond political history to cover philosophy, art and literature. A wide range of maps, illustrations and photographs complements the text. The second edition incorporates new chapters on the ancient Mediterranean and the Ancient Near East, as well as extended coverage of Egypt.

The Wisdom of Thoth

The Wisdom of Thoth
Author: Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner,Agata Swierzowska,Alessandro Roccati
Publsiher: Archaeopress Archaeology
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN: 9781784912475
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Thoth Book Excerpt:

This volume represents a selection of contributions on Mediterranean themes from a wider international interdisciplinary conference on Magical Texts in Ancient Civilizations, organised by the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow in Poland between 27-28 June 2013. The meeting welcomed researchers from Hungary, Italy, Poland and Ukraine, covering various disciplines including comparative civilizations, comparative religions, linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, history and philosophy. In the past 'magic' was often misunderstood as irrational behaviour, in contrast to the tradition of philosophical or rational thought mostly based on Greek models. Evidence collected from ancient high cultures, like that of Pharaonic Egypt, includes massive amounts of documents and treatises of all kinds related to what has been labelled 'magic'. Today it cannot be written off as merely a primitive or 'lesser human' phenomenon: the awareness of magic remains to the present day in many societies, at all social levels, and has not been generally replaced by what might be considered as more advanced thinking. The researches in this volume focus heavily on Egypt (in particular Predynastic, Pharaonic, Hellenistic, Roman and Christian evidence), but Near Eastern material was also presented from Pagan (Ugaritic) and Christian (Syriac) times.

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean
Author: Jeremy McInerney
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-08-25
ISBN: 1444337343
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field

The Concept of Time in the Ancient Mediterranean

The Concept of Time in the Ancient Mediterranean
Author: Eloy Andrs Gmez Motos
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-04-23
ISBN: 9781545579800
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concept of Time in the Ancient Mediterranean Book Excerpt:

Much has been said of the philosophy of antiquity. However, there is nothing to indicate to us that, like all forms of thought, it is not of a more or less acquired character and, therefore, with a history that it is possible to investigate and study. That is the main objective of this book of little more than a hundred pages containing, but in a summarized way, my impressions on the philosophy, morals and ancient religions, fundamentally those belonging to the Mediterranean civilizations. With this book I intend, in short, to bring to the public some of the great philosophical teachings, not forgetting the merely historical lessons that these people bequeathed to us. This book also belongs to a collection of three, dedicated to the study of ancient civilizations encompassed within this geographical sphere.

The Mediterranean in the Ancient World

The Mediterranean in the Ancient World
Author: Fernand Braudel
Publsiher: ePenguin
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2002-04-25
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mediterranean in the Ancient World Book Excerpt:

The Mediterranean in the Ancient World is a comprehensive history of the Mediterranean from the first settlers until the fall of Rome. Notes provide a historical context for the work and help readers appreciate the author's love for his subject.

The Ancient Mediterranean

The Ancient Mediterranean
Author: Michael Grant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1969
ISBN: 9780965049559
Category: Mediterranean Region
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions

Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Author: Eric Orlin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1090
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN: 1134625596
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions is the first comprehensive single-volume reference work offering authoritative coverage of ancient religions in the Mediterranean world. Chronologically, the volume’s scope extends from pre-historical antiquity in the third millennium B.C.E. through the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. An interdisciplinary approach draws out the common issues and elements between and among religious traditions in the Mediterranean basin. Key features of the volume include: Detailed maps of the Mediterranean World, ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, and the Hellenistic World A comprehensive timeline of major events, innovations, and individuals, divided by region to provide both a diachronic and pan-Mediterranean, synchronic view A broad geographical range including western Asia, northern Africa, and southern Europe This encyclopedia will serve as a key point of reference for all students and scholars interested in ancient Mediterranean culture and society.

Ancient Mediterranean Religions

Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Author: John C. Stephens
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2016-06-22
ISBN: 1443895512
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Mediterranean Religions Book Excerpt:

