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Author Haywood, John, 1956-
John Haywood

Title The Penguin historical atlas of ancient civilizations / John Haywood.

Imprint London ; New York : Penguin, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  G1033.H39 2005    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  G1033 .H39 2005    Available
Description 144 p. : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 138) and index.
Summary The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations explores the world's earliest cultures, from the farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the Americas and Polynesia, via the birth of Greek city states and the foundation of Rome. It examines the development of civilizations in the Near East - Babylonian, Assyrian, Persian - as well as those in Europe - the Minoans, Etruscans and Celts. Across the continents of Africa, Asia and America it covers subjects including Egypt from its pre-dynastic roots to the age of the Pharaohs, China during the Shang and Zhou dynasties, and the great cities of the Incas and Aztecs. Vivid descriptions of individual civilizations are complemented by discussion of such key topics as colonization, agriculture and technology, and the rise of empires. Richly illustrated with photographs, artwork re-creations and full-colour maps, this is an illuminating and multi-faceted one-volume introduction to early peoples and the worlds they created.
Contents Introduction : what is civilization? -- Pt. I. The ancient Near East -- Pt. II. The African civilizations -- Pt. III. The first civilizations of Asia -- Pt. IV. The first European civilizations -- Pt. V. The ancient Americas.
Subject Historical geography.
Historical geography -- Maps.
History, Ancient.
History, Ancient -- Maps.
Civilization, Ancient.
Civilization, Ancient -- Maps.
Egypt - history
Iraq - History
South Anerica - history
Added Title Historical atlas of ancient civilizations
ISBN 0141014482 (pbk.)
9780141014487 (pbk.)