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  • Ancient Greeceby Paul Cartledge

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 7.99

    A highly stimulating introduction to the history of Ancient Greek civilization, from the first documented use of the Greek language in about 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in about CE 330. more...

  • The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introductionby David M. Gwynn

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99

    Here, David Gwynn reflects on the remarkable legacy of the Roman Republic. The rise and fall of the Republic holds a special place in the history of Western civilization; it has been presented as a model, a source of inspiration, but also a warning. Placing the events in their wider context, he provides a fascinating history of culture and society. more...

  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Kelly

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 7.99

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence,... more...

  • Archaeology: A Very Short Introductionby Paul Bahn

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99

    The explorations of archaeology encompass the whole globe, survey 2.5 million years, and range from deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, and from pebble tools to GPS. Its efforts to reconstruct and understand the past do not fail to fascinate us. Paul Bahn explores the importance of archaeology in this entertaining introduction. more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.27

    New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what... more...

  • Urban Ecologyby Richard T. T. Forman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 58.00

    The first richly illustrated worldwide portrayal of urban ecology, tying together organisms, built structures, and the physical environment around cities. more...

  • Understanding the Archaeological Recordby Gavin Lucas

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    This book explores the understandings of the archaeological record in both historical and contemporary perspective, while also serving as a guide to reassessing current views. more...

  • The Goddess and the Bullby Michael Balter

    Free Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Thousands of years before the pyramids were built in Egypt and the Trojan War was fought, a great civilization arose on the Anatolian plains. The Goddess and the Bull details the dramatic quest by archaeologists to unearth the buried secrets of human cultural evolution at this huge, spectacularly well-preserved 9,500-year-old village in Turkey. ... more...

  • Lootby Sharon Waxman

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 6.79

    A journey across four continents to the heart of the conflict over who should own the great works of ancient art Why are the Elgin Marbles in London and not on the Acropolis? Why do there seem to be as many mummies in France as there are in Egypt? Why are so many Etruscan masterworks in America? For the past two centuries, the West has been plundering... more...

  • The Archaeology of Chinaby Li Liu; Xingcan Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 34.00

    This book explores the roles of agricultural development and advancing social complexity in the processes of state formation in China. more...