By Frederick G. Naerebout, Henk W. Singor
Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context offers a chronological creation to the historical past of historic Mediterranean civilizations in the greater context of its modern Eurasian world.
- leading edge strategy organizes Greek and Roman historical past right into a unmarried chronology
- Combines the conventional ancient tale with matters which are vital to trendy examine into the traditional international together with quite a number social, cultural, and political topics
- allows an knowing of the traditional Mediterranean global as a solidarity, simply because the Mediterranean international is in its flip awarded as a part of a bigger whole
- Covers the whole old Mediterranean global from pre-history via to the increase of Islam within the 7th century A.D.
- contains a different selection of pictures, maps, diagrams, tables, and a chronological chart to assist comprehension
- English translation of a widely known Dutch ebook, De oudheid, now in its 3rd version
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In the gradual extension of the areas of Neolithic culture, therefore, diseases must have played their role, however hard it is for us to qualify, let alone to quantify that role. That extension must have been the result of various contributing factors: population growth, erosion of the soil used for agriculture forcing people to move to other grounds within a few years, and probably also the adoption of the Neolithic way of life by peripheral human groups. Often, however, contacts between Neolithic people and groups still living in a Paleolithic hunting culture must have been fatal for the latter: not only numerically but also physically, they more often than not must have succumbed to the carriers of both a new culture and new diseases.
In agriculture, the technological ceiling is evident as well: until the arrival of modern irrigation, fertilizing, and breeding, a large increase in productivity was impossible. Agricultural production could be increased by bringing more land under cultivation (the total productivity goes up), or by a change in strategy, such as intensification (the productivity per hectare goes up). But when all available land was under cultivation, and if all strategies had been employed, the rise in productivity stopped.
But there were no breakthroughs in technology there either. An unwillingness to change seems to have been the main factor. If the mentality had been different, some of the aforementioned barriers would have remained in place, as indeed they did until the Industrial Revolution, and the scientific revolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries. There is a technological ceiling: the knowledge of the properties of materials was too rudimentary, so some developments were impossible. Take, for instance, transport, which was slow and expensive, and would largely remain so until the steam engine and the internal combustion engine brought about a revolution indeed.
Antiquity Greeks and Romans in Context by Frederick G. Naerebout, Henk W. Singor