The Cambridge Ancient History

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The Cambridge Ancient History
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Published 1924–1939; 1970–2005
No. of books 19

The Cambridge Ancient History is a comprehensive ancient history in fourteen volumes, spanning Prehistory to Late Antiquity, published by Cambridge University Press. The first series, consisting of twelve volumes, was planned by J. B. Bury and published between 1924 and 1939.[1] A second series, revising and updating the first, was first published in 1970 and completed in 2005. It contains fourteen volumes in nineteen books.

Second series[edit]

Volumes published[2][edit]

  • I.I: Prolegomena and Prehistory
  • I.II: Early History of the Middle East
  • II.I: History of the Middle East and the Aegean Region c.1800-1380
  • II.II: History of the Middle East and the Aegean Region c.1380-1000
  • III.I: The Prehistory of the Balkans; and the Middle East and the Aegean world, tenth to eighth centuries B.C.
  • III.II: The Assyrian and Babylonian Empires and other States of the Near East, from the Eighth to the Sixth Centuries B.C.
  • III.III: The Expansion of the Greek World, Eighth to Sixth Centuries B.C.
  • IV: Persia, Greece and the Western Mediterranean C. 525 to 479 B.C.
  • V: The Fifth Century B.C.
  • VI: The Fourth Century B.C.
  • VII.I: The Hellenistic World
  • VII.II: The Rise of Rome to 220 B.C.
  • VIII: Rome and the Mediterranean to 133 B.C.
  • IX: The Last Age of the Roman Republic, 146-43 B.C.
  • X: The Augustan Empire, 43 B.C.-A.D. 69
  • XI: The High Empire, A.D. 70-192
  • XII: The Crisis of Empire, A.D. 193–337
  • XIII: The Late Empire, A.D. 337–425
  • XIV: Late Antiquity: Empire and Successors, A.D. 425–600

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rhodes, P. J. "The Cambridge Ancient History" (PDF). Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cambridge Histories Online". Cambridge Histories Online. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 

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