The Resource A history of the ancient world, Chester G. Starr

A history of the ancient world, Chester G. Starr

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A history of the ancient world
Title
A history of the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
Chester G. Starr
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume offers an account of early world history from the rise of the first cities to the fall of the Roman Empire. Though Greece and Rome occupy center stage, the author also surveys the cities and empires of Mesopotamia, India from the early Indus civilization to the Gupta state, and China from the Hsia dynasty to the Han empire. He has revised his discussions of early humankind to account for the most recent findings; he presents a new view of the Jewish revolt against Rome led by Bar Kochba. In addition, his account of the end of the Roman Empire has been rewritten in light of the most recent thinking by classical historians. Numerous maps and illustrations, carefully composed and selected, highlight the text
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DLC
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1914-1999
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Starr, Chester G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D59
LC item number
.S75 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rogers D. Spotswood Collection
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  • History, Ancient
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • History, Ancient
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Altertum
  • Histoire ancienne
  • Ancient history
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Altertum
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A history of the ancient world, Chester G. Starr
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
[pt. 1:] The origins of civilization. [1.] The first achievements of man. The Paleolithic age -- Transition to the Neolithic age -- The Neolithic age -- Summation -- [2.] The first civilization of Mesopotamia. The first cities of Mesopotamia -- The Mesopotamian outlook -- The results of civilization -- [3.] Early Egypt. Emergence of Egyptian civilization -- The Old Kingdom -- The Middle Kingdom -- The first civilized societies -- [pt. 2:] The first expansion of civilization -- [4.] The Near East in the second millennium. Invaders of the early second millennium -- Mesopotamia and Syria -- The new kingdom in Egypt -- End of the Bronze age -- [5.] New civilizations west and east. Asia Minor and the Hittites -- The Minoan-Mycenaean world -- Early India and China, III Eurasia in 1000 B.C. -- [pt. 3:] The rise of new outlooks. [6.] The unification of the near east. The dark ages -- Rise of the Assyrian empire -- Culture in the Assyrian age -- The successor states -- [7.] Hebrew monotheism. The meaning of Hebrew development -- Hebrew political -- History -- Early religious evolution -- The testing of the -- Faith -- Judaism in a pagan world -- [8.] Historic civilizations of India and China. The Aryans and early Hinduism -- Buddhism and the expansion of historic India -- Chou China and Confucius -- The end of Chou China -- Conclusion -- [pt. 4:] The early Greek world. [9.] The beginnings of Greek civilization. Greece in the dark ages -- The first signs of the Greek outlook -- Myth and epic -- The Greek world in 750 B.C. -- [10.] Rise and spread of the Greek city-state. Nature of the polis -- Greek expansion overseas -- Economic and social changes -- The new Greek world -- [11.] Greek civilization in the age of revolution. Progress of the arts -- New forms of poetry -- Greek religion -- The Greeks in 650 B.C. -- [12.] The sixth century. Internal evolution of Athens -- Spartan imperialism -- Other Greek states -- Archaic civilization -- The Greek world in 500 B.C. -- [pt. 5:] The classic age of Greece. [13.] The Greeks against the Persians. Rise of the Persian Empire -- The Persian attacks -- The Greek offensive -- The Greek victory -- [14.] Athenian democracy and imperialism. Athenian democracy -- Athenian imperialism -- Economic expansion in the fifth century -- Greek world in the -- Mid-fifth century -- [15.] Fifth-century civilization. The Athenian drama -- Letters, philosophy, and science -- Classic art -- The golden age -- [16.] End of the Golden Age. The Peloponnesian War -- The new intellectual outlook -- The Greek world in 404 B.C. -- [pt. 6:] The broadening of Greece. [17.] Decline of the city-state. Rivalries of Sparta, Thebes, and Athens -- Philip of Macedonia -- Greece in the fourth century -- [18.] Greek civilization in the fourth century. Fourth-century philosophy -- New literary trends -- Fourth-century art -- The edge of a new world -- [19.] Alexander and the Hellenistic world. Alexander the Great -- The Hellenistic states -- Social and economic aspects -- [20.] Hellenistic civilization. Cities and schools -- Literature and the arts -- Hellenistic philosophies -- Hellenistic science -- Major characteristics of Hellenistic civilization -- [pt. 7:] The rise of Rome. [21.] The early Western Mediterranean. Prehistoric development of Italy and the West -- The entry of Eastern peoples -- The western Mediterranean in the -- Sixth century -- [22.] Rome in Italy. The Roman Kingdom -- Roman conquest of Italy -- Political evolution of the republic -- Rome in 264 B.C. -- [23.] Rome in the Mediterranean. The duel with Carthage -- Roman conquest of the Hellenistic -- World -- Hellenistic culture in Rome -- [pt. 8:] The consolidation of roman rule. [24.] Decline of the Roman Republic. The Roman world in 133 S.C. -- The Gracchi Brothers -- Marius and Sulla -- [25.] The age of Cicero and Caesar. The Ciceronian age -- The rise of Caesar -- Civil wars and dictatorship -- [26.] The Augustan Age. The rise of Augustus -- The Augustan political system -- The Augustan Age -- [pt. 9:] THE era of Eurasian stability -- [27.] The Roman peace. The unfolding of absolutism -- The economic peak -- Expansion of culture -- [28.] The spread of Christianity. The preparation for Christianity -- The foundations of Christianity -- Christianity and the pagan world -- [29.] The farther Orient. -- The Parthian Near East Mauryan and Kushan India -- Han China -- End of the era of stability -- [pt. 10:] Decline of the ancient world. [30.] The first signs of stress. Foreign and internal threats -- Political history of the third -- Century -- Cultural and religious crosscurrents -- [31.] The later Roman Empire. Political reorganization -- Victory of Christianity -- Culture of the late empire -- [32.] The end of the ancient world. Dissolution of the Roman Empire in the West -- The rest of Eurasia -- Old and new
