Best Books for Ancient History?
February 7, 2014 2:26 PM Subscribe
I've recently developed an interest in ancient history (yes, the recent history-related posts on the blue may have helped) and am looking for good books on the subject that I can buy/check out from the library. I'm particularity interested in technological and cultural histories of major ancient civilizations.
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I've heard Susan Wise Bauer's "The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome"
is a good book and is roughly the period and scope in which I'm interested, but I've also heard that it focuses primarily on political and religious histories to the detriment of looking at those civilizations in broad strokes. Does anyone have recommendations for books that, perhaps, focus on particular civilizations and periods in more depth? I'm particularly interested in the history of Ancient Egypt and early Chinese history, for what it's worth.