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ANCIENT WORLDS: THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

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ANCIENT WORLDS: THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

ANCIENT WORLDS: THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

 MILES, RICHARD

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Synopsis: ANCIENT WORLDS: THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

Across the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta, awe-inspiring, monstrous ruins are scattered across the landscape - vast palaces, temples, fortresses, shattered statues of ancient gods, carvings praising the eternal power of long-forgotten dynasties. These ruins - the remainder of thousands of years of human civilization - are both inspirational in their grandeur, and terrible in that their once teeming centres of population were all ultimately destroyed and abandoned. In this major book, Richard Miles recreates these extraordinary cities, ranging from the Euphrates to the Roman Empire, to understand the roots of human civilization. His challenge is to make us understand that the cities which define culture, religion and economic success and which are humanity's greatest invention, have always had a cruel edge to them, building systems that have provided both amazing opportunities and back-breaking hardship. This exhilarating book is both a pleasure to read and a challenge to us all to think about our past - and about the present.

Product Details

ISBN 9780241951361
Weight 0.34
Publisher PENGUIN GROUP (UK)
Book Size (cm.) 12.8 x 19.4 x 2.6
Language English
Number of Pages 400

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Across the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta, awe-inspiring, monstrous ruins are scattered across the landscape - vast palaces, temples, fortresses, shattered statues of ancient gods, carvings praising the eternal power of long-forgotten dynasties. These ruins - the remainder of thousands of years of human civilization - are both inspirational in their grandeur, and terrible in that their once teeming centres of population were all ultimately destroyed and abandoned. In this major book, Richard Miles recreate view all

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