The Ancient Mediterranean (Meridian)

By: Michael Grant

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Written by eminent classical scholar Michael Grant. "The Ancient Mediterranean" is a wonderfully revealing, unusually comprehensive history of all the peoples who lived around the Mediterranean from about 15,000 B.C. to the time of Constantine (306-337 A.D.). Many volumes, including Professor Grant's own previous works, trace the histories of the great civilizations of Greece and Rome. But this unique work looks at the influences and cultures of the entire region, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Carthage, Ionia and the Eastern colonies. Syria, and the Etruscans, as well as the Greek and Roman states.

Drawing on archaeology, geography, anthropology, and economics. Professor Grant shows how the great Oriental civilizations--Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Persia--originated attitudes and institutions ultimately passed on to the West. He describes the effect on the people and their achievements of the long, irregular coastline, the mountainous terrain surrounding small fertile plains, the typical plant life of olive and grape, and the rapidly changing weather. Further, he investigates how the demographic factors around this deep and stormy sea caused or influenced the great periods of ancient history, such as that of fifth-century Athens and of Rome in the first century A.D. Appealing and fascinating reading, this impeccably researched history brings a fresh perspective to understanding our ancient heritage.

Title: The Ancient Mediterranean (Meridian)

Author Name: Michael Grant

Categories: General,

Publisher: Plume: 1988-09-01

ISBN Number: 0452010373

ISBN Number 13: 9780452010376

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Softcover

Seller ID: 044552

Description: Paperback in good condition. edges are very scuffed and worn. Faint surface scratching. light soiling on front cover. spines edges are nicked and dented. Pages clean and binding tight.