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  • Fingerprints of the Godsby Graham Hancock

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 19.95

    The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts. more...

  • Shakespeare's Restless Worldby Neil MacGregor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.38

    From Neil MacGregor, the acclaimed creator of A History of the World in 100 Objects and the Director of the British Museum, comes a unique, enthralling exploration of the age of William Shakespeare to accompany a new BBC Radio 4 series. Shakespeare lived through a pivotal period in human history. With the discovery of the New World, the horizons... more...

  • The Development of Pre-State Communities in the Ancient Near Eastby Diane Bolger; Louise C. Maguire

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 38.00

    This book explores the dynamics of small-scale societies in the ancient Near East by examining the ways in which particular communities functioned and interacted and by moving beyond the broad neo-evolutionary models of social change which have characterised many earlier approaches. By focusing on issues of diversity, scale, and context, it considers... more...

  • The Geographyof Straboby Duane W. Roller

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 152.00

    First serviceable English translation in nearly a century of the most important geographical text surviving from classical antiquity. more...

  • In the Shadow of the Swordby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    The acclaimed author of Rubicon and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic (and incredibly timely) account of the rise of Islam.   No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history,... more...

  • Consuming Passions and Patterns of Consumptionby Preston Miracle; Nicky Milner

    McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research 2008; US$ 30.00

    This volume illustrates the importance of considering social contexts of food consumption in interpretations of past and present human societies, giving a new twist to the old adage 'You are what you eat'. Contributions cover method and interpretation in case studies spanning the Palaeolithic to the Present, and from the Amazon to the Arctic. more...

  • Pompeiiby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.32

    'This marvellous book won the Wolfson History Prize and is a model of subtle but accessible writing about the past' Judith Rice, Guardian 'Classicist Mary Beard has had a great time rooting about that ghostly place and she has brought it quite splendidly back to life' Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Telegraph 'To the vast field of... more...

  • The Comparative Archaeology of Complex Societiesby Michael E. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Part of a resurgence in the comparative study of ancient societies, this book presents case studies of states, empires and chiefdoms. more...

  • A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkeyby Clyde E. Fant; Mitchell G. Reddish

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 24.99

    Nearly two-thirds of the New Testament--including all of the letters of Paul, most of the book of Acts, and the book of Revelation--is set outside of Israel, in either Turkey or Greece. Although biblically-oriented tours of the areas that were once ancient Greece and Asia Minor have become increasingly popular, up until now there has been no definitive... more...

  • The Holy Landby Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 27.99

    A new, fully updated edition of the world's leading guide to the historical sites of the Holy Land, providing the ultimate guide to all the main Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sites. - ;Of immense significance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the Holy Land has been attracting visitors since the fifth century BC. Covering all the main sites both... more...