The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, 13 Volume Set

  • Publish Date: 2012-12-03
  • Binding: Hardcover

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The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the only comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. Our board of experienced and internationally diverse editors has collected over 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE.

Entries extend to all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt, and represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the ancient world. The Encyclopedia of Ancient History provides clear and concise definitions and explanations of the key people, places, and events that shaped the ancient world, and is extensively illustrated with hundreds of photographs, figures, and maps.

This thirteen volume encyclopedia set received Honorable Mention for the 2013 Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference publications given by the The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association.

The digital version of The Encyclopedia of Ancient History updates twice annually with over 100 new entries per year. See the latest entries and information on how to access at

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