The Cultural Atlas series combines intellectual depth and visual richness as it distills and synthesizes an enormous amount of information. Weaving together geography, history, archaeology, anthropology, architecture, the arts, and more, these handsomely designed, interdisciplinary volumes encompass the entire physical and cultural world of each civilization, evoking its unique spirit and vitality.
Delight the eye, inform the mind
Designed to appeal to both the serious student and the more casual reader, the Cultural Atlas series is written with authority and clarity. Panoramic in scope, these volumes provide an overview of places and peoples through the centuries and are illustrated throughout with hundreds of striking and informative photographs and drawings.
Each volume is divided into three key sections:
-- Geographical/ethnographic background
-- Cultural history
-- A tour of present-day regions.
Unique in its geographical orientation, this volume provides a beautiful and detailed look at the places and events of this remarkable religious and literary work.