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  • Monumental Baliby A.J. Bernet Kempers

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Monumental Bali describes a formative period in Balinese history through a study of the island's fascinating antiquities. This classic work provides the key to understanding Bali's most famous monuments, including the "Elephant Cave" near Ubud, the "Royal Tombs" at Gunung Kawi, and the spectacular "Mother Temple" at Besakih. A comprehensive Guide... more...

  • Religion and Ideology in Assyriaby Beate Pongratz-Leisten

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Addressing the relationship between religion and ideology, and drawing on a range of literary, ritual, and visual sources, Beate Pongratz-Leisten argues that Assyria as a polity was as much exposed to (and influenced by) Babylonia in the south as it was to the Hittite and Hurrian cultural horizon in the north, and that this exposure was... more...

  • Eusebius Schrift 'peri ton topikon onomaton'by Stefan Timm

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    Eusebius of Caesarea?s Onomasticon has been an essential source for the topography of the Holy Land. Based on Biblical texts and the works of ancient authors, the Onomasticon is still the starting point for establishing the localization of ancient cities. This new edition corrects many errors in the Klostermann edition (1902) and makes reference to... more...

  • City of Demonsby Dayna S. Kalleres

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 95.00

    Although it would appear in studies of late antique ecclesiastical authority and power that scholars have covered everything, an important aspect of the urban bishop has long been neglected: his role as demonologist and exorcist. When the emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the realm, bishops and priests everywhere struggled ... more...

  • Songs of the Teton Siouxby Harry W. Paige

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 6.99

    The beautiful and mysterious song of the Sioux is a carefully crafted and highly individualized ritual performed to invoke the strength of the spirits in order to harness the power of nature. In this, the first literary study of a fascinating tradition, Dr. Harry W. Paige immerses himself in the Sioux society and culture to unlock the mystery of... more...

  • Walking the Bibleby Bruce Feiler

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible describes one man's epic odyssey?by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel?through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring journey will forever change your view of some of history's most... more...

  • Late Ancient Knowingby Catherine M. Chin; Moulie Vidas

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 95.00

    In this collection of essays, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the activity of knowing in late antiquity by focusing on thirteen major concepts from the intellectual, social, political, and cultural history of the period. They ask two questions about each of these concepts: what did late ancient people know about them, and how was that... more...

  • Archetypal Images in Greek Religionby Carl Kerényi; Christopher Holme

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 31.95

    What did Zeus mean to the Greeks? And who was Hera, united with Zeus historically and archetypally as if they were a human pair? C. Kerenyi fills a gap in our knowledge of the religious history of Europe by responding to these questions. Examining the word Zeus and its Greek synonyms theos and daimon , the author traces the origins of Greek religion... more...

  • Channel Your Goddess Energyby Kirsten Riddle

    Ryland Peters & Small 2015; US$ 10.19

    Reignite your inner Goddess. Goddesses have been a source of fascination for thousands of years. Their ancient mythologies and legends are still relevant today, and by tapping into the power of the goddesses we can find strength and inspiration. Channel Your Goddess Energy is full of tips and rituals that can be easily used in daily life, which allow... more...

  • Scenting Salvationby Susan Ashbrook Harvey

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    This book explores the role of bodily, sensory experience in early Christianity (first ? seventh centuries AD) by focusing on the importance of smell in ancient Mediterranean culture. Following its legalization in the fourth century Roman Empire, Christianity cultivated a dramatically flourishing devotional piety, in which the bodily senses were utilized... more...