The First Civilisations
The Archaeology of Their Origins
By (author) Glyn Daniel
Normal Price: $32.99
Your Price: $29.69 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.48 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
First Civilisations by Glyn Daniel
Book DescriptionBy analysing what Francis Bacon termed 'remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time' Glyn Daniel describes the first civilizations from times of savagery and barbarism to the Sumerians, Egyptians, Chinese and Ancient Americans from 4000 BC to 1500 AD. Did these civilizations develop from one centre and the process of civilization take place once, and once only, in human history, or did it occur independently in different parts of the world? Were these civilizations linked in any way? These and other questions are discussed by Dr Glyn Daniel in this classic account of the civilizations of the ancient world.
Buy First Civilisations book by Glyn Daniel from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781842125007
(216mm x 137mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Glyn Daniel
Olmecs, Paperback (April 2006)» View all books by Glyn Daniel
Offers an overview of Olmec culture, its accomplishments and impact on later Mexican civilizations, hailed by Michael Coe as the account of this 3,000-year-old culture, is fast becoming the standard work on the subject.
UK Kirkus Review » Writing is a comparatively recent phenomenon in the development of civilisation. Evidence of earliest writing, in the form of cuneiform and pictographs, is dated at about 3000 BC - a mere 5000 years ago. In this erudite and well-researched book Dr Glyn Daniel argues that the richest source of knowledge of the first civilisations must therefore be drawn from archaeology. Examining prehistoric civilisations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley, and China of the old world, then turning to the Aztecs, Maya, and Incas of the new, Dr Daniel emphasises the relevance of what he terms 'the paraphernalia of the past' - monuments, buildings, statues, figurines, tablets, etc. In fact, at the time of its rapid destruction by the Spanish in 1533, the Incan civilisation had developed no written language at all, a fact which further emphasises the importance of archaeology. Embellished with maps of the areas under discussion as well as photographs of buildings and artefacts, this book is very illuminating. (Kirkus UK)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about First Civilisations book by Glyn Daniel and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Glyn Daniel
Glyn Daniel was born in 1914. He graduated with first class honours from St John's College, Cambridge, and went on to obtain his PhD in 1938. He joined the RAF after the outbreak of the Second World War and served as an Intelligence Officer from 1940 to 1945. He returned to Cambridge after the war and was appointed Disney Professor of Archaeology in 1974. Glyn Daniel died in 1986.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.