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Description - The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer

A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common
threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own
This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the
stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to
the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving
weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer
provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual
lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human
Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while
timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years
and cultural interconnection. This narrative history employs the
methods of "history from beneath" -- literature, epic traditions,
private letters and accounts -- to connect kings and leaders with
the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry
of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the
direction of world events and the causes behind them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393059748
ISBN-10: 039305974X
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 163mm x 48mm)
Pages: 896
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Susan Wise Bauer

Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series for elementary students, author of The Well-Educated Mind, The History of the Ancient World and The History of the Medieval World, and the co-author of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home. She is a faculty member in English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she teaches writing and literature.

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