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Gilan: Formen und Inhalte althethitischer historischer Literatur. Paperback

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  • Formen und Inhalte althethitischer historischer Literatur.
  • Amir Gilan
  • Paperback, 404 pages. 2015
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Abulafia: The Great Sea. A Human History of the Mediterranean. Paperback

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  • The Great Sea. A Human History of the Mediterranean.
  • Abulafia, David S. H.
  • Paperback, 816 pages, Illustrations, 198 x 129 mm. For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of civilization. David Abulafia's The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean, from the erection of temples on Malta around 3500 BC to modern tourism. Ranging across time and the whole extraordinary space of the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Jaffa, Genoa to Tunis, and bringing to life pilgrims, pirates, sultans and naval commanders, this is the story of the sea that has shaped much of world history.
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Abusch: The Witchcraft Series Maqlu. pb

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  • The Witchcraft Series Maqlu.
  • Tzvi Abusch.
  • Pb., 216 pages, black & white illustrations, 229 x 152 mm. 2015
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Ahlstrom: Ancient Palestine: A Historical Introduction. Paperback

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  • Ancient Palestine: A Historical Introduction. Paperback
  • by Costa Ahlstrom
  • 90 pages. 2002

Akkermans: The Archaeology of Syria. From Complex Hunter-Gatherers to Early Urban Societies (c.16,000 - 300 BC). Paperback

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  • Archaeology of Syria. From Complex Hunter-Gatherers to Early Urban Societies (c.16,000–300 BC). Paperback
  • by Peter M. M. G. Akkermans, Glenn M. Schwartz. 486 pages, 112 line diagrams, 79 half-tones, 13 maps. 2004. This is the first book to present a comprehensive review of the archaeology of Syria from the end of the Paleolithic period to 300 BC.

Allegro: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth. Paperback

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  • Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth. Paperback
  • by John Marco Allegro
  • xxvi, 252 pages. 1992

Assmann: Cultural Memory and Early Civilization : Writing, Remembrance, and Political Imagination. Paperback

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  • Cultural Memory and Early Civilization. Writing, Remembrance, and Political Imagination.
  • Jan Assmann
  • Paperback, 296 pages, 228 x 152 mm.
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Aubet: Commerce and Colonization in the Ancient Near East. Hb

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  • Commerce and Colonization in the Ancient Near East.
  • M.E. Aubet 2013
  • Hardback, 420 pages, 75 b/w illus. 20 maps, 228 x 152 mm

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Aubet: The Phoenicians and the West. Politics, Colonies, and Trade. Second edition. Paperback

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  • Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies, and Trade. Second edition.
  • by Maria Eugenia Aubet
  • Paperback, 432 pages, 106 figures, 3 tables. 2001. Between the eighth and sixth centuries BC, the Phoenicians established the first trading system in the Mediterranean basin, from their homeland, in what is now Lebanon, to colonies in Cyprus, Tunisia, Sicily, Sardinia and southern Spain

Azara: Cornerstone : The Birth of the City in Mesopotamia. Paperback

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  • Cornerstone : The Birth of the City in Mesopotamia.
  • Azara, Pedro. 2015. 106 pages, 208 x 162 mm. Taking us back to the earliest days of cities-and the earliest days of human civilization-in Mesopotamia, Pedro Azara in Cornerstone offers a contemporary view on the rise and growth of early cities and urban culture. Investigating ruins and exploring archaeological sites, Azara helps us understand how the earliest cities looked and felt, what the first architects and their buildings were like, and what nascent aesthetic ideals they upheld. Azara's scholarship is rigorous and far-reaching, but his writing is agile, direct, and entertaining as he not only brings the far-distant past to life, but teases out its relevance for our understanding of contemporary culture as well. The result is a fascinating glimpse into our history and a fresh new take on the origins of the civilization of some of our most ancient ancestors.
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Bahrani: Rituals of War. The Body and Violence in Mesopotamia. Hardback

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  • Rituals of War. The Body and Violence in Mesopotamia.
  • Bahrani, Zainab. 2008
  • Hardback, 276 pages, 229 x 152 mm
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Bahrani: The Graven Image. Representation in Babylonia and Assyria. Hardcover

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  • Graven Image. Representation in Babylonia and Assyria. Hardcover
  • by Zainab Bahrani
  • x, 242 pages, 26 illustrations. 2003. Instead of imitating the natural world, representation, was thought to participate in the world and to have an effect upon it in natural, magical, and supernatural ways. The Graven Image is the first book to explore this tradition, which developed prior to, and apart from, the Greek understanding of representation.