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
xiv, 742 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195066289
Lccn
90034970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)21335541
Label
A history of the ancient world, Chester G. Starr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[pt. 1:] The origins of civilization. [1.] The first achievements of man. The Paleolithic age -- Transition to the Neolithic age -- The Neolithic age -- Summation -- [2.] The first civilization of Mesopotamia. The first cities of Mesopotamia -- The Mesopotamian outlook -- The results of civilization -- [3.] Early Egypt. Emergence of Egyptian civilization -- The Old Kingdom -- The Middle Kingdom -- The first civilized societies -- [pt. 2:] The first expansion of civilization -- [4.] The Near East in the second millennium. Invaders of the early second millennium -- Mesopotamia and Syria -- The new kingdom in Egypt -- End of the Bronze age -- [5.] New civilizations west and east. Asia Minor and the Hittites -- The Minoan-Mycenaean world -- Early India and China, III Eurasia in 1000 B.C. -- [pt. 3:] The rise of new outlooks. [6.] The unification of the near east. The dark ages -- Rise of the Assyrian empire -- Culture in the Assyrian age -- The successor states -- [7.] Hebrew monotheism. The meaning of Hebrew development -- Hebrew political -- History -- Early religious evolution -- The testing of the -- Faith -- Judaism in a pagan world -- [8.] Historic civilizations of India and China. The Aryans and early Hinduism -- Buddhism and the expansion of historic India -- Chou China and Confucius -- The end of Chou China -- Conclusion -- [pt. 4:] The early Greek world. [9.] The beginnings of Greek civilization. Greece in the dark ages -- The first signs of the Greek outlook -- Myth and epic -- The Greek world in 750 B.C. -- [10.] Rise and spread of the Greek city-state. Nature of the polis -- Greek expansion overseas -- Economic and social changes -- The new Greek world -- [11.] Greek civilization in the age of revolution. Progress of the arts -- New forms of poetry -- Greek religion -- The Greeks in 650 B.C. -- [12.] The sixth century. Internal evolution of Athens -- Spartan imperialism -- Other Greek states -- Archaic civilization -- The Greek world in 500 B.C. -- [pt. 5:] The classic age of Greece. [13.] The Greeks against the Persians. Rise of the Persian Empire -- The Persian attacks -- The Greek offensive -- The Greek victory -- [14.] Athenian democracy and imperialism. Athenian democracy -- Athenian imperialism -- Economic expansion in the fifth century -- Greek world in the -- Mid-fifth century -- [15.] Fifth-century civilization. The Athenian drama -- Letters, philosophy, and science -- Classic art -- The golden age -- [16.] End of the Golden Age. The Peloponnesian War -- The new intellectual outlook -- The Greek world in 404 B.C. -- [pt. 6:] The broadening of Greece. [17.] Decline of the city-state. Rivalries of Sparta, Thebes, and Athens -- Philip of Macedonia -- Greece in the fourth century -- [18.] Greek civilization in the fourth century. Fourth-century philosophy -- New literary trends -- Fourth-century art -- The edge of a new world -- [19.] Alexander and the Hellenistic world. Alexander the Great -- The Hellenistic states -- Social and economic aspects -- [20.] Hellenistic civilization. Cities and schools -- Literature and the arts -- Hellenistic philosophies -- Hellenistic science -- Major characteristics of Hellenistic civilization -- [pt. 7:] The rise of Rome. [21.] The early Western Mediterranean. Prehistoric development of Italy and the West -- The entry of Eastern peoples -- The western Mediterranean in the -- Sixth century -- [22.] Rome in Italy. The Roman Kingdom -- Roman conquest of Italy -- Political evolution of the republic -- Rome in 264 B.C. -- [23.] Rome in the Mediterranean. The duel with Carthage -- Roman conquest of the Hellenistic -- World -- Hellenistic culture in Rome -- [pt. 8:] The consolidation of roman rule. [24.] Decline of the Roman Republic. The Roman world in 133 S.C. -- The Gracchi Brothers -- Marius and Sulla -- [25.] The age of Cicero and Caesar. The Ciceronian age -- The rise of Caesar -- Civil wars and dictatorship -- [26.] The Augustan Age. The rise of Augustus -- The Augustan political system -- The Augustan Age -- [pt. 9:] THE era of Eurasian stability -- [27.] The Roman peace. The unfolding of absolutism -- The economic peak -- Expansion of culture -- [28.] The spread of Christianity. The preparation for Christianity -- The foundations of Christianity -- Christianity and the pagan world -- [29.] The farther Orient. -- The Parthian Near East Mauryan and Kushan India -- Han China -- End of the era of stability -- [pt. 10:] Decline of the ancient world. [30.] The first signs of stress. Foreign and internal threats -- Political history of the third -- Century -- Cultural and religious crosscurrents -- [31.] The later Roman Empire. Political reorganization -- Victory of Christianity -- Culture of the late empire -- [32.] The end of the ancient world. Dissolution of the Roman Empire in the West -- The rest of Eurasia -- Old and new
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
xiv, 742 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195066289
Lccn
90034970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)21335541

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