In his book Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and West, acclaimed historian and TV presenter Michael Scott challenges our traditionally western-focused perception of the past, connecting Greco-Roman civilisation to the great rulers and empires that swept across Central Asia to India and China—resulting in a truly global vision of ancient history.
With stunning range and richness Ancient Worlds illustrates how the great powers and characters of antiquity shared ambitions and crises, ways of thinking and forms of governing: connections that only grew stronger over the centuries as political systems evolved, mighty armies clashed, universal religions were born and our modern world was foreshadowed.
A major work of global history, Michael Scott’s enthralling journey challenges the way we think about our past, re-draws the map of the classical age to reveal its hidden connections, and shows us how ancient history has lessons for our own times.
- Title: Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and West
- Author: Michael Scott
- Publisher: Windmill Books
- Date Published: 2017-01-26
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099592088
- ISBN-13: 978-0099592082
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