The 10 Best Ancient History Books

Updated February 21, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. The extraordinary people who lived thousands of years ago still fascinate us today. Whether you’re a bona fide aficionado of antiquity or just a casual learner, our selection of enthralling ancient history books will provide insight into the foundations of human civilizations. We’ve included everything from condensed, easily digestible works to highly regarded, in-depth volumes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best ancient history book on Amazon.

10. Foundation: The History of England

9. The Sumerians

8. Saxons, Vikings, and Celts

7. Heroes of History

6. The Penguin Historical Atlas

5. Ancient Greece: Second Edition

4. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

3. The Landmark Herodotus

2. History: From the Dawn of Civilization

1. The Eternal Army


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Last updated on February 21, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer who fled the dry heat of the desert for Southern California, where she continues to enjoy drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of everyday life and channeling Rick Steves.


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