A companion set to The Modern World, this five volume set explores the history and civilizations of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 1000 C.E. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Near East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe. Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include "Link in Time," "Link in Place," "Ancient Weapons," "Turning Points," and "Great Lives." Each volume also includes maps, timelines, and illustrations. A selected glossary, a bibliography, and volume indexes complete the set.
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