Reflecting five decades of teaching and research, and drawing on the most recent scholarship, the fourth edition of this widely-read history provides the same broad coverage, chronological framework, and absorbing literary style that distinguished previous editions. For the new edition, the chapters on early humankind, the section on the revolt of Bar Kochba, and the chapter describing the end of the Roman Empire in the west have been rewritten to incorporate the most recent scholarship, and bibliographies have been brought up to date throughout. A classic survey of history from the beginnings of humankind to the fall of the Roman Empire, Starr's A History of the Ancient World makes the latest scholarship available to the general reader in a lively and accessible way.
**** The original English edition, History of the art of war within the framework of political history was published by Greenwood (in their Contributions in military history series) and is endorsed by BCL3. The two volumes begin with the Persian Wars and end with the rise of the feudal system. A major work. Very little graphic display--only 10 maps. Revised and updated edition (third edition, 1983) of a classic account of early history from the rise of the first cities to the fall of the Roman Empire. Though Greece and Rome occupy center stage, Starr (history emeritus, U. of Michigan) also surveys the cities and empires of Mesopotamia, India from the early Indus civilization to the Gupta state, and China from the Hsia dynasty to the Han empire. Illustrated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)