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  • Babylonby Paul Kriwaczek

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    In Babylon , Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of ancient Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements around 5400 BC, to the eclipse of Babylon by the Persians in the sixth century BC. He chronicles the rise and fall of dynastic power during this period; he examines its numerous material, social and cultural innovations and inventions: The wheel, civil,... more...

  • Climate Change in Desertsby Martin Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    A synthesis of the environmental and climatic history of every major desert and desert margin, for researchers and advanced students. more...

  • Plato: Phaedrusby Plato; Harvey Yunis

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Provides all the tools necessary to read and understand Plato's Phaedrus in the original Greek. more...

  • The Roman Search for Wisdomby Michael K. Kellogg

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its citizens sometimes expressed a sense of inferiority to the intellectual accomplishments of ancient Greece. The notion that Roman philosophers,... more...

  • Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central Americaby Susan Toby Evans; David L. Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    This is the first comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia in English devoted to pre-Columbian archaeology of the Mesoamerican culture area. In more than 500 articles by the major experts in the field, this work brings the most recent scholarship to an examination of regional environments and their cultural evolution. Entries range from the familiar... more...

  • The British Palaeolithicby Paul Pettitt; Mark White

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    The British Palaeolithic provides the first academic synthesis of the entire British Palaeolithic, from the earliest occupation (currently understood to be around 980,000 years ago) to the end of the Ice Age. Landscape and ecology form the canvas for an explicitly interpretative approach aimed at understanding the how different hominin societies... more...

  • The Archaeology of Mesopotamiaby Roger Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    The only critical guide to the theory and method of Mesopotamian archaeology, this innovative volume evaluates the theories, methods, approaches and history of Mesopotamian archaeology from its origins in the nineteenth century up to the present day. Ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), was the original site of many of the major developments in human... more...

  • The Persian Empireby A. Kuhrt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 71.95

    Bringing together a wide variety of material in many different languages that exists from the substantial body of work left by this large empire, The Persian Empire presents annotated translations, together with introductions to the problems of using it in order to gain an understanding of the history and working os this remarkable political entity.... more...

  • The First Emperorby Sima Qian; Raymond Dawson; K. E. Brashier

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99

    Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. - ;'The following year Qin unified all... more...

  • The Bronze Age Beginsby Philip P. Betancourt

    INSTAP Academic Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    This book focuses on economic and social changes, particularly during the opening phase of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. New developments in ceramics that reached Crete at the end of the Neolithic period greatly contributed to the creation of economic, technological, social, and religious advancements we call the Early Bronze Age.... more...