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A whistle stop tour of ancient civilisations ranging rom Babylon to Rome It skims over a lot of things and looks at how the civilisations have influenced our modern civilisation But it s good with some great insightsIt also highlights the transience of cities and states and reminds us that while we believe we live in a stable world shifting borders and populations are the only constant in human history page 53 In the twelfth century bc the Bronze Age cities of the Near East the eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean suffered a series of disasters on an almost unimaginable scale In Anatolia the MIGHTY HITTITE EMPIRE AND IN GREECE THE MYCENAEAN KINGDOMS Hittite Empire and in Greece the Mycenaean kingdoms toppled Many of the cities of Syria and the Levant were reduced to rubble Smaller settlements in remote locations simply disappeared The causes of the great Bronze Age collapse and the story of the new worlds that grew up in its wake will be the subject of this chapter It is a sobering reminder of the ragility of civilisation but als. Across the Middle East the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta awe inspiring monstrous ruins ,


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Definitely not a chronological perspective so the ocus is strongly on the power structures of the Athenian democracy and Alexander s imperial striding in the eastThe last third of the book implicitly ties together these ideas of civilisation by considering the relative stabilities of Roman power in the various
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of its dominanceOverall is a very interesting book and thought provoking book at least or a reader with a curiosity and some passing knowledge of the classical civilisations It is certainly neither a bluffers introduction nor a text in academic depthI have not yet been able to see the documentary series it accompanied but it seems to be the book of the ilm than the story of ideas which was subseuently The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War filmed Arantic gallop through early history painted on a vast canvas bringing together complex historic themes and threads and presenting these in a way that I ound enjoyable and utterly compelling I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in Ancient Histor. Anging From The Euphrates To The Roman histor. Anging rom the Euphrates to the Roman to understand the roots of human civilization. O of its tenacity For in the new age of iron that ollowed this ancient Dark Age civilisation would re the new age of iron that ollowed this ancient Dark Age civilisation would re tempered in the lames of conflict tougher and resilient than ever #before Terrific easy ascinating read Recommend An unbelievably good high level overview of history rom the beginnings of #Terrific easy *fascinating read Recommend An unbelievably good high level overview of history rom the beginnings of to the end of the *read Recommend An unbelievably good high level overview of history rom the beginnings of to the end of the empire with insights into political developments and the paradox of civilisation which are still applicable today uite a canvas or 340 pages so unsurprisingly a bit unevenThe coverage of early Mesopotamian civilisations is uite descriptive and a little patchy Nevertheless it sets out the uestion of why civilisations began to spontaneously The Radiant Child form and what their common properties might beThe Bronze age civilisations are coveredully and compellingly with interesting discussions on Egypt and the collapses caused by the Sea People and rigidity of theocraciesHowever the discussion of Egypt mirrors the approach taken with Greece and especially with Rome This is. Re scattered across the landscape Here Richard Miles recreates these extraordinary cities Ancient Worlds