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  • The Sumerian Worldby Harriet Crawford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and the natural sciences. This broad treatment will... more...

  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 11.90

    ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of... more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 26.29

    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...

  • The Archaeology of Power and Politics in Eurasiaby Charles W. Hartley; G. Bike Yazicioglu; Adam T. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 112.00

    This book brings together archaeological investigations of Eurasian regimes and revolutions ranging from the Bronze Age to the modern day. more...

  • Bioarchaeological and Forensic Perspectives on Violenceby Debra L. Martin; Cheryl P. Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 82.00

    Case studies on violent deaths from the past and present vividly illustrate how anthropologists construct meaning from the victim's bones. more...

  • The First Emperorby Sima Qian; Raymond Dawson; K. E. Brashier

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 9.99

    Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. more...

  • Castration and Culture in the Middle Agesby Larissa Tracy

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Essays exploring medieval castration, as reflected in archaeology, law, historical record, and literary motifs. more...

  • Pompeii and Herculaneumby Alison E. Cooley; M. G. L. Cooley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    The original edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook was a crucial resource for students of the site. Now updated to include material from Herculaneum, the neighbouring town also buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook allows readers to form a richer and more diverse picture of urban life on the Bay of Naples.   Focusing... more...

  • 1177 B.C.by Eric H. Cline

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42

    In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end.... more...

  • The Oxford History of Ancient Egyptby Ian Shaw

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 12.99

    The Oxford Illustrated History of Ancient Egypt describes the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans. It describes the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley, including some of the earliest masterpieces of... more...