Ancient History, General
The New Scientific Discoveries About the Event That Changed History
Hardcover ISBN: 0684810522
Basing their research on modern geophysics, computer reconstructions, oral legends, and archaeology, two professors of geology at Columbia University offer stunning evidence that the flood in the book of Genesis may have actually occurred. 50,000 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.
Alexander to Actium
The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age
Paperback ISBN: 0520083490
The Hellenistic Age, the three extraordinary centuries from the death of Alexander in 323 B. C. to Octavian's final defeat of Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium, has offered a rich and variegated field of exploration for historians, philosophers, economists, and literary critics. Yet few scholars have attempted the daunting task of seeing the period whole, of refracting its achievements and reception through the lens of a single critical mind. Alexander to Actium was conceived and written to fill that gap. In this monumental work, Peter Green--noted scholar, writer, and critic--breaks with the traditional practice of dividing the Hellenistic world into discrete, repetitious studies of Seleucids, Ptolemies, Antigonids, and Attalids. He instead treats these successor kingdoms as a single, evolving, interrelated continuum. The result clarifies the political picture as never before. With the help of over 200 illustrations, Green surveys every significant aspect of Hellenistic cultural development, from mathematics to medicine, from philosophy to religion, from literature to the visual arts. Green offers a particularly trenchant analysis of what has been seen as the conscious dissemination in the East of Hellenistic culture, and finds it largely a myth fueled by Victorian scholars seeking justification for a no longer morally respectable imperialism. His work leaves us with a final impression of the Hellenistic Age as a world with haunting and disturbing resemblances to our own. This lively, personal survey of a period as colorful as it is complex will fascinate the general reader no less than students and scholars.
The Assyrian Period
Paperback ISBN: 0800616480
"An excellent introduction to the prophets and the prophetic literature . . . The goal of the book is to understand the thought of the prophets in their historical contexts, and to communicate that understanding for our time. Its approach, while innovative, builds upon he best of contemporary analysis of the prophetic literature.""
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.
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.
The Oxford History of the Biblical World
Hardcover ISBN: 0195087070
Acclaimed by historians, an illustrated, chronological survey illuminates the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity and features two hundred photographs, maps, and a color insert. UP.
The Bronze Age in Europe
Paperback ISBN: 0500301018
The discovery of Bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, was a remarkable technological development, permitting the casting of much stronger tools and weapons. In this text, the authors explore the story of the Bronze Age in Europe, tracing it back beyond the borders of history.
The Ancient Mariners
Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0691014779
Written by the renowned authority on ancient ships and seafaring Lionel Casson, The Ancient Mariners has long served the needs of all who are interested in the sea, from the casual reader to the professional historian. This completely revised edition takes into account the fresh information that has appeared since the book was first published in 1959, especially that from archaeology's newest branch, marine archaeology. Casson does what no other author has done: he has put in a single volume the story of all that the ancients accomplished on the sea from the earliest times to the end of the Roman Empire. He explains how they perfected trading vessels from mere rowboats into huge freighters that could carry over a thousand tons, how they transformed warships from simple oared transports into complex rowing machines holding hundreds of marines and even heavy artillery, and how their maritime commerce progressed from short cautious voyages to a network that reached from Spain to India.