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The ancient world of the Mediterranean and the Near East saw the birth and collapse of great civilizations. While several of these are well known, for all those that have been recorded, many have been unjustly forgotten. Our history is overflowing with different cultures that have all evolved over time, sometimes dissolving or reforming, though ultimately shaping the way we continue to live. But for every culture that has been remembered, what have we forgotten?

This thorough guide explores those civilizations that have faded from the pages of our textbooks but played a significant role in the development of modern society. Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World covers the Hyksos to the Hephthalites and everyone in between, providing a unique overview of humanity's history from approximately 3000 BCE-550 CE. Each entry exposes a diverse culture, highlighting their important contributions.

Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World is an immersive, thought-provoking, and entertaining book for anyone interested in ancient history.

©2020 Thames & Hudson Ltd (P)2021 Tantor

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Gripping and seamless

very enthralling. Combines a great amount of information with a surprising brevity. The narrator was the crowning touch.

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Comprehensive overview history —with humor

I loved this book. The author reviews the vast history of ancient peoples in the Middle East and Europe with clarity and with a dry humor that really helps one absorb the information. The narrator is fantastic. Highly recommend.

My only complaint is that there isn’t enough pause between sections. The reader goes from one section to the next without even a breath, it seems. Potentially the pauses were edited out.

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Out of the mists

Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Angles and Jutes. Ancient tribes live again. in this exciting history. Good read!

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STELLAR BOOK - YOU”LL LISTEN OVER & OVER

Wonderful, engaging, fast-paced storytelling.

Truly masterful narration.

This team of author & narrator is all-too-rare.
Off to find more of this duo”s efforts!

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