Antiquity: From The Birth Of Sumerian Civilization To The Fall Of The Roman Empire

Paperback | September 14, 2004

byNorman F. Cantor

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Bestselling author Norman Cantor delivers this compact but magisterial survey of the ancient world -- from the birth of Sumerian civilization around 3500 B.C. in the Tigris-Euphrates valley (present-day Iraq) to the fall of the Roman Empire in A.D. 476. In Antiquity, Cantor covers such subjects as Classical Greece, Judaism, the founding of Christianity, and the triumph and decline of Rome.

In this fascinating and comprehensive analysis, the author explores social and cultural history, as well as the political and economic aspects of his narrative. He explains leading themes in religion and philosophy and discusses the environment, population, and public health. With his signature authority and insight, Cantor highlights the great books and ideas of antiquity that continue to influence culture today.

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Bestselling author Norman Cantor delivers this compact but magisterial survey of the ancient world -- from the birth of Sumerian civilization around 3500 B.C. in the Tigris-Euphrates valley (present-day Iraq) to the fall of the Roman Empire in A.D. 476. In Antiquity, Cantor covers such subjects as Classical Greece, Judaism, the foundin...

Norman F. Cantor was Emeritus Professor of History, Sociology, and Comparative Literature at New York University. His many books include In the Wake of the Plague, Inventing the Middle Ages, and The Civilization of the Middle Ages, the most widely read narrative of the Middle Ages in the English language. He died in 2004.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:September 14, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060930985

ISBN - 13:9780060930981

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“Cantor does for antiquity what he did for medieval times in his acclaimed The Civilization of the Middle Ages.With his characteristic eloquence and lucid insights, he offers a majestic introductory survey of the major empires of the ancient world….Cantor offers a splendid and accessible portrait of the cultures of the ancient world.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))