Category: Ancient History: To C 500 CE

Ancient Greek Religion : Historical Sources in Translation
Ancient Greek Religion: Historical Sources in Translation presents a wide range of documents relating to the religious world of the ancient Greeks from the earliest surviving literature to around the end of the fourth century...

18.06.2015

My People as Your People : A Textual and Archaeological Analysis of the Reign of Jehoshaphat
My People as Your People provides an in-depth analysis of the chronology, history, and archaeology associated with the reign of Jehoshaphat of Judah. The synthesis of these various elements illuminates a diverse geo-political...

20.01.2012

Megaliths of Wales : Mysterious Sites in the Landscape
Erected by man for some long-forgotten purpose, there are large numbers of enigmatic standing stones, stone circles and burial chambers to be found in Wales. This book provides descriptions of some of the largest, tallest and...

19.10.2011

Ausgrabungen in Tell Sheikh Hassan - 1 : Vorlaufige Berichte Uber Die Grabungskampagnen 1984-1990 Und 1992-1994

08.02.2013

Die Philensis-Dekrete : Untersuchungen Uber Zwei Synodaldekrete Aus Der Zeit Ptolemaios' V. Und Ihre Geschichtliche Und Religiose Bedeutung
Zu den wichtigen historischen und religiosen Zeugnissen der Ptolemaerzeit gehoren die sogenannten Synodaldekrete, die von agyptischen Priestern verabschiedet wurden und unter anderem ein Mittel zur Herrschaftslegitimation des...

19.02.2013

Historical and Archaeological Aspects of Egyptian Funerary Culture : Religious Ideas and Ritual Practice in Middle Kingdom Elite Cemeteries
Historical and Archaeological Aspects of Egyptian Funerary Culture, a thoroughly reworked translation of Les textes des sarcophages et la democratie published in 2008, challenges the widespread idea that the "royal"...

19.03.2012

Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Egyptologists - Actes Du Neuvieme Congres International Des Egyptologues : Grenoble, 6-12 Septembre 2004
This volume devoted to the Proceedings of the IXth International Congress of Egyptologists held in Grenoble, 6th-12th September 2004, has gathered two hundred papers sent by their authors to the editors aiming to be published....

14.11.2016

The Ark Before Noah : Decoding the Story of the Flood
When a small, peculiar, palm-sized clay tablet made its way to the desk of Irving Finkel, Assyriologist and Assistant Keeper at the British Museum, Finkel could hardly believe his luck. What he discovered was a missing piece in...

29.04.2016

Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Church : Emperor Julian, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the Vision of Rome
This groundbreaking study brings into dialogue for the first time the writings of Julian, the last non-Christian Roman Emperor, and his most outspoken critic, Bishop Gregory of Nazianzus, a central figure of Christianity....

06.04.2013

Before Forgiveness : The Origins of a Moral Idea
In this book, David Konstan argues that the modern concept of interpersonal forgiveness, in the full sense of the term, did not exist in ancient Greece and Rome. Even more startlingly, it is not fully present in the Hebrew...

14.07.2016

Fluid Pasts: Archaeology of Flow
Fluid Pasts outlines an innovative archaeological approach to the study of rivers and flowing water, challenging the view that rivers are somehow more natural, less cultural than other kinds of material evidence. In bringing...

04.06.2014

The Roman Guide to Slave Management : A Treatise by Nobleman Marcus Sidonius Falx
The result, The Roman Guide to Slave Management, is a sly, subversive guide to the realities of servitude in ancient Rome. Cambridge scholar Jerry Toner uses Falx, his fictional but true-to-life creation, to describe where and...

31.12.2015

Jaw-Dropping Geography : Fun Learning Facts about Ancient Greece: Illustrated Fun Learning for Kids
Welcome to the Jaw-Dropping Geography Series! Bestselling children's author Jess Roche presents "Jaw-Dropping Geography: Fun Learning Facts About Ancient Greece." This book uses captivating images and expertly...

24.11.2013

The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness
The prophetic Mayan calendar is not keyed to the movement of planetary bodies. Instead, it functions as a metaphysical map of the evolution of consciousness and records how spiritual time flows--providing a new science of time....

29.03.2017

Syntheses Romaines. Langue Latine - Droit Romain. Institutions Comparees : Etudes Publiees en Hommage au Professeur J.-H. Michel

09.02.2017

Beyond Eden : The Biblical Story of Paradise (Genesis 2-3) and its Reception History
The story of paradise (Genesis 2-3) is probably one of the best known texts in world literature. It has had a very rich reception history over many centuries. Genesis 2-3 formulates fundamental premises and problems of human...

30.05.2014

Khirbet Qumran Et 'Ain Feshkha II : Etudes D'Anthropologie, de Physique Et de Chimie. Studies of Anthropology, Physics and Chemistry. Publication de L'Ecole Biblique Et Archeologique Francaise de Jerusalem

26.07.2013

The Story of Stonehenge
Stonehenge is the best-known but least understood prehistoric monument in the British Isles. Other stone circles are impressive and atmospheric, but none approach the sophistication of Stonehenge. The stones visible today...

12.10.2012

Stonefish
"This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the poisonous stonefish. Readers learn how these ocean animals use stingers on their backs to defend against predators. Also explains the threat of these stings...

12.11.2011

Vins, Vignerons Et Buveurs de L'Antiquite

05.07.2012

Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt
Death, burial, and the afterlife were as important to the ancient Egyptians as how they lived. This well-illustrated book explores all aspects of death in ancient Egypt, including beliefs of the afterlife, mummification, the...

02.03.2015

The Birth of Christianity
John Dominic Crossan, expert on the historical Jesus, explores the lost years of earliest Christianity, those immediately following the execution of Jesus. He establishes the contextual setting by an interdisciplinary...

03.08.2017

Time, Energy and Stone Tools
Time, Energy and Stone Tools aims to refocus archaeological and anthropological interest in technology by demonstrating that theory-building is possible if tool manufacture and use are conceived as products of both environmental...

08.09.2016

Law, Language, and Empire in the Roman Tradition
The Romans depicted the civil law as a body of rules crafted through communal deliberation for the purpose of self-government. Yet, as Clifford Ando demonstrates in Law, Language, and Empire in the Roman Tradition, the civil law...

