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Scythians warriors of ancient Siberia by St John Simpson, Svetlana Pankova Scythians warriors of ancient Siberia
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Astonishing artifacts convey the fascinating story of a remarkable ancient culture
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Aristocrats and Statehood in Western Iberia, 300-600 C.E. by Damian Fernandez Aristocrats and Statehood in Western Iberia, 300-600 C.E.

Aristocrats and Statehood in Western Iberia, 300-600 C.E. combines archaeological and literary sources to reconstruct the history of late antique Iberian aristocracies, facilitating the study of a social class that has proved elusive when approached through the lens of a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

The Roman Market Economy by Peter Temin The Roman Market Economy

The quality of life for ordinary Roman citizens at the height of the Roman Empire probably was better than that of any other large group of people living before the Industrial Revolution. The Roman Market Economy uses the tools of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Little Book of Stonehenge by Meredith MacArdle The Little Book of Stonehenge

Published in association with English Heritage, The Little Book of Stonehenge is a fact-filled gift book and perfect tribute to this iconic historical landmark.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden Religion at the Roman Street Corner by Harriet I. Flower The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden Religion at the Roman Street Corner

The most pervasive gods in ancient Rome had no traditional mythology attached to them, nor was their worship organized by elites. Throughout the Roman world, neighborhood street corners, farm boundaries, and household hearths featured small shrines to the beloved lares,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe Transmission of Knowledge and Culture by Jan Apel The Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe Transmission of Knowledge and Culture

This volume explores technology and communication of the early settlements of Northern Europe.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Ecology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe Conditions for Subsistence and Survival by Per Persson The Ecology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe Conditions for Subsistence and Survival

The first volume presents new archaeological and ecological data and analyses on the relation between human subsistence and survival, and the natural history of North-Western Europe throughout the period 10000 - 6000 BC.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Early Economy and Settlement in Northern Europe Pioneering, Resource Use, Coping with Change by Hans Peter Blankholm The Early Economy and Settlement in Northern Europe Pioneering, Resource Use, Coping with Change

This volume explores economy and settlement of the early post-glacial pioneers of Northern Europe.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Stories of Daily Life from the Roman World Extracts from the Ancient Colloquia by Eleanor (University of Reading) Dickey Stories of Daily Life from the Roman World Extracts from the Ancient Colloquia

This book provides English translations of newly discovered texts in an easily understandable presentation, with extensive illustrations.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Stories of Daily Life from the Roman World Extracts from the Ancient Colloquia by Eleanor (University of Reading) Dickey Stories of Daily Life from the Roman World Extracts from the Ancient Colloquia

This book provides English translations of newly discovered texts in an easily understandable presentation, with extensive illustrations.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought by Richard Seaford Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

This volume brings together Hellenists and Indologists representing a variety of perspectives on the similarities and differences between the two cultures. It offers a collaborative contribution to the burgeoning interest in the Axial Age and will be of interest to...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 31/08/2017

Wonderful Things From 1914 to the Twenty-First Century A History of Egyptology by Jason Thompson Wonderful Things From 1914 to the Twenty-First Century A History of Egyptology

The third part of the first comprehensive history of the study and understanding of ancient Egypt, from ancient times to the twenty-first century
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Kings and Kingship in the Hellenistic World 350 - 30 BC by Dr. John D. Grainger Kings and Kingship in the Hellenistic World 350 - 30 BC

Spanning from Philip II and Alexander the Great of Macedon to Cleopatra VII (the famous one), this is a very popular period, populated by fascinating characters.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Puspika Volume 4 Tracing Ancient India Through Text and Traditions by Lucas Den Boer Puspika Volume 4 Tracing Ancient India Through Text and Traditions

Fourteen papers on a variety of topics related to the intellectual traditions of South Asia such as grammar, poetry and philosophy, examined from several different disciplinary perspectives, with a particular emphasis on philology, history and sociology.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

The Hellenistic, Roman, and Medieval Glass from Cosa by David Frederick Grose The Hellenistic, Roman, and Medieval Glass from Cosa

A landmark contribution to our knowledge of the Roman glass industry in the Western Mediterranean
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

