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  • The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Ageby Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Covers the history and the material culture of Crete, Greece and the Aegean Islands from c. 3000?1100 BCE. more...

  • Life along the Silk Roadby Susan Whitfield

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In this long-awaited second edition, Susan Whitfield broadens her exploration of the Silk Road and expands her rich and varied portrait of life along the great pre-modern trade routes of Eurasia. This new edition is comprehensively updated to support further understanding of themes relevant to global and comparative history and remains the only history... more...

  • Middle Egyptian Literatureby James P. Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Provides original texts as well as translations of the major works of Middle Kingdom literature. more...

  • Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Romeby Lynne C. Lancaster

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    This book examines methods and techniques that enabled builders to construct some of the most imposing monuments of ancient Rome. more...

  • Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europeby Jane McIntosh

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 70.00

    Focuses primarily on the period from 7000 BCE, when agricultural communities first began appearing in southeastern Europe, to the first century CE, when western Europe was progressively incorporated into the Roman imperium. This book covers the development and spread of agriculture in Europe and the associated evolution of social class divisions. more...

  • The Lost City of Zby David Grann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    The Lost City of Z is at once a biography, a detective story and a wonderfully vivid piece of travel writing that combines Bruce Chatwinesque powers of observation with a Waugh-like sense of the absurd. Mr. Grann treats us to a harrowing reconstruction of Fawcett?s forays into the Amazonian jungle, as well as an evocative rendering of the vanished... more...

  • The Secret of the Great Pyramidby Bob Brier; Jean-Pierre Houdin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    A decade ago, French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin became obsessed by the centuriesold question: How was the Great Pyramid built? How, in a nation of farmers only recently emerged from the Stone Age, could such a massive, complex, and enduring structure have been envisioned and constructed? Laboring at his computer ten hours a day for five years?creating... more...

  • Adam's Tongueby Derek Bickerton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    How language evolved has been called "the hardest problem in science." In Adam's Tongue , Derek Bickerton--long a leading authority in this field--shows how and why previous attempts to solve that problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topics as diverse as the foraging strategies of ants, the distribution of large prehistoric herbivores, and... more...

  • A History of the World in 100 Objectsby Neil MacGregor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects... more...

  • The Archaeology of Chinaby Li Liu; Xingcan Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    This book explores the roles of agricultural development and advancing social complexity in the processes of state formation in China. more...