Rise and Fall (P.Strathern) TPB

Rise and Fall (P.Strathern) TPB

Paul Strathern  (Author)
Rise and Fall opens with the Akkadian Empire, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire, where we trace back our western and eastern roots. Next Strathern describes how a great deal of western classical culture was developed in the Abbasid and Umayyid Caliphates. Then, while Europe was beginning to emerge from a period of cultural stagnation, it almost fell to a whirlwind invasion from the East, at which point we meet the Emperors of the Mongol Empire . . .

Combining breathtaking scope with masterful concision, Paul Strathern traces connections across four millennia and sheds new light on these major civilizations - from the Mongol Empire and the Yuan Dynasty to the Aztec and Ottoman, through to the most recent and biggest Empires: the British, Russo-Soviet and American. Charting 5,000 years of global history in ten succinct chapters, Rise and Fall makes comprehensive and inspiring reading to anyone fascinated by the history of the world.
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  • Product code: 9781473698635
  • Barcode: 9781473698635
  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Paul Strathern
  • Publishing company: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Year of publication: 2019
  • Language: English
  • Book format: Paberback
  • Size: 1x1

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