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  • A Brief History of the Roman Empireby Stephen Kershaw

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 14.57

    In this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's Satires to recent archaeological finds. He examines extraordinary personalities such as Caligula and Nero and seismic events such as the conquest... more...

  • The World's Religions, Revised and Updatedby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    The World?s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith ( Tales of Wonder ), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised... more...

  • Introduction to World Religionsby Christopher Partridge

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    A leading textbook for world religion, this new edition is designed to help students in their study and research of the world's religious traditions. Known and valued for its balanced approach and its respected board of consulting editors, this text addresses ways to study religion, provides broad coverage of diverse religions, and offers an arresting... more...

  • Interpretations of Greek Mythology (Routledge Revivals)by Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Interpretations of Greek Mythology , first published in1987, builds on the innovative work of Walter Burkert and the ?Paris school? of Jean-Pierre Vernant, and represents a renewal of interpretation of Greek mythology. The contributors to this volume present a variety of approaches to the Greek myths, all of which eschew a monolithic or exclusively... more...

  • Jason and the Argonauts through the Agesby Jason Colavito

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the most famous in Greek myth, and its development from the oldest layers of Greek mythology down to the modern age encapsulates the dramatic changes in faith, power and culture that Western civilization has seen over the past three millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Classical Age, from the medieval... more...

  • World Religions At Your Fingertipsby Michael McDowell; Nathan Brown

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 16.95

    Quick reference to the major religions of the world. With World Religions at Your Fingertips , readers can quickly learn anything they need to know about Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and more. From reincarnation to resurrection, the Four Noble Truths to the Ten Commandments, this book covers... more...

  • The Religion of the Ancient Celtsby J. A. MacCulloch

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 7.99

    To summon a dead religion from its forgotten grave and to make it tell its story, would require an enchanter's wand. Other old faiths, of Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome, are known to us. But in their case liturgies, myths, theogonies, theologies, and the accessories of cult, remain to yield their report of the outward form of human belief and aspiration.... more...

  • Die Welt der Gothicsby Axel Schmidt

    Springer Fachmedien 2008; US$ 39.95

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  • Die Amazonenby Hedwig Appelt

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 9.25

    Diese einzigartige Nacherzählung eines uralten Mythos schildert die Herkunft und Geschichte der Amazonen. Einfühlsam zeichnet Hedwig Appelt das dramatische Schicksal der drei großen Königinnen Hippolyte, Penthesilea und Thalestris nach, die letztlich an ihrer verbotenen Liebe zu den griechischen Helden Theseus, Achilles und Alexander dem Großen zugrunde... more...

  • Einführung in die griechische Götterlehreby Peter Busch; Jürgen Zangenberg

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 46.28

    L. Annaeus Cornutus lebte im 1. Jahrhundert n. Chr. und hatte als stoischer Philosoph in Rom eine große Wirkungsgeschichte. Neben zahlreichen anderen Werken ist vor allem eine "Einführung in die griechische Götterlehre" unter dem Namen des Cornutus überliefert. Das vergleichsweise kurze Werk, in dem die Mythologie Homers und Hesiods in stoischer... more...