Bahrani: Women of Babylon: Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia. Cloth

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  • Women of Babylon: Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia. Cloth
  • by Zainab Bahrani
  • 212 pages, 44 plates, notes, references, bibliography, index. 2001. This historical study examines the concept of femininity in Assyro-Babylonian society. The author analyzes how the ancient culture of Mesopotamia defined gender and sexuality through visual representation

Bahrani: Women of Babylon: Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia. Paperback

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  • Women of Babylon: Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia
  • Zainab Bahrani 2011
  • Paperback, 224 pages, 156 x 234 mm
  • Bahrani's detailed analysis of how the culture of ancient Mesopotamia defined sexuality and gender roles both in, and through, representation is enhanced by a rich selection of visual material extending from 6500 BC - 1891 AD. Professor Bahrani also investigates the ways in which women of the ancient Near East have been perceived in classical scholarship up to the nineteenth century.
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Baigent: Astrology in Ancient Mesopotamia. The Science of Omens and the Knowledge of the Heavens. Paperback

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  • Astrology in Ancient Mesopotamia. The Science of Omens and the Knowledge of the Heavens.
  • Baigent, Michael
  • Pb., 256 pages, 228 x 152 mm. Second edition 2015
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Baker-Brian: Manichaeism : An Ancient Faith Rediscovered. pb

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  • Manichaeism. An Ancient Faith Rediscovered.
  • Baker-Brian, Nicholas John
  • Pb. 176 pages, black & white illustrations, 234 x 156 mm.
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Ball: Rome in the East: The Transformation of an Empire. Paperback

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  • Rome in the East: The Transformation of an Empire. Paperback
  • by W. Ball
  • 524 pages, almost 300 photographs. 2000. This work provides an illustrated study of the influence of Near Eastern culture on the Roman world, which argues against received wisdom about Rome as the bastion of European culture.

Bang: Universal Empire : A Comparative Approach to Imperial Culture and Representation in Eurasian History. Pb

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  • Universal Empire. A Comparative Approach to Imperial Culture and Representation in Eurasian History.
  • Bang, Peter Fibiger; Kolodziejczyk, Dariusz
  • The claim by certain rulers to universal empire has a long history stretching as far back as the Assyrian and Achaemenid Empires. This book traces its various manifestations in classical antiquity, the Islamic world, Asia and Central America as well as considering seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European discussions of international order. As such it is an exercise in comparative world history combining a multiplicity of approaches, from ancient history, to literary and philosophical studies, to the history of art and international relations and historical sociology. The notion of universal, imperial rule is presented as an elusive and much coveted prize among monarchs in history, around which developed forms of kingship and political culture. Different facets of the phenomenon are explored under three, broadly conceived, headings: symbolism, ceremony and diplomatic relations; universal or cosmopolitan literary high-cultures; and, finally, the inclination to present universal imperial rule as an expression of cosmic order.
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Barta, Mayer-Maly: Lebend(ig)e Rechtsgeschichte. Beispiele antiker Rechtskulturen: Ägypten, Mesopotamien und Griechenland. Reihe: Recht und Kultur Band 1

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  • Lebend(ig)e Rechtsgeschichte. Beispiele antiker Rechtskulturen: Ägypten, Mesopotamien und Griechenland. Reihe: Recht und Kultur Band 1
  • Heinz Barta, Theo Mayer-Maly, Fritz Raber (Hg.)
  • 2005, 296 Seiten. Der erste Band will über das römische Recht hinaus auch das vernachlässigte griechische Recht einbeziehen und mit diesem das Recht des Vorderen und Alten Orients. Dazu soll die Rechtsentwicklung als Teil der Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Erinnerung gerufen werden. Interdisziplinarität soll dabei mehr sein, als ein Lippenbekenntnis.

