Babylonia A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2016-09-22 | Author : Trevor Bryce | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780198726470
ISBN 13 : 0198726473

The history of Ancient Babylonia in ancient Mesopatamia is epic. After playing host to three great empires, the Hammurabic and Kassite empires, and the Neo-Babylonian Empire ruled ..

Alexander The Great

Pub Date : 2014 | Author : Hugh Bowden | Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN 10 : 9780198706151
ISBN 13 : 0198706154

In 336 BC Alexander the Great became king of Macedon. During his twelve-year reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest to have yet existed, and in the process h..

Alexander The Great A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-07-24 | Author : Hugh Bowden | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191016363
ISBN 13 : 0191016365

Alexander the Great became king of Macedon in 336 BC, when he was only 20 years old, and died at the age of 32, twelve years later. During his reign he conquered the Achaemenid Per..

The Ancient Near East A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2013-12 | Author : Amanda H. Podany | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780195377996
ISBN 13 : 0195377990

The ancient Near East is defined, for the purposes of this book, as the cuneiform lands," the regions of the ancient world where the cuneiform script, written on clay tablets, was ..

The History Of Astronomy A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2003-05-08 | Author : Michael Hoskin | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191577734
ISBN 13 : 0191577731

Astronomy, perhaps the first of the sciences, was already well developed by the time of Christ. Seventeen centuries later, after Newton showed that the movements of the planets cou..

Ancient Greece

Pub Date : 2009-10-22 | Author : Paul Cartledge | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 0191579602
ISBN 13 : 9780191579608

The contribution of the Ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would b..

Ancient Assyria A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2015-03-26 | Author : Karen Radner | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191024931
ISBN 13 : 0191024937

Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. In this Very Short Introduction, Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, ..