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An interesting and general portrayal of the history of the middle east and Mediterranean areas. While it is a bit dated, I found it quite interesting how the author discusses the cultures and religions of the various civilizations in an attempt to help the reader understand the mindset of the civilization at hand. One thing that is often left out of histories such as this is the religion and beliefs of the people. Often these histories dwell solely on names and dates, which can be very boring. U ...more
Leonard Eric Cottrell was a prolific and popular British author and journalist. The majority of his books were popularizations of the archaeology of ancient Egypt.More about Leonard Cottrell...