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By Norman F. Cantor

Bestselling writer Norman Cantor supplies this compact yet magisterial survey of the traditional world—from the delivery of Sumerian civilization round 3500 B.C. within the Tigris-Euphrates valley (present-day Iraq) to the autumn of the Roman Empire in A.D. 476. In Antiquity, Cantor covers such matters as Classical Greece, Judaism, the founding of Christianity, and the triumph and decline of Rome.

In this attention-grabbing and accomplished research, the writer explores social and cultural background, in addition to the political and monetary elements of his narrative. He explains prime topics in faith and philosophy and discusses the surroundings, inhabitants, and public overall healthiness. along with his signature authority and perception, Cantor highlights the good books and ideas of antiquity that proceed to persuade tradition at the present time.

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