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- Overlook 2014; US$ 10.99
When Peter Stothard found himself stranded in the Egyptian city of Alexandria in the winter of 2010, he set out to explore a nation on the brink of revolution. Guided by two native Egyptians, Stothard reawakens his life long obsession with the life and myth of Cleopatra while exploring the city and country she once ruled. Blending aspects... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum?s department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects, Budge was hugely successful in collecting papyri, statues and other artefacts for the trustees of the British Museum: numbering into the thousands... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for?? This volume addresses a variety of important themes, the historical involvement of Egyptology... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00
This book examines magic's generally maleficent effect on humans from ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages, including tales from classical mythology, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. It shows that certain magical motifs lived on from age to age, but that it took until the Italian Renaissance for magic tales to become fairy tales. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
A History of Seafaring in the Classical World , first published in 1986, presents a complete treatment of all aspects of the maritime history of the Classical world, designed for the use of students as well as scholars. Beginning with Crete and Mycenae in the third millennium BC, the author expounds a concise history of seafaring up to the sixth... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95
A hypnotic journey in the company of one of the world's most acclaimed Egyptologists over the fabled river telling how the Nile continually brought life to an ancient civilization now dead and how it sustained its successors, now in tumult. Renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson leads us through space as much as time: from the river's mystical sources... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 71.63
Der Münchener Arabist und Islamwissenschaftler Mohamed Rahim legt eine kritische Edition des Schlussteils der Chronik des Damal ad-Dîn Muhammad ibn Wasil (13. Jahrhundert) mit einem philologischen und historischen Kommentar vor. Dieser Abschnitt des Werks umfasst die Jahre 646/1248 ? 659/1261, also den interessantesten Teil, da der Chronist darin über... more...