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Peoples of the Ancient World


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This series stands as the first port of call for anyone who wants to know more about the historically important peoples of the ancient world and the early middle ages.

Reliable, up-to-date and with special attention paid to the peoples’ enduring legacy and influence, Peoples of the Ancient World will ensure the continuing prominence of these crucial figures in modern-day study and research.

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The Huns

The Huns

1st Edition

Hyun Jin Kim
November 23, 2015

This volume is a concise introduction to the history and culture of the Huns. This ancient people had a famous reputation in Eurasian Late Antiquity. However, their history has often been evaluated as a footnote in the histories of the later Roman Empire and early Germanic peoples. Kim addresses...

The Greeks: An Introduction to Their Culture

The Greeks: An Introduction to Their Culture

3rd Edition

Robin Sowerby
November 24, 2014

The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece. In this new and expanded third edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period. It...

The Romans: An Introduction

The Romans: An Introduction

3rd Edition

Abigail Graham, Antony Kamm
November 13, 2014

The Romans: An Introduction, 3rd edition engages students in the study of ancient Rome by exploring specific historical events and examining the evidence. This focus enables students not only to learn history and culture but also to understand how we recreate this picture of Roman life. The...

The Carthaginians

The Carthaginians

1st Edition

Dexter Hoyos
May 19, 2010

The Carthaginians reveals the complex culture, society and achievements of a famous, yet misunderstood, ancient people. Beginning as Phoenician settlers in North Africa, the Carthaginians then broadened their civilization with influences from neighbouring North African peoples, Egypt, and the Greek...

The Neanderthals

The Neanderthals

1st Edition

Stephanie Muller, Friedemann Shrenk
October 11, 2008

The Neanderthal is among the most mysterious relatives of Homo sapiens: Was he a dull, club-swinging muscleman, or a being with developed social behaviour and the ability to speak, to plan precisely, and even to develop views on the afterlife? For many, the Neanderthals are an example of...

The Persians

The Persians

1st Edition

Maria Brosius
March 23, 2006

The only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, The Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia. Incorporating recent research,...

The Trojans & Their Neighbours

The Trojans & Their Neighbours

1st Edition

Trevor Bryce
November 03, 2005

A central figure in both classical and ancient near Eastern fields, Trevor Bryce presents the first publication to focus on Troy’s neighbours and contemporaries as much as Troy itself. With the help of maps, charts and photographs, he unearths the secrets of this iconic ancient city. Beginning...

The Mycenaeans

The Mycenaeans

1st Edition

Rodney Castleden
April 22, 2005

Following on from Rodney Castleden's best-selling study Minoans, this major contribution to our understanding of the crucial Mycenaean period clearly and effectively brings together research and knowledge we have accumulated since the discovery of the remains of the civilization of Mycenae in the...

The Egyptians: An Introduction

The Egyptians: An Introduction

1st Edition

Robert Morkot
February 03, 2005

A widely published author on the subject, Robert Morkot presents a clear introduction to the origins, history and culture of Ancient Egyptian civilization. This excellent addition to the popular family of books on ancient peoples offers a broad coverage of Egyptian life. Morkot also addresses...

The Babylonians: An Introduction

The Babylonians: An Introduction

1st Edition

Gwendolyn Leick
September 12, 2002

Gwendolyn Leick's approachable survey introduces the Babylonians, the people, the culture and the reality behind the popular myth of Babylon. Spanning some 1800 years in the history of the Babylonians, from the time of Hammurabi, famous for his Law-Code, to the time when Alexander's heirs...

Arabia and the Arabs: From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam

Arabia and the Arabs: From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam

1st Edition

Robert G. Hoyland
August 23, 2001

Long before Muhammed preached the religion of Islam, the inhabitants of his native Arabia had played an important role in world history as both merchants and warriorsArabia and the Arabs provides the only up-to-date, one-volume survey of the region and its peoples, from prehistory to the coming of...

The Israelites: An Introduction

The Israelites: An Introduction

1st Edition

Antony Kamm
July 29, 1999

Antony Kamm presents an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the people of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah from earliest times up to AD 135. Charting the history of the Israelites, Kamm discusses their origins, land, society, culture and religion, as well as their relationship to the Roman...

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