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The Fall of Empires: From Glory to Ruin, an Epic Account of History's Ancient Civilizations

What spelled the ruin of Egypt's pyramid-builders? Why did the city-states of the Maya fall into decline? How did the Carthaginians lose their hold on the Mediterranean world? Taking a journey through some of history's most climactic turns of fate, The Fall of Empires charts the fates of sixteen empires, offering a fresh and illuminating look at the subject of imperial mortality.