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Legacy : A Search for the Origins of Civilization

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"Five thousand years ago there began the most momentous revolution in human history. Beginning first in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, city civilization emerged for the first time on earth, to be followed in Egypt, India, China and the Americas. In each place, civilization arose independently and each had its own distinctive vision of the goals of life, The ideals of these ancient civilizations still shape the lives of the majority of mankind. In this fascinating historical search, Michael Wood explores these ancient cultures, looking for their essential character and their continuing legacy. What is civilization? Did it mean the same to the Chinese, the Indians and the Greeks? What can the values of the ancient cultures teach us today? And do the ideals of the West - a latecomer to civilization - really have universal validity? Michael Wood's book, based on the research done for his widely acclaimed television series Legacy, addresses these questions, affording fresh insights into the rise and decline of societies and the very nature of civilization. Legacy: A Search for the Origins of Civilization, which is illustrated with a wealth of colour and black-and-white photographs, is a tremendously inspiring book. This absorbing investigation of ancient cultures provides us with the impetus to look anew at the way we regard history and its still profound and unpredictable influence on our lives at the end of the twentieth century

Excellent pages, a little edge and D/J wear.l

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Author(s):
Wood, Michael
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0563364297
ISBN-13:
9780563364290
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
BCA

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"Five thousand years ago there began the most momentous revolution in human history. Beginning first in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, city civilization emerged for the first time on earth, to be followed in Egypt, India, China and the Americas. In each place, civilization arose independently and each had its own distinctive vision of the goals of life, The ideals of these ancient civilizations still shape the lives of the majority of mankind. In this fascinating historical search, Michael Wood explores these ancient cultures, looking for their essential character and their continuing legacy. What is civilization? Did it mean the same to the Chinese, the Indians and the Greeks? What can the values of the ancient cultures teach us today? And do the ideals of the West - a latecomer to civilization - really have universal validity? Michael Wood's book, based on the research done for his widely acclaimed television series Legacy, addresses these questions, affording fresh insights into the rise and decline of societies and the very nature of civilization. Legacy: A Search for the Origins of Civilization, which is illustrated with a wealth of colour and black-and-white photographs, is a tremendously inspiring book. This absorbing investigation of ancient cultures provides us with the impetus to look anew at the way we regard history and its still profound and unpredictable influence on our lives at the end of the twentieth century

Excellent pages, a little edge and D/J wear.l

Author(s):
Wood, Michael
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0563364297
ISBN-13:
9780563364290
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
BCA

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