24.04.2013

Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt : The Erotic Secrets of the Forbidden Papyri
- The first book to fully explore the sexual philosophy and practices of the ancient Egyptians - Lavishly illustrated with erotic scenes from papyri that have long been hidden from the public - Clarifies the connection of sacred...

06.12.2016

The Hermetica : The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs
The first easily accessible translation of the esoteric writings that inspired some of the world's greatest artists, scientists, and philosophers. Here is an essential digest of the Greco-Egyptian writings attributed to...

28.04.2016

Egyptian Mysteries Vol. 3 the Priests and Priestesses of Ancient Egypt
EGYPTIAN MYSTERIES VOL. 3 The Priests and Priestesses of Ancient Egypt This volume details the path of Neterian priesthood, the joys, challenges and rewards of advanced Neterian life, the teachings that allowed the priests and...

25.07.2014

Scribes and Schools in Monarchic Judah : A Socio-archaeological Approach
This highly original study locates the question of scribes and scribal schools in monarchic Judah in a socio-archaeological context. It departs from earlier studies by assigning priority to interpreting archaeological data...

07.12.2016

Journal of the International Qur'anic Studies Association Volume 2 (2017)
Second volume of the new Journal of the International Qur'anic Studies Association (JIQSA). In support of the association's mission of fostering scholarship on the Qur'an, the journal will publish twice annually....

08.02.2016

Naturgesetz in Der Vorstellung Der Antike, Besonders Der Stoa : Eine Begriffsuntersuchung
English summary: The focus by individual ancient (or modern) authors in various fields (law, philosophy, science, theology, literature) on how to use the concept of natural law led to biases that this volume wants to help...

22.02.2013

Patrons and Viewers in Late Antiquity
Antiquity was a multi-cultural and multi-religious world. Meetings and interactions between cultures in East and West, and the consequent widespread exchange of ideas had an enormous impact on cultural practices and the creation...

11.05.2012

The Archaeology of Prehistoric Coastlines
The Archaeology of Prehistoric Coastlines offers a conspectus of recent work on coastal archaeology examining the various ways in which hunter-gatherers and farmers across the world exploited marine resources such as fish,...

01.12.2013

Makers of Ancient Strategy : From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome
In this prequel to the now-classic Makers of Modern Strategy, Victor Davis Hanson, a leading scholar of ancient military history, gathers prominent thinkers to explore key facets of warfare, strategy, and foreign policy in the...

09.03.2014

Jewish Glass and Christian Stone : A Materialist Mapping of the 'Parting of the Ways'
In recent years scholars have re-evaluated the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity, reaching new understandings of the ways shared origins gave way to two distinct and sometimes inimical religious...

12.10.2013

Avoid Being Tutankhamun!
Since the discovery of your tomb in 1922, you have become one of the most famous pharaohs in history, you have been blamed for a 'mummy's curse' that sought revenge on those who disturbed your eternal rest....

30.06.2013

Episcopal Elections in Late Antiquity: Volume 119
The election of a new bishop was a defining moment for local Christian communities in Late Antiquity. This volume contributes to a reassessment of the phenomenon of episcopal elections from the broadest possible perspective,...

02.03.2017

Villa Landscapes in the Roman North : Economy, Culture and Lifestyles
This edited volume presents a synthesis of recent research on villas and villa landscapes in the northern provinces of the Roman world. It offers an original, multi-dimensional perspective on the social, economic and cultural...

26.02.2013

From Sight to Light : The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics
From its inception in Greek antiquity, the science of optics was aimed primarily at explaining sight and accounting for why things look as they do. By the end of the seventeenth century, however, the analytic focus of optics had...

11.12.2011

Wine, Wealth, and the State in Late Antique Egypt : The House of Apion at Oxyrhynchus
The "glorious house" of the senatorial family of the Flavii Apiones is the best documented economic entity of the Roman Empire during the fifth through seventh centuries, that critical period of transition between the...

15.07.2015

Basil of Caesarea

21.11.2013

The Ancient Egyptians
"Describes the fascinating lifestyles of people in ancient Egypt. Using a celebrity-magazine type format, readers are introduced to life in this society"--Provided by publisher.

27.02.2016

Histories of the Hidden God : Concealment and Revelation in Western Gnostic, Esoteric, and Mystical Traditions
In Western religious traditions, God is conventionally conceived as a humanlike creator, lawgiver, and king, a being both accessible and actively present in history. Yet there is a concurrent and strong tradition of a God who...

17.05.2017

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Volume 91 of the CSEL series presents the first critical edition of Augustine's De Genesi contra Manachaeos to be based on a broad knowledge of the manuscripts. This work by the North African Father of the Church merits...

30.08.2015

Decoding the Heavens : Solving the Mystery of the World's First Computer
In 1900, a group of sponge divers blown off course in the Mediterranean discovered an Ancient Greek shipwreck dating from around 70 BC. Lying unnoticed for months amongst their hard-won haul was what appeared to be a formless...

07.11.2012

Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy
The Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy series provides concise books, written by major scholars and accessible to non-specialists, on important themes in ancient philosophy that remain of philosophical interest today. In this...

15.06.2017

The Collapse of the Mycenaean Economy : Imports, Trade, and Institutions 1300-700 BCE
In this book, Sarah Murray provides a comprehensive treatment of textual and archaeological evidence for the long-distance trade economy of Greece across 600 years during the transition from the Late Bronze to the Early Iron...

28.09.2014

Sources for the Study of the School of Nisibis
The Aramaic-speaking Christian community of late antique and early Islamic period Mesopotamia developed a school culture that persisted for several centuries. Not unlike the Rabbinic academies, the East-Syrian schools were...

16.10.2017

Die Grabreliefs Aus Dem Bosporanischen Reich
The book discusses the grave stelai and grave reliefs from the Bosporan kingdom. Occupying the eastern Crimea and the Taman Peninsula on the northern shore of the Black Sea, this ancient Greek state was situated in an important...

15.05.2013

The Past in Perspective : An Introduction to Human Prehistory
Ideal for introduction to archaeology and world prehistory courses, The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory, Seventh Edition, is an engaging and up-to-date chronological overview of human prehistory. Kenneth...

19.02.2016

Rethinking Greek Religion
Who marched in religious processions and why? How were blood sacrifice and communal feasting related to identities in the ancient Greek city? With questions such as these, current scholarship aims to demonstrate the ways in...

