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By Frederick G. Naerebout, Henk W. Singor

Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context offers a chronological advent to the background of historic Mediterranean civilizations in the higher context of its modern Eurasian world.

  • Innovative strategy organizes Greek and Roman heritage right into a unmarried chronology
  • Combines the conventional old tale with matters which are valuable to trendy examine into the traditional global together with a variety of social, cultural, and political topics
  • Facilitates an figuring out of the traditional Mediterranean global as a solidarity, simply because the Mediterranean international is in its flip provided as a part of a bigger whole
  • Covers the complete old Mediterranean global from pre-history via to the increase of Islam within the 7th century A.D.
  • Features a various selection of pictures, maps, diagrams, tables, and a chronological chart to help comprehension
  • English translation of a widely known Dutch e-book, De oudheid, now in its 3rd edition

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Thus, we end up by saying that death was already marked in Paleolithic times as perhaps the most important rite of passage in a human life, and was associated with some rituals, but we cannot really go beyond that. ” Maybe we had better speak of representations. Even though we nowadays tend to look upon these creations as “prehistoric art,” we should not conclude that their makers were moved primarily by esthetic considerations. Esthetics will have played some part, but many of these works of art are located in places where they could hardly be seen by their creators, let alone by others admiring their work.

Africa enters into the story rather late: from the 3rd millennium BC onward, millet and sorghum are cultivated. Central America and South America are a world apart: from the 7th millennium BC onward, products such as beans, peppers, potatoes, manioc, and maize are domesticated; cattle breeding, however, always remained relatively unimportant. In due course, the specific New World agriculture would give rise to complex cultures independent of Eurasian or African developments. The Ecology of History 15 Figure 3 A Sumerian frieze showing dairy production (c.

Many bog bodies dated to the Bronze or Iron Age are of individuals who had been executed, whether as a punishment or as a sacrifice (the one does not necessarily exclude the other) is a matter of much dispute. Photo: National Museum of Denmark 21 22 Introduction Reconstruction of a population The history of human populations is the subject of historic demography. Ancient sources offer but very few statistically useful figures. Demography provides us with the mathematical tools and historic demography with the comparative material that enable us to arrive at some demographic reconstructions.

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