Barthold: An Historical Geography of Iran. pb

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  • An Historical Geography of Iran.
  • Barthold, Vasilii Vladimirovich
  • Paperback, 312 pages, black & white illustrations, 229 x 152 mm.
  • This volume is a compendium of the rich archeological and literary evidence on the Iranian world in its larger sense, comprising part of what is now Soviet Central Asia and Afghanistan as well as Iran proper. Originally published in 1984.
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Barton: The Biblical World. In 2 volumes. Paperback

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  • Biblical World. In 2 volumes. Paperback
  • edited by John Barton
  • 1152 pages, 65 photos and 16 line drawings. 2004. The Biblical World is a comprehensive guide to the contents, historical settings and social context of the Bible. It presents the fruits of years of specialist study in an accessible form, and is essential reading for anyone who reads the Bible and would like to know more about how and why it came to be.
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Beckman: The Ahhiyawa Texts. Pb.

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  • The Ahhiyawa Texts
  • Gary M. Beckman, T. Bryce, Eric H. Cline 2011
  • Paperback, 320 pages, black & white illustrations, 229 x 152 mm
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    Beckmann: Hittite Birth Rituals. Paperback

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    • Hittite Birth Rituals. Paperback
    • Gary M. Beckmann
    • xvi, 333 Seiten, 2., überarbeitete Auflage 1983

    Bienkowski: Dictionary of the Ancient Near East. Pb

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    • Dictionary of the Ancient Near East.
    • edited by Piotr Bienkowski and Alan Millard
    • Paperback, 352 pages, 285 illustrations, 65 line drawings. 2010. More than 500 comprehensively indexed entries provide clear explanations and descriptions of the major ideas, sites, institutions, people and personalities that shaped the cradle of civilization. Architecture, literature, economics, labour, religion and society are all covered
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    Black: Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary. Paperback

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    • Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary.
    • 192 p. : 9.75 H x 0.75 D x 7.00 W inches
    •  Black, Jeremy / Green, Anthony
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    Bonnet, Niehr: Religionen in der Umwelt des Alten Testaments II: Phönizier, Punier, Aramäer. Band 4,2

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    • Religionen in der Umwelt des Alten Testaments II: Phönizier, Punier, Aramäer. Band 4,2
    • Corinne Bonnet und Herbert Niehr
    • 2009. Um die Religion der Phönizier und Punier zu verstehen, muss man sich dem Mittelmeerraum über mehr als ein Jahrtausend zuwenden. Im Einzelnen werden Panthea, Kultpraktiken und Heiligtümer der Phönizier und Punier, aber auch ihre Glaubensvorstellungen und Ikonographie vorgestellt. Die in Syrien beheimatete Religion der Aramäer ist an verschiedenen Kultorten wie in Hamath, Aleppo oder Damaskus greifbar. Anhand von Schriftzeugnissen, Kunstwerken und Tempeln, aber auch aufgrund von Bestattungen lässt sie sich in Grundzügen rekonstruieren.
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    Bottero: Ancestor of the West: Writing, Reasoning, and Religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece. Cloth

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    • Ancestor of the West: Writing, Reasoning, and Religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece. Cloth
    • Jean Bottéro, Clarisse Herrenschmidt, Jean-Pierre Vernant. Foreword François Zabbal
    • 208 pages, bibliography, index, 12 halftones. 2000. With Ancestor of the West, three distinguished French historians reveal the story of the birth of writing and reason, demonstrating how the logical religious structures of Near Eastern and Mesopotamian cultures served as precursors to those of the West

    Bottero: Ancestor of the West: Writing, Reasoning, and Religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece. Paperback

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    • Ancestor of the West: Writing, Reasoning, and Religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece. Paperback
    • Jean Bottéro, Clarisse Herrenschmidt, Jean-Pierre Vernant. Foreword François Zabbal
    • 208 pages, bibliography, index, 12 halftones. 2000. With Ancestor of the West, three distinguished French historians reveal the story of the birth of writing and reason, demonstrating how the logical religious structures of Near Eastern and Mesopotamian cultures served as precursors to those of the West

