Constantinople was once known as the "city of the world," but this was only one important settlement in the Byzantine Empire. This title explores the geographical reaches of the eastern part of the Roman Empire, with a focus on the multicultural people who made it their home. The text covers the lives of Christians, Jews, and Muslims, as well as the merchants, Viking mercenaries, and barbarian hordes that made this culture unique. Other important social studies topics include arts, architecture, education, and family life. Readers will be fascinated by the ancient world of the Byzantines!
This six-volume series by PowerKids Press is designed to provide students with a basic overview of some of the lesser-known cultures from the ancient world. Books include information on various pertinent topics such as the origin of each region; political, cultural, and religious aspects; and famous figures and achievements. Each volume contains several helpful full-color photos and maps, and the text material is written in a manner that most young students will find attractive. A handy glossary of terms and recommended reading is also included in the back of each non-consumable book. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Mike