The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations Book
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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations


  • Author : John Haywood
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2005-10-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062902435

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations Excerpt :

An broad-based survey of the world's earliest human cultures ranges from the ancient farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the founding of Rome, utilizing photographs, artwork, reproductions, and full-color maps to highlight a look at such topics as the origins of the Egyptian pharaohs, China's dynasties, and the great cities of the Inca and Aztec. Original.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome Book

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome


  • Author : Chris Scarre
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 1995-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 0140513299

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome Excerpt :

More than fifteen centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire remains one of the most formative influences on the history of Europe. Its physical remains dot the landscape from Scotland to Syria. Its cities are still the great metropolises of the continent. Its law and institutions have shaped modern practice, and its ideal of a united Europe has haunted politicians ever since. Fully illustrated and featuring more than sixty full- colour maps, this atlas traces the rise and fall of the first great multinational state. It looks at its provinces and cities, its trade and economy, its armies and frontier defences; follows its foreign ward and internecine struggles; and charts its transformation into a Christian theocracy and its fall in 476.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece Book
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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece


  • Author : Robert Morkot
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 0140513353

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece Excerpt :

The cradle of Western civilisation, Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict. Intensely quarrelsome and competitive, the Greek city-states consistently proved unwilling and unable to unite. Yet, in spite of or even because of this internal discord, no ancient civilization proved so dynamic or productive. The Greeks not only colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas but set standards of figurative art that endured for nearly 2500 years. Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, The Persian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age and the conquests of Alexander the Great, the book traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment. The authoritative narrative, illustrated with over sixty full colour maps and over seventy plates, makes this an indispensable handbook for history students and enthusiasts alike.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt Book

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt


  • Author : Bill Manley
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0140513310

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt Excerpt :

From its humble origins as a cluster of rival chiefdoms along the banks of the Nile, ancient Egypt rose to become one of the most advanced civilizations of its time. This atlas traces its turbulent history and remarkable cultural development, from the founding of Memphis around 5000 BC, through the territorial expansion and flourishing trade of the ‘age of empire’, to Greek domination and ultimate collapse. Political rivalries are charted through the successive dynasties, from the strife of the intermediate periods to the golden ages of prosperity and artistic glory under Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. The latest archaeological evidence is used to cast new light on the vast architectural legacy of the world’s first great nation state. The authoritative narrative, illustrated with over sixty full colour maps and over seventy plates, makes this an indispensable handbook for history students and enthusiasts alike.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands Book

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands


  • Author : Caroline Susan Hull
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0141026871

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands Excerpt :

Exploring the relationship between the books of the Bible and land from which they came, this resource includes detailed maps; a comprehensive timeline; features on the alphabet, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Zionist movement, and coverage beyond the biblical period. Original.

Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome Book

Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome


  • Author : Nick Constable
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114503449

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Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome Excerpt :

The rise and fall of the Roman World is one of the most fascinating stories in history. This book traces the historical, cultural and political development of the small Iron Age tribe on the banks of the River Tiber who developed into the rulers of an empire that dominated the Western world. While her legionaries brought Roman rule to the far corners of Europe and the Middle East, her poets, architects, politicians and philosophers were creating a cultural legacy that still survives today. In this ambitious and lavishly illustrated book, the history of this remarkable people has been traced, allowing readers a clear and concise insight into the Roman World. Use the well-researched text, superb maps, specially commissioned artwork, and copious photographs the Atlas of Ancient Rome to follow the origins, rise, decline, and fall of the greatest empire the world has ever known.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Dinosaurs Book

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Dinosaurs


  • Author : Michael J. Benton
  • Publisher : Puffin
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004218587

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Dinosaurs Excerpt :

Describes the origin of the dinosaurs and how they were discovered, and discusses the leading species of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia Book

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia


  • Author : John Channon
  • Publisher : Viking Adult
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105018257274

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia Excerpt :

Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of Russia, from Kievan Rus to the dissolution of the Soviet Union

Historical Atlas of Ancient Mesopotamia Book

Historical Atlas of Ancient Mesopotamia


  • Author : Norman Bancroft-Hunt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 0816057303

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Historical Atlas of Ancient Mesopotamia Excerpt :

Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of the area known as the Fertile Crescent, the Ancient Near East, and Mesopotamia, from its earliest period in the fifth millennium B.C.E. through the Sassanian Empire.

The Atlas of Ancient Worlds Book

The Atlas of Ancient Worlds


  • Author : Anne Millard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Atlases, British
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 0751351156

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The Atlas of Ancient Worlds Excerpt :

In this book a time machine transports young readers back more than 5000 years using pictorial maps and lifelike reconstructions to show what life was actually like in ancient times and to highlight the achievements of the great civilizations that have influenced and shaped our modern world.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings Book
Score: 4
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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings


  • Author : John Haywood
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 1995-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015043041428

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings Excerpt :

Illustrates the history of the Viking age in map form and details the Vikings' activities as traders, craftsmen, explorers, settlers, terrorists, and mercenaries.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece Book
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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece


  • Author : Robert Morkot
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140513356

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece Excerpt :

The cradle of Western civilisation, Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict. Intensely quarrelsome and competitive, the Greek city-states consistently proved unwilling and unable to unite. Yet, in spite of or even because of this internal discord, no ancient civilization proved so dynamic or productive. The Greeks not only colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas but set standards of figurative art that endured for nearly 2500 years. Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, The Persian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age and the conquests of Alexander the Great, the book traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment. The authoritative narrative, illustrated with over sixty full colour maps and over seventy plates, makes this an indispensable handbook for history students and enthusiasts alike.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific Book

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific


  • Author : Colin McEvedy
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105022951623

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific Excerpt :

Outlines the history of the Pacific Ocean and the lands around it prehistoric times to the present

The Penguin Historical Atlas of North America Book

The Penguin Historical Atlas of North America


  • Author : Eric Homberger
  • Publisher : Viking Adult
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Canada
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015038429547

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of North America Excerpt :

Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of North America from the first settlers to cross the Bering Straits to the spread of American culture in the 1990s