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  • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egyptby Toby Wilkinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal... more...

  • The Discovery of Egyptby Terence M Russell

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    Vivant Denon was known as 'Napoleon's eye'. He accompanied Bonaparte to Egypt, witnessed the Battle of the Nile and was, in effect, the first war artist. This book tells the story of Denon's travels and the impact of his illustrations, which proved to Europe that Egyptian art and architecture are no poor relation to that of Greece or Rome. more...

  • Agricola and Germaniaby Cornelius Tacitus

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Germania (Latin: De Origine et situ Germanorum, lit. The Origin and Situation of the Germans), written by Gaius Cornelius Tacitus around 98, is an ethnographic work on the Germanic tribes outside the Roman Empire.This work survived only in one single manuscript that was found in Hersfeld Abbey, Holy Roman Empire and brought to Italy in 1455 where... more...

  • The Silver Eagleby Ben Kane

    Random House 2009; US$ 10.10

    The second novel in the Forgotten Legion Chronicles takes Romulus, Brennus, Tarquinius and Fabiola, and places them in ever greater danger. The Forgotten Legion - ten thousand legionaries made captive by the Parthians - has marched to Margiana on the edge of the known world. In its midst are Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius, all men with... more...

  • Immortalityby Stephen Cave

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00

    A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave?s Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to.  But it also makes a powerful argument, which is that it?s our very preoccupation with defying mortality that drives civilization.   Central... more...

  • Eureka Manby Alan Hirshfeld

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Many of us know little about Archimedes other than his "Eureka" exclamation upon discovering that he could immerse an object in a full tub of water and measure the spillage to determine the object's weight. That seemingly simple observation not only proved to King Hieron II of Syracuse that a certain amount of silver had been used in what was supposed... more...

  • The Genesis of Israel and Egyptby Emmet Sweeney

    Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 34.95

    The Ages in Alignment series seeks to resolve contradictions in accepted theories of history, and concludes that all the ancient civilizations arose simultaneously around 1100 BC. This, Volume 1, examines the archaeological evidence for the Flood and the rise of the first literate cultures in the wake of the catastrophe and traces the story of the... more...

  • The Oxford History of the Biblical Worldby Michael D. Coogan

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 18.99

    In this impressive volume, leading scholars offer compelling glimpses into the biblical world, the world in which prophets, poets, sages, and historians created one of our most important texts--the Bible. For more than a century, archaeologists have been unearthing the tombs, temples, texts, and artifacts of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean... more...

  • Rome and the Greek East to the Death of Augustusby Robert K. Sherk

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 41.00

    A collection in English translation of sources for the study of Greek and Roman history. more...

  • The Development of Dialectic from Plato to Aristotleby Jakob Leth Fink

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    Pioneering collection of essays contributing to the history of philosophy and also to the contemporary debate about what philosophy is. more...