The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer
From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

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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 history.



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 old-fashioned 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.

 

About Susan Wise Bauer

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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, The History of the Medieval World, The History of the Renaissance 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.
 
Published March 17, 2007 by W. W. Norton & Company. 896 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The American Catholic

Applied to all consumption spending — about 70 percent of GDP — the required VAT rate would equal about 8 percent.

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The American Catholic

What Pope Leo XIII left out of his list of anti slavery bulls was the late 15th century Popes who gave perpetual slavery as a right to Spain and Portugal when new natives resisted them in the new world.

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