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The Sea, the Sea
The Sea, the Sea
Paperback      ISBN: 0141026316
Trying to help a prince overthrow the king of Persia, the Greek army has been betrayed. Now the surviving soldiers are trapped in a hostile country as unforgiving enemies attack from all sides. Enter Xenophon, a tough and brilliant leader. He must guide the retreating Greeks across the treacherous mountains and rivers that stand in their way.
Amenhotep III: Egypt's Radiant Pharaoh
Amenhotep III
Egypt's Radiant Pharaoh
Paperback      ISBN: 1107638542
"The life story and times of Amenhotep III, the richest, most powerful ruler in the world 4300 years ago, and one of the most artistically productive in the history of the world. This book plucks Amenhotep III, who ruled for 38 years and called himself "dazzing" from the shadows of his son, Akhenaten, and grandson Tutankhamen, and follows his life from conception to Afterlife. The prince's multi-faceted education and possible early career are outlined. As king, his many wives, especially the great queen Tiy, and interational relations, including trade in West Asian princesses, gold, and honrses, are documented. Royal and courtly lifestyles, including palaces, villas, fuenishing, and fashions, are described, as well as major monuments, military activity, and weaponry. Ahistorical and geographic introduction sets the stage"--
A History of Japan
A History of Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 080482097x
A history of Japan, from the turbulent times of its medieval age to the emergence of modern day Japan as a leading economic power. The authors present analyses of the religion, culture and arts of the Japanese people from the sixth century BC to the present day.
The Bronze Age in Europe
The Bronze Age in Europe
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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.
A History of Private Life: Passions of the Renaissance
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 Healing Hand: Man and Wound in the Ancient World
The Healing Hand
Man and Wound in the Ancient World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674383303
A detailed survey of surgical and other treatments of human wounds in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Arabia, China, India, and Rome, based on fossil, archaeological, and historical records
Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About the Event That Changed History
Noah's Flood
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.
Slave Revolts in Antiquity
Slave Revolts in Antiquity
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0520257022
Although much has been written on Greek and Roman slavery in antiquity, the same cannot be said for slave resistance in this period. Slave revolts have typically been dismissed as historically insignificant or exceptional events resulting from peculiar historical circumstances. In the first in-depth work on this topic to be published in two decades, Theresa Urbainczyk challenges much current thinking by looking beyond the canonical sources to reveal a longer and far more significant history of slave resistance. Her engaging, up-to-date account considers the circumstances of these revolts, looks at slave leaders and how they are recorded in history, explores the aims of slaves, examines attitudes toward freedom and slavery, and more. Dissecting both ancient and modern sources, she finds that the writers who recorded and rerecorded these slave rebellions and wars had every reason to repress large-scale resistance or to reconfigure it as something other than what it was. Slave Revolts in Antiquity also addresses one of the most important issues of our own time: the meaning of freedom itself. Copub: Acumen Publishing Limited
In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts: A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts
A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300110979
The stories behind the acquisition of ancient antiquities are often as important as those that tell of their creation. This fascinating book provides a comprehensive account of the history and development of classical archaeology, explaining how and why artifacts have moved from foreign soil to collections around the world. As archaeologist Stephen Dyson shows, Greek and Roman archaeological study was closely intertwined with ideas about class and social structure; the rise of nationalism and later political ideologies such as fascism; and the physical and cultural development of most of the important art museums in Europe and the United States, whose prestige depended on their creation of collections of classical art. Accompanied by a discussion of the history of each of the major national traditions and their significant figures, this lively book shows how classical archaeology has influenced attitudes about areas as wide-ranging as tourism, nationalism, the role of the museum, and historicism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art.
Memory and the Mediterranean
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.