Early Civilizations of the Old World: The Formative Histories of Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, India, and China


Introductory text book aimed at first year students and interested gen public. Looks at Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus valley, which are core to most first year courses, as well as China which is growing in popularity. Examines each of these cultures from the Neolithic to the development of the State and makes comparisons between them, e.g. considers Gordon Childe's ideas on emergence of the State

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2001


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