[KINDLE] ❁ The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations (Penguin Historical Atlas) ❄ John Haywood – Alwaysonltd.co.uk
This New Historical Atlas Richly Illustrated With Photographs, Artwork Recreations And Full Colour Maps Explores The World S Earliest Civilisations From The First Farming Settlements Of Mesopotamia, Via Egypt, Greece And Rome, To The Civilisations Of The Far East, Europe And America Informatively Written, And Ideal For Both Students And The General Reader, It Plots The Rise And Fall Of Empires, The Nature Of Different Societies And The Evolution Of Technology. I enjoyed this reference very much I picked it up thinking it would focus only on Egypt and the Near East and was pleasantly surprised to find it also covered the Americas, Asia and Northern Europe I did find one printing error, but otherwise the articles were informative without The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations was an easy primer to learn about ancient civilizations featuring brief summaries about civilizations from all the inhabited continents and maps of the territory each civilization impacted The book made me think about the bias of recording only official civilizations throughout history the primary characteristics of civilizations are monumental structures and social hierarchy The book covered the influential civilizations like the Chinese, Greek, Celtic, Egyptian, and Aztec The focus of the book made me consider what tribal values might be And I think tribal values limit hierarchy This book about civilizations made me curious about the developments within tribal societies that promoted horizontal relationships I wonder how horizontal relationships can be effectively maintained at the scale of a civilization The maps throughout the book were simple and helpful to start to imagine a very different world than our current nation state world I would like to read about Ashoka, the Indian ruler from the 3rd century, who converted to Buddhism and influenced his subjects to become vegetarian I find it very intriguing to dis Includes coverage of The Ancient Near EastThe African Civilizations only northern Africa is included The First Civilizations of Asia Only China, Indus Valley and India are included Nothing for the rest of Asia First European CivilizationsThe Ancient Americans Mexico, Andes, Easter Island Eastern USA are included For the areas covered, the maps are fantastic They are standard political map that list things like cities, regions provinces and rivers Very useful as a reference or to compliment a history book about a certain region.Excellent introduction to the topic It c I loved it If you teach World History and need a quick reference guide or somewhere to pull new material from, this is a great source. Clearly presented I bought it mainly for the maps which are very useful John Haywood has a simple and friendly style. What I like about books is that some of them have maps in them.