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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 Parthians The Forgotten Empire

The Parthians: The Forgotten Empire

1st Edition

By Uwe Ellerbrock
March 25, 2021

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the history and culture of the Parthian Empire, which existed for almost 500 years from 247 BC to 224 AD. The Parthians were Rome’s great opponents in the east, but comparatively little is known about them. The Parthians focuses on the rise, ...

The Romans An Introduction

The Romans: An Introduction

4th Edition

By Abigail Graham, Antony Kamm
May 14, 2020

The Romans: An Introduction is a concise, readable and comprehensive survey of the Roman world, which explores 1,200 years of political, military and cultural history alongside religion, social pressures, literature, art and architecture. This new edition includes updated and revised materials ...

The Huns

The Huns

1st Edition

By Hyun Jin Kim
December 01, 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

By Robin Sowerby
December 04, 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 Carthaginians

The Carthaginians

1st Edition

By Dexter Hoyos
July 09, 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

By Stephanie Muller, Friedemann Shrenk
December 09, 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 Trojans & Their Neighbours

The Trojans & Their Neighbours

1st Edition

By Trevor Bryce
December 12, 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 Persians

The Persians

1st Edition

By Maria Brosius
May 01, 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 Babylonians An Introduction

The Babylonians: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Gwendolyn Leick
November 15, 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 ...

The Mycenaeans

The Mycenaeans

1st Edition

By Rodney Castleden
June 13, 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

By Robert Morkot
April 07, 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 ...

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

By Robert G. Hoyland
October 12, 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 ...

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