History - Ancient


  • 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)

    By Eric H. Cline

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691168388
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: September 2015
    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 surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, suddenly ceased to exist, along with writing systems, technology, and monumental architecture. But the Sea Peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. How did it happen?In this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age--and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.
  • Ad C. Herennium: De Ratione Dicendi (Rhetorica Ad Herennium)

    By Cicero

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674994447
    • Publisher: Heinemann
    • Published: January 1954
    (Loeb Classical Library)
  • After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000-5000 B.C.

    By Steven Mithen

    Our Price: $27.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674019997
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: April 2006
    Brings to life fifteen thousand years of human history in a study that follows an imaginary modern traveler who visits and observes prehistoric communities and landscapes that laid the foundations of the modern world.
  • Alcidamas

    By John V. Muir

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781853996108
    • Publisher: Intl Pub Marketing Inc
    • Published: April 2002
    Alcidamas is a significant figure in the early development of Greek rhetoric at the beginning of the fourth century B.C. Pupil of Gorgias and a keen rival of Isocrates, he probably influenced Aeschines and Demosthenes, and was warmly admired by Cicero. He had read some of Plato's works, and was the subject of detailed critical attention in Aristotle's Rhetoric. His extant works are On Those Who Write Written Speeches (a treatise on the advantages to the speaker of improvisation on a well-prepared brief as against text-bound delivery), and Odysseus (a pattern exercise in constructing a prosecution speech - in this case against Palamedes for alleged treachery at Troy). The Greek text of these and other surviving fragments is presented in this edition - the first to provide a full commentary on the surviving works together with an English translation. This will be essential for libraries and for all with an interest in ancient oratory.
  • Alexander the Conqueror: The Epic Story of the Warrior King

    By Laura Foreman

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    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306812934
    • Publisher: De Capo Press
    • Published: September 2004
    This book follows the progression of his conquests through the Near East and Central Asia to the Indus Valley, and introduces Alexander's family, the personalities of his generals, and the cultures of the lands he conquered, examines the complex character of Alexander as student, friend, lover, military genius, and emperor, and explores the many unsolved mysteries surrounding his life with gorgeous landscape photography, numerous images of ancient art and artifacts, and informative, beautifully crafted maps to complement the narrative.
  • Alexander the Great

    By Thomas R. Martin

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521148443
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: September 2012
  • Alexander the Great (Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts)

    By Keyne Cheshire

    Our Price: $34.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521707091
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: April 2009
  • Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume III (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library)

    By Eric M. Meyers

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300205831
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: February 2014
  • The All-Round Man: Selected Letters of Percy Grainger, 1914-1961

    By Percy Grainger

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198163770
    • Publisher: Clarendon Press
    • Published: December 1994
  • The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World

    By Adrienne Mayor

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691170275
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: February 2016
    Presents a history of the Amazons, combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology to reveal surprising details and original insights about the fabled race of warrior women.
  • America B.C.: Ancient Settlers in the New World

    By Barry Fell

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812906240
    • Publisher: Demeter Press/Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co.
    • Published: November 1976
  • The American Heritage Guide to Archaeology

    By Warwick Bray

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780070073487
    • Publisher: American Heritage Press
    • Published: January 1970
  • Anatomizing Civil War

    By Martin Dinter

    Our Price: $32.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780472118502
    • Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
    • Published: January 2013
    " Imperial Latin epic has seen a renaissance of scholarly interest. This book illuminates the work of the poet Lucan, a contemporary of the emperor Nero. This maverick but socially prominent poet, whom Nero commanded to commit suicide at the age of 26, left an epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey that epitomizes the exuberance and stylistic experimentation of Neronian culture. This study focuses on Lucan's epic technique and traces his influence through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Martin Dinter's newest volume engages with Lucan's use of body imagery, sententiae, Fama (rumor), and open-endedness throughout his civil war epic. Although Lucan's Bellum Civile is frequently decried as a fragmented as well as fragmentary epic, this study demonstrates how Lucan uses devices other than teleology and cohesive narrative structure to bind together the many parts of his epic body. Anatomizing Civil War places at center stage characteristics of Lucan's work that have so far been interpreted as excessive, or as symptoms of an overly rhetorical culture indicating a lack of substance. By demonstrating that they all contribute to Lucan's poetic technique, Martin Dinter shows how they play a fundamental role in shaping and connecting the many episodes of the Bellum Civile that constitute Lucan's epic body. This important volume will be of interest to students of classics and comparative literature as well as literary scholars. All Greek and Latin passages have been translated"--
  • Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings

    By Jean Manco

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780500292075
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: February 2016
    Who are the Europeans? Where did they come from? This book brings together the genetic evidence and combines it with archaeology and linguistics to produce a new history of Europe.
  • The Ancient 360 Day Year

    By Wong W. Dale

    Our Price: $13.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781599320137
    • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
    • Published: September 2006
    Ancient peoples of the world kept a calendar having 360 days in a year and 12 months of 30 days. So what happened? Why did it change? Scientists can provide no reasonable explanation of why they kept a different year than we keep now. The answer to one of the greatest mysteries of all time has been hidden in the Bible, waiting to be discovered. Only God can change the length of a year by 5