From Armageddon to the Fall of Rome: How the Myth Makers Changed the World

In stock    
Only 1 left
Quick Overview

In the Mediterranean, the most fought-over region in the world, the figures of potentates and conquerors appear god-like: Thutmosis, Leonidas, Xerxes, Pyrrhus, Hannibal, Caesar and Vercingetorix. Ancient history, from Pharaonic Egypt and the Shahs of Persia, to the Golden Age of Greece and the conquests of Alexander the Great and his dream of universal brotherhood, is dominated by these incredible characters. And then comes Rome, the supreme political event of ancient history and the world's first superpower.

Login to earn BookBucks for sharing!

From Armageddon to the Fall of Rome is the story of myth makers. Brave and reckless, intelligent and foolish, lucky and ill-fated, their battles were won and lost by ruse, trickery, chance, stupidity and by unsurpassed military brilliance. This was the crucible of civilisation, when a single conqueror could change the world. Erik Durschmied analyses seventeen of ancient history's most fascinating and brutal battles, some of which have been almost forgotten, but all of which changed the shape of the world and set the borders of our future.

More Information
AuthorErik Durschmied
PublisherHodder & Stoughton
Dustjacket ConditionVery Good
CommentsPage edges yellowed.
0% of 100
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account

How we describe the condition of our books

We are very proud of the condition of the books we sell (please read our testimonials to find out more!)

New: Exactly as it says.

As New: Pretty much new but shows small signs of having been read; inside it will be clean without any inscriptions or stamps; might contain a remainder mark.

Very Good: Might have some creases on the spine; no hard cracks; maybe slight forward lean and short inscription inside; perhaps very minor bumping on the corners of the book; inside clean but the page edges might be slightly yellowed.

Good: A few creases on the spine, perhaps a forward lean, bumping on corners or shelfwear; maybe an inscription inside or some shelfwear or a small tear or two on the dustjacket; inside clean but page edges might be somewhat yellowed.

Fair: In overall good condition, might have a severe forward lean to the spine, an inscription, bumping to corners; one or two folds on the covers and yellowed pages; in exceptional cases these books might contain some library stamps and stickers or have neat sticky tape which was used to fix a short, closed tear.

Poor: We rarely sell poor condition books, unless the books are in demand and difficult to find in a better condition. Poor condition books are still perfect for a good read, all pages will be intact and none threatening to fall out; most probably a reading copy only.