Ancient History, General
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 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.""
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.
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.
The Rise and Fall of Alexandria
Birthplace of the Modern World
Paperback ISBN: 0143112511
A history of the ancient city documents its period superiority as an archaeological and technological superpower, revealing how atomic theory, geometry, the steam engine, and other developments were initiated there while tracing the city's downfall and ultimate legacy to the modern world. Reprint. 30,000 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.
The Find of a Lifetime
Sir Arthur Evans and the Discovery of Knossos
Paperback ISBN: 1842122215
The obsessions of a dapper Victorian gentleman led to one of the most breathtaking discoveries in archeology: the Palace of Minos at Knossos. As the brilliant curator of the famed Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, Sir Evans was already well known when, at 50, he embarked on his most celebrated role. Less than a month after the first spadeful of earth was turned on the site, he located a labyrinthine palace that clearly had been the seat of a fabulously wealthy and powerful culture. Here is the truth and the legend behind the momentous find.
The Great Transformation
The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
Hardcover ISBN: 0375413170
Examines the origins of the religious traditions of the world during the ninth century B.C.E. in four distinct regions--Confucianism and Daoism in China, Hinduism and Buddhism in India, monotheism in Israel, and philosophical rationalism in Greece.
Written in Bones
How Human Remains Unlock the Secrets of the Dead
Paperback ISBN: 1554079926
Presents case studies that examine how the discovery of bones have led to learning about the people and history of particular periods, including a review of the bog bodies in Europe and the destroyed civilization of Pompeii.