By Victor Parker
A background of Greece: 1300‒30 BC, deals a complete creation to the foundational political historical past of Greece, from the overdue Mycenaean Age via to the loss of life of Cleopatra VII, the final Hellenistic monarch of Egypt.
Introduces textual and archaeological proof utilized by historians to reconstruct ancient occasions in the course of Greece’s Bronze, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods
unearths the political and social constitution of the Greek global within the overdue Mycenaean interval (thirteenth century BC) via research of the Linear B drugs, the oldest surviving files in Greek
positive factors a number of references to unique resource fabrics, together with numerous fragmentary papyri, inscriptions, cash, and different literary sources
offers broad insurance of the Hellenistic interval, and covers components excluded from such a lot Greek background texts, together with the Greek West
beneficial properties sensible use of illustrations all through, and considers instructors’ instructing wishes by means of structuring the later sections to facilitate educating a parallel direction in Roman History
Balances scholarship with a reader-friendly method of create an available advent to the political background of 1 of so much amazing old civilizations and complex classes of global history
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The finest collection, drawn on skin, known as the Catalan Atlas, was prepared for Charles V of France in 1375 by Majorcan pilots, the leading navigators of their day, whose voyaging ranged from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Their navigational skills and practical application of the use of sea charts were major influences on the development of Italian cartography and, in particular, on the projects of Henry the Navigator in Portugal where, in the early years of the fifteenth century, the first tentative voyages down the west coast of Africa were being made.
Anglie Provinda. Stylized illustration of a medieval town 2) 24 MAP MAKING Atlantic voyages and the discoveries on the American continent; discoveries which proved to be key factors in the complex problems of mapping the modern world as we know it. The following is a translation of the Latin text accompanying the illustration of 'England' in early editions of the Chronicle: Anglie Provincia The island of England was originally called Albion after certain white mountains which were seen by those steering towards it; but was then named Britain perpetuating the name of a fierce son (Brutus) of Silvius, the last king of the Latins, who overcame the giants inhabiting the island.
There is evidence that the 'Gough' map and copies of it were in use 200 years later and yet, even so, roads were still ignored by Saxton and Speed in spite of their dependence on them for carrying out countrywide surveys. Although road maps were so neglected in England and elsewhere, there was a notable exception in Germany where, in 1492, Ehrhard Etzlaub, an instrument maker, compiled decorative woodblock road maps of the surroundings of Nuremberg and other German cities, as well as a much larger map of Central Europe known as 'The Rome Way'.
A History of Greece, 1300 to 30 BC (Blackwell History of the Ancient World Series) by Victor Parker