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A History of the Ancient World

Fourth Edition

Chester G. Starr

Publication Date - 14 March 1991

ISBN: 9780195066296

800 pages
6 x 9 inches

In Stock

Making the finest scholarship available to the general reader, this classic text, long the standard in its field, deftly explores the broad expanse of early human history, surveying not only Greece and Rome but the ancient empires of Mesopotamia, India, and China.


Reflecting five decades of teaching and research, and drawing on the most recent scholarship, the fourth edition of this widely-read history provides the same broad coverage, chronological framework, and absorbing literary style that distinguished previous editions. For the new edition, the chapters on early humankind, the section on the revolt of Bar Kochba, and the chapter describing the end of the Roman Empire in the west have been rewritten to incorporate the most recent scholarship, and bibliographies have been brought up to date throughout. A classic survey of history from the beginnings of humankind to the fall of the Roman Empire, Starr's A History of the Ancient World makes the latest scholarship available to the general reader in a lively and accessible way.

Previous Publication Date(s)

January 1983
November 1974