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Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World

Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World (Hardback)

By Matyszak, Philip

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The ancient world saw the birth and collapse of great civilizations. In mainstream history the Classical world is dominated by Greece and Rome, and the Biblical world is centred on the Hebrews. Yet the roughly four-and-a-half thousand years (4000 bc-ad 550) covered in this book s...aw many peoples come and go within the brawling, multi-cultural mass of humanity that occupied the ancient Middle East, Mediterranean and beyond. While a handful of ancient cultures have garnered much of the credit, these forgotten peoples also helped to lay the foundations of our modern world. This guide brings these lost peoples out of the shadows to highlight their influence and achievements. Forty-five entries span the birth of civilization in Mesopotamia to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West, offering an alternative history focusing on the names we aren't familiar with, from the Hurrians to the Hephthalites, as well as the peoples whose names we know, such as the Philistines and the Vandals, but whose real significance has been obscured. Each entry charts the rise and fall of a lost people, and how their culture echoes through history into the present. Important ancient artefacts are illustrated throughout and fifty specially drawn maps help orientate the reader within this tumultuous period of history. Philip Matyszak brings to life the rich diversity of the peoples founding cities, inventing alphabets and battling each other in the ancient world, and explores how and why they came to be forgotten.
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ISBN 9780500052150
Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Hardback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9780500052150
Stock Release date is 20 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames & Hudson Ltd
Released 20 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Matyszak, Philip
Category World History: BCE To C 500 CE
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code 930
Weight 880g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Civilization, Ancient
NBS Text Ancient History
ONIX Text General/trade