31.08.2013

Burial Customs in Ancient Egypt: Life in Death for Rich and Poor
The energy devoted by the ancient Egyptians to their tombs is legendary. The pyramids of Gizeh and the tomb of Tutankhamun are just two very spectacular examples, but no previous book has sought to use the tens of thousands of...

06.02.2016

Are All Warriors Male? : Gender Roles on the Ancient Eurasian Steppe
Are All Warriors Male? is a lively inquiry into questions of gender on the ancient Eurasian steppes. The book's contributors are archaeologists who work in eastern Europe, Central Asia, and eastern Asia, and this volume is...

17.10.2015

The Indo-Europeans : In Search of the Homeland

22.08.2016

The Churches of Syrian Antioch (300-638 CE)
In The Churches of Syrian Antioch (300-638 CE) Wendy Mayer and Pauline Allen for the first time draw together all of the existing evidence concerning the Christian worship sites of this influential late-antique city, with...

26.01.2016

Specialization, Exchange and Complex Societies
This book, a comparative study of specialized production in prehistoric societies, examines both adaptionist and political approaches to specialization and exchange using a worldwide perspective. What forms of specialization and...

17.11.2011

The Splintered Divine : A Study of Istar, Baal, and Yahweh Divine Names and Divine Multiplicity in the Ancient Near East
This book investigates the issue of the singularity versus the multiplicity of ancient Near Eastern deities who are known by a common first name but differentiated by their last names, or geographic epithets. It focuses...

03.07.2015

Philosophy and the End of Sacrifice : Disengaging Ritual in Ancient India, Greece and Beyond
This volume addresses the means and ends of sacrificial speculation by inviting a selected group of specialists in the fields of philosophy, history of religions, and indology to examine philosophical modes of sacrificial...

27.11.2014

The Archaeology of Nuragic Sardinia
The Archaeology of Nuragic Sardinia is a comprehensive synthesis of evidence bearing on current understandings of Sardinian prehistory from the 23rd through 8th centuries BC. Within a culture-historical framework recent findings...

07.01.2016

Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans : A Sourcebook
The nightly appearance of the stars, their arrangement in the sky, their regular risings and settings through the course of the year, have been a source of endless wonder and speculation. But where did the constellations come...

29.11.2013

Aspects of the Roman East : Papers in Honour of Professor Fergus Millar FBA
This is the first of two volumes of papers by scholars actively engaged in the study of the Roman East in honour of Professor Fergus Millar FBA, formerly Camden Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford and the...

08.09.2014

Menschenbilder Und Korperkonzepte Im Alten Israel, in Agypten Und Im Alten Orient
English summary: Ideas of man and concepts of the body are closely linked, and are a key factor in defining anthropological theories and problems. In addition, they are closely connected to the social structure of each cultural...

12.12.2013

Student Study Guide to The Ancient Near Eastern World
The Student Study Guide is an important and unique component that is available for each of the eight books in The World in Ancient Times series. Each of the Student Study Guides is designed to be used with the student book at...

18.08.2017

Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition
The historian of western culture cannot travel far without discovering that the roots of many twentieth-century questions lie in the ancient dialogue between the early Christians and culture of the old classical world. This...

15.07.2013

Ancient Egyptians
Written in 1836, this two-volume study has enduring importance in the field of Egyptology. Covering topics including Egyptian homes, ceremonies, hunting, religious rites, and castes, it provides a comprehensive account of...

22.01.2015

When Life Nearly Died : The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time
The greatest mass extinction in Earths history happened some 251 million years ago. In this cataclysm at least 90 per cent of life was killed, both on land and in the sea, almost bringing evolution to a halt. What caused...

29.04.2015

The Mastery and Uses of Fire in Antiquity
Because pyrotechnology was considered a demeaning craft, there is very little about its practice in ancient texts; our knowledge of early developments is based almost entirely on interpretation of artifacts recovered by...

28.08.2017

Religion in Ancient Egypt : Gods, Myths, and Personal Practice

03.06.2016

The Transformation of Greek Amulets in Roman Imperial Times

09.12.2013

Greek and Roman Sexualities: A Sourcebook
Since the publication of Foucault's History of Sexuality the volume of Classical scholarship on gender, sexuality and the body has steadily increased in tandem with the expansion of these topics in other areas of the...

03.04.2015

The Mystery of the Copper Scroll of Qumran : The Essene Record of the Treasure of Akhenaten
Introduces a radical new perspective on the historical foundations of monotheism, based on the enigma of the Copper Scroll of the Essenes. - Confirms the link between ancient Judaism and the pharoah Akhenaten. - Decodes the...

05.11.2015

Wool Economy in the Ancient Near East and the Aegean : From the Beginnings of Sheep Husbandry to Institutional Textile Industry
The history of the Ancient Near East covers a huge chronological frame, from the first pictographic texts of the late 4th millennium to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 333 BC. During these millennia, different societies...

01.06.2012

Cultural Expression in the Old Kingdom Elite Tomb
Cultural Expression in the Old Kingdom Elite Tomb considers the material and immaterial culture left behind by the ancient Egyptian elite in their tombs starting some 5000 years ago. The book intends to understand this culture...

03.03.2013

The Sources of Secularism : Enlightenment and Beyond
This book examines the importance of the Enlightenment for understanding the secular outlook of contemporary Western societies. It shows the new ways of thinking about religion that emerged during the 17th and 18th centuries and...

14.12.2015

Accounting and Order
This book draws on ancient Egyptian inscriptions in order to theorize the relationship between accounting and order. It focuses especially on the performative power of accounting in producing and sustaining order in society. It...

29.09.2013

The Oasis Papers 6 : Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project
The Dakhleh Oasis Project is a long-term holistic investigation of the evolution of human populations in the changing environmental conditions of this isolated region in the Western Desert of Egypt. The Project began in 1978 and...

10.06.2017

New Insights into the Iron Age Archaeology of Edom, Southern Jordan
Situated south of the Dead Sea, near the famous Nabatean capital of Petra, the Faynan region in Jordan contains the largest deposits of copper ore in the southern Levant. The Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project (ELRAP)...

17.04.2013

Discipuli Dona Ferentes : Glimpses of Byzantium in Honour of Marlia Mundell Mango
In recognition and celebration of the achievements of Marlia (Maria Cordelia) Mundell Mango as a researcher and as a teacher, twelve of her doctoral students offer her this volume of collected essays, showcasing recent research...

