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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

by Eric H. Cline Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9780691168388
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to...

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Little History of Archaeology

by Brian Fagan Yale University Press
Pub Date:
04/2019
ISBN:
9780300243215
Format:
Pb+ 288 pages

What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, or Neanderthal skulls and Ice...

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Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World

by David W Anthony Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2010
ISBN:
9780691148182
Format:
Pb+ 568 pages

Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But...

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Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum

by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/1996
ISBN:
9780691029092
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

Few sources reveal the life of the ancient Romans as vividly as do the houses preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius. Wealthy Romans...

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Cnut the Great

by Timothy Bolton Yale University Press
Pub Date:
02/2019
ISBN:
9780300243185
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

Historian Timothy Bolton offers a fascinating reappraisal of one of the most misunderstood of the Anglo-Saxon kings: Cnut, the...

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World of the Crusades

by Christopher Tyerman Yale University Press
Pub Date:
05/2019
ISBN:
9780300217391
Format:
Hbk 520 pages

Throughout the Middle Ages crusading was justified by religious ideology, but the resulting military campaigns were fueled by...

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Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization

by A. Leo Oppenheim University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1976
ISBN:
9780226631875
Format:
Pbk 462 pages

Ancient Mesopotamia—the area now called Iraq—has received less attention than ancient Egypt and other long-extinct and more spectacular...

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Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction

by Karl Galinsky Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
02/1998
ISBN:
9780691058900
Format:
Pbk 496 pages

Grand political accomplishment and artistic productivity were the hallmarks of Augustus Caesar's reign (31 B.C. to A.D. 14), which...

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Earthquakes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Seismic Disruptions

by Jelle Zeilinga de Boer and Donald Theodore Sanders Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
01/2007
ISBN:
9780691127866
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

On November 1, 1755-All Saints' Day-a massive earthquake struck Europe's Iberian Peninsula and destroyed the city of Lisbon. Churches...

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First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times

by Adrienne Mayor Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2011
ISBN:
9780691150130
Format:
Pbk 400 pages

Griffins, Cyclopes, Monsters, and Giants--these fabulous creatures of classical mythology continue to live in the modern imagination...

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Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us about Our Future

by Robert L. Kelly University of California Press
Pub Date:
01/2019
ISBN:
9780520303485
Format:
Pb+ 168 pages

“I have seen yesterday. I know tomorrow.” This inscription in Tutankhamun’s tomb summarizes The Fifth Beginning....

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Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology

by Eric H Cline Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2018
ISBN:
9780691183237
Format:
Pb+ 480 pages

In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched...

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Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

by Maria Michela Sassi Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/2018
ISBN:
9780691180502
Format:
Hbk 232 pages

A celebrated study of the origins of ancient Greek philosophy, now in English for the first time How can we talk...

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Ancient Wine: the Search for the Origins of Viniculture

by Patrick E Mcgovern Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
01/2007
ISBN:
9780691127842
Format:
Pb+ 392 pages

The history of civilization is, in many ways, the history of wine. This book is the first comprehensive and up-to-date account...

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Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome

by Victor Davis Hanson Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
09/2012
ISBN:
9780691156361
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

In this prequel to the now-classic Makers of Modern Strategy, Victor Davis Hanson, a leading scholar of ancient military history,...

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