This book offers a clear and concise historical overview of the major religious movements of the ancient Mediterranean world existing from the time of the second millennium BCE up until the fourth century CE, including both the Judeo-Christian and pagan religious traditions. Recognizing the significant role of religious institutions in human history and acknowledging the diversity of religious ideas and practices in the ancient Mediterranean world, “religion” is defined as a collection of myths, beliefs, rituals, ethical practices, social institutions and experiences related to the realm of the sacred cosmos. Without focusing too much attention on technicalities and complex vocabulary, the book provides an introductory road map for exploring the vast array of religious data permeating the ancient Mediterranean world. Through an examination of literary and archeological evidence, the book summarizes the fundamental religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Near Eastern world, including the religious traditions of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Israel. Turning westward, the fascinating world of ancient Greek and Roman religion is considered next. The discussion begins with a description of Minoan-Mycenaean religion, followed by a consideration of classical Roman and Greek religion. Next, the numerous religious movements that blossomed during Hellenistic-Roman times are discussed. In addition, the fundamental theological contributions of various Greco-Roman philosophical schools of thought, including Orphism, Stoicism, Pythagoreanism, Platonism and Neo-Platonism, are described. Greco-Roman philosophy functioned as a quasi-religious outlook for many, and played a decisive role in the evolution of religion in the classical and Hellenistic period. The theological speculations of the philosophers regarding the nature of God and the soul made a huge impact in religious circles during the classical and Hellenistic era. Moving forward in history from archaic and classical times to the later Hellenistic-Roman period, the old religious order of the past falls by the wayside and a new updated religious paradigm begins to develop throughout the Mediterranean world, with a greater emphasis being placed upon the religious individual and the expression of personal religious feelings. There are several important social and historical reasons for this shift in perspective and these factors are explained in the chapter focusing upon personal religion in Hellenistic times. Since the entire religious topography of the ancient Mediterranean world is rarely outlined in a single volume, this book will be a welcome addition to anyone’s library.

A History of Technology The Mediterranean civilizations and the Middle Ages c 700 B C to c 1500 A D

A History of Technology  The Mediterranean civilizations and the Middle Ages  c  700 B C  to c  1500 A D
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 922
Release: 1954
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civilization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ancient Mediterranean Trade

Ancient Mediterranean Trade
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2020-05-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Mediterranean Trade Book Excerpt:

*Includes pictures *Includes excerpts of ancient accounts *Includes a bibliography for further reading The concept of international trade was born in the ancient Mediterranean, which provided the perfect set of circumstances needed to produce an intricate trading system whose influence can still be seen in present-day economic practices. The ancient Mediterranean was home to a diverse range of cultures and landscapes, encompassing deserts, forests, islands and fertile plains. Different natural resources were available in different geographical areas, and with the advent of sailing ships around 3000 BCE, people were suddenly able to travel much further afield than ever before. This created an opportunity to trade local resources in international markets in exchange for exotic goods not available at home. At the same time, this shift in Mediterranean trade from a local to international scale was a catalyst for immense social, political and economic changes that helped to shape the course of Western Civilization as a whole. Starting with the Egyptians and Minoans around 3000 BCE until the decline of the Roman Empire at the end of the 5th century CE, ancient trade in the Mediterranean brought cultures into increasingly close contact with one another, and just as in the globalized world today, these cross-cultural influences came to shape the development of belief systems, languages, economics, politics, and art throughout wide expanses of land. Traders introduced foreign goods, but also foreign ideas and new methods of expression, and they in turn took new ideas home with them from the places they visited. Sometimes these mutual exchanges make it difficult to determine whether a particular process or idea originated from the buyers or the sellers, and in some cases the meeting of disparate cultures produced entirely new ideas unique from anything that existed in either culture prior to their interaction with one another. At the same time, interactions with foreign peoples also brought about new ways of viewing one's own identity. Ancient cultures could now be more clearly defined in terms of their differences from other distinct cultures. This sense of distance between the self and the "other" helped form national and communal identities, made famous by the ancient Greek identification of non-Greeks as "barbarians." Over the centuries, the profits generated from trade helped establish wealthy nations and fuel economic development across the sea. By taxing imports and exports, governments could afford large infrastructure projects, like the construction of roads and harbors, which in turn helped to further increase trade and wealth. As a result, wars were fought for control of important trade routes and to maintain access to crucial commodities such as grain and precious metals. Economics became a primary consideration when establishing government policies and dealing with international relations. Some cities, most notably Rome and Athens, even built empires on the back of their mercantile success. Furthermore, the question of how or why trade developed in the way that it did, and what kind of cause-and-effect relationship existed between trade, wealth and technology, can become similar to that of the chicken and the egg. Did the rise of wealthy civilizations create the demand for increased trade, or did successful trading give birth to wealthy civilizations? Ancient Mediterranean Trade: The History of the Trade Routes Throughout the Region and the Birth of Globalization examines how the systems formed and developed, the goods involved, and the impact it had on Europe, the Near East, and Africa. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about ancient Mediterranean trade like never before.

Ancient Supplication

Ancient Supplication
Author: Fred Naiden
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2010-01-07
ISBN: 9780195385984
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Supplication Book Excerpt:

Ancient Supplication is the first book-length treatment of a key religious practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Besides setting forth a typology that applies to hundreds of acts of supplication in both Greek and Latin sources, this book traces the links between an originally quasi-legal practice into features of Greek and Roman legal systems.

The Ancient Mediterranean Environment between Science and History

The Ancient Mediterranean Environment between Science and History
Author: William V. Harris
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2013-07-25
ISBN: 9004254056
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ancient Mediterranean Environment between Science and History Book Excerpt:

The product of a collaboration between scientists, historians and archaeologists, this book breaks new ground in the study of the long-term interaction between environmental factors, including climate, and human beings.