The Penguin Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Penguin Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations An encyclopedia that focuses on the ancient civilizations of the world, the first social structures in which culture and religion were born. It provides an overview of the prehistoric world and a detailed analysis of separate ancient civilizations.
- Published: 04 April 1989
- Format: Paperback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780140114348 ISBN 10: 0140114343
- Sales rank: 835,305
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Full description for The Penguin Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations
The ancient civilizations of the world, the first social structures in which culture and religion were born, are the subject of this comprehensive, wide-ranging encyclopedia. The work of over thirty international experts, including Colin Renfrew, O.R. Gurney, Richard Leakey and many other leading academics in the field of ancient history, "The Penguin Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations" provides a fascinating overview of the prehistoric world and a detailed analysis of separate ancient civilizations. The art, architecture, language, mythology and chronology of early societies as diverse as ancient Egypt, Troy, India, West Asia, South America and Europe are fully discussed, and there is a special section of references for further reading. Structured to enable the reader to draw together contemporary events and to locate geographically connected civilizations, like those that flourished in Mesopotamia, the encyclopedia contains over 300 illustrations and twenty-eight maps.