    Bottero: Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia. Paperback

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    • Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
    • Jean Bottéro 2001
    • Paperback, 288 pages, maps, 234 x 156 mm
    • The civilization of Ancient Mesopotamia flourished between 3300 BC and 2000 BC in the southern half of the lands between and to either side of the Tigris and Euphrates, where a vast grain harvest (about equal to Canada's today) supported a large and well-ordered population. The early development of cuneiform writing, the world's first phonetic script, means that for the first time in the history of humanity it is possible to learn something of how people thought and felt. This book aims to do just that and, as the reader soon finds out, succeeds triumphantly. Jean Bottero and his colleagues take the reader on a voyage of discovery into the public and private realms of the lives of our first civilized ancestors -- their cooking and eating, feasts and festivals, wine and drinking, love and sex, what women could do and what they couldn't, magic and medicine, trial by ordeal, life in a palace above and below stairs, astrology and divination, gods and religion, and literature and myth.
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    Bottéro: Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, and the Gods. Paperback

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    • Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, and the Gods. Paperback
    • Jean Bottéro. Translated by Zainab Bahrani and Marc Van De Mieroop
    • 326 pages, illustrations, map, chronology, index, glossary. 1995. Our ancestors, the Mesopotamians, invented writing and with it a new way of looking at the world. In this collection of essays, the French scholar Jean Bottero attempts to go back to the moment which marks the very beginning of history.

    Bottéro: Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia. Paperback

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    • Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia. Paperback
    • by J. Bottéro
    • x, 246 pages, bibliography, index, map. 2004. Bottéro shows how ancient Mesopotamian religion was practiced both in the public and private spheres, how it developed over the three millennia of its active existence, and how it profoundly influenced Western civilization, including the Hebrew Bible.

    Bourke: The Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization Revealed. Hardback

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    • Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization Revealed. Hardback, 30x23cm
    • Edited by Stephen Bourke
    • 368 pages, 500 illustrations, 450 in colour. 2008.  Here is an authoritative, detailed and accessible view of the history and peoples' of the ancient Middle East. The text is illustrated with detailed maps and photographs, enabling readers to visualize the ancient places and peoples described

    Boyce: Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. Paperback

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    • Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. Paperback
    • by Mary Boyce. 252 pages. 2000. Zoroastrianism is of enormous importance in the history of religions. It became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and influenced other world faiths: northern Buddhism and Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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    Breyer: Altakkadisches Elementarbuch. Paperback

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    • Altakkadisches Elementarbuch
    • Francis Breyer
    • XIV, 263 Seiten - 41 Abb., 4 Diagramme, 4 Karten, 35 Tabellen - 24,0 x 17,0 cm.
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    Brosius: The Persians. Paperback

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    • Persians. Paperback
    • Maria Brosius
    • 240 pages. 2006. The only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia.
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    Browne: Literary History of Persia. Hardcover. In 4 volumes. Cloth. i/p

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    • Literary History of Persia. Hardcover. In 4 volumes. Cloth. indian publication
    • Volume 1: From the Earliest Times until Firdawsi. xiv, 521 pages. Volume 2: From Firdawsi to Sadí. xiv, 568 pages. Volume 3: The Tartar Dominion (1265 - 1502). xi, 586 pages. Volume 4: Modern Times (1500 - 1924). xvi, 530 pages. All volumes with index and some illustrations

    Bryce: Ancient Syria : A Three Thousand Year History. Hardback

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    • Ancient Syria. A Three Thousand Year History.
    • Trevor Bryce 2014
    • Hardback, 400 pages, 28 black and white halftones and 12 maps, 241 x 164 mm.
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    Bryce: Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East : The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age. Paperback

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    • Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East : The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age.
    • Bryce, Trevor
    • Pb., 272 pages, 3 maps, 4 b/w figs, 234 x 156 mm. 2012. Offering fascinating insights into the people and politics of the ancient near Eastern kingdoms, Trevor Bryce uses the letters of the five Great Kings of Egypt, Babylon, Hatti, Mitanni and Assyria as the focus of a fresh look at this turbulent and volatile region in the late Bronze Age. Numerous extracts from the letters are constantly interwoven into the fabric of narrative and discussion, and this lively approach allows us to witness history through the eyes of the people who lived it, revealing the personalities and reactions of kings, queens, princes, princesses and royal officials more than 3500 years ago to the current events of the day.
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    Bryce: Life and Society in the Hittite World. Paperback

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    • Life and Society in the Hittite World. Paperback
    • by Trevor Bryce
    • 328 pages, 2 maps, 14 figures. 2004. The Hittites were an ancient people of Asia Minor and Syria, who flourished from 1600 to 1200 BC. Trevor Bryce uses contemporary scholarship and archaeological discoveries to examine their society and civilization

