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  • "... vor dem Papyrus sind alle gleich!"by Holger Kockelmann; Raimar Eberhard; Stefan Pfeiffer; Maren Schentuleit

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    This festschrift contains some two dozen papers on variegatedtopics from the field of papyrology and epigraphy in Graeco-Roman Egypt. The studies deal with aspects of regional administration, the economy, contract law, antique literary works, temple consecration, the legal status of women, Greek vocabulary and Christian Egypt. The papers include both... more...

  • "A Nation of a Hundred Million Idiots"?by Jayson Makoto Chun

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a history of Japanese television audiences and the popular media culture that television helped to spawn. In a comparatively short period, the television industry helped to reconstruct not only postwar Japanese popular culture, but also the Japanese social and political landscape. During the early years of television, Japanese of all... more...

  • 'A Senseless, Squalid War'by Norman Rose

    Random House 2014; US$ 18.37

    The events in Palestine between the end of the Second World War in May 1945 and the declaration of the State of Israel in May 1948 ruptured Middle Eastern history and left an indelible mark on the modern world. Today, no conflict is felt to be more intractable or divisive, no dispute so fraught with passion or infused with so much hatred, despite... more...

  • "Donation of Constantine" and "Constitutum Constantini"by Johannes Fried

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 133.00

    The Donation of Constantine is the largest and most powerful forgery in world history. Disputed until modern times, this document was the fuel of religious war, used by both the reformation, as well as the counter-reformation. Johannes Fried not only reinterprets the origin of this forgery (i.e. he ascribes it to the Franks? opposition of Emperor Louis... more...

  • "Hadriani genitura" - Die astrologischen Fragmente des Antigonos von Nikaiaby Stephan Heilen

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This critical edition provides for the very first time a thorough presentation of Antigonus?s life, work, sources, and reception. The commentary is based on a systematic assessment of all relevant ancient handbooks and horoscopes. more...

  • "I Undertook Great Works"by Douglas J. Green

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 78.87

    Hauptbeschreibung Traditionally, scholars study ancient Near Eastern royal inscriptions to reconstruct the events they narrate. In recent decades, however, a new approach has analyzed these inscriptions as products of royal ideology and has delineated the way that ideology has shaped their narration of historical events. This ideologically-sensitive... more...

  • 'Only Nixon'by James C. Humes; Jarvis D. Ryals

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 29.99

    This book shares the observations made in 1998 by Chinese Foreign Service experts, who had planned meetings of President Nixon with Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai, during interviews by the authors and Edward Nixon, the President's brother. more...

  • "Photos of the Gods"by Christopher Pinney

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 29.00

    Drawing on years of archival research, interviews with artists and publishers, and the ethnographic study of their rural consumers, Christopher Pinney traces the intimate connections between the production and consumption of mass-produced images in India and the struggle against colonial rule. more...

  • 'The Lament for the South'by William T. Jr Graham

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 32.00

    The Ai Chiang-nan fu by the sixth-century poet Yu Hsin deserves study both for its literary merits and for its uniqueness. more...

  • "The Right Chorale": Studies in Biblical Law and Interpretationby Bernard M. Levinson

    Mohr Siebeck 2008; US$ 116.18

    Hauptbeschreibung This book presents twelve selected investigations of textual composition, interpretation, revision, and transmission. With these studies, Bernard Levinson draws upon the literary forebears of biblical law in cuneiform literature and its reinterpretation in the Second Temple period to provide the horizon of ancient Israelite legal... more...