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Gigantic selection of free online ancient world history books pdf and ancient civilizations textbooks pdf. Includes Open Access texts, modern books, vintage books.

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History of Antiquity – Collection

More than 2,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Ancient World History”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: World History: Ancient Civilizations, The History of the Ancient and Medieval World, Atlas of Ancient History, World Religions from Ancient History to the Present, Clothes of the Ancient World, Mysteries of the Ancient World, Atlas of World History, Uncovering the Ancient World, Warfare in the Ancient World, Ancient and Medieval Art.

Early Civilizations Books PDF – Collection

More than 1,000 free books on Ancient Civilizations. Some books: Lost Civilization, Ancient Astronauts, Man & Ancient Civilizations, Atlas of Ancient Civilizations, The Face of the Ancient Orient, People of the First Cities, Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations, 500 Things to Know about the Ancient World, Lost Worlds, Everyday Life in Ancient Times, Origins of the Humanistic Tradition, Ancient China, Antiquity, The Emergence of Europe.

Prehistoric Peoples Books PDF – Collection

About 1,100 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Prehistoric Peoples”. Some books: World Prehistory, Prehistoric Societies, Prehistoric Men, The Archaeology of Ancient China, An Introduction to Prehistory, Oceanic Prehistory, Man before History, Patterns in Prehistory, Illustrated Prehistory of Europe, The Story of Man, The Stages of Human Evolution, A Biography of Primitive Man, Atlas of Early Man, Mankind in the Making, many more books on Prehistoric Peoples. Ancient world history books pdf free download.

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Archaeology Free Books Collection

More than 4,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Archaeology”. Some books: The Archaeologist’s Handbook, Finding out About the Past, Archaeology: science and romance, Digging Up the Past, Archaeology: the definitive guide, Your Future in Archaeology, Wonderful World of Archaeology, Frontiers in Archaeology, Archaeology in Society, The Meaning of Archaeology, Secrets from the Past, Adventures in Underwater Archaeology, Archaeological Techniques for Amateurs, many more books on Archaeology.

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Core Books on Ancient World History and Ancient Civilizations

Women’s Work; The First 20,000 Years

Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times

Barber, Elizabeth Wayland
Norton 1994

“New discoveries about the textile arts reveal women’s unexpectedly influential role in ancient societies. Twenty thousand years ago, women were making and wearing the first clothing created from spun fibers. In fact, right up to the Industrial Revolution the fiber arts were an enormous economic force, belonging primarily to women… Elizabeth Wayland Barber has drawn from data gathered by the most sophisticated new archaeological methods–methods she herself helped to fashion. In a “brilliantly original book” (Katha Pollitt, Washington Post Book World), she argues that women were a powerful economic force in the ancient world, with their own industry: fabric.” -Publisher.

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The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

Bauer, Susan Wise
Norton 2007

“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.” – Publisher. History of the Ancient World Susan Wise Bauer pdf.

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Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (Vols 1 & 2)

Bernal, Martin
Rutgers Univ 1987

Could Greek philosophy be rooted in Egyptian thought? Is it possible that the Pythagorean theory was conceived on the shores of the Nile and the Euphrates rather than in ancient Greece? Could it be that Western civilization was born on the so-called Dark Continent? [Two volumes of the 3-volume set are here].

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Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World (4 vols)

Bogucki, Peter, ed.
Facts on File 2008

“Each entry explores a specific topic across the entire world, beginning with an introduction that outlines the major developments in chronological sequence, followed by subsections on the following centers of civilization: Africa, Egypt, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Greece, Rome, and the Americas. Each entry concludes with a list of “”see also”” references to related entries, followed by a further reading list of books, articles, and Web sites on the topic. Primary source documents, sidebars, and more than 250 black-and-white photographs and maps supplement the text.” -Publisher.

A History of the Ancient World

Botsford, George Willis
MacMillan 1911

This volume was intended as a textbook for use in the teaching of Ancient History in U.S. high schools. The first 50+ pages cover Egypt, Mesopotamia, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and the Median and Persian empires, with the lion’s share of the book devoted to Greece and Rome. Botsford also edited ‘A Sourcebook of Ancient History’, with readings from ancient authors that were meant to supplement this textbook. That volume is also available on this webpage.

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A Source-Book of Ancient History

Botsford, George Willis and Botsford, Lillie Shaw
MacMillan 1912

Short reading selections from ancient authors collected together on many topics. The author wrote that this book could be used by students in conjunction with any standard textbook of ancient history, but it was designed specifically to accompany George W. Botsford’s ‘A History of the Ancient World’.

Contents: Book I: The Oriental Nations – Book II: Hellas – Book III: Rome.

