Euro Shopper Feed Ancient History & Civilisation RSS Feed Rome: A History in Seven SackingsThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 A History in Seven Sackings by Atlantic Books Additional Images: Price: £20.00SPQR: A History of Ancient RomeThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Times Top 10 Bestseller Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists. It explores not only how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, but also how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements, and why they are still important to us. Covering 1,000 years of history, and casting fresh light on the basics of Roman culture from slavery to running water, as well as exploring democracy, migration, religious controversy, social mobility and exploitation in the larger context of the empire, this is a definitive history of ancient Rome. SPQR is the Romans' own abbreviation for their state: Senatus Populusque Romanus, 'the Senate and People of Rome'. Additional Images: Price: £9.99The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the...Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the... by Macmillan Additional Images: Price: £20.00MythosThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Mythos, written and read by Stephen Fry. The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis. Spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance. Additional Images: Price: £23.99Istanbul: A Tale of Three CitiesThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 A Tale of Three Cities by WThe Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the...Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the... by PublicAffairs Additional Images: Price: £20.58Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost...Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost... by Coronet Additional Images: Price: £10.99Egypt (See Inside) (Usborne See Inside)Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 information such as how Egyptians worshipped their Gods, buried their dead and built the pyramids, as well as amazing details about day-to-day life. With over 50 flaps to lift, this book helps children to learn about life in Ancient Egypt. It is illustrated by David Hancock. Additional Images: Price: £9.99Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and WestThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000‘A bold and imaginative page-turner that challenges ideas about the world of antiquity.’ Peter Frankopan (The Silk Roads)‘This vivid and engaging book brings to life some of the most important moments in ancient history, moments that have shaped not only the politics and culture of bygone eras, but the institutions, thoughts and fantasies of our time.’ Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens)‘As panoramic as it is learned, this is ancient history for our globalised world.' Tom Holland (Dynasty, Rubicon)Acclaimed historian and TV presenter Michael Scott guides us through an epic story spanning ten centuries to create a bold new reading of the classical era for our globalised world.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.Scott focuses on three epochal ‘moments’ across the ancient globe, and their profound wider significance: from 509-8 BCE (birth of Athenian democracy and Rome’s republic, also the age of Confucius’s teachings in China); to 218 BCE (when Hannibal of Carthage challenged Rome and China saw its first emperor); to 312 CE, when Constantine sought to impose Christianity on the Roman world even as Buddhism was pervading China via the vast trading routes we now know as the ‘Silk Roads.’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. Additional Images: Price: £4.99The Story of EgyptThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 story of the world's greatest civilisation spans more than 4000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in heroes and villains, inventors and intellectuals, artisans and pioneers. Now Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete Story of Egypt - charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context that we can all relate to.Joann Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations, from Egypt's oldest art to the beginnings of mummification almost two thousand years earlier than previously believed. She also looks at the women who became pharaohs on at least 10 occasions, and the evidence that the Egyptians built the first Suez Canal, circumnavigated Africa and won victories at the original Olympic games. From Ramses II's penchant for dying his greying hair to how we know Montuhotep's wife bit her nails and the farmer Baki liked eating in bed, Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can. Additional Images: Price: £7.49