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Empire of Alexander the Great by Debra Skelton
Empire of Ancient Egypt by Wendy Christensen
Empire of Ancient Greece by Jean Kinney Williams
Empire of Ancient Rome by Michael Burgan
Empire of the Aztecs by Barbara A. Somervill
Empire of the Incas by Barbara A. Somervill
Empire of the Islamic World by Robin S. Doak
Empire of the Mongols by Michael Burgan
Empires of Ancient Mesopotamia by Barbara A. Somervill
Empires of Ancient Persia by Michael Burgan
Empires of Medieval West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay by David C. Conrad
Empires of the Maya by Jill Rubalcaba

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  1. Alexander the Great in his World by Carol G. Thomas (2007)
  2. Lost City of the Incas by Hiram Bingham (1948)
  3. The Classical Age of Islam by Marshall G. S. Hodgson (1974)
  4. The Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming (1970)
  5. Africa's Glorious Legacy by Dale M. Brown (1994)
  6. The Wars of Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC by Waldemar Heckel (2002)
  7. Islamic Imperialism: A History by Efraim Karsh (2006)
  8. The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare: Volume 1, Greece, The Hellenistic World and the Rise of Rome by Philip Sabin (2007)
  9. The Incredible Incas and Their Timeless Land by Loren McIntyre (1975)
  10. Medieval Africa, 1250-1800 by Roland Oliver (2001)
  11. A history of West Africa to the nineteenth century. With F. K. Buah and the advice of J. F. Ade Ajayi by Basil Davidson (1966)
  12. The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland by Hugh Thomson (2001)
  13. From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexander the Great by Michael Scott (2009)
  14. A History of the Crusades, Volume 1: The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem by Steven Runciman (1951)
  15. The Golden Trade of the Moors: West African Kingdoms in the Fourteenth Century by E. W. Bovill (1968)

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