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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)
by Eric H Cline
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"This enthralling book describes one of the most dramatic and mysterious processes in the history of mankind--the collapse of the Bronze Age civilizations. Cline walks us through events that transpired three millennia ago, but as we follow him on this... (read more)

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Black Athena the Afroasiatic Roots Volume 2
Black Athena the Afroasiatic Roots Volume 2
by Martin Bernal
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This volume is the second in a projected four-part series concerned with the competition between two historical models for the origins of Greek civilization. The model current today is the Aryan Model, according to which Greek culture arose as the... (read more)

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The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
by Susan Wise Bauer
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Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series, The Well-Trained Mind, The Well-Educated Mind, The History of the Ancient World, and The History of the Medieval World. She lives in Charles City, Virginia.... (read more)

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Animals, Gods and Humans: Changing Attitudes to Animals in Greek, Roman and Early Christian Thought
Animals, Gods and Humans: Changing Attitudes to Animals in Greek, Roman and Early Christian Thought
by Ingvild Slid Gilhus
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Consulting a wide range of key texts and source material, Animals, Gods and Humans covers 800 years and provides a detailed analysis of early Christian attitudes to, and the position of, animals in Greek and Roman life and thought. Both the pagan and... (read more)

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A Concise Survey of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities Throughout History
A Concise Survey of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities Throughout History
by Brian A Pavlac
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This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His... (read more)

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The Vanished Library
The Vanished Library
by Luciano Canfora
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Luciano Canfora teaches at the University of Bari and is the editor of the journal Quaderni di Storia. A specialist in ancient literature, he has published a history of Greek literature and studies of Thucydides.... (read more)

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Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient World
Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient World
by Norman Cantor
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Norman F. Cantor was Emeritus Professor of History, Sociology, and Comparative Literature at New York University. His many books include In the Wake of the Plague, Inventing the Middle Ages, and The Civilization of the Middle Ages, the most widely read... (read more)

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Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
by Scott Korb
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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. This simple question... (read more)

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Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece & Rome (Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography (Hardcover)
Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece & Rome (Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography (Hardcover)
by Richard J A Talbert
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At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was in the midst of a dramatic transformation from what the fourteenth-century poet Petrarch had termed a andldquo;crumbling cityandrdquo; populated by andldquo;broken ruinsandrdquo; into a prosperous Christian... (read more)

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The Ancient Guide to Modern Life
The Ancient Guide to Modern Life
by Natalie Haynes
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In times as turbulent as these, comedienne Natalie Haynes brings her scholarship, wit, and a deeply insightful eye to the topic of reexamining our classical past to have a richer present. She contends there are few things more encouraging than the... (read more)

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Confronting the Classics (13 Edition)
Confronting the Classics (13 Edition)
by Mary Beard
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Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years of teaching and writing about Greek and Roman history, provides a panoramic portrait of the classical world, a book in which we encounter not only Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but also... (read more)

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The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine
The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine
by Simon Price
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A stunning work of research and imagination that sheds new light of the ancient world. The western world has long been fascinated by classical Greek and Roman cultures, whose ideas and achievements underpin our own. Yet little has been written about how... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: Birthplace of the Modern Mind
The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: Birthplace of the Modern Mind
by Justin Pollard
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A short history of nearly everything classical. The foundations of the modern world were laid in Alexandria of Egypt at the turn of the first millennium. In this compulsively readable narrative, Justin Pollard and Howard Reid bring one of history's most... (read more)

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Slave Revolts in Antiquity
Slave Revolts in Antiquity
by Theresa Urbainczyk
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“A valuable book for scholars and students alike. Urbainczyk's views will be discussed extensively, and they will stir up the debate on a topic that has been neglected.”—Constantina Katsari, University of... (read more)

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The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: Ad 395 - 600 (Routledge History of the Ancient World)
The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: Ad 395 - 600 (Routledge History of the Ancient World)
by Averil Cameron
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The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity, and a direct challenge to the conventional views of the end of the empire. A world expert on the subject, Averil Cameron focuses on the changes and... (read more)

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Penguin History of Europe #01: The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine
Penguin History of Europe #01: The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine
by Simon Price
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A stunning work of research and imagination that sheds new light of the ancient world. The western world has long been fascinated by classical Greek and Roman cultures, whose ideas and achievements underpin our own. Yet little has been written about how... (read more)

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Libraries in the Ancient World (Yale Nota Bene)
Libraries in the Ancient World (Yale Nota Bene)
by Lionel Casson
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In this paperbound reprint of a 2001 book, Casson (emeritus, classics, New York U.) chronicles the history of libraries from the storage of clay tablets in the ancient Near East to the Middle Ages. He examines the gathering of collections of writings,... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: Birthplace of the Modern World
The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: Birthplace of the Modern World
by Justin Pollard
About the Author
Justin Pollard, a freelance writer and producer specializing in historical documentaries, has written for PBS and A&E. He is currently providing script and historical consultancy for Sam Mendes’s upcoming feature film, Tom Fool. Howard Reid has... (read more)

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The Bible of Humanity
The Bible of Humanity
by Jules Michelet
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1877. This book bears the marks of many centuries of the different conditions of the Jewish nation, as well as of the various states of mind that inspired it. Contents: Part First, Children of the Sun: India; Persia; Greece; Part Second, Children of the... (read more)

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The War of the Three Gods: Romans, Persians, and the Rise of Islam
The War of the Three Gods: Romans, Persians, and the Rise of Islam
by Peter Crawford
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The War of the Three Gods is a military history of the Near and Middle East in the seventh century—with its chief focus on the reign of the Eastern Roman Emperor Heraclius (AD 610-641)—a pivotal and dramatic time in world history. The... (read more)

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