HISTORY OF ANCIENT ASIAMEREDITH MACARDLE Book Number: 89223 Product format: Paperback
Cambridge University archaeologist and anthropologist Meredith Macardle includes all the major events, personalities, artistic and social developments from the early populations through the rise of complex societies and the birth of major religions. Asia is the home of magnificent ancient civilisations, from the ziggurats of Mesopotamia to the Indus Valley's carefully planned towns, from Hammurabi's first law code, and China's Han Dynasty. The book looks at Judaism, Babylon, the Hittites introducing iron, the Trojan War, the Royal Purple of Phoenicia, the kingdoms of Arabia, the Vedic religion, Jainism, Confucius, Cappadocia's underground cities, the great women of ancient Asia, horsemen from the Steppes, Hellenism and the Jews, Chinese traditions and inventions, Petra and the Nabataeans, silk and the silk roads, Jesus and Christianity, Hindu-Arab numerals, the Prophet Muhammad and more. This very visual introduction has hundreds of colour photos, woodcut illustrations, fact boxes and a superb timeline showing the births of key religions, architecture, theatre, social structure and much more. Heavyweight large softback, 256pp, colour.
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