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The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 1, Part 1: Prolegomena and Prehistory 3rd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0521070511
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This volume provides an account of what is known about the remotest geological ages and comprises chapters on the different kinds of evidence concerning man and his physical environment. The text offers a setting against which the cultural progress of the historical epoch can be viewed.

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The late N. G. L. Hammond taught Greek at Bristol University and Clare College, Cambridge University. His many books include "Alexander the Great: King, Commander, and Statesman" and the three-volume "A History of Macedonia".
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  • Hardcover: 780 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (January 29, 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521070511
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521070515
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,109,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Nick VINE VOICE on October 16, 2008
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I remember growing up and finding the Cambridge Ancient History set of books in my local library. As a 10 year old, they were amazing - even if I didn't understand a lot of it.

Now, being slightly older, I can really appreciate a book like this. Not only is this book (and the entire set) this amazing collection of history, but I'm blown away with the depth and breath within these pages. If these books weren't so expensive, they deserve to be in every amateur historian's home.

Volume 1, Part 1 involves the history of the Near East from 3000 to 1750 BC/BCE. During that time, Egypt became unified and thus stable and created the environment to build the pyramids. Having been in Egypt earlier this year and at the Giza plateau, you go from shock and awe to How? and Why? This helped answer some of the questions I had. I'm still trying to work my way through the book. This book isn't casual reading, but it's a remarkable work. It's fascinating but dry.

The price of the books make this prohibitively expensive, but the used book prices might make this a tempting introduction to this amazing body of work. It's worth it.
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The Cambridge Ancient History series is detailed and thorough - though they are also pricey. There are no other books that I am aware of that have this scope or depth of information. Even if I have some doubts about the chronology, I can always look here for specific data. I wish the latest information was in here. These were last updated in 1992.
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I bought this volume as a gift to add to my husbands collection. Anytime I can get a Cambridge Ancient History book that is used but in good condition, It is a great deal. My husband and I love these books as it is the best source for ancient history. This specific book was not in the best condition but the seller described it and priced it correctly. It was a great value for its condition.
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Lebanon has been settled for at least 20,000 yrs. A cave in China was found and shown to have been used for at least 40,000 yrs. The human race has a long and largely unknown history. We live in an exciting time, more archaeology is done every day. This book is an excellent background and starting point. The only way to add to it is to constantly read the academic journals, and would take all your time! It's good to have one resource that summarizes basic, sound understanding in the field.
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By A Customer on November 20, 2000
This book even though a little startling at first. Brings to light some very hidden truths. These truths have been hidden from knowledge. The Bible states that "we shall know the truth, and the truth shall set us free". We need truth in a world full of uncertainties and lies. Truth brings knowledge. It is our Plumbline to measure everything with. We need this to survive. Life is empty in uncertainties. We know where we are going in truth and where we have come from! This book reveals - lays open, it is bare! Thanks for all the arduous research but it was well worth it. Thanks and well done.
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