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Summary Ancient Worlds 108 ☆ Across the Middle East the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta awe inspiring monstrous ruins are scattered across the landscape Here Richard Miles recreates these extraordinary cities ranging from the Euphrates to the Roman Empire to understand the roots of human civilizationAnging from the Euphrates to the Roman Empire to understand the roots of human civilization. page 53'In the twelfth century bc the Bronze Age cities of the Near East the eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean suffered a series of disasters on an almost unimaginable scale In Anatolia the mighty Hittite Empire and in Greece the Mycenaean kingdoms were toppled Many of the cities of Syria and the Levant were reduced to rubble Smaller settlements in remote locations simply disappeared The causes of the great Bronze Age collapse and the story of the new worlds that grew up in its wake will be the subject of this chapter It is a sobering reminder of the fragility of civilisation but also of its tenacity For in the new age of iron that followed this ancient Dark Age civilisation would re emerge tempered in the flames of conflict tougher and resilient than ever before'Terrific easy fascinating read Recommend

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Across the Middle East the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta awe inspiring monstrous ruins a. I viewed Miles’ series on which this is based when it aired several years ago and reading the book I get the same impression as one might expect The story beats are the same – bevel rimmed bowls Assyrian love of war Athenian democratic imposed empire etc If you’ve seen the series this is simply a slightly extended version of that It’s a whirlwind tour of Mediterranean and Near Eastern big players in ancient times Such a wide scope obviously means it glosses over a lot and Miles pretty much just hits up a few key talking points But that is the purpose of the book – it isn’t for professionals or anyone looking for in depth information The book is designed for the general public as evidenced by the smooth accessible writing style and its whistle stop tour is intended simply to hook the reader into hopefully sparking a passion I would recommend this to new hobbyists or school students about to embark on further study7 out of 10

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Ancient WorldsRe scattered across the landscape Here Richard Miles recreates these extraordinary cities r. Absolutely fascinating In as little as 350 pages Richard Miles succeeds in bringing ancient civilizations to life From the banks of the Tiber in Rome to the Akropolis in Athene to the hanging gardens of Babylon the history and civic structure of ancient cultures are briefly but thoroughly explained Amazing job of Miles and I look forward to read his also fabulous I guess account of Rome's worst enemy Carthage 5