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  • Terrains of Exchange: Religious Economies of Global Islamby Nile Green

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Drawing together Indian and Iranian Muslims with Christian missionaries, Hindu nationalists and Japanese imperialists, this book brings to life the local sites of globalisation that transformed Muslim religiosity through the long nineteenth century. Nile Green evokes terrains of exchange that range from the Russian empire's borderlands to the Indian... 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...

  • 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...

  • Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slavesby Sarah Pomeroy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    "The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's history in Greece and Rome has hardly been challenged."--Mary Beard, Times Literary Supplement. Illustrations. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Plague and the End of Antiquityby Lester K. Little

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Plague was a key factor in the waning of Antiquity and the beginning of the Middle Ages. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Bibleby Bruce Chilton; Howard Clark Kee; Eric M. Meyers; John Rogerson; Amy-Jill Levine; Anthony J. Saldarini

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    Provides in-depth information about the changing historical, social and cultural contexts in which the biblical authors and their original readers lived. more...

  • Sparta At Warby Scott Rusch

    Frontline Books 2011; US$ 8.99

    During the eighth century BC, Sparta became one of the leading cities of ancient Greece, conquering the southern Peloponnese, and from the mid-sixth century BC until the mid-fourth, Sparta became a military power of recognized importance. For almost two centuries the massed Spartan army remained unbeaten in the field. Spartan officers also commanded... more...

  • Ovid: Epistulae ex Ponto Book Iby Ovid; Garth Tissol

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Edition and commentary, aimed at students and scholars, providing the most accessible introduction available to this late work of Ovid. more...

  • Music in Ancient Greece and Romeby John G Landels

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    Music in Ancient Greece and Rome provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in a concise and user-friendly way. Chapters include: * contexts in which music played a role * a detailed discussion of instruments * an analysis of scales, intervals and tuning * the principal... more...

  • The Swerveby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and... more...