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- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 44.99
Chinese Religious Art is a broad survey of the origins and development of the various forms of artistic expression of Chinese religions. This survey of icons, temples, and rituals reveals the varied ways the Chinese expressed the presence of the divine and worshipped it. Some of the most beautiful art, inspired mountain temples, lofty landscapes,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
In Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain , first published in 1991, Professor Dorothy Watts sets out to distinguish possible Pagan features in Romano-British Christianity in the period leading up to and immediately following the withdrawal of Roman forces in AD 410. Watts argues that British Christianity at the time contained many Pagan influences,... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.95
The churches of Britain contain a remarkable heritage of exquisitely embroidered vestments, and cathedrals in particular hold some of the most beautiful textiles ever produced in Europe. The history of these priestly garments and how their use developed in Britain and Europe is fascinating. This book outlines the tradition and mysticism associated... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00
From constructing new buildings to describing rival-controlled areas as morally and physically dangerous, leaders in late antiquity fundamentally shaped their physical environment and thus the events that unfolded within it. Controlling Contested Places maps the city of Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) through the topographically sensitive vocabulary of... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95
In the ancient Greece of Pericles and Plato, the polis, or city-state, reigned supreme, but by the time of Alexander, nearly half of the mainland Greek city-states had surrendered part of their autonomy to join the larger political entities called koina. In the first book in fifty years to tackle the rise of these so-called Greek federal states,... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 127.00
This book explores the territorial expansion of the Thessalian League ca. 196-27 BCE, the development of the state religion of the League, and the tension between regional political identity and local cult tradition. more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 38.95
Recognizing the social meaning of food and meals in Greco-Roman culture and, in particular, the social meaning of idol-food, is an integral part of understanding the impact of Paul's instructions to the Christian community at Corinth regarding the consumption of idol-food. Shared meals were a central feature of social intercourse in Greco-Roman culture.... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00
Daily life in Late Antiquity was heavily influenced by the tradition of Roman games. This is the first comprehensive study of the world of games in Late Antiquity, with special attention to specific forms of games in the provinces. Using both documentary and archeological sources, the author suggests new regional and chronological differentiations... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 28.99
A stunning and original interpretation of an ancient system of poetic, religious, and philosophical thought Buried in the Egyptian desert some 4,000 years ago, the Pyramid Texts are among the world's oldest poetry. Yet ever since the discovery of these hieroglyphs in 1881, they have been misconstrued by Western Egyptologists as a garbled collection... more...