22.01.2014

Umstrittene Vergangenheit : Historische Argumente in Der Auseinandersetzung Augustins Mit Den Donatisten
Der Kampf gegen die Donatisten im romischen Nordafrika pragte die Amtszeit des Bischofs Augustinus. Um die Ansichten der Donatisten zu widerlegen, greift er in seinen Schriften neben theologischen Argumenten auf Ereignisse aus...

02.01.2018

Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science
Egyptian mummies have always aroused popular and scientific interest; however, most modern studies, although significantly increased in number and range, have been published in specialist journals. Now, this unique book, written...

03.11.2013

The Life of Saint Helia : Critical Edition, Translation, Introduction, and Commentary
The Life of Saint Helia, a late ancient Latin hagiography of uncertain provenance, is a remarkable and virtually unknown text, of which a critical edition and English translation appear here for the first time, accompanied by an...

03.11.2015

Cleopatra's Kidnappers : How Caesar's Sixth Legion Gave Egypt to Rome and Rome to Caesar
A powerful tale of war, romance, and one of history's most desperate gambles Julius Caesar was nothing if not bold. When, in the wake of his defeat of Pompey at Pharsalus his victorious legions refused to march another...

28.05.2015

How to Build Egyptian Boat Models : Patterns and Instructions for Three Royal Vessels
The ancient Egyptians were avid model makers. Many of their miniature masterpieces were replicas of boats, lovingly handcrafted from the finest woods and often decorated with rich materials such as ivory. Amazing examples of...

07.09.2015

The Inscription of Queen Katimala at Semna: Volume 7 : Textual Evidence for the Origins of the Napatan State
This is the first complete translation and commentary on the important tableau and inscription of Queen Katimala/Karimala at Semna. Proper understanding of the paleography, grammar and content reveals Katimala to have been a...

09.11.2017

Thucydides on Politics : Back to the Present
Thucydides famously declared his work to be 'a possession for all time', and so it has proved to be, as each age and generation has seen new things to admire in it and take from it. In the last hundred years,...

13.01.2012

Septimius Severus : The African Emperor
In this, the only biography of Septimius Severus in English, Anthony R. Birley explors how 'Roman' or otherwise this man was and examines his remarkable background and career. Severus was descended from Phoenician...

05.10.2014

Slave-Wives, Single Women and "Bastards" in the Ancient Greek World : Law and Economics Perspectives
Greek scholars have produced a vast body of evidence bearing on nuptial practices that has yet to be mined by a professional economist. By standing on their shoulders, the author proposes and tests radically new interpretations...

07.11.2012

Egyptian Yoga : Postures of the Gods and Goddesses
16.EGYPTIAN YOGA The Postures of The Gods and Goddesses Discover the physical postures and exercises practiced thousands of years ago in Ancient Egypt which are today known as Yoga exercises. Discover the history of the postures...

13.10.2011

The Path of Divine Love
THE MYSTIC PATH OF DIVINE LOVE The Process of Mystical Transformation and The Path of Divine Love This Volume focuses on the ancient wisdom teachings of "Neter Merri" -the Ancient Egyptian philosophy of Divine Love and...

07.09.2016

Supernatural Assault in Ancient Egypt : Seth, Evil Sleep & the Egyptian Vampire
You're in your bed. It's dark, you hear footsteps coming up the stairs and into your room. There's someone there - a presence. They lie on you or beside you, gripping you tightly, crushing you into the bed. You...

16.05.2012

Journal of the Canadian Society of Coptic Studies, Volume 10 (2018)

26.09.2016

Der Parthisch-Romische Friedhof Von Tell Seh Hamad/ Magdala : Teil II: Die Anthropologische Evidenz
Die parthisch-romischen Beruhrungen in Nordmesopotamien zwischen ca. 200 v. Chr. und 250 n. Chr. sind nur in durftigen schriftlichen und archaologischen Zeugnissen uberliefert. Der Friedhof in der Mittleren Unterstadt II von...

13.08.2017

Philosophie Und Dichtung Im Antiken Griechenland : Akten Der 7. Tagung Der Karl Und Gertrud Abel-Stiftung Am 10. Und 11. Oktober 2002 in Bernkastel-Kues
A collection of contributions to a conference on philosophy and poetry in ancient Greece. German text. Contents include: Wolfgang Kullmann: Das Verhaltnis zwischen Philosophie und Dichtung in griechischer Sicht; Oliver Hellmann:...

24.12.2017

Towards a New History for the Egyptian Old Kingdom : Perspectives on the Pyramid Age
The Pyramid Age represents the first of several highpoints in ancient Egypt's long history. But critical questions remain about the period, its social structure and economic organization, and the long-term implications of...

01.10.2015

When Men Were Men : Masculinity, Power and Identity in Classical Antiquity
When Men Were Men questions the deep-set assumption that men's history speaks and has always spoken for all of us, by exploring the history of classical antiquity as an explicitly masculine story. With a preface by Sarah...

10.12.2017

Ordering Knowledge in the Roman Empire
The Romans commanded the largest and most complex empire the world had ever seen, or would see until modern times. The challenges, however, were not just political, economic and military: Rome was also the hub of a vast...

23.06.2014

Horus Eye Satin Bag
This handsome bag from Lo Scarabeo provides an attractive way to safely store and protect your valuable decks. This bag is big enough to hold two standard size (2.6 x 4.7 inches) decks.

18.09.2017

The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era : Exploring the Background of Early Christianity
What was life like for first-century Christians? Imagine a modest-sized Roman home of a well-to-do Christian household wedged into a thickly settled quarter of Corinth. In the lingering light of a summer evening, men, women and...

10.06.2013

Rural Economy in the Early Iron Age : Excavations at Hascherkeller, 1978-1981
This volume presents data and analysis on settlement structure, subsistence patterns, manufacturing, and trade from the Peabody Museum's four seasons of excavation at Hascerkeller, Bavaria, a typical Central European...

22.03.2012

Transformations of Religious Practices in Late Antiquity
The eighteen papers collected in this volume - fifteen of which are published in English for the first time - explore the transformations of religious practices between the third and the fifth centuries in the Western part of...

24.12.2012

Egypt in Our World
"Describes the economy, government, and culture of Egypt today and discusses Egypt's influence of and relations with the rest of the world"--Provided by publisher.

