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Antiquities & Archaeology

  • Karduniaš. Volume 1by De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 210.00

    In den Bänden der Reihe werden Themen aus der Philologie der Keilschriftsprachen (Sumerisch, Akkadisch, Hethitisch, Hurritisch, Elamisch u. a.), der altorientalischen Geschichte sowie der vorderasiatischen Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte behandelt. Der geographische Rahmen umfasst primär Mesopotamien, Nordsyrien, Anatolien, Altarmenien... more...

  • Stalk Divinationby C. A. Cook; Zhao Lu

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    This book presents for the first time a full translation and analysis of a newly discovered bamboo divination manual from fourth century BCE China called the Stalk Divination Method . The manual presents a competing way of interpreting trigrams to the Zhouyi (popularly known as the I-Ching ) that was lost over time. more...

  • Prayer as Divine Experience in 4 Ezra and John’s Apocalypseby David Seal

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 57.00

    Prayer as Divine Experience examines the emotional language in the prayer preludes contained in 4 Ezra and the hymns recounted in John’s Apocalypse. Based on studies in neuropsychology, readers or hearers of the emotional language could potentially achieve a divine experience similar to what is described in this literature. more...

  • History, Texts and Art in Early Babyloniaby Piotr Steinkeller

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 103.99

    These essays represent a summation of Piotr Steinkeller's decades-long thinking and writing about the history of third millennium BCE Babylonia and the ways in which it is reflected in ancient historical and literary sources and art, as well as of how these written and visual materials may be used by the modern historian to attain, if not a reliable... more...

  • Goddess Wisdomby Tanishka

    Hay House 2017; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.19

    Ancient civilizations worshipped female deities, and women were the leaders, counsellors and healers of nations. However, through various historical events, such as the arrival of Christianity in many cultures, the worship of the goddess was lost. In this book, author Tanishka shares the long-lost ancient culture of the goddess. This book unveils:... more...

  • Much Ado about Mardukby Jennifer Finn

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Scholars often assume that the nature of Mesopotamian kingship was such that questioning royal authority was impossible. This volume challenges that general assumption, by presenting an analysis of the motivations,methods, and motifs behind a scholarly discourse about kingship that arose in the final stages of the last Mesopotamian empires. The focus... more...

  • The Golden Boughby Sir James George Frazer

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    The Golden Bough attempts to define the shared elements of religious belief. Its thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship of, and periodic sacrifice of, a sacred king. Published in 1890 it offered a modernist approach to discussing religion. The impact of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature... more...

  • Das Onomastikon der biblischen Ortsnamenby Stefan Timm

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 210.00

    Das Onomastikon des Eusebius von Caesarea ist eine unentbehrliche Quelle für die Topographie des Heiligen Landes. Beruhend auf biblischen Texten und antiken Autoren bietet das Onomastikon bis heute zentrale Anhaltspunkte für die Lokalisierung antiker Stätten. Diese Neuedition berichtigt eine Reihe von Fehlern der Ausgabe von Klostermann... more...

  • Light from the Ancient Past, Vol. 2by Jack Finegan

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 71.50 US$ 65.06

    A photograph, map, or diagram illustrates the text for every site described in this pilgrimage to Palestine, beginning with places connected with John the Baptist and proceeding to Bethlehem and Nazareth, Samaria and Galilee, Jerash, Caesarea, Jericho, the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, and Emmaus. Each entry concludes with a brief bibliography of pertinent... more...

  • Salpuri-Chum, A Korean Dance for Expelling Evil Spiritsby Eun-Joo Lee; Yong-Shin Kim

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 24.99

    This book is a study of Salpuri-Chum, a traditional Korean dance for expelling evil spirits. The authors examine the origins and practice of the dance focusing on traditional music, movements, and clothing. more...