The Historian 146: Civilisations

The magazine of the Historical Association

Published: 19th August 2020


4 Reviews

5 Editorial (Read article)

6 The emergence of the first civilisations: many contexts, significant changes but is this the whole story? – Paul Bracey (Read article)

11 The many queens of Ancient Egypt – Joyce Tyldesley (Read article)

17 Out and About in Paestum – Trevor James (Read article)

20 Space and behaviour at the court of Alexander the Great – Stephen Harrison (Read article)

26 The amazing adventures of Pytheas the Greek – Alf Wilkinson (Read article)

29 Real Lives: Tahereh (Tāhirih) – Paula Kitching (Read article)

30 Anything but enlightened: child slavery in the Roman world – Ulrike Roth (Read article)

34 Sacred waters: Bath in the Roman Empire – Eleri Cousins (Read article)

39 Enduring Civilisation: cities and citizens in the ‘Aztec Empire’ – Katherine Bellamy (Read article)

45 My Favourite History Place: The Red House – Tim Brasier (Read article)

46 History Abridged: the Acropolis (Read article)

Regular features: Access all past editions of our regular features Real Lives, My Favourite History Place and Out & About

Cover image: Detail of ‘La Gran Tenochtitlan’ by Diego Rivera, (1945) in the National Palace of Mexico

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