27.03.2014

Roots of Conflict : Soils, Agriculture, and Sociopolitical Complexity in Ancient Hawai'I
During the early to mid Holocene, seemingly independently in several parts of the Old and New Worlds, human societies transformed themselves from hunters and gatherers, dependent for their existence on natural resources provided...

08.06.2016

Wine & Wine Offering in the Religion of Ancient Egypt
First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

09.10.2012

Aenesidemus of Cnossus : Testimonia
This book provides the first edition of all the testimonia on the Sceptic philosopher Aenesidemus of Cnossus, who is deemed to be the source of Sextus Empiricus, the main surviving authority on ancient Scepticism. It provides an...

12.08.2012

Egyptian Myths and Mysteries : Lectures by Rudolf Steiner
Rudolf Steiner emphasizes the astonishing and special relationship between our own time and that of ancient Egypt--how, in the natural rhythm of the ages, the so-called third post-Atlantian (Egyptian) epoch is mirrored by the...

01.01.2013

The Ancient History of the Maori, His Mythology and Traditions
First published between 1887 and 1890, this six-volume work, containing Maori texts with English translations and commentary, and engraved illustrations, was one of the first printed records of the oral traditions of the Maori....

14.01.2018

Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Volume 1 : Including their Private Life, Government, Laws, Art, Manufactures, Religion, and Early History
A pioneer of British Egyptology, Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875) first travelled to Egypt in 1821, the year before Champollion published his breakthrough work on the Rosetta Stone. As public interest in Egypt grew,...

07.03.2016

Stolen Legacy : With Illustrations
In this Illustrated Edition of the book, Dr. James seeks to prove, among others things, that the Ancient Greeks were not the original authors of Greek philosophy, was mainly based on ideas and concepts that were borrowed without...

21.01.2012

Manuscripts, Texts, Theology : Collected Papers 1977-2007
This volume brings together his most important short writings on the topic in a revised and updated version. They cover studies of individual manuscripts and groups and analyses of textual problems, assessments of editions, as...

08.09.2017

Die Sortes Astrampsychi : Problemlosungsstrategien Durch Orakel Im Romischen Agypten
English summary: You will marry your girlfriend, but you will be sorry. You will inherit from your wife, but you will not be the sole heir. These are the words of an oracle attributed to Pythagoras which supposedly also helped...

22.08.2016

Remembering and Forgetting in Early Second Temple Judah
This volume collects revised versions of essays from a 2011 workshop held in Munich on Remembering and Forgetting in Early Second Temple Judah . The authors of the essays address these issues from both general methodological...

08.06.2016

The Story of Asar, Aset and Heru
24.THE STORY OF ASAR, ASET AND HERU: An Ancient Egyptian Legend (For Children) Now for the first time, the most ancient myth of Ancient Egypt comes alive for children. Inspired by the books The Asarian Resurrection: The Ancient...

06.11.2015

Maat Revealed, Philosophy of Justice in Ancient Egypt
Categories: Egyptology, philosophy of law, history of religions Unlike ancient Rome, Egypt did not transmit any legal system to us, but rather an idea of justice our modern minds can hardly understand. In the ancient Egyptian...

05.02.2017

The Tenants in the Vineyard : Ideology, Economics, and Agrarian Conflict in Jewish Palestine

30.12.2011

Daughters of Hecate : Women and Magic in the Ancient World
Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of...

21.06.2014

The Economic Life of the Ancient World
Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical...

27.06.2015

Archaeologies of the Middle East : Critical Perspectives
"Archaeologies of the Middle East" provides an innovative introduction to the archeology of this fascinating region and a window on both its past and present. It is written by some of the top archaeologists of the...

10.07.2014

The Archaeology Book
EXPLORE THE BIBLICAL HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST - THE EMPIRES, AND GREAT CITIES - ONCE LOST, AND THE INTRIGUING ARTIFACTS FOUND IN THESE RUINS, WITH THE VITAL HISTORY THEY REVEAL. ADD THE ARCHAEOLOGY BOOK TO YOUR WONDERS OF...

06.12.2012

Origins of the Sphinx : Celestial Guardian of Pre-Pharaonic Civilization
In this provocative collaboration from two Egyptology outsiders, Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., and Robert Bauval combine their decades of research to show how the Sphinx is thousands of years older than the conventional Egyptological...

10.10.2017

Roman Battle Tactics 390-110 BC
By 390 BC, the Roman army was in need of change, as Greek-style tactics of fighting with a heavy infantry phalanx were proving increasingly outdated. A military revolution was born in the form of the legion, a tool of war better...

04.02.2016

Mensch Und Umwelt Im Spiegel Der Zeit : Aspekte Geoarchaologischer Forschungen Im Ostlichen Mittelmeer
Eine wichtige Voraussetzung fur das Verstandnis von historischen und kulturellen Prozessen bildet die Untersuchung ihrer naturlichen Umwelt, denn bereits mit dem fruhesten Auftreten des Menschen entsteht ein Beziehungsgefl echt,...

29.04.2017

Ritual Failure : Archaeological Perspectives
'Ritual Failure' is a new concept in archaeology adopted from the discipline of anthropology. Resilient religious systems disappearing, strict believers and faithful practitioners not performing their rites, entire...

18.07.2013

The Ancient Near Eastern World
What do the wheel, the law, and belief in a single god have in common? All of these ideas first came to people who lived in the ancient Near East. As if these revolutionary developments weren't enough to make a mark on...

01.10.2015

Walking Through the Past: Dartmoor : Walks on Dartmoor Visiting Sites Related to Archaeology and History, Including Stone Circles and Standing Stones
Update: 20/4/13 Map added to each route.You can also view the routes on OS maps online and even download them to your GPS by going to http: //my.viewranger.com/user/details/36040 (for a video so see how they work go to https:...

12.11.2012

From Akhenaten to Moses : Ancient Egypt and Religious Change
The shift from polytheism to monotheism changed the world radically. Akhenaten and Moses-a figure of history and a figure of tradition-symbolize this shift in its incipient, revolutionary stages and represent two civilizations...

08.02.2017

Finding Persephone : Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean
Drawing upon the latest research in gender studies, history of religion, feminism, ritual theory, performance, anthropology, archaeology, and art history, Finding Persephone investigates the ways in which the religious lives and...

