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The Holy Roman Empire

by James Bryce

Bryce approached the subject of the Holy Roman Empire from only one angle, but that a very important one. What interested him was to trace the history of the imperial idea from the founding to the termination...

History of the Byzantine Empire

by Charles Oman

Two thousand five hundred and fifty-eight years ago a little fleet of galleys toiled painfully against the current up the long strait of the Hellespont, rowed across the broad Propontis, and came to anchor in...

The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

by Michael J. MacDonald

One of the most remarkable trends in the humanities and social sciences in recent decades has been the resurgence of interest in the history, theory, and practice of rhetoric: in an age of global media networks...

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii

by Eric E. Poehler

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii is the first sustained examination of the development of road infrastructure in Pompeii--from the archaic age to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE--and its implications for...

A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities

by Anthony Kaldellis

Weird, decadent, degenerate, racially mixed, superstitious, theocratic, effeminate, and even hyper-literate, Byzantium has long been regarded by many as one big curiosity. According to Voltaire, it represented...

Understanding Relations Between Scripts: The Aegean Writing Systems

by Philippa Steele

Understanding Relations Between Scripts examines the writing systems of the ancient Aegean and Cyprus in the second and first millennia BC, principally Cretan ‘Hieroglyphic’, Linear A, Linear B, Cypro-Minoan...

From Cooking Vessels to Cultural Practices in the Late Bronze Age Aegean

by Julie Hruby & Debra Trusty

Late Bronze Age Aegean cooking vessels illuminate prehistoric cultures, foodways, social interactions, and communication systems. While many scholars have focused on the utility of painted fineware vessels for...

Kings and Kingship in the Hellenistic World 350 - 30 BC

by John D Grainger

Between c.350 BC and 30 BC the Mediterranean world was one in which kings ruled. The exceptions were the Greek cities and Roman Italy. But for most of that period neither of these republican areas was central...

War & Trade With the Pharaohs: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Egypt's Foreign Relations

by Garry J Shaw

The ancient Egyptians presented themselves as superior to all other people in the world; on temple walls, the pharaoh is shown smiting foreign enemies – people from Nubia, Libya and the Levant – or crushing...

The Sungod's Journey through the Netherworld

by Andreas Schweizer & David Lorton

"The ancient Egyptian sources come alive, speaking to us without seeming alien to our modern ways of thinking. Andreas Schweizer invites us to join the nocturnal voyage of the solar barque and to immerse ourselves,...

Creation of History: The Transformation of Barnabas from Peacemaker to Warrior Saint

by Michael R. Cosby & Kyriacos Markides

In this groundbreaking study, Michael Cosby uncovers the unknown history of the transformation of the Apostle Barnabas from a peacemaker to a warrior saint. Modern Cypriot beliefs about Barnabas diverge significantly...

Diary of A Tour in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and The Holy Land

by Mary G. Damer

That women of fashion should travel further than the magasins of Paris, or the cameo-shops of Rome, is meritorious: that they should keep journals while on their travels is industrious and creditable, but that...

Adam and Eve Were Real

by N James Brooks

This book could wake up the population to the truths in the Bible!  Cultures around the world that had never before been visited by Christians or Jews tell of legends handed down from generation to generation...

Warfare in Neolithic Europe: An Archaeological and Anthropological Analysis

by Julian Maxwell Heath

The Neolithic ('New Stone Age') marks the time when the prehistoric communities of Europe turned their backs on the hunter-gatherer lifestyle that they had followed for many thousands of years, and instead,...

Gaiseric: The Vandal Who Destroyed Rome

by Ian Hughes

While Gaiseric has not become a household name like other 'barbarian' leaders such as Attila or Genghis Khan, his sack of Rome in AD455 has made his tribe, the Vandals, synonymous with mindless destruction....

The Journal of William de Rubruck

by William de Rubruck & William Woodville Rockhill (Translator)

The Journal of William de Rubruck: Account of the Mongols. William of Rubruck (1220-1293) was a Flemish Franciscan missionary and explorer. His account is one of the masterpieces of medieval geographical literature...

Glory of Rome: (Gaius Valerius Verrens 8)

by Douglas Jackson

77AD. Gaius Valerius Verrens is an honoured member of Emperor Vespasian's inner circle, but the enmity between him and Vespasian's son Domitian means that, even in Rome, danger is never far away. Meanwhile,...

Classics from Papyrus to the Internet: An Introduction to Transmission and Reception

by Jeffrey M. Hunt, R. Alden Smith & Fabio Stok

Writing down the epic tales of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus in texts that became the Iliad and the Odyssey was a defining moment in the intellectual history of the West, a moment from which...

Egypt (La Mort De Philae)

by Pierre Loti

This is the 1908 English translation of Pierre Loti's travelogue concerning Egypt: "La Mort de Philae". This fascinating and easy-to-read volume will appeal to readers with an interest in Egypt in the early...

Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia

by William Cowper Prime

An indispensable talent or element in a writer of a book of travels is so to present every scene and object described that every reader shall seem to be present and go along with the traveler and see everything...