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Egypt

  • A Day in Old Romeby Dr. William Stearns Davis

    Muriwai Books 2017; US$ 4.99

    This book tries to describe what an intelligent person would have witnessed in Ancient Rome if by some legerdemain he had been translated to the Second Christian Century, and conducted about the imperial city under competent guidance. The year 134 after Christ has been chosen as the hypothetical time of this visit, not from any special virtue in that... more...

  • Medieval Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyondby David Jacoby

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The articles in this collection cover the region extending from Italy to the Black Sea and to Egypt, over a period of seven centuries, with an emphasis on the considerable economic and social interaction between the West and the regions of the Eastern Mediterranean. They represent key works in the oeuvre of David Jacoby, the doyen of scholars in the... more...

  • Current Research in Egyptology 17by Julia Chyla; Karolina Rosinska-Balik; Joanna Debowska-Ludwin

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 27.88

    This volume reflects the most recent state of research on ancient Egypt presented and discussed at the international conference Current Research on Egyptology XVII, May 2016. Nine papers are arranged chronologically covering the wide time span from the Predynastic till the Graeco-Roman Period, with the remaining five considering more general thematic,... more...

  • The Nile: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Cultureby John Shoup

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 89.00

    The Nile River has been the most important natural resource for Egyptians and other Africans who live along its shores for thousands of years, bringing life to an otherwise arid and bleak desert region. Without the Nile, civilizations in Egypt could not have achieved such success. The physical, cultural, religious, and political impacts of this mighty... more...

  • Flora Trade Between Egypt and Africa in Antiquityby Ilaria Incordino; Pearce Paul Creasman

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 21.41

    In recent decades, study of the ancient Egyptian natural world and its classification has adopted innovative approaches involving new technologies of analysis and a multidisciplinary general view (ethnolinguistics, geobotanics). This collection of papers focuses on one particularly important aspect of foreign trade: the importation of aromatic products.... more...

  • The Roots of Western Financeby Thomas K. Park; James B.Greenberg

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    In The Roots of Western Finance , Thomas K. Park and James B. Greenberg take an anthropological approach to origins of western finance and credit in ancient societies, covering a period of five thousand years from ancient Mesopotamia to the Islamic world in the eleventh century. Park and Greenberg reveal that credit is not simply an economic transaction;... more...

  • Judentum und Konfession in der Geschichte der deutschsprachigen Ägyptologieby Thomas L. Gertzen

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 91.99

    European-Jewish Studies reflect the interdisciplinary network and competence of the new “ Centre for Jewish Studies Berlin and Brandenburg ”. The Centre gathers together the most important institutions working on Jewish studies in the region – including the relevant universities and establishments in Berlin and Potsdam. The interdisciplinary... more...

  • The Ethics of Rhetoricby Richard M. Weaver

    Muriwai Books 2017; US$ 3.99

    In The Ethics of Rhetoric, Richard M. Weaver evaluates the ethical and cultural role of rhetoric and its reflection on society. Weaver draws upon classical notions of rhetoric in Plato’s Phaedrus, and he examines the effectiveness and implications of the manipulation of language in the works of Lincoln, Burke, and Milton. In this collection of essays,... more...

  • Everyday Things in Ancient Greece [Second Edition]by Marjorie Quennell; Kathleen Freeman; C. H. B. Quennell

    Muriwai Books 2017; US$ 3.99

    First published in 1954, this is the Second Edition of the single-volume amalgamation of husband-and-wife team Marjorie and Charles Quinnells’ three-volume anthology on Greek antiquity, originally between 1929-1932: Everyday Things in Homeric Greece, Everyday Things in Archaic Greece, and Everyday Things in Classical Greece. Part I tells of the Trojan... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume Iby Geoffrey Killen

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 44.21

    This revised second edition examines the common forms of furniture used in ancient Egypt, so much of which has been preserved by the dry Egyptian climate and has long been admired for the quality of its design and construction. The story begins with the earliest known pieces and ends with the spectacular discoveries from the 18th dynasty represented... more...