History - Ancient

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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Coll...

Eric H. Cline

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surroundi...

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Published: Sep 2015

Life in Year One: What the World Was ...

Scott Korb

What was it like to live in the time of Jesus? What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe? The answers, it turns out, are surprising....

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Published: Mar 2011

Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of t...

Tom Bissell

The story of Twelve Apostles is the story of early Christianity: its competing versions of Jesus's ministry, its countless schisms, and its ultimate evolution from an obscure Jewish sect to the global faith we know today in all its fo...

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Published: Feb 2017

Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduc...

Gillian Clark

Late antiquity saw the barbarian invasions overrun the western Roman empire and Persian and Arab armies end Roman rule over the eastern and southern coasts of the Mediterranean. Was late antiquity therefore merely a time of decline? I...

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Published: Apr 2011

From Oxus to Euphrates: The World of ...

Touraj Daryaee

For a long time, Sasanian studies were mainly cultivated by linguists and historians of religion, and the only standard work on the history of the Sasanian Empire was Arthur Christensen's L'Iran sous les Sassanides (Copenhagen 1936; s...

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Published: Mar 2016

The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Sto...

Irving Finkel

When a small, peculiar, palm-sized clay tablet made its way to the desk of Irving Finkel, Assyriologist and Assistant Keeper at the British Museum, Finkel could hardly believe his luck. What he discovered was a missing piece in the st...

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Published: Mar 2015

Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of E...

Manco Jean

"An ambitious and lucid full narrative account of the peopling of Europe . . . this will undoubtedly provide a base line for future debates on the origins of the Europeans." ―J. P. Mallory, author of In Search of the Indo-...

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Published: Feb 2016

A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's "Ger...

Christopher B. Krebs

The New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year. ChoiceOutstanding title. Winner of Phi Beta Kappa's 2012 Christian Gauss Book Award.   "A model of popular intellectual history. . ...

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Published: Aug 2012

The Amazons: Lives and Legends of War...

Adrienne Mayor

Amazons--fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world--were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their v...

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Published: Mar 2016

Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII I...

Aili McConnon

The inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatestcomeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II    Gino Bartali is best known as an Italian cy...

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Published: Jun 2013

The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Mo...

Dimitra Papagianni

"In the first complete chronological narrative of the species from emergence to extinction...archaeologist Dimitra Papagianni and science historian Michael Morse have shaped a gem." ―Nature In recent years, the common per...

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Published: Sep 2015

Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introdu...

Karen Radner

Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. In this Very Short Introduction, Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th...

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Published: May 2015

Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduct...

Peter Salway

For four centuries Britain was an integral part of the Roman Empire, a political system stretching from Turkey to Portugal and from the Red Sea to the Tyne and beyond. Its involvement with Rome started long before the Conquest launche...

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Published: Aug 2015

Hidden in Mist

Penina Keen Spinka

Anna Lee Waldo, author of Sacajewea said about Picture Maker that she did not want the story to end. Linda Lay Shuler, author of She Who Remembers, said Picture Maker is totally engrossing, and Bravo! Sue Harrison, author of Mother Ea...

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Published: Jan 2016

The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeol...

James D. Tabor

The Jesus Discovery is the story of a stunning new discovery that provides the first physical evidence of Christians in Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and his apostles. In 2010, using a specialized robotic camera, authors Tabor an...

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Published: Feb 2013

Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Anc...

Tim Whitmarsh

How new is atheism? Although adherents and opponents alike today present it as an invention of the European Enlightenment, when the forces of science and secularism broadly challenged those of faith, disbelief in the gods, in fact, or...

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Published: Oct 2016

From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History o...

Rudolph R. Windsor

This carefully reserched book is a significant addition to this vital foeld of knowledge. It sets forth, in fascinating detail, the history, from earliset recorded times, of the black races of the Middle East and Africa.

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Published: May 2018
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