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Old World Civilizations by Göran Burenhult
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May 15, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, reference

this is a book to get lost in. Beautifully written, photographed and illustrated, it gives background to the the usual western civ suspects: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome, but also devoted chapters to the ancient civilizations of Northern Europe, Africa, China, Southern Asia and Southeastern Asia. Nothing about the Americas, of course, those being "New World" civilizations--at least from the Eurocentric perspective of the book.

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