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  • Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central Americaby Susan Toby Evans; David L. Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    This is the first comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia in English devoted to pre-Columbian archaeology of the Mesoamerican culture area. In more than 500 articles by the major experts in the field, this work brings the most recent scholarship to an examination of regional environments and their cultural evolution. Entries range from the familiar... more...

  • The Archaeology of Mesopotamiaby Roger Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    The only critical guide to the theory and method of Mesopotamian archaeology, this innovative volume evaluates the theories, methods, approaches and history of Mesopotamian archaeology from its origins in the nineteenth century up to the present day. Ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), was the original site of many of the major developments in human... more...

  • The Celtsby Barry Cunliffe

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    Barry Cunliffe seeks to reveal this fascinating people using a range of evidence and exploring subjects such as trade, migration and the evolution of Celtic traditions. more...

  • The First Emperorby Sima Qian; Raymond Dawson; K. E. Brashier

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99

    Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. - ;'The following year Qin unified all... more...

  • Plato on Loveby C.D.C. Reeve

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 13.95

    This collection features Plato's writings on sex and love in the preeminent translations of Stanley Lombardo, Paul Woodruff and Alexander Nehamas, D. S. Hutchinson, and C. D. C. Reeve. Reeve's Introduction provides a wealth of historical information about Plato and Socrates, and the sexual norms of classical Athens. His introductory essay looks... more...

  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 10.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides? political theory?famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into... more...

  • The Mystery of the Last Supperby Colin J. Humphreys

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 21.00

    This book examines inconsistencies between the gospel accounts of the final week of Jesus and proposes an answer to this apparent contradiction. more...

  • The Celtsby Barry Cunliffe; Nora Chadwick

    Penguin Books Ltd 1997; US$ 20.78

    The Celtic period was one of tremendous expansion, the last phase of European material and intellectual development before the Mediterranean world spread northwards over the Continent and linked it to modern times. Nora Chadwick's classic survey traces the rise and spread of the Celts, from their arrival in the British Isles in about the eighth century... more...

  • From Gabriel to Luciferby Valery Rees

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 28.00

    Fiery the angels fell; slow thunder rolled around their shores, burning with the fires of Orc.' Whether in recent popular culture, or back across countless centuries, angels have perpetually enthralled and even terrified us. 'Every single angel is terrible,' wrote the German Romantic poet Rilke: 'and so I hold myself back from the dark bird-cry of... more...

  • The Bronze Age Beginsby Philip P. Betancourt

    INSTAP Academic Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    This book focuses on economic and social changes, particularly during the opening phase of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. New developments in ceramics that reached Crete at the end of the Neolithic period greatly contributed to the creation of economic, technological, social, and religious advancements we call the Early Bronze Age.... more...