HarperCollins UK, 19. des. 2013 - 368 síđur
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Within the space of three centuries, up to the great Persian invasion of 480BC, Greece was transformed from a simple peasant society into a sophisticated civilisation which dominated the shores of the Mediterranean from Spain to Syria and from the Crimea to Egypt - a culture whose achievements in the fields of art, science, philosophy and politics were to establish the canons of the Western world. The author of this book places this development in the context of Mediterranean civilisation, providing an account of the transformation that launched Western culture.
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... Italian, it is in danger of becoming the new orthodoxy. I hope that a second generation of readers will view it critically, as a starting point for their own perceptions. My aim was and remains to demonstrate that history is not a fixed ...
... Italy orthe Vandals innorth Africa, orlaterin the Middle Agesthe Normans, offer obvious parallels. Theworld whichinfluenced Mycenaewasthe worldofKnossos, itselfonthe fringes ofan area where the centralized palace economy and the ...
... Italy and Sicily, discussed in chapter 7.The reasonfor these limitations is clear enough: Thucydides is performing the same operation as a modern historian, attempting to construct a historical narrative out of myth and heroic poetry by ...
... Italy,north Africa, the Black Seaandsouth Russia;hevisited Sardisin Lydia, and Phoenicia; he travelled up theNile as faras Elephantinēanddown the Euphrates as far asBabylon,and probablyalsowent to the Persian capital of Susa. Well known ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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