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Across the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta, awe inspiring, monstrous ruins are scattered across the landscape Here, Richard Miles recreates these extraordinary cities, ranging from the Euphrates to the Roman Empire, to understand the roots of human civilization Ancient Worlds: The Search for the Origins of Western Civilization

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10 thoughts on “Ancient Worlds: The Search for the Origins of Western Civilization

  1. Matthew Griffiths Matthew Griffiths says:

    a good introduction to early history of European civilizations starting from the ancient cities of the Iraq region through to the roman empire charting the complex interplay between different societies and cultures arguably doing a great job to show much each branch of the tree of civilisation owes to all others for a basic read on ancient history and the origins of some of the central ideas of western ci

  2. Ray Ray says:

    A frantic gallop through early history, painted on a vast canvas bringing together complex historic themes and threads and presenting these in a way that I found enjoyable and utterly compelling I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in ancient history.

  3. Iset Iset says:

    I viewed Miles series on which this is based when it aired several years ago, and reading the book, I get the same impression, as one might expect The story beats are the same bevel rimmed bowls, Assyrian love of war, Athenian democratic imposed empire, etc If you ve seen the series, this is simply a slightly extended version of that It s a whirlwind tour of Mediterranean and Near Eastern big players in ancient

  4. Andrew Andrew says:

    Quite a canvas for 340 pages so unsurprisingly a bit uneven.The coverage of early Mesopotamian civilisations is quite descriptive and a little patchy Nevertheless, it sets out the question of why civilisations began to spontaneously form and what their common properties might be.The Bronze age civilisations are coveredfully and compellingly, with interesting discussions on Egypt and the collapses caused by the Sea

  5. Kristian Kristian says:

    Absolutely fascinating In as little as 350 pages Richard Miles succeeds in bringing ancient civilizations to life From the banks of the Tiber in Rome to the Akropolis in Athene to the hanging gardens of Babylon the history and civic structure of ancient cultures are briefly but thoroughly explained Amazing job of Miles and I look forward to read his, also fabulous I guess, account of Rome s worst enemy Carthage 5

  6. Deepspice9 Deepspice9 says:

    Great global overview of the Ancient civilizations Though unavoidably he has to skip a lot of details and nuances, the book is very informative yet reads very pleasantly Great as a starting point to learn about the ancients

  7. Jackson Jackson says:

    An unbelievably good high level overview of history from the beginnings of civilisation to the end of the Roman empire with insights into political developments and the paradox of civilisation which are still applicable today.

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  9. Carlton Carlton says:

    An enjoyable and very readable introduction to the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome.I have read individual books in the past about all these civilisations, and came to this wantinginformation about Mesopotamia.This book presents a persuasive argument about how civilisations have built on previous attempts and how this process works So as well as coming away with a greater knowledge of Mesopotamia, I a

  10. Steve. g Steve. g says:

    page 53 In the twelfth century bc, the Bronze Age cities of the Near East, the eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean suffered a series of disasters on an almost unimaginable scale In Anatolia the mighty Hittite Empire and in Greece, the Mycenaean kingdoms were toppled Many of the cities of Syria and the Levant were reduced to rubble Smaller settlements inremote locations simply disappeared The causes of the great Bronze Age collapse

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