Journals Higher Education



18 February 2011

512 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195378382

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Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

From Prehistory to 640 CE

Ralph W. Mathisen

Challenging the stereotypes and myths that typically characterize students' understanding of antiquity, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations focuses on continuity and connections, along with cultural diffusion and cultural diversity, to show how history is a cumulative process and that numerous themes recur in different times and places. The text also explores sensitive issues and debates including attitudes toward race, ethnicity, and tolerance; gender issues and roles; slavery; social mobility; religion; political evolution; the nature of government; and imperialism. The volume is enhanced by numerous pedagogical features and a stunning interior design that incorporates more than 200 maps and illustrations, including an eight-page color portfolio.


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