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Antiquities & Archaeology

  • The "Dead Sea Scrolls"by John J. Collins

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination--and more controversy--than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration and... more...

  • (Sacrifices) Left at the Altarby Joshua A. Fogel

    Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 38.99

    This volume looks at tractate Zevachim (Sacrifices), which is mostly concerned with meat offerings slaughtered and presented at the Temple (when it stood). Fogel approaches the text, page by page, commenting with doses of humor and comparisons in a manner meant to explain and humanize the text for contemporary readers. more...

  • The Advent Projectby James W. McKinnon

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In his final accomplishment of an extraordinarily distinguished career, James W. McKinnon considers the musical practices of the early Church in this incisive examination of the history of Christian chant from the years a.d. 200 to 800. The result is an important book that is certain to have a long-lasting impact on musicology, religious studies, and... more...

  • African Religion Definedby Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

    UPA 2012; US$ 32.99

    The author, a traditional king and professor, studies the Akan in Ghana to demonstrate that ancestor worship is as pragmatic, systematic, theological, teleological, soteriological - with a highly trained clerical body and elders as mediators - and symbolic as any other religion in the world. more...

  • Against Apion or, Flavius Josephus Against Apionby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    Complete interlinked edition. Includes contemporary maps, timelines, family trees, coinage, and units of measure, as well as modern view of history and analysis of Josephus works. Josephus fought the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War as a Jewish military leader in Galilee. After the the Romans invaded, killing thousands, Josephus and one of his... more...

  • Ancestors and Elitesby Gordon F. M. Rakita

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 52.99

    Ancestors and Elites examines the relationship between emergent social complexity and changing ritual practices at the prehispanic site of PaquimZ, Chihuahua, Mexico. more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritualby Katherine Eaton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the estate belonged, and much of the ritual in temples was devoted to offering a representative sample of goods to the gods. After ritual performances,... more...

  • Ancient Greece, Modern Psycheby Virginia Beane Rutter; Thomas Singer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Between ancient Greece and modern psyche lies a divide of not only three thousand years, but two cultures that are worlds apart in art, technology, economics and the accelerating flood of historical events. This unique collection of essays from an international selection of contributors offers compelling evidence for the natural connection and relevance... more...

  • Ancient Greek Religionby Jon D. Mikalson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95

    Ancient Greek Religion provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek religion. Focuses on Athens in the classical period Includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult, and vivid descriptions of Greek religion as it was practiced Ancient texts are presented in boxes to promote... more...