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  • Truthfulness, Realism, Historicityby Peter Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Were holy men historical figures or figments of the theological imagination? Did the biographies devoted to them reflect facts or only the ideological commitments of their authors? For decades, scholars of late antiquity have wrestled with these questions when analysing such issues as the Christianization of Europe, the decline of paganism, and the... more...

  • Flow and Flux in Plato’s Philosophyby Andrew J. Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In this bold new study, Andrew J. Mason seeks both to shed light on the key issue of flux in Plato’s work, and to show that there is also in Plato a notion of flow that needs to be distinguished from flux. Mason brings out the importance of this hitherto neglected distinction, and proposes on its basis a new way of understanding the development... more...

  • Ancient Aestheticsby Andrew Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Ancient thought, particularly that of Plato and Aristotle, has played an important role in the development of the field of aesthetics, and the ideas of ancient thinkers are still influential and controversial today. Ancient Aesthetics introduces and discusses the central contributions of key ancient philosophers to this field, carefully considering... more...

  • The Greek View of Lifeby G. Lowes Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1896 (this twenty-third edition in 1957), this book provides a general introduction to Greek literature and thought. Among the subjects dealt with are the Greek view of religion, the state and its relation to the citizen, law, artisans and slaves, manual labour, trade and art. more...

  • Across the Corrupting Seaby Cavan Concannon; Lindsey A. Mazurek

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Across the Corrupting Sea: Post-Braudelian Approaches to the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean reframes current discussions of the Mediterranean world by rereading the past with new methodological approaches. The work asks readers to consider how future studies might write histories of the Mediterranean, moving from the larger pan-Mediterranean approaches... more...

  • Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Traditionby James G. Crossley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    Contemporary Gospel studies have recently taken increasing interest in the Jewish context of Jesus and the gospels. Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition offers an overview of the ways in which Judaism is used in the canonical gospels and how this relates to the idea of a 'Jewish Jesus'. The essays bring together a range of influential... more...

  • Early Christian Historiographyby G. W. Trompf

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company. more...

  • The Emergence of Israel in Ancient Palestineby Emanuel Pfoh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Taking advantage of critical methodology for history-writing and the use of anthropological insights and ethnographic data from the modern Middle East, this study aims at providing new understandings on the emergence of Israel in ancient Palestine and the socio-political dynamics at work in the Levant during antiquity. The book begins with a discussion... more...

  • On the Origins of Judaismby Philip R. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    On the Origins of Judaism examines the formation of one of the oldest monotheistic religions. The book covers a diverse range of themes: the identity of those who produced and canonized the Hebrew Bible and subsequently shaped its interpretation; the significance and impact of Second Isaiah and the books of Ezra and Nehemiah; the roots of Jewish... more...

  • The Origin Myths and Holy Places in the Old Testamentby Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spano; Jacek Laskowski

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    'Origin Myths and Holy Places in the Old Testament' examines the biblical narratives which describe the origins of holy places. It argues for the Hellenistic origin or redaction of most of these narratives. Three central questions are addressed: are there common features in biblical accounts about the foundation of places of worship; are there elements... more...