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Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2004
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.31 (inches)|
The Jewish People in Classical Antiquity: From Alexandria to Bar KochbaJohn H. Hayes, Sara MandellWestminster John Knox Press / 1998 / Trade Paperback$27.00 Retail:
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Women in Late Antiquity: Pagan & Christian LifestylesGillian ClarkOxford University Press / 1994 / Trade Paperback$85.00
Ante Pacem: Archaeological Evidence of Church Life Before ConstantineGraydon F. SnyderMercer University Press / Hardcover$39.38
Bestselling author Norman Cantor delivers this compact but magisterial survey of the ancient world -- from the birth of Sumerian civilization around 3500 B.C. in the Tigris-Euphrates valley (present-day Iraq) to the fall of the Roman Empire in A.D. 476. In Antiquity, Cantor covers such subjects as Classical Greece, Judaism, the founding of Christianity, and the triumph and decline of Rome.
In this fascinating and comprehensive analysis, the author explores social and cultural history, as well as the political and economic aspects of his narrative. He explains leading themes in religion and philosophy and discusses the environment, population, and public health. With his signature authority and insight, Cantor highlights the great books and ideas of antiquity that continue to influence culture today.
Norman F. Cantor was Emeritus Professor of History, Sociology, and Comparative Literature at New York University. His many books include In the Wake of the Plague, Inventing the Middle Ages, and The Civilization of the Middle Ages, the most widely read narrative of the Middle Ages in the English language. He died in 2004.