Ancient History, General
The Lost Ark of the Covenant
Solving the 2,500 Year Old Mystery of the Fabled Biblical Ark
Paperback ISBN: 0061371041
A respected professor of religious studies in London and author of the documentary In Search of the Sons of Abraham traces his adventurous search for the original Ten Commandments tablets, a life-threatening quest during which he received assistance from a host of secular and political supporters. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Chronologies in Old World Archaeology
3rd Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0226194477
Provides the chronological framework and reference materials necessary to investigate and interpret origins, relationships, and processes such as diffusion, migration, local evolution, change or survival, and the like covering the period from the earliest settlements down to a natural breaking point between 2000 and 1500 B.C. The present edition (2nd in 1965) comprises 29 contributions and an appendix, including several new areas and divisions of some older ones. Because of the welter of new material, the number of papers, and the size of the volume, the concentration has been limited to four major objectives: sequences, distributions and relationships, calibrated radiocarbon and relative dates, and pertinent bibliographies and sources. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Orange cloth bindings. 2 volumes.
Orgy Planner Wanted
Odd Jobs and Curious Careers in the Ancient World
Hardcover ISBN: 1847240968
Describing various career options, this book focuses on a particular professional area from sex to showbiz, from cookery to slavery and from divination to hairdressing, looking at specific jobs in each category. It presents the stories of some jobholders the likes of Spurrina Vestricius, Publius and Lucius Sestius, and Paris.
A History of Private Life
Passions of the Renaissance
Hardcover ISBN: 0674399773
Third of a five-volume set charts the characteristics of non-public behavior through a time of increasing government intervention in social life, widespread literacy leading to the solitary occupation of reading, and the post-Reformation churches encouraging private acts of religious devotion. Period artworks adorn nearly every page. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great
A Journey from Greece to Asia
Hardcover ISBN: 0520213076
The author of In Search of the Trojan War presents an illustrated companion volume to his forthcoming PBS television documentary recreating Alexander the Great's ten-year military expedition from Greece to India. TV tie-in. UP.
Walking the Bible
A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
Hardcover ISBN: 0380977753
From the mountain where Noah's ark landed to the site of the legendary burning bush, a ten-thousand-mile journey across the Middle East goes in search of the roots of the Bible to discover whether it was an abstraction or a living, breathing entity. 75,000 first printing.
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.
Antony and Cleopatra
Hardcover ISBN: 030016534x
In a book that is a dual biography, as well as a military history of the era, the author dispels the myths surrounding two of history's most famous lovers, and provides a well-researched, historically accurate account of their exciting lives, putting them into historical context.