The Near and Middle East – Rene Grousset (1931) (1st ed)

S$62.00

The Near and Middle East – Rene Grousset (1931) (1st ed)

S$62.00

Title: The Near and Middle East

Author: Rene Grousset, Catherine Alison Phillips (trans)

Publisher: Alfred A Knopr, 1931. First English edition. Vol 1 of “The Civilizations of the East” series.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Near fine. Slight dust mark to bottom edge. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 404pp., app 9″x 6″. The book isn’t very large, but for some reason is very heavy, so overseas shipping will cost extra.

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A beautiful overview of the civilizations of the Near and Middle East, illustrated with black-and-white photographs of artefacts, archaeological sites, and the arts. This is Volume 1 of Grousset’s 4-vol “Civilizations of the East” series, the other three being: India, China, and Japan & Tibet.

The contents of this volume include:

  1. Neolithic Civilization (a general overview, including East Asia)
  2. Egyptian Civilization
  3. Chaldeo-Assyrian Civilization
  4. Persian Pre-Islamic Civilization
  5. Arab Civilization (from pre-Islamic Arabia to the Ayyubids & Mamlukes)
  6. Persian Islamic Civilization