19.07.2017

Greek Alchemy : A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Greek Libraries
This volume offers a comprehensive and accurate description of all the Greek alchemical manuscripts known to be currently held in Greek libraries. It will be a de facto supplement to the Catalogue des manuscrits alchimiques...

30.09.2017

Imperialism, Power, and Identity : Experiencing the Roman Empire
Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman Empire and to...

26.12.2017

Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus: Hieroglyphic Transliteration, Translation, and Commentary and Facsimile Plates and Line for Line Hieroglyphic Transliteration Vols 1 and 2
The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus is one of the most important documents in the history of science, and one of the oldest known scientific treatises surviving from ancient Egypt. It includes, for example, an early word for...

13.08.2014

Poseidon's Warriors : Classical Naval Warfare 480-31 BC
Poseidon's Warriors is a set of wargaming rules for large-scale naval actions between fleets of Classical galleys from the Greek and Persian clash at the battle of Salamis to the battle of Actium that decided the fate of...

23.05.2015

History : Ancient History in 50 Events: From Ancient Civilizations to the Fall of the Roman Empire (History Books, History of the World, Ancient Rome)
Do you want to know how ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome influenced the world until today? Read about the 50 most important events in ancient history, from the first civilizations to the fall of the Roman Empire. This book is...

28.09.2015

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes

24.05.2012

Mercenaries in the Classical World : To the Death of Alexander
Mercenaries were a significant factor in many of the wars of the Classical world, being employed in large numbers by many states. By far the most famous were Xenophon's 'Ten Thousand', who had to cut their way out...

22.02.2016

Hidden Wisdom : The Secrets of the Western Esoteric Tradition
From Egyptian mythology to Jewish mysticism, Rome and Greece to the druids and the gnostics, Tim Wallace-Murphy exposes a fascinating lineage of hidden mysteries and secret societies, continuing through the Templars,...

02.03.2016

Rabbi Judah Ha-Nasi : Statesman, Reformer, and the Redactor of the Mishnah
The patriarch Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi headed the independent Jewish leadership institutions in Roman Palestine at the turn of the second and third centuries CE. He was also incredibly rich, a consummate politician, and close to the...

30.10.2017

Economics in Persian-Period Biblical Texts : Their Interactions with Economic Developments in the Persian Period and Earlier Biblical Traditions
Large-scale economic change such as the rise of coinage occurred during the Persian-dominated centuries (6th-4th centuries BCE) in the Eastern Mediterranean and ancient Near East. How do the biblical texts of the time respond to...

30.12.2015

Brill's Companion to the Classics, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
The first ever guide to the manifold uses and reinterpretations of the classical tradition in Mussolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany, Brill's Companion to the Classics, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany explores how...

29.10.2013

Pagans and Christians : In the Mediterranean World from the Second Century AD to the Conversion of Constantine
From the second century AD to the conversion of the first Christian emperor, Constantine, Robin Lane Fox's Pagans and Christians in the Mediterranean World gives a fascinating new perspective on an extraordinary era. The...

03.04.2016

Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXXII : Qumran Cave 1: II. The Isaiah Scrolls: Part 2: Introductions, Commentary, and Textual Variants
DJD XXXII presents the first full critical edition of the Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsa]a) and the Hebrew University Isaiah Scroll (1QIsa]b), which constitute almost 30% of all the preserved biblical material, in the styles of the...

04.10.2016

The Greek Philosophers : From Thales to Aristotle
With an new foreword by James Warren Long renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists, W.K.C Guthrie's The Greek Philosophers offers us a brilliant insight into the...

24.09.2017

Ancient Egyptian Religion : An Interpretation
Fascinating book explores the underlying concept of the changeless as the basis of Egyptian religion, and how it unifies what scholars had believed to be an unrelated jungle of weird myths, doctrines, and practices generated by...

24.01.2017

Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance
This text uncovers the obscure history of contraception and abortifacients from ancient Egypt to the 17th century with forays into Victorian England. The author's thesis is that the ancient world did indeed possess...

17.06.2017

Tractatio Scripturarum. Philological, Exegetical, Rhetorical, and Theological Studies on Augustine's Sermons : Ministerium Sermonis II
The contributions collected in this volume of Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia share a common focus on Saint Augustine's sermons on the New Testament and address a wide range of topics within this extended field of...

09.05.2014

Monarchs of the Nile
This book presents a concise account of the lives and times of some of the more significant occupants of the Egyptian throne, from the unification of the country around 3000 BC down to the extinction of native rule just under...

28.12.2013

The Histories
One of Western history's greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland's vibrant new translation Herodotus of Halicarnassus--who was hailed by Cicero as "the father of history"--wrote his histories around 440...

28.03.2012

The A to Z of the Hittites
The A to Z of the Hittites covers Hittite civilization from its origins through hundreds of entries on important persons, places, essential institutions, and the significant aspects of the society, Kingship, government, economy,...

26.08.2015

The Countryside of Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Greek and Roman periods in Turkey.Excavations at Aphrodisias have been carried out by New York University since 1961 and have revealed an unusually...

14.02.2013

The Getae : Changing Landscapes of Colonization, Imperialism, and Memory
Together the Dacians and the Getae were the creators of the largest unified power of ancient Europe outside of the Roman Empire, yet each was colonized and integrated into the Roman imperial system differently. Unlike the...

21.10.2016

Approaches to Healing in Roman Egypt
The purpose of this study is to examine the healing strategies employed by the inhabitants of Egypt during the Roman period, from the late first century BC to the fourth century AD, in order to explore how Egyptian, Greek and...

05.03.2012

The Triumph of Christianity : How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
The first Christians were a small group of illiterate peasants from the backwaters of the Roman Empire, who proclaimed that an executed enemy of the state was God's messiah. Less than 400 years later it would be the...

10.04.2014

Die Zeit Selbst Lag Nun Tot Darnieder : Die Stadt Assiut Und Ihre Nekropolen Nach Westlichen Reiseberichten Des 17. Bis 19. Jahrhunderts: Konstruktion, Destruktion Und Rekonstruktion
English summary: Asyut in Middle Egypt was one of the most important cities in Pharaonic times. Even before the first major archaeological excavations, European and American travelers visited the site during the 17th to 19th...

