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Peoples of the Ancient World

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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1-10 of 14 results in Peoples of the Ancient World
  1. The Greeks

    An Introduction to Their Culture, 3rd Edition

    By Robin Sowerby

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    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...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Romans

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Antony Kamm, Abigail Graham

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    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...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Carthaginians

    By Dexter Hoyos

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    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...

    Published May 19th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Neanderthals

    By Stephanie Muller, Friedemann Shrenk

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    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...

    Published October 11th 2008 by Routledge

  5. The Persians

    By Maria Brosius

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    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,...

    Published March 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  6. The Trojans & Their Neighbours

    By Trevor Bryce

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    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...

    Published November 3rd 2005 by Routledge

  7. The Mycenaeans

    By Rodney Castleden

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    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...

    Published April 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  8. The Egyptians

    An Introduction

    By Robert Morkot

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    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...

    Published February 3rd 2005 by Routledge

  9. The Babylonians

    An Introduction

    By Gwendolyn Leick

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    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...

    Published September 12th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Arabia and the Arabs

    From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam

    By Robert G. Hoyland

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    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...

    Published August 23rd 2001 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Vikings
    By Neil Price
    To Be Published January 31st 2016

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