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- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
Islam emerged amid flourishing Christian and Jewish cultures, yet students of Antiquity and the Middle Ages mostly ignore it. Despite intensive study of late Antiquity over the last fifty years, even generous definitions of this period have reached only the eighth century, whereas Islam did not mature sufficiently to compare with Christianity or rabbinic... more...
- Profile 2013; US$ 30.38
Elegant and entertaining, this is the history of the most vibrant characters in classical civilisation. With their vast appetites, great beauty, and warlike tendencies, it's hard to resist their pull on the imagination - even though, in antiquity, the gods of Olympus were just as often seen as cruel, over-sexed, mad, or just plain silly. And yet... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 280.00
This volume contains the first of five volumes of Constant?s De la Religion. It comprises two books with a different thematic focus: book one presents an outline of the ?sentiment religieux?, while book 2 deals with questions of fetishism. It also makes accessible all available documents relating to the publication of this first volume as well as the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
This book explores British media coverage and representation of religion and contemporary secular values and is set in the context of wider debates about the sociology of religion and media representation. The authors consider the media portrayal of Christianity and public life, Islam and religious diversity, atheism and secularism, and popular beliefs... more...
- Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2013; US$ 9.95
English translations of three plays centered around the mythological theme of the Greek hero, Odysseus: Sophocles' "Ajax" and Euripides' "Hecuba," and "Trojan Women" . All three plays are complete with notes and interpretive essays, an introduction to the ancient Greek theater and an essay on 'Odysseus on Stage'. more...
- B&H Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.99
This study about the origin of religion concludes that evidence for monotheism (the belief in one true God who created the world and holds people morally accountable) outweighs the popular view of animism (religion born from the veneration of spirits). more...
- Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 3.99
Illus. in full color. "An ancient history lesson emerges from this account of the way the Greeks tricked the Trojans and rescued Helen of Troy. The book is well tailored to younger readers with careful explanations and short sentences; a pronunciation guide is appended. Drawings portray the story's main events. A nice supplement to units on ancient... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
Stringer explores the series of discourses around religion and religious diversity that are held by ordinary members of the city. Drawing on examples from UK, Europe and the US, Stringer offers some practical suggestions for ways in which discourses of religious diversity can be managed in the future. Students in the fields of religious studies, sociology,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 65.00
If you told a woman her sex had a shared, long-lived history with weasels, she might deck you. But those familiar with mythology know better: that the connection between women and weasels is an ancient and favorable one, based in the Greek myth of a midwife who tricked the gods to ease Heracles’s birth—and was turned into a weasel by Hera... more...