Ancient World History
The Darkening Age
The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
Paperback ISBN: 1328589285
A New York Times Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Named a Book of the Year by the Telegraph, the Spectator, the Observer, and BBC History Magazine In Harran, the locals refused to convert. They were dismembered, their limbs hung along the town’s main street. In Alexandria, zealots pulled the elderly philosopher-mathematician Hypatia from her chariot and flayed her to death with shards of broken pottery. Not long before, their fellow Christians had invaded the city’s greatest temple, smashing its world-famous statues and destroying all that was left of Alexandria’s Great Library. Today we refer to Christianity’s conquest of the West as a “triumph.” But this victory entailed an orgy of destruction in which Jesus’s followers attacked and suppressed classical culture, helping to pitch Western civilization into a thousand-year-long decline. In The Darkening Age, Catherine Nixey brilliantly resurrects this lost history, offering a wrenching account of the rise of Christianity and its terrible cost. “A feast of tales of murder, vandalism [and] willful destruction . . . Nixey has a great story to tell, and she tells it exceptionally well.” — Guardian “[A] bold, dazzling and provocative book.” — Peter Frankopan, best-selling author of The Silk Roads
The Destruction of Atlantis
Compelling Evidence of the Sudden Fall of the Legendary Civilization
Paperback ISBN: 1591430194
All indigenous cultures share the myth of an ancient deluge. In The Destruction of Atlantis, author Frank Joseph links this worldwide cultural phenomenon to the story of the lost civilization of Atlantis. This comprehensive account combines 20 years of research with a stunning and imaginative portrait of a mighty empire corrupted by an overreaching lust for wealth and power, and offers an important lessonto our own materialistic civilization.
Jesus, King Arthur, And the Journey of the Grail
The Secrets of the Sun Kings
Paperback ISBN: 1591430534
Maurice CotterellÂ follows the migration of the Celts 4,000 years ago from Asia, across Europe, to Ireland. His account of this epic journey together with his knowledge of the secret codes of the Celts help him to identify and locate the Holy Grail, the actual cup used by Christ and his disciples at the Last Supper.
Lemuria and Atlantis
Studying the Past to Survive the Future
Paperback ISBN: 0738703974
The mysterious civilizations of Lemuria and Atlantis become reality as Shirley Andrews, the author of Atlantis: Insights From a Lost Civilization combines details from scholars, scientists and the respected psychic Edgar Cayce. Her sober portrayal of disturbing parallels between the spiritual decay of Atlantis and our modern world, and her reasonable explanations for the vivid dreams and past life memories recounted by numerous people about life on the lost lands enhance this fascinating book.
The Lost Empire of Atlantis
History's Greatest Mystery Revealed
Paperback ISBN: 0062049496
Through an examination of new documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, archaeological artifacts, and cutting-edge DNA evidence, Menzies uncovers a trading empire that spanned from the Mediterranean, to the Great Lakes in North America, to Kerala in India. He explains the reality behind the legendary civilization described by Plato, as well as its violent disappearance.
Memory and the Mediterranean
Hardcover ISBN: 0375404260
A chronicle of the Mediterranean by the late historian ranges from the early geology of the region through the rise and fall of the great ancient civilizations--the Phoenicians, Etruscans, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Mesopotamians--that survived and thrived to transform world history and culture. 25,000 first printing.
Readings in the Classical Historians
Hardcover ISBN: 0684192454
An anthology of the great chroniclers of the ancient world includes selections from such early Greek and Roman historians as Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Julius Caesar, Livy, Plutarch, Tacitus, and others.