The History of the Ancient World
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If you find that your high schooler is lacking depth in historical understanding or has holes in their grasp of ancient history, then consider The History of the Ancient World. Written by Susan Wise Bauer, author of the acclaimed The Story of the World series, The History of the Ancient World is part of an in-depth series covering the big picture and noteworthy specifics of world history.
A Masterful Retelling of Ancient History
Written in a friendly and highly readable manner, The History of the Ancient World is at once engaging and enlightening. Maps and timelines help you grasp the whens and wheres of history, while the stories cement who, what, and why. Not only will you walk away with a big picture of history, but you will also develop a feel for the people of each culture.
Stories, Literature, Epics, Personal Letters
Using a narrative style, The History of the Ancient World teaches a people’s history – drawing from literature, epic traditions, and personal letters and accounts – and presents a fascinating tapestry of human nature, providing a solid basis to view and analyze world events. The History of the Ancient World covers the time period from the earliest accounts up to the fall of Rome, focusing on the Middle East, Southern Europe, India, and China.
Make it a Curriculum
Use the optional Study & Teaching Guide to take The History of the Ancient World from being a rigorous reading book to a full curriculum.
Note to our more conservative customers: This book, though authored by a Christian, is written from a history scholar's perspective, not that of a theologian. In other words, she gives the Bible a fair hearing, but places it alongside any other historical document, without distinction. Read The History of the Ancient World with that in mind and you will find that there is a wealth of information in this volume about the peoples, nations, cultures, and wars of the Bible.
Copyright: March 26, 2007
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Inc
Printed in: USA
I started reading this to see if it would be a good fit for a friend's daughter and ended up reading it for myself. It is well-written and extremely enjoyable. I had to call my husband and tell him that my history book actually referenced the Borg! It takes a subject that can be dry and relates it to life as we know it. I learned an immense amount and have referenced it with my elementary children on many occasions.