New Reference Book: Society and Culture in the Ancient World

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 19th, 2010

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World edited by Peter Bogucki, Facts on File, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 930 B63S

This four-volume set contains sixty-nine entries, fourteen of which cover more in-depth topics,  discussing society and culture of the Ancient World through the fall of Rome, 476 C.E.  Topics include western and non-western societies and cultures.  Each entry discusses the article topic from the viewpoint of the following geographic areas:

  • Africa
  • Egypt
  • The Middle East
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • The Americas

Illustrations, maps and a collection of primary sources are dotted throughout.

Examples include: Adornment, Family, Money and Coinage, Natural Disasters, Textiles and Needlework

Helpful for: Humanities III, European History, Global Studies, Middle Eastern Voices, Classics, African Studies, Asian Studies

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