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:
- Neolithic Civilization (a general overview, including East Asia)
- Egyptian Civilization
- Chaldeo-Assyrian Civilization
- Persian Pre-Islamic Civilization
- Arab Civilization (from pre-Islamic Arabia to the Ayyubids & Mamlukes)
- Persian Islamic Civilization