Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 C.E. is the first in a multivolume series covering the lives of important personages from the ancient world through the twenty-first century. The temporal and geographical scope of Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 C.E. is broad. Represented here are figures as ancient as the Egyptian king Zoser (fl. twenty-seventh century B.C.E.) and as late as the Jute chief Hengist (410-488 C.E.). The date of 476 C.E., the fall of Rome, was selected by the editors as the cutoff between the ancient world and the Middle Ages. Those lives falling on the cusp were moved into the period that best reflected their life’s work or major accomplishments. Coverage is worldwide, including Rome, Greece, China, Japan, India, northern Europe, Egypt and other parts of Africa, Asia Minor, and the Middle East.
The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.
Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies. For the general reader.