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Registers and Modes of Communication in the Ancient Near East Getting the Message Across by Kyle H. Keimer Registers and Modes of Communication in the Ancient Near East Getting the Message Across

It is the quintessential nature of humans to communicate with each other. Good communications, bad communications, miscommunications, or no communications at all have driven everything from world events to the most mundane of interactions. At the broadest level, communication entails...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Movement, Exchange and Identity in Europe in the 2nd and 1st Millennia BC Beyond Frontiers by Anne Lehoerff Movement, Exchange and Identity in Europe in the 2nd and 1st Millennia BC Beyond Frontiers

Brings together leading scholars from the UK and northern Europe in a thought-provoking and revealing new examination of the relationship between communities in the `Transmanche Zone' in the Bronze and Iron Ages.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean The Birth of Eurasia by Barry (Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford) Cunliffe By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean The Birth of Eurasia
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The story of the peoples of Eurasia, from the birth of farming to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century. An immense historical panorama set on a huge continental stage, this is also the story of how humans...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

On the Ocean The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from prehistory to AD 1500 by Sir Barry (Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford) Cunliffe On the Ocean The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from prehistory to AD 1500
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The story of the contest between humans and the sea, played out in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic from early prehistory until AD 1500.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

The History of Ancient Egypt by Shereen Ratnagar The History of Ancient Egypt

With spectacular monuments such as the Pyramids and the Sphinx, and a view of the afterlife that produced thousands of mummies, relics, and myths, ancient Egypt has fascinated everyone from Napoleon Bonaparte to schoolchildren around the world.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Religion and Classical Warfare: Archaic and Classical Greece by Matthew (University of New England Australia) Dillon, Christopher Matthew, Michael (W?r) Schmitz Religion and Classical Warfare: Archaic and Classical Greece
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Part of a trilogy on religion in classical warfare which should become the standard work on the subject. This volume deals with Archaic and Classical Greece
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Eurasian Empires in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages Contact and Exchange between the Graeco-Roman World, Inner Asia and China by Hyun Jin (University of Melbourne) Kim Eurasian Empires in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages Contact and Exchange between the Graeco-Roman World, Inner Asia and China

A comparative and interdisciplinary study of ancient and medieval Eurasian empires using historical, philological and archaeological evidence.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Rome, Empire of Plunder The Dynamics of Cultural Appropriation by Matthew (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) Loar Rome, Empire of Plunder The Dynamics of Cultural Appropriation
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An interdisciplinary exploration of Roman cultural appropriation, offering new insights into the processes through which Rome made and remade itself.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Stonehenge The story so far by Julian Richards Stonehenge The story so far

The story that is told here is right up to date, including the results of the latest investigations in the landscape in 2016.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Sino-Iranica: China and Ancient Iran Commodities and Cultural Exchange from 1000BC to Medieval Times by Berthold Laufer, Brian Spooner Sino-Iranica: China and Ancient Iran Commodities and Cultural Exchange from 1000BC to Medieval Times
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In this major study - regarded as his most important work - the pioneering anthropologist, Berthold Laufer documents the cultural transfers that took place between China and Iran in ancient times.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Land and Taxes in Ptolemaic Egypt An Edition, Translation and Commentary for the Edfu Land Survey (P. Haun. IV 70) by Thorolf (University of Cambridge) Christensen Land and Taxes in Ptolemaic Egypt An Edition, Translation and Commentary for the Edfu Land Survey (P. Haun. IV 70)

This edition of a Greek papyrus land survey presents a detailed picture of landholding in Upper Egypt under the Ptolemies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Politics of Heresy in Ambrose of Milan Community and Consensus in Late Antique Christianity by Michael Stuart (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) Williams The Politics of Heresy in Ambrose of Milan Community and Consensus in Late Antique Christianity
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Re-examines the 'Arian' opposition to Ambrose in Milan, arguing that he misrepresented it to suit his own agenda as bishop.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Lucullus: The Life and and Campaigns of a Roman Conqueror by Lee Fratantuono Lucullus: The Life and and Campaigns of a Roman Conqueror

