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The Ancient Mediterranean

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The Ancient Mediterranean

by Michael Grant

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Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969. Hardcover. Good. 1969. No Edition Stated. 374 pages. No dust jacket. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Contains black & white illustrations and plates. Pages are tanned and foxed, however plates remain bright & clear. Text is clear. Binding remains firm. Boards have mild edge-wear with bumping to corners. Visible & sunning crushing to spine. Noticeable white staining. Gilt lettering remains bright and clear.

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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.

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Title
The Ancient Mediterranean
Author
Michael Grant
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
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Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Date Published
1969

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Foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Jacket
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Cloth
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Spine
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