Reflecting five decades of teaching and research, and drawing on the most recent scholarship, the fourth edition of this widely read history provides the same broad coverage, chronological framework, and absorbing literary style that distinguished previous editions For the new edition, the chapters on early humankind, the section on the revolt of Bar Kochba, and the chapter describing the end of the Roman Empire in the west have been rewritten to incorporate the most recent scholarship, and bibliographies have been brought up to date throughout A classic survey of history from the beginnings of humankind to the fall of the Roman Empire, Starr s A History of the Ancient World makes the latest scholarship available to the general reader in a lively and accessible way....
|Title||:||A History of the Ancient World|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press 4th edition March 14, 1991|
|Number of Pages||:||742 pages|
|File Size||:||797 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A History of the Ancient World Reviews
A History of the Ancient World by Chester G. Starr is among the best history books I have read, and I have read hundreds of history books. I even wrote one myself (The Super Summary of World History). By the way, Mr. Starr’s book is better than mine.
I was looking for a general history of the ancient world; one that could be read by a novice. Starr's history fulfills that criteria.
If you are at all interested in history, this is a highly readable and informative book. History taught in school tends to be boring because they cover so such with so little depth. Historical topics need to be given a context and details to be interesting. I'm not going to claim this book is going to compete well with many fiction best-sellers, but I thought it measured up well with the best books covering a historical topic or person that I've read. Given how much ground it covers, that's impressive.
A sweeping history of our earliest civilizations, this book will not let you down. The book's only shortcoming that I have discovered is that it was written in 1965 and only partially revised since then. Each chapter has its own bibliography and notes on sources, and it is mostly in these that it shows its age.
Likely outdated in some respects by now, this is still an enjoyable read. It is about one third Greece, one third Rome, and one third everyone else.
I used the first edition of this book in 1965 at the University of Pennsylvania. The current edition is updated well, and still outstanding, and as a paperback a lot cheaper than what I paid in 1965! Chester G. Starr is one of the most eminent historians of the ancient world. Highly recommended!
This was a very interesting read. It talks about a number of times and topics, but it is all text. However, if you can look pass the amount of text then it will be easier to read.
I'm a History major, so books like this are important (I think). Needed it to check some info I wasn't sure about adding to a paper I was writing. As usual, Amazon had it and it got to me write when I needed it with no problems.