    Bryce: The Kingdom of the Hittites. New edition. Paperback

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    • Kingdom of the Hittites. New edition. Paperback.
    • by Trevor Bryce
    • xix, 554 pages, 5 maps, 8 figures. 2005. This text presents a history of the kingdom of the Hittites, and its role in the context of the ancient Near Eastern world. It begins with an account of the Hittites predecessors, then traces the development of the Hittite kingdom to end with the events which followed after the kingdom's collapse

    Bryce: Trojans and Their Neighbours. New edition. Paperback

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    • Trojans and Their Neighbours. New edition. Paperback
    • Trevor R. Bryce
    • 240 pages, 18 halftones, 11 line figures. 2005. Beginning with an account of Troy's involvement in "The Iliad" and the question of the historicity of the Trojan War, this title reveals how the Hittite texts illuminate this question, which has fascinated scholars and travellers since the Renaissance.

    Bugh: The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World. Paperback

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    • Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World. Paperback.
    • Edited by Glenn R. Bugh
    • 402 pages. 2006. This Companion volume offers fifteen original essays on the Hellenistic world and is intended to complement and supplement general histories of the period from Alexander the Great to Kleopatra VII of Egypt.

    Burbank: Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. Paperback

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    • Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference
    • Jane Burbank, Frederic Cooper 2011
    • Paperback, 528 pages, 44 halftones. 34 line illus., 254 x 178 mm
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    Burke: History and Social Theory. 2nd edition. Paperback

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    • History and Social Theory. 2nd edition
    • Peter Burke 2005. Paperback, 198 pages, bibliography, index
    • Offers a reappraisal of the relations between history and the social sciences.

    Cameron: The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, 395-700 AD. Pb. 9780415579612

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    • The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: 395-700 AD.
    • Averil Cameron. Second revised edition, 2011. Paperback, 320 pages, 23 black & white halftones, 6 black & white line drawings, 234 x 156 mm. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, now covering the period 395-700 AD, provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Roman empire. Leading scholar Averil Cameron focuses on the changes and continuities in Mediterranean society as a whole before the Arab conquests. Two new chapters survey the situation in the east after the death of Justinian and cover the Byzantine wars with Persia, religious developments in the eastern Mediterranean during the life of Muhammad, the reign of Heraclius, the Arab conquests and the establishment of the Umayyad caliphate.
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    Canby: The Ur-Nammu Stela. Hardcover

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    • Ur-Nammu Stela. Hardcover
    • by Jeanny Vorys Canby
    • 144 (various pagings), 126 illustrations. 2001. Ur-Nammu was king of Ur in ancient Mesopotamia (southern Iraq) around 2000 BC. In 1925 a joint expedition from the University of Pennsylvania Museum and The British Museum discovered dozens of fragments of a monument in honor of Ur-Nammu. This book includes the justification of the reconstructions, description of the scenes and speculation on the ancient fate of the stela.

    Cantor: Antiquity: From the Birth of Sumerian Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire. Paperback

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    • Antiquity: From the Birth of Sumerian Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire. Paperback
    • by Norman F. Cantor
    • xiii, 240 pages. 2004

    Carroll: Earthly Paradises: Ancient Gardens in History and Archaeology. Hardbound

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    • Earthly Paradises: Ancient Gardens in History and Archaeology. Hardbound
    • by Maureen Carroll
    • 144 pages, 72 colour and 30 black-white illustrations. This title which brings together archaeological and literary evidence surrounding ancient gardens, also examines the tasks and role of gardeners, and assesses the evidence for various types of plants and trees, and for ancient horticultural practices.

    Casson: Libraries in the Ancient World. Paperback

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    • Libraries in the Ancient World. Paperback
    • by Lionel Casson
    • 177 pages, with many illustrations. 2002. The story of Ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Lionel Casson explores the royal libraries of the Ancient Near East, the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, and the first Christian monastic libraries

    Casson: Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World. Paperback

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    • Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World. Paperback
    • by Lionel Casson
    • xxviii, 470 pages, 197 illustrations. 1995. Traces the history of early ships and seamanship from pre-dynastic Egypt to the Roman empire. The book describes the ships themselves as well as the crews, weaponry, cargo storage, methods of navigation and harbour facilities.
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