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If you want to discover the captivating history of ancient Mediterranean civilizations, then pay attention....

Five captivating manuscripts in one audiobook: 

  • Carthage: A Captivating Guide to the Carthaginian Empire and Its Conflicts with the Ancient Greek City-States and the Roman Republic in the Sicilian Wars and Punic Wars
  • Minoans: A Captivating Guide to an Essential Bronze Age Society in Ancient Greece Called the Minoan Civilization
  • The Phoenicians: A Captivating Guide to the History of Phoenicia and the Impact Made by One of the Greatest Trading Civilizations of the Ancient World
  • The Mycenaeans: A Captivating Guide to the First Advanced Civilization in Ancient Greece
  • The Etruscans: A Captivating Guide to the Etruscan Civilization of Ancient Italy That Preceded the Roman Republic

The first part of the book is about Carthage and here are some of the topics covered: 

  • From allies to enemies
  • The Punic civilization
  • And much, much more!

The second part of the book is about the Minoans and here are some of the topics included: 

  • Where and when did the Minoans live?
  • Architecture
  • Theories about the collapse of civilization
  • And much, much more!

The third part of the book is about the Phoenicians and here are some of the topics covered:

  • Origins
  • The world of the phoenicians
  • Political and legal structures
  • And much, much more!

The fourth part of the book is about the Mycenaeans and here are some of the topics included: 

  • Political and military organization
  • Culture and daily life
  • And much, much more!

The fifth part of the book is about the Etruscans and here are some of the topics included: 

  • Politics, government, and social structure
  • And much, much more!

Get this audiobook now to learn more!

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  • Shawn Silverio
  • 06-12-2020

liked the book

I particularly liked the later part of the Roman rule and the segue into the Byzantine Empire. Although I knew quite a bit of this history, I did not know much.

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  • Stan Woullard
  • 06-12-2020

very informative

Egypt, Greece, and Rome is a good introduction to the ancient history of the Mediterranean civilizations, and I read to refresh my memory of these cultures. I will be reading portions of this book in years to come and not cover-to-cover as I did now. I particularly liked the literary support used.

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  • Graig Alamo
  • 06-12-2020

A bit thin in places but this history is a wonderf

A bit thin in places but this history is a wonderful overview of ancient Mediterranean history. A good introduction or refresher to people like me who have not read up on ancient western history for what seems like millennia.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-2020

Interesting topics

However, the book fulfills its main aim well – of being an introductory overview for the complete newcomer to the subject, Each chapter even comes complete with suggestions for further for the student wishing to undertake research that is more extensive.

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  • Randell Gammel
  • 06-12-2020

Tour of ancient Mediterranean history.

Egypt definitely gets the short straw and is the most glossed over of the three. Honestly, I doubt existing enthusiasts of any of these three ancient cultures will find anything to like here, as it’s not in-depth enough to satisfy.

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  • Adan Mcelhaney
  • 06-12-2020

Compare and Contrast.

Serves a good companion to Mathisen's other book. Was very useful and a key part of my Ancient Mediterranean class.

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  • Junior Feola
  • 06-12-2020

Well Done

I had to read this for a class called the Ancient Mediterranean World. As textbooks go, it was relatively easy to understand.

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  • Jewell Youngren
  • 06-12-2020

Like it

Used it for my Ancient Mediterranean class where it played a key role, tied with its primary source companion. Was worded well and tried to cover as much as possible which was helpful, and did a good job of keeping things tied together

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  • Heath Hard
  • 27-11-2020

Completely absorbing

Captivating History's style is a powerful and charming, and remarkable success for the whole of history that includes in this audiobook.

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  • Eddie Naughton
  • 27-11-2020

Fascinating

A brilliant audiobook. Absorbing. Cannot suggest enough. It will broaden and deepen your understanding of what happens at the edges of history.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-2020

I enjoy this audiobook!

I enjoy this audiobook! It has a ton of knowledge on it. the first and second time I read it, it was for my pleasure. yes, I enjoy it that much! next time it was for a college history class.

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  • Jessika Rine
  • 01-12-2020

Egypt, Greece and Rome

Egypt, Greece, and Rome is a good introduction to the ancient history of the Mediterranean civilizations, and I read to refresh my memory of these cultures. I will be listening portions of this book in years to come and not cover-to-cover as I did now.

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  • Siu Sublett
  • 01-12-2020

Ancient Mediterranean

Used it for my Ancient Mediterranean class where it played a key role, tied with its primary source companion. Was worded well and tried to cover as much as possible which was helpful, and did a good job of keeping things tied together.

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  • Selena Setton
  • 01-12-2020

I loved how this book

I had to read this for a class called the Ancient Mediterranean World. As textbooks go, it was relatively easy to UNDERSTAND

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  • Salley Zaldivar
  • 01-12-2020

A good introduction to ancient Mediterranean civil

Serves a good companion to Mathisen's other book. Was very useful and a key part of my Ancient Mediterranean class.

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  • Krystle Moreles
  • 01-12-2020

Easy to understand

Very well written and easy to understand even though packed with information. Seemed to be well-researched, too.

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  • Dulce Barcus
  • 01-12-2020

Great guide

I believed this was very insightful and would love to get to understand others that think so too.

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  • Lorna Garlick
  • 01-12-2020

Interesting viewpoints

I am engrossed in what other aspects can be - I am happy that they have offered an alternative viewpoint on what could be. I believe it’s great to watch to become more expanded from what we were told our whole lives.

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  • Janise Bloomquist
  • 01-12-2020

Everything we had hoped for

Today opinions and results you don’t certainly hear from popular history series. Fun, exciting, and mind-expanding for those willing to open their minds. Captivating History is a favorite of mine.

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  • Antonietta Kaye
  • 28-11-2020

Good information

However, Therefore far basics, engaging, insightful, informative. I'd not recommend for those more enlightened. Really great guide!!!

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