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- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95
Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination--and more controversy--than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration and... more...
- Granta Publications 2012; US$ 11.99
Egyptian culture is divided from us by several millennia, a lost people and a dead language. We can discover much about this fascinating civilization from its physical remains, but perhaps the greatest insights into the Egyptian mind come from Egyptian hieroglyphs. They reveal the priorities, concerns and beliefs of the Egyptians - a whole worldview.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the ?Sea Peoples? invaded Egypt. The pharaoh?s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end.... more...
- HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99
The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century. The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99
The world would end in 1492 - so the prophets, soothsayers and stargazers said. They were right. Their world did end. But ours began. In search of the origins of the modern world, 1492 takes readers on a journey around the globe of the time, in the company of real-life travellers, drawing together the threads that began to bind the planet: from... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 20.99
1607 vividly tells the story of the founding of Jamestown, recounting the situation of the original Indian inhabitants, the arrival of the British settlers 400 years ago, the building of the town, and modern excavations at the site. Along the way, we meet such familiar figures as King James, John Smith, and Pocahontas. We also come across strange episodes... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 48.60
Im Papyrologischen Kommentar zum 2. Thessalonikerbrief werden weltweit veröffentlichte dokumentarische Papyri und Ostraka aus der Zeit vom 3. Jh. v.Chr. bis zum 3. Jh. n.Chr. auf die neutestamentliche Schrift hin ausgewertet und kommentiert.Vor dem Hintergrund der dokumentarischen Zeugnisse geht Kreinecker zusätzlich zur Kommentierung der in der Forschung... more...