Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

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3 Volumes
1,343 Pages
1,195 Articles
Pronunciation Key
Web Resources
270 Photographs
Chronological List
    of Entries
75+ Maps, Charts, and Graphs
Geographical Guide to the
    Ancient World
List of Up-to-Date Resources
    With Each Essay

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Editor: Thomas J. Sienkewicz, Monmouth College
November 2001 · 3 volumes · 1,343 pages · 8"x10"

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ISBN: 978-0-89356-038-6
# of Pages: 800
# of Volumes: 3
Print List Price: $341

Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

This sweeping work covers world cultures from prehistory through the year 700 C.E. Its three volumes stretch beyond the boundaries of the ancient world of Greece, Rome and Egypt to provide true world coverage. It is broad in scope, yet easy to use, with guides for pronunciation, geography, word usage, and time lines included.

The set begins with 26 overview essays, from Agriculture to Writing Systems. This is followed by 1,169 alphabetically arranged essays on persons, cultures, wars, battles, documents or works, traditions or cultural phenomena, structures or artifacts, places or sites, terms, and groups or civilizations from `Abd al-Malik through Zurvanism.

Appendices include a Categorized List of Contents, Time Line, Geographical Guide to the Ancient World, Glossary, Web Sites, and Bibliography, as well as a Personages Index and a comprehensive Subject Index.