Category: Ancient Civilizations
By Philip Steele
Be an eyewitness to historic Iraq. return in time to among 3500 to 500 BC, and stopover at the 'land among rivers'. observe the birthplace of writing and farming and the place the 1st nice towns, states and empires rose; domestic to the Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian civilizations. Get the image utilizing the clip-art CD with over a hundred awesome pictures to obtain. Then use the large pull-out wallchart to accessorize your room. nice for initiatives or simply for enjoyable, this fact-packed advisor and CD will exhibit and let you know every little thing you want to find out about this historic land and civilization. "I am an incredible fan of these...They are brilliantly visual". "There isn't really a toddler that will be capable of face up to determining that up" - "Reader Reviews".
By Justin Marozzi
A strong account of the lifetime of Tamerlane the nice (1336-1405), the final grasp nomadic energy, one among history’s such a lot severe tyrants ever, and the topic of Marlowe’s play. Marozzi travelled within the footsteps of the good tycoon Emperor of Samarkland to put in writing this glorious mixture of background and travelogue.
The identify of the final nice warlord inspires photos of puzzle and romance: medieval battle on barren region plains; the conflict of swords on snow-clad mountains; the cost of elephants around the steppes of Asia; the mythical opulence and cruelty of the illiterate, chess-playing nemesis of Asia. He ranks along Alexander as one of many world’s nice conquerors, but the main points of his lifestyles are scarcely recognized within the West.
He was once now not born to a unique family members, nor did he locate his apprenticeship effortless – at one element his cellular military consisted simply of himself, his spouse, seven partners and 4 horses – yet his dominion grew with marvelous rapidity. within the final twenty years of the fourteenth century and the start of the 15th, he blazed via Asia. towns have been razed to the floor, population tortured with no mercy, occasionally enemies have been buried alive – most often they have been decapitated. at the ruins of Baghdad, Tamerlane had his princes erect a pyramid of 90,000 heads.
During his lifetime he sought to foster a private fable, exaggerating the problems of his adolescence, laying declare to supernatural powers and a connection to Genghis Khan. This delusion used to be maintained after his dying in legend, folklore, poetry, drama or even opera, nowhere extra powerfully than in Marlowe’s play – he's now as a lot a literary build as a historic determine. Justin Marozzi follows in his direction and conjures up his legacy in telling the story of this fabulously merciless, brilliant and romantic warrior.
By Richard A. Gabriel
By Jan Retso
The background of the Arabs in antiquity from their earliest visual appeal round 853 BC till the 1st century of Islam, is defined during this ebook. It strains the point out of individuals referred to as Arabs in all correct old assets and indicates a brand new interpretation in their historical past. it is recommended that the traditional Arabs have been extra a spiritual group than an ethnic workforce, which might clarify why the designation 'Arab' might be simply followed by means of the early Muslim tribes. The Arabs of antiquity therefore resemble the early Islamic Arabs greater than is mostly assumed, either being united via universal bonds of spiritual ideology and legislations.