The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol 1

Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5

Volume 6 Volume 7 Volume 8 Volume 9 Volume 10

Volume 11 Volume 12

Volume of Plates I Volume of Plates II Volume of Plates III

Volume of Plates IV Volume of Plates V

Bury, J.B. et al.
Cambridge University 1923-1939

The Cambridge Ancient History is a multi-volume work of ancient history from Prehistory to Late Antiquity, published by Cambridge University Press. The first series, consisting of 12 volumes, was planned in 1919 by Irish historian J. B. Bury and published between 1924 and 1939, co-edited by Frank Adcock and S. A. Cook. It was part of a larger series of works, along with The Cambridge Medieval History and The Cambridge Modern History, intended to cover the entire history of European civilisation. World history ancient civilizations textbook pdf.

Contents: Vol 1: Egypt and Babylonia to 1580 B.C.
Vol 2: The Egyptian and Hittite Empires to c. 1000 B.C.
Vol 3: The Assyrian Empire
Vol 4: The Persian Empire and the West
Vol 5: Athens 478-401 B.C.
Vol 6: Macedon 410-301 B.C.
Vol 7: The Hellenistic Monarchies and the Rise of Rome
Vol 8: Rome and the Mediterranean 218-133 B.C.
Vol 9: The Roman Republic 133-44 B.C.
Vol 10: The Augustan Empire 44 B.C. – A.D. 70
Vol 11: The Imperial Peace A.D. 70-192
Vol 12: The Imperial Crisis and Recover A.D. 193-324
Volumes I-V of Plates.

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The Other Side of Western Civilization: Readings in Everyday Life

Vol 1: The Ancient World to the Reformation

Chodorow, Stanley, ed.
Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich 1973

Essays by a number of historians on a wide variety of topics, mainly in social history.

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Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Coe, Michael D.
Thames & Hudson 2008

This is the story of the pre-Spanish people of Mexico, who, with their neighbors the Maya, formed some of the most complex societies north of the Andes. Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region’s ancient civilizations. Featuring up-to-date research and, for the first time, full-color illustrations throughout, this book brings to life the vibrant ancient art and architecture of Mesoamerica.

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Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens and Rome

Connolly, Peter
Oxford University 1998

“In this superbly illustrated volume, Athens and Rome, the two greatest cities of antiquity, spring to life through the masterful pen of Peter Connolly. For the first time ever, all the evidence has been painstakingly pieced together to reconstruct the architectural wonders of these mighty civilizations. By re-creating their public buildings, their temples, shops, and houses, Connolly reveals every aspect of a person’s life in glorious detail, including religion, food, drama, games, and the baths… In addition to reading about the great monuments and moments of classical Greece and Rome, readers learn about a typical day in the life of an Athenian and a Roman. They read about–and see–the houses people inhabited; attend 5-day festivals and go to the theatre; fight great battles and witness the birth of Rome’s navy; visit temples and spend a day at the races.” -Publisher.

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Penguin Encyclopedia of Classical Civilizations

Cotterell, Arthur
Penguin 1994

“This survey of the age that laid the foundations of modern Europe and Asia takes a global multicultural approach to the ancient world by including Asian, African, and South Asian societies as well as Athens and Rome.” -Publisher.

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Prehistoric Europe: An Illustrated History

Cunliffe, Barry W.
Oxford University 1998

“Ranging from the earliest settlements through the emergence of Minoan civilization to the barbarian world at the end of the Roman Empire, Prehistoric Europe provides a fascinating look at how successive cultures adapted to the landscape of Europe. In synthesizing the diverse findings of archeology, Barry Cunliffe and a team of distinguished experts capture the sweeping movements of peoples, the spread of agriculture, the growth of metal working, and the rise and fall of cultures… Now the most recent discoveries of archeology have been synthesized into one exciting volume. Featuring hundreds of stunning photographs, this book provides the most complete account available of the prehistory of European civilization.” -Publisher.

The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian

Fox, Robin Lane
Basic Books 2006 Dewey

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Egypt, Greece, and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

Freeman, Charles
Oxford University 1996

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The Ancient City: A Study on the Religion, Laws, and Institutions of Greece and Rome

Fustel de Coulanges, Numa D.
Johns Hopkins University 1980

“Originally published in 1864 as La Cité Antique, this remarkable work describes society as it existed in Greece during the age of Pericles and in Rome at the time of Cicero. Working with only a fraction of the materials available to today’s classical scholar, Fustel de Coulanges fashioned a complete picture of life in the ancient city, resulting in a book impressive today as much for the depth of its portrait as for the thesis it presents.” -Book cover.

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The Myth of Nations: The Medieval Origins of Europe

Geary, Patrick J.
Princeton University 2002

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The Living Goddesses

Gimbutas, Marija A.
University of California 1999

Contents: PART I: RELIGION IN PREPATRIARCHAL EUROPE: Images of goddesses and gods – Symbols, signs, and sacred script – The tomb and the womb — Temples – Sacred stone and wood ceremonial centers – Matrilineal social structure as mirrored in religion and myth
PART II: THE LIVING GODDESSES: The Minoan religion in Crete – The Greek religion – The Etruscan religion – The Basque religion – The Celtic religion – The Germanic religion – The Baltic religion.

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