The Ancient World: A Social and Cultural History (6th Edition)

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This comprehensive chronicle of the history of the ancient Mediterranean (from Sumer to the fall of Rome) explores the distinctive forms society took in the ancient world–especially the unusual relationship between society and the state (unlike anything we encounter today) that characterized the social order of antiquity. By closely integrating social and cultural histories with the political, institutional, and military climates in which they unfolded, this book provides fascinating insights into family, gender relations, class structures, public vs. private realms, slavery, popular culture, religion, art, architecture, leisure styles, philosophy, science, and education–and their complex relationships to ideology and political events. An excellent resource for anyone interested in politics and culture; this book is a font of information; if we understand the past, we can understand the changes that politics and society have undergone, and the reasons for those changes.

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In Ancient World: A Social and Cultural History, Third Edition, Nagle examines the distinctive forms society took in the ancient world, focusing on the unusual relationship that characterized the social order of antiquity--society and the state.

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This comprehensive volume offers fascinating analysis of the social and cultural climates of the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome. Providing balanced treatment of the political, institutional, and military history for each civilization, it examines the various societal forms characteristic of the ancient world, especially the unique relationship between society and the state that characterized the social order of antiquity. Detailed descriptions of the highly integrated world of the classical period are given, with special emphasis on culture, social structure, moral values, and political processes.

The Ancient World also follows the transformations and changes experienced by societies of the ancient world, including the emergence of Hellenistic culture from classical culture, the transformation of the Republic, and the transition from classical to Christian society. What's more, the Fifth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship.

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