Fall of Civilizations: Stories of Greatness and Decline (Hardcover)

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"A treasure trove of myths and terror... Atmospheric as hell... Immersive."-The Times

Based on the podcast with over one hundred million downloads, Fall of Civilizations brilliantly explores how a range of ancient societies rose to power and sophistication, and how they tipped over into collapse.

Across the centuries, we journey from the great empires of Mesopotamia to those of Khmer and Vijayanagara in Asia and Songhai in West Africa; from Byzantium to the Maya, Inca and Aztecs of Central America; from Roman Britain to Rapa Nui. With meticulous research, breathtaking insight and dazzling, empathic storytelling, historian and novelist Paul Cooper evokes the majesty and jeopardy of these ancient civilizations, and asks what it might have felt like for a person alive at the time to witness the end of their world.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781335013415
ISBN-10: 1335013415
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2024
Pages: 576
Language: English