23.02.2013

Ambrosiastri Qui Dicitur Commentarius in Epistulas Paulinas : In Epistulam Ad Corinthios

07.10.2014

2 Thessalonians : Facing the End with Sobriety
In this lucid expose the second letter to the Thessalonians is approached from a historical perspective. The letter is read as part of a process of communication between its sender and the original addressees, making it...

17.11.2014

The Conquest of Gaul (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
Among the most durable and engaging texts in world literature, Julius Caesar's "Conquest of Gaul" tells how he and his legions conquered much of modern France in less than a decade (58-51 BCE), despite determined...

06.04.2012

Studien zur Eisenzeit im zentraliranischen Hochland unter besonderer Berucksichtigung der neuen Ausgrabung von Tepe Sialk (2001-2005)
The present study is based on the new research carried out at the southern mound of Sialk (Isfahan Province, Iran) in 2001-2005 as well as on the results of recent excavations at other Iron Age sites located in the centre of the...

23.12.2013

Transformations in Mapping the Classical World
Richard Talbert's historical interests have focused primarily in recent years on Greek and Roman spatial perceptions, and on mapping the classical world. The items collected in this volume, both previously published and...

03.05.2013

The Other Judaisms of Late Antiquity : Second Edition
In The Other Judaisms of Late Antiquity the late Alan F. Segal is at his very best. This reissued and expanded edition--now containing his celebrated "Heavenly Ascent in Hellenistic Judaism, Early Christianity, and Their...

08.10.2015

The Origins and Deeds of the Goths
Jordanes' "The Origins and Deeds of the Goths" or Getica is a history of the early years of the Goths and was a summary of an earlier and longer work, but is now the only surviving narrative of this subject from...

13.08.2017

Mortuary Ritual and Society in Bronze Age Cyprus
"Mortuary Ritual and Society in Bronze Age Cyprus" is a ground-breaking investigation of burial practices and social transformations in the era when Cypriot agricultural communities moved from village to urban life and...

31.08.2015

Eine Politische Kultur (In) Der Krise? : Die "Letzte Generation" Der Romischen Republik
Zumindest seit Theodor Mommsens klassischem Werk über die römische Geschichte gelten 'Krise und Untergang' der römischen Republik in jeder Hinsicht des vielzitierten Begriffs als ein 'weites Feld' - und...

23.02.2016

Der Versicherungsgedanke Und Seine Historischen Grundlagen
English summary: Albert Schug reveals the development of the insurance principle since antiquity. The volume is based on the description of insurance in sociological, economic and legal terms. The sociological perspective serves...

26.12.2013

The Oracle : Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets
A gripping modern-day detective story about the scientific quest to understand the Oracle of Delphi Like Walking the Bible, this fascinating book turns a modern eye on an enduring legend. The Oracle of Delphi was one of the...

24.07.2012

Pandora's Daughters : The Role and Status of Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity
Expanded and updated for this English-language translation, this book offers the first history of women in ancient Greece and Rome to be written from a legal perspective. Cantarella demonstrates how literary, anecdotal. and...

30.10.2014

Hannibal's March : Alps and Elephants
One of the mysteries surrounding Hannibal s famous march on Rome during the Second Punic War is the actual route his Carthaginian army took from Spain across the Alps and onto the plains of Italy. Even during Julius Caesar s...

04.07.2015

The Corpus Hermeticum

13.07.2013

Catalhoyuk Excavations: The 2000-2008 Seasons: Volume 7 : Catal Research Project
The Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk in Turkey has been world famous since the 1960s when excavations revealed the large size and dense occupation of the settlement, as well as the spectacular wall paintings and reliefs uncovered...

23.12.2015

Echoes of Egypt : Conjuring the Land of the Pharaohs
Echoes of Egypt is a catalogue accompanying an exhibit at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History. Edited by Colleen Manassa, the catalogue also includes entries by international experts. Documenting two thousand years of...

28.02.2016

Vertebrate Taphonomy
Taphonomy studies the transition of organic matter from the biosphere into the geological record. It is particularly relevant to zooarchaeologists and paleobiologists, who analyse organic remains in the archaeological record in...

14.07.2012

A Narrow View across the Upper Thames Valley in Late Prehistoric and Roman Times : Archaeological excavations along the Chalgrove to East Ilsley gas pipeline
Archaeological works conducted during construction of the Chalgrove to East Ilsley gas pipeline identified two large and thirty-two small sites. These were predominantly late prehistoric in date, with Iron Age deposits being the...

28.12.2012

The Bir Messaouda Basilica : Pilgrimage and the Transformation of an Urban Landscape in Sixth Century AD Carthage
This volume charts the radical transformation of an inner city neighbourhood in late antique Carthage which was excavated over a five-year period by a team from the University of Cambridge. Bordering the main thoroughfare...

24.10.2015

War : Antiquity and Its Legacy
Over 2600 years ago the Parian poet Archilochus wrote "we chased seven and killed them.. the thousand of us." In all parts of the world, and in all civilizations, the history of warfare, as well as the ironic humour of...

19.05.2014

The Atlantis Blueprint : Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization
CAN ARCHAEOLOGY'S GREATEST MYSTERIES BE TRACED BACK TO THE LOST CIVILIZATION OF ATLANTIS? The Great Pyramid. Stonehenge. Machu Picchu. For centuries, these and other sacred sites have attracted pilgrims, scholars, and...

13.11.2014

The Economy of the Greek Cities : From the Archaic Period to the Early Roman Empire
This introduction to the Ancient Greek economy has proved popular in France, and has also been translated into Italian and Greek; this first English edition is of the second French edition of 2007. Migeotte tries to avoid...

16.08.2012

A State of Mixture : Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian Political Culture in Late Antiquity
Christian communities flourished during late antiquity in a Zoroastrian political system, known as the Iranian Empire, that integrated culturally and geographically disparate territories from Arabia to Afghanistan into its...

24.01.2017

Archaeologies of the Middle East : Critical Perspectives
Archaeologies of the Middle East provides an innovative introduction to the archaeology of this fascinating region and a window on both its past and present. * Written by some of the top archaeologists of the Middle East:...

11.06.2013

Are All Warriors Male? : Gender Roles on the Ancient Eurasian Steppe
Are All Warriors Male? is a lively inquiry into questions of gender on the ancient Eurasian steppes. The book's contributors are archaeologists who work in eastern Europe, Central Asia, and eastern Asia, and this volume is...

