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The Ancient World Transformed


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Written by expert author Pamela Bradley, The Ancient World Transformed HSC offers an engaging and flexible approach to the NSW Ancient History syllabus. It provides a variety of options and topics for students to develop their learning as they master the knowledge and skills required for success in their HSC exams.

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Full PDF Textbook

  • Whole book [PDF 120.0Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary parges [PDF 1.5Mb]

  • Chapter 1 - Egypt: Society in New Kingdom Egypt to the Death of Amenhotep III [PDF 7.7Mb]

  • Chapter 2 - Greece: The Bronze Age - Society in Minoan Crete [PDF 10.7Mb]

  • Chapter 3 - Greece: Spartan Society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BC [PDF 8.9Mb]

  • Chapter 4 - Egypt: Hatshepsut [PDF 7.0Mb]

  • Chapter 5 - Egypt: Akhenaten [PDF 6.2Mb]

  • Chapter 6 - Greece: Alexander the Great [PDF 18.9Mb]

  • Chapter 7 - Rome: Julius Caesar [PDF 17.0Mb]

  • Chapter 8 - Rome: Agrippina the Younger [PDF 2.6Mb]

  • Chapter 9 - Egypt: New Kingdom Egypt to the Death of Thutmose IV [PDF 7.5Mb]

  • Chapter 10 - Greece: The Greek World 500-440 BC [PDF 21.1Mb]

  • Chapter 11 - Rome: The Augustan Age 44 BC - AD 14 [PDF 17.5Mb]

  • Chapter 12 - Rome: The Julio-Claudians and the Roman Empire AD 14-69 [PDF 3.8Mb]

  • Glossary, Endnotes and Index [PDF 0.5Mb]

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      • Chapter 1 [Zipped Word docs 2.2Mb]

      • Chapter 2 [Zipped Word docs 1.1Mb]

      • Chapter 3 [Zipped Word docs 1.4Mb]

      • Chapter 4 [Zipped Word docs 1.1Mb]

      • Chapter 5 [Zipped Word docs 1.1Mb]

      • Chapter 6 [Zipped Word docs 1.0Mb]

      • Chapter 7 [Zipped Word docs 1.3Mb]

      • Chapter 8 [Zipped Word docs 0.9Mb]

      • Chapter 9 [Zipped Word docs 1.4Mb]

      • Chapter 10 [Zipped Word docs 1.1Mb]

      • Chapter 11 [Zipped Word docs 1.4Mb]

      • Chapter 12 [Zipped Word docs 1.2Mb]

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      • Chapters 1-12 [Zipped Word docs 15.3Mb]


      Pamela Bradley