This is a long overdue study of all aspects of Lucullus life but with heavy emphasis on his military career, strategy and tactics
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Etruscans by Lucy Shipley The Etruscans

This is a new history of the Etruscans, a powerful and influential civilization in ancient Italy who are often thought of as mysterious and unknowable. Covering colonialism and conquest, misogyny and mystique, Etruscan history is woven with the very latest...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

House X at Kommos: A Minoan Mansion Near the Sea Part 2. The Pottery by Rutter Jeremy House X at Kommos: A Minoan Mansion Near the Sea Part 2. The Pottery


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

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The Classical World - The Foundations of the West and the Enduring Legacy of Antiquity by Nigel Spivey The Classical World - The Foundations of the West and the Enduring Legacy of Antiquity


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Story of Egypt - The Civilization that Shaped the World by Joann Fletcher The Story of Egypt - The Civilization that Shaped the World


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Empire and Ideology in the Graeco-Roman World Selected Papers by Benjamin (Tel-Aviv University) Isaac Empire and Ideology in the Graeco-Roman World Selected Papers

This book explores how the Graeco-Roman world suffered from major power conflicts, imperial ambition, and ethnic, religious and racist strife.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

China and Egypt Patterns of Civilizations by Friederike Seyfried China and Egypt Patterns of Civilizations

This provocative volume explores four millennia of Chinese and Egyptian culture in parallel, uncovering the remarkable convergences between their civilizations.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

The Roman Republic 264-44 BC by Edward (University of Oxford, UK) Bispham The Roman Republic 264-44 BC
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Presents the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Republic: meteoric imperial expansion enriched and corrupted the ruling aristocracy, which was then unable either to rule the vast empire effectively or to resist the challenge of popular power...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2017

The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt Hybridity, Law and Gender by Elizabeth H. Shlala The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt Hybridity, Law and Gender

Law and identification transgressed political boundaries in the nineteenth-century Levant. Over the course of the century, Italo-Levantines- elite and common- exercised a strategy of resilient hybridity whereby an unintentional form of legal imperialism took root in Egypt. This book contributes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, Volume 53 (2017) by Eugene Cruz-Uribe Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, Volume 53 (2017)

Volume 53 of Journal of the AMerican Research Center in Egypt (JARCE), published by Lockwood Press. C. 30 b&W illustrations.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Sasanian Persia Between Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia by Eberhard W. Sauer Sasanian Persia Between Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia

This volume explores the empire's relations with its neighbours and key phenomena which contributed to its wealth and power, from the empire's armed forces to agriculture, trade and treatment of minorities. The latest discoveries, notably major urban foundations, fortifications and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

The Roman Republic 264-44 BC by Edward (University of Oxford, UK) Bispham The Roman Republic 264-44 BC
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Presents the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Republic: meteoric imperial expansion enriched and corrupted the ruling aristocracy, which was then unable either to rule the vast empire effectively or to resist the challenge of popular power...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014 by Elena Pischikova Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

The second of three volumes of reports on the excavations of noblemen's tombs from a little-known period of ancient Egyptian history
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

The Roman Way by Edith Hamilton The Roman Way

Drawing on the greatest writers of its civilization, Hamilton vividly depicts the life and spirit of Rome.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton The Greek Way

Edith Hamilton buoyantly captures the spirit and achievements of the Greek civilization for our modern world.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

Pax and the Politics of Peace Republic to Principate by Hannah Cornwell Pax and the Politics of Peace Republic to Principate

The concept of Roman peace (pax) did not just denote the absence of war but formed part of a much greater discourse on how Rome conceptualized herself. This volume explores its changing meaning from Republic to Principate, arguing that it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

Conquerors of the Roman Empire: The Goths by Simon MacDowall Conquerors of the Roman Empire: The Goths

Follows the Goths long and violent interaction with Rome (sometimes allies, often as enemies) which ultimately saw them sack Rome and establish kingdoms in France, Spain and Italy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

How to be a Roman A Day in the Life of a Roman Family by Paul Chrystal How to be a Roman A Day in the Life of a Roman Family

A Guide to Everyday Life in Ancient Rome from break of day to dead of night
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

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