The great civilizations of the distant past never cease to amaze us with their spectacular achievements - their ideas, writings and works of art still speak to us with an amazing freshness of imagination and workmanship. This book paints a vivid, multi-faceted portrait of the achievements of those civilizations set within their historical context, with a global reach that includes ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Chronicles of the Ancient World combines detailed commentary with over 170 stunning images to create a beautiful guide to the spiritual, cultural, technological and artistic innovation of these complex and fascinating societies.
Dr John Haywood is a Cambridge-educated expert on the history of Dark Age Europe. His authorial credits include The Cassell Atlas of World History, The Penguin Atlas of the Vikings and The Great Migrations (Quercus, 2008).