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The Resource The ancient world : (2700 B.C.E. - c.500 C.E.), editor, Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD

The ancient world : (2700 B.C.E. - c.500 C.E.), editor, Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD

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The ancient world : (2700 B.C.E. - c.500 C.E.)
Title
The ancient world
Title remainder
(2700 B.C.E. - c.500 C.E.)
Statement of responsibility
editor, Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD
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Language
eng
Summary
"From Gilgamesh to Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome, this volume provides easy-to-use tools to engage, enlighten and give students a new frame of reference to study and analyze the most important documents from Ancient History. Through in-depth analysis of important primary documents from B.C.E. and C.E., readers will gain new insights into the life and culture in Ancient History. Written by historians and experts in the field, this resource examines a wide array of primary source documents with an in-depth critical analysis. Articles begin by introducing readers to its historical context, followed by a description of the author's life and circumstances in which the document is written. A document analysis guides readers in understanding key elements of language, rhetoric, and social and political meaning that define the significance of the author and the document in Ancient history. Defining Documents in World History: Ancient World provides detailed analysis of the following topics: The Fall of Rome, the Barbarian Invasion, and the Ancient Huns; Ancient Egypt: the religion and culture; The daily life and culture of Sumeria, Ancient Babylonia, the Huns, Ancient Ethiopians, and the Ancient Mayans; The culture, religion, and law of Ancient Rome; The Military and Government war efforts. From speeches to journal entries, government documents and newspaper articles, students and researchers will gain new insights into the life and culture of Ancient History. The documents represent the diversity of ideas and contexts that define social, political and cultural subjects throughout this significant time period."--Publisher website
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DON
Dewey number
930
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D52
LC item number
.A42 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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Shally-Jensen, Michael
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Defining documents in world history
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  • History, Ancient
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • History, Ancient
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • History, Ancient
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The ancient world : (2700 B.C.E. - c.500 C.E.), editor, Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-272) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Mesopotamia. Umma and Lagash, Sumer ; "A hymn to Inana" ; The advice of an Akkadian father to his son ; Proverbs from Sumer ; Code of Hammurabi ; Enuma Elish, the Babylonian creation ; Babylonian proverbs ; From the Epic of Gilgamesh -- Egypt and environs. "A hymn of praise to Ra when he riseth" ; "Hymn to Osiris," from the Egyptian Book of the Dead ; Description of the Ethiopians ; The selection of Aspalta as king of Kush -- Asia: China and India. Excerpt from The Art of War, Chapter 1 ; The Doctrine of the Mean, Section 2 ; Excerpts from the Dao De Jing ; "Lessons for women" ; The edicts of King Ashoka ; The duties of a king, from the Arthashastra ; The laws of Manu, Chapter 1 ; Excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 1 -- Greece. Excerpts from the Law Code of Gortyn, Ancient Crete ; Pericles' funeral oration ; Excerpt from the History of the Peloponnesian War ; Excerpt from Anabasis, or "March up country" ; The Athenian Constitution, Section 1 ; Requirements for a physician ; Excerpt from "The training of children" ; Gladiator games in the reign of Emperor Caligula -- Rome. Advice for keeping slaves in Ancient Rome ; Letter from Cicero to Atticus ; The Romans destroy the temple at Jerusalem ; Vespasian's triumph following the vanquishing of the Jews ; A tour of Ancient Rome ; Seeking advice from Emperor Trajan regarding the Christians ; Excerpt of Meditations, Book 1 ; Description of the devastation of Rome -- Distant lands. Description of the Druids ; A fourth-century description of the Huns ; Dining with Attila the Hun ; Creation story of the Maya, from the Popol Vuh -- Appendixes. Chronological list ; Web resources ; Bibliography ; Index
Control code
922373375
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781619257719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922373375
Label
The ancient world : (2700 B.C.E. - c.500 C.E.), editor, Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Note
Edition statement supplied by publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mesopotamia. Umma and Lagash, Sumer ; "A hymn to Inana" ; The advice of an Akkadian father to his son ; Proverbs from Sumer ; Code of Hammurabi ; Enuma Elish, the Babylonian creation ; Babylonian proverbs ; From the Epic of Gilgamesh -- Egypt and environs. "A hymn of praise to Ra when he riseth" ; "Hymn to Osiris," from the Egyptian Book of the Dead ; Description of the Ethiopians ; The selection of Aspalta as king of Kush -- Asia: China and India. Excerpt from The Art of War, Chapter 1 ; The Doctrine of the Mean, Section 2 ; Excerpts from the Dao De Jing ; "Lessons for women" ; The edicts of King Ashoka ; The duties of a king, from the Arthashastra ; The laws of Manu, Chapter 1 ; Excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 1 -- Greece. Excerpts from the Law Code of Gortyn, Ancient Crete ; Pericles' funeral oration ; Excerpt from the History of the Peloponnesian War ; Excerpt from Anabasis, or "March up country" ; The Athenian Constitution, Section 1 ; Requirements for a physician ; Excerpt from "The training of children" ; Gladiator games in the reign of Emperor Caligula -- Rome. Advice for keeping slaves in Ancient Rome ; Letter from Cicero to Atticus ; The Romans destroy the temple at Jerusalem ; Vespasian's triumph following the vanquishing of the Jews ; A tour of Ancient Rome ; Seeking advice from Emperor Trajan regarding the Christians ; Excerpt of Meditations, Book 1 ; Description of the devastation of Rome -- Distant lands. Description of the Druids ; A fourth-century description of the Huns ; Dining with Attila the Hun ; Creation story of the Maya, from the Popol Vuh -- Appendixes. Chronological list ; Web resources ; Bibliography ; Index
Control code
922373375
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781619257719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922373375

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