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  • Passages From Antiquity to Feudalismby Perry Anderson

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    The rise of the modern absolutist monarchies in Europe constitutes in many ways the birth of the modern historical epoch. Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism , the companion volume to Perry Anderson?s Lineages of the Absolutist State , is a sustained exercise in historical sociology to root the development of absolutism in the diverse routes taken... more...

  • Citizens to Lordsby Ellen Meiksins Wood

    Verso Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    In this groundbreaking work, Ellen Meiksins Wood lays out her innovative approach to the history of political theory and traces the development of the Western tradition from classical antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Her ?social history? is a significant departure from other contextual interpretations. Treating canonical thinkers as passionately... more...

  • Adespota Papyracea Hexametra Graecaby Marco Perale

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume contains editions of a collection of the anonymous hexametrical texts on papyri in the form of a bibliographical catalog, many of which were published in summary form more than a century ago and are no longer available. Also including translations and a short commentary, the book sheds new light on unattributed compositions from Hellenistic,... 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 Road to Ubarby Nicholas Clapp

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 14.99

    No one thought that Ubar, the most fabled city of ancient Arabia, would ever be found-if it even existed. Buried in the desert without a trace, it had become known as "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had searched for Ubar, including Lawrence of Arabia. Then in the 1980s, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and amateur archaeologist, stumbled... more...

  • The Amorium Mint and the Coin Findsby Constantina Katsari; Christopher S. Lightfoot; Adil Özme

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    This fourth volume in the Amorium Monograph Series is devoted to the numismatic evidence from the ancient and mediaeval city of Amorium in central Anatolia (Turkey). It comprises two distinct parts. In Section 1 the city mint of Amorium is discussed and illustrated by a chronological and typological catalogue of known specimens. The city mint flourished... more...

  • Incantations and Anti-Witchcraft Texts from Ugaritby Gregorio del Olmo Lete; Ignacio Márquez Rowe

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book provides an edition and study of the Ugaritic and Akkadian incantation and anti-witchcraft texts from Ugarit. All texts have been newly collated and are edited here alongside translations, hand copies, photographs, and a commentary. The author offers an analysis and interpretation of these various magic texts within their Ancient Near Eastern... more...

  • Greek Medicineby James Longrigg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A History of the Roman Worldby E. T. Salmon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Including an account of political and military developments, and including sections on social, economic an cultural life, this book presents a survey of the Roman world at a time when the Principate was established, and the Pax Romana consolidated. more...

  • The Play of Wordsby Giulia Maria Chesi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This book examines the dynamics of interfamilial violence in the Oresteia. It argues that the key element of the play?s discourse about violence is to be found in the inquiry for a definition of Clytemnestra?s motherhood. By reading the play?s narrative on interfamilial violence and matricide as a narrative of uncertainties in terms of the role of... more...