Defining Documents in World History: Ancient World (2700 B.C.E.-c.500 C.E.)

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1 Volume
400 Pages
40 Essays
40 Primary Source Documents
40 Readers’ Guides
Photos, Maps & Time Line
General Bibliography & Subject Index
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Defining Documents

The following titles make up the entire Defining Documents series:

Exploration and Colonial America
(1492-1755)

The American Revolution
(1754-1805)

Manifest Destiny & the New Nation
(1803-1859)
The American West
(1836-1900)
Civil War 
(1860-1896)
Reconstruction & Development of the Industrial United States 
(1865-1880)
The Emergence of Modern America
(1868-1918)
First World War
(1914-1920)
The 20s
(1930-1939)
The 30s
(1920-1939)
Second World War
(1936-1946)
Cold War & Contemporary America
(1946-1963)
Civil Rights and the Vietnam War
(1960-1975)

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Edited by Michael Shally-Jensen

September 2015 · 1 volume · 400 pages · 8"x10"

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ISBN: 978-1-61925-771-9
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Defining Documents in World History:
Ancient World, 2700 B.C.E. - c.500 C.E.
Defining Documents offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans.

From Gilgamesh to Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome, this volume provides easy-to-use tools to engage, enlighten and give students a new frame of reference to study and analyze the most important documents from Ancient History.

Through in-depth analysis of important primary documents from B.C.E. and C.E., readers will gain new insights into the life and culture in Ancient History. Written by historians and experts in the field, this resource examines a wide array of primary source documents with an in-depth critical analysis. Articles begin by introducing readers to its historical context, followed by a description of the author’s life and circumstances in which the document is written. A document analysis guides readers in understanding key elements of language, rhetoric, and social and political meaning that define the significance of the author and the document in Ancient history.

Defining Documents in World History: Ancient World provides detailed analysis of the following topics:

The Fall of Rome, the Barbarian Invasion, and the Ancient Huns.
Ancient Egypt: the religion and culture.
The daily life and culture of Sumeria, Ancient Babylonia, the Huns, Ancient Ethiopians, and the Ancient Mayans.
The culture, religion, and law of Ancient Rome.
The Military and Government war efforts.

From speeches to journal entries, government documents and newspaper articles, students and researchers will gain new insights into the life and culture of Ancient History. The documents represent the diversity of ideas and contexts that define social, political and cultural subjects throughout this significant time period.