The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History, Paperback

The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History Paperback

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"The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History" illustrates in a chronological series of maps, the evolution and flux of races in Europe, the Mediterranean area and the Near East.

From 50,000 B.C. to the fourth century A.D., it is one of the most successful of the bestselling historical atlas series.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages, many maps
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780140513486



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Extending from the Neanderthals to AD 362, west of Indus and north of the Sahel, this aims to be a rough overview rather than a detailed record. Good if you want an idea of, say, which people were in charge of Anatolia when ironworking first spread to Egypt, or who finished off the the Roxolani; bibliography and citations are absent, though, so not so good if you want to check out the evidence for the less certain claims. It's honest enough to flag up when it's being contentious, vague or hypothetical, though.An absorbing and entertaining read, full of interesting digressions and the occasional soapbox tirade.