OCR Ancient History GCSE Component 1: Greece and Persia

December 1, 2020
OCR Ancient History GCSE Component 1: Greece and Persia

This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specificationfor GCSE Ancient History (first teaching September 2017). It coversthe whole of Component 1, both the compulsory Period Study and thethree optional Depth Studies:Period Study: The Persian Empire, 559–465 BC byJames RenshawDepth Study: From Tyranny to Democracy, 546–483 BCby Sam BaddeleyDepth Study: Athens in the Age of Pericles, 462–429BC by Paul Fowler and James RenshawDepth Study: Alexander the Great, 356–323 BC byLucy NicholasWas propaganda Persia's greatest weapon? How did Athens createdemocracy? Does Pericles' Athens deserve to be remembered ascivilised or barbaric? How did Alexander dominate the ancient worldby the age of 32?This book raises these and other key questions. GCSE studentsand their teachers will explore key political and socialdevelopments of the Greek and Persian worlds through the eyes ofancient historians and archaeology. This book invites us to look atancient societies in a new light and helps explain the developmentof the modern world.The ideal preparation for the final examinations, all content ispresented by experts and experienced teachers in a clear andaccessible narrative. Ancient literary and visual sources aredescribed and analysed, with supporting images. Helpful studentfeatures include study questions, further reading, and boxesfocusing in on key people, events and terms. Practice questions andexam guidance prepare students for assessment.A Companion Website is available at www.bloomsbury.com/anc-hist-gcse.