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Synopsis: Greek civilisation is universally recognised as the basis of the modern West. But what was the basis of the Greek civilisation' From the dawn of history in the empires of Sumer and Babylon, where writing was developed and laws first codified, to the Medes and the Persians whom Alexander the Great conquered, this history charts the political and social changes that took place over the course of many centuries, culminating at last in the intellectual and material achievements of Greece, Rome and their later successors.
As well as the famous races like the Jews and Egyptians, Chahin explores less well known but vitally important groups such as the Hittites and Hurrians. The fascinating kingdoms of Crete and Mycenae hover in the shadowy background of the earliest Greek writings; the Sea Peoples are a source of great controversy among Homeric scholars and other students of that period; and the terrible might of the Assyrians is remembered to this day.
All those to whom 'Ancient history' means Greece and Rome should read this book and learn what happened in earlier generations to shape the world that the makers of Europe found when they rose to significance. It will appeal to the general reader interested in history, the enthusiast for Greek antiquities keen to discover their context and the Bible student wishing to understand more of the background to the Old Testament.
About the Author: M. Chahin has already published an important book on the early history of Armenia. He formerly lectured in London and now teaches at the universities of Bristol and Exeter.
Title: Before The Greeks (Gr-Gen)
Publisher: Lutterworth Press
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Book Description Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st edition. Fine/Near Fine Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Quantity Available: 1. Category: archaeology; ISBN: 0718829506. ISBN/EAN: 9780718829506. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 15999. Bookseller Inventory # 15999
Book Description Lutterworth, Cambridge 1996., 1996. 1st edition. Slim 8vo. [xiii] + 144pp. B/w. illustrations. Near fine in original boards and d/w. ISBN 0718829506 US$17. Bookseller Inventory # 139940
Book Description Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, UK, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Sound binding and hinges. Clean, bright pages. Cloth over boards is slightly edge rubbed. DJ has light overall shelf wear. Illustrated with b&w photos. ; "This book charts the dawn of history from Sumer and Babylon, where writing was deveoped and the earliest laws codified, to the Medes and the Persians whom Alexander the Great conquered. The author covers the political and social changes that took place over the course of many centuries, culminating at last in the intellectual and material achievements of Greece, Rome and their successors.; 9.5" tall; 144 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 3320009