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The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume 1, Part 1: Prolegomena and Prehistory (The Cambridge Ancient History, 2nd edition #1)

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This first part of the first volume of the Cambridge Ancient History series examines the prehistory of the Near East, beginning with an overview of the geological ages and continues through the early human settlements, and then the lithic and chalcolithic periods. The regions examined are: Anatolia, Mesopotamia, the Aegean, Cyprus, and predynastic Egypt.

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Hardcover, Third Edition, 672 pages
Published January 29th 1971 by Cambridge University Press (first published December 2nd 1970)
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Lazette
Jan 04, 2012 Lazette rated it it was amazing
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A person has to truly love history, esoteric knowledge and pottery to read this book from cover-to-cover. I have actually read it twice. The first time was over 25 years ago, when I was able to get a copy from the library. I read several of the books in the series and swore that I would own them one day. This is the first of the 19 volumes that I've bought.

The history of mankind's first steps towards civilization is a fascinating mosaic of tool (and pottery) making, the first attempts at agricul
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Ben Dutton
Feb 06, 2012 Ben Dutton rated it it was amazing
My historical knowledge, especially pre-nineteenth century, is a little weak: in fact it’s downright dreadful. Asking a friend what the best history series to read was, to fill in these disgraceful gaps, he suggested the Cambridge History series. Discovering that my local library had a complete set of their Ancient History range, I thought why not begin at the beginning: The first volume of this fourteen volume sets takes us from the geological ages through to the Stone Age in the Aegean. Writte ...more
Tim Pendry
This is the first volume of the massive Third Edition of the Cambridge Ancient History and, naturally, with a 1970 date affixed, it is going to be equally massively out of date.

At least it will be out of date until a Fourth Edition is published (the full Third Edition appears to have been completed as 19 volumes in 2005 so the account of the High Roman Empire may be assumed to be bang up to date) which, given economic conditions, may take a little while.

Nevertheless, even over forty years out of
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Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards CBE, FBA— known as I. E. S. Edwards— was an English Egyptologist considered to be a leading expert on the pyramids.

Edwards attended Merchant Taylors' School where he studied Hebrew and later at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge Cambridge University, gaining a 'First' in Oriental Languages. He was awarded the William Wright studentship in Arabic and received his
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  • The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol 3, Part 2: The Assyrian & Babylonian Empires & Other States of the Near East, 8-6th Centuries BC
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  • The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol 4: Persia, Greece & the Western Mediterranean, c.525-479 BC
  • The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol 5: The Fifth Century BC
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