12.10.2011

The Prehistoric Pueblo World, A.D. 1150-1350
From the mid-twelfth to the mid-fourteenth century, the world of the ancestral Pueblo people (Anasazi) was in transition, undergoing changes in settlement patterns and community organization that resulted in what scholars now...

23.10.2012

Politische Partizipation : Idee Und Wirklichkeit Von Der Antike Bis in Die Gegenwart
Politische Partizipation ist als Leitvorstellung staatlicher Organisation heute weltweit unbestritten. Wahrend aber Konsens daruber herrscht, dass der einzelne Burger an den Entscheidungen, die das Gemeinwesen betreffen,...

02.12.2015

Griechische Geschlechtergeschichte
Männlichkeit und Weiblichkeit - auch im antiken Griechenland bestimmten diese Kategorien das alltägliche Leben und die jeweilige Position im gesellschaftlichen Gefüge. Verschiedene Geschlechterbilder aus Mythos, Philosophie und...

12.08.2015

An Archaeology of Interaction : Network Perspectives on Material Culture and Society
Think of a souvenir from a foreign trip, or an heirloom passed down the generations - distinctive individual artefacts allow us to think and act beyond the proximate, across both space and time. While this makes anecdotal sense,...

07.11.2014

The Story of Civilization Teacher's Manual : Volume I - The Ancient World
The Activity Book and companion Teacher?s Manual provide a complete review of everything read in The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World, along with creative activities to accompany each chapter, including: ? Reading...

08.04.2016

Taken at the Flood : The Roman Conquest of Greece
The Romans first set military foot on Greek soil in 229 BCE; only sixty or so years later it was all over, and shortly thereafter Greece became one of the first provinces of the emerging Roman Empire. It was an incredible...

19.06.2015

Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives : Sex, Gender, and Archaeology
Ranging from the earliest European hunters who created the first human images known to us almost 30,000 years ago to the lives of men and women from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries who seldom appear in conventional...

09.08.2017

Social and Economic Life in Second Temple Judea
Those who study the Bible are becoming increasingly attentive to the significance of economics when examining ancient texts and the cultures that produced them. This book looks at the socioeconomic landscape of Second Temple...

20.07.2017

Paul and First-century Letter Writing : Secretaries, Composition, and Collection
Traditional Christian art depicts Paul the letter writer, pen in hand, attentive to the Spirit. We might think we know better and imagine him pacing in agitation as he rapidly dictates to a secretary his letter to the Galatians....

20.03.2016

Constantine and the Council of Nicaea : Defining Orthodoxy and Heresy in Christianity
Constantine and the Council of Nicaea plunges students into the theological debates confronting early Christian church leaders. Emperor Constantine has sanctioned Christianity as a legitimate religion within the Roman Empire but...

25.11.2015

Sparta at War : Strategy, Tactics and Campaigns 950-362 BC
During the eighth century bc, Sparta became one of the leading cities of ancient Greece, conquering the southern Peloponnese, and from the mid-sixth century bc until the mid-fourth, Sparta became a military power of recognized...

10.06.2012

Aporie Etiche in Epicuro

26.03.2013

Ancient Egypt and the Other
An enlightening guide to Egyptian influences on Israelite history. Includes illustrations.

28.02.2016

Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome v. 2 : Ancient Greece and Rome
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 2000 The roots of European witchcraft and magic lie in Hebrew and other ancient Near Eastern cultures and in the Celtic, Nordic, and Germanic traditions of the...

01.03.2013

Cracking the Philosophers' Stone : Origins, Evolution and Chemistry of Gold-Making (Paperback Black & White Edition)
Cracking the Philosophers' Stone is a combination of historical commentary with reproducible chemistry that thoroughly analyses one of the most respected and mysterious chemical reactions in the history of science and...

03.09.2014

Die Sudgermanischen Runeninschriften
Dieser Band ist im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts RuneS der Gottinger Akademie der Wissenschaften entstanden. Die kurzen Inschriften der etwa 100 sudgermanischen Runenobjekte aus dem 3. bis 7. Jahrhundert werden nach...

06.01.2017

Wind, Water, Work : Ancient and Medieval Milling Technology
This book is the most comprehensive empirical study to date of the social and technical aspects of milling during the ancient and medieval periods.Drawing on the latest archaeological evidence and historical studies, the book...

05.07.2013

Apocalypse Against Empire : Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism
The year 167 B.C.E. marked the beginning of a period of intense persecution for the people of Judea, as Seleucid emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes attempted -- forcibly and brutally -- to eradicate traditional Jewish religious...

27.12.2014

Plato and the Divided Self
Plato's account of the tripartite soul is a memorable feature of dialogues like the Republic, Phaedrus and Timaeus: it is one of his most famous and influential yet least understood theories. It presents human nature as...

09.03.2014

Dura-Europos
Dura-Europos on the Syrian Euphrates was the subject of extensive excavations in the 1920s and 30s by French and American archaeologists, and is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Roman Near East. A Seleucid,...

14.05.2015

A History of Biblical Israel : The Fate of the Tribes and Kingdoms from Merenptah to Bar Kochba
There was probably only one past, but there are many different histories. As mental representations of narrow segments of the past, 'histories' reflect different cultural contexts and different historians, although...

23.09.2017

Rise of the Hyksos : Egypt and the Levant from the Middle Kingdom to the Early Second Intermediate Period
Manetho's obscure reference to a race of invaders has been a constant source of debate and controversy. But who are these invaders? They are named the 'Hyksos' - a Greek modification of the Egyptian expression HqA...

01.11.2012

Judentum Und Konfession in Der Geschichte Der Deutschsprachigen Agyptologie
Die Konfession deutscher Orientalisten ruckt zunehmend in den Fokus fachgeschichtlicher Forschung. Dabei bietet das Spannungsfeld von Orientalismus und Antisemitismus nicht nur Ansatzpunkte bei Gelehrtenbiografien judischer...

30.07.2016

Beyond Conflicts : Cultural and Religious Cohabitations in Alexandria and Egypt Between the 1st and the 6th Century Ce
It cannot be doubted that there were various ways of interaction between different groups in Graeco-Roman Egypt, as a number of more or less recent regional studies have further reinforced. And as is well-known, Egypt emerges as...

23.10.2014