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  • A History of the Ptolemaic Empireby Günther Hölbl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This compelling narrative provides the only comprehensive guide in English to the rise and decline of Ptolemaic rule in Egypt over three centuries - from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the tragic deaths of Antony and Cleopatra in 30 BC. The skilful integration of material from a vast array of sources allows the reader to trace the political and... more...

  • The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180?395by David S. Potter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Roman Empire at Bay  is the only one volume history of the critical years 180-395 AD, which saw the transformation of the Roman Empire from a unitary state centred on Rome, into a new polity with two capitals and a new religion?Christianity. The book integrates social and intellectual history into the narrative, looking to explore the relationship... more...

  • The Greek World in the Fourth Centuryby Lawrence A. Tritle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    The contributors in this volume present a systematic survey of the struggles of Athens, Sparta and Thebes to dominate Greece in the fourth century - only to be overwhelmed by the newly emerging Macedonian kingdom of Philip II. Additionally, the situation of Greeks in Sicily, Italy and Asia is portrayed, showing the geographical and political diffusion... more...

  • Cosmology in Antiquityby Rosemary Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    The popularity of Stephen Hawking's work has put cosmology back in the public eye. The question of how the universe began, and why it hangs together, still puzzles scientists. Their puzzlement began two and a half thousand years ago when Greek philosophers first 'looked up at the sky and formed a theory of everything.' Though their solutions are... more...

  • Anglo-Saxon Readerby Sweet

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Shebaby Nicholas Clapp

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 14.99

    Three thousand years ago, a dusky queen swept into the court of King Solomon, and from that time to the present day, her tale has been told and retold. Who was this queen? Did she really exist? In a quixotic odyssey that takes him to Ethiopia, Arabia, Israel, and even a village in France, Nicholas Clapp seeks the underlying truth behind the multifaceted... more...

  • The Philosophy of Early Christianityby George E. Karamanolis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Relations of Power in Early Neo-Assyrian State Ideologyby Mattias Karlsson

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This volume focuses on the state ideology of imperial Assyria in the 9th century BCE, in particular on how power relations among the Mesopotamian deities, the Assyrian king, and the "foreign lands" are described and depicted. The author also discusses ideological variations among regnal and historical phases, localities, and rulers. more...

  • École de Berlin und "Goldenes Zeitalter" (1882-1914) der Ägyptologie als Wissenschaftby Thomas L. Gertzen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    Though in-depth studies into the history of Egyptology have existed for the past 200 years, they continue to remain popular today. By assessing extensive materials from German and European archives, Thomas Gertzen sheds light on the significance of the Berlin School of Egyptology and its founder, Adolf Erman (1854?1937). He also examines its importance... more...