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Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection
ISBN: PB: 9781933789378, Yale University Press, March 2019
296 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 200 colour illus.
The Yale Babylonian Collection houses virtually every genre, type, and period of ancient Mesopotamian writing, ranging from about 3000 B.C.E. to the early Christian Era. Among its treasures are tablets of the "Epic of Gilgamesh" and other narratives,...
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£26,00
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Palmyra Mirage in the Desert
ISBN: PB: 9781588396310, Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2018
160 pp., 25.4x20 cm, 150 colour and black&white illus.
In this important and timely publication, top international scholars present current research and developments about the art, archaeology, and history of the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Syria. Palmyra became tragi...
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£25,00
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Collectors' Visions Arts of Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia and the Americas
ISBN: HB: 9788874398157, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
320 pp., 28.9x24.8 cm, colour illus.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, at a time of turmoil when art was undergoing unprecedented upheaval, the West and especially France, began to turn its eyes towards distant cultures until then largely neglected. Artists were in the throes o...
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£70,00
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Traveling with Cortes and Pizarro Discovering Fine Pre-Columbian Art
ISBN: HB: 9788874398089, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
400 pp., 31.6x25.8 cm, colour illus.
A Pre-Columbian art lover and noted curator journey into a fine art collection, describing the rich cultural context and artistic merits of each work. Along with 150 full-colour glossy illustrations of the terracotta, earthenware, stone, silver and c...
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£70,00
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Sumerian Literary and Historical Inscriptions
ISBN: HB: 9780300230765, Yale University Press, July 2018
128 pp., 28.7x21.3 cm, 102 black&white illus.
The long-awaited twenty-second volume in the Yale Oriental Series provides reproductions of over one-hundred plates drawn from the Yale Babylonian Collection, one of the world's largest repositories of cuneiform inscriptions. An essential resource fo...
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£105,00
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Little History of Archaeology
ISBN: HB: 9780300224641, Yale University Press, April 2018
288 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 40 black&white illus.
What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, or Neanderthal skulls and Ice Age cave art. Archaeology is all of these, but also far more: the only science to encompass the entire span of human histo...
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£14,00
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One Thousand and One Fossils Discoveries in the Desert at Al Gharbia, United Arab Emirates
ISBN: HB: 9781933789071, Yale University Press, June 2017
120 pp., 22.9x30.5 cm, 128 colour illus., 6 black&white illus.
A lavish volume in celebration of the astonishing fossils uncovered in Abu Dhabi's deserts, a region once lush, green, and teeming with now-extinct animals. This lavish volume celebrates the astonishing wealth of fossils uncovered in recent decades...
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£40,00
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Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya
ISBN: HB: 9780300207170, Yale University Press, May 2017
304 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 99 colour illus., 71 black&white illus.
This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is better understood as one among many cruci...
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£50,00
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Search for Takrur Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance Along the Middle Senegal Valley
ISBN: PB: 9780913516294, Yale University Press, January 2017
600 pp., 24.8x17.1 cm, 348 black&white illus
An authoritative summary of the results of the archaeological excavations in the middle Senegal River valley, site of the ancient African Empire of Takrur. A summary of archaeological discoveries in the middle Senegal River valley, this authoritativ...
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£30,00
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Baule Monkeys
ISBN: HB: 9780300222449, Mercatorfonds, August 2016
192 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 113 colour illus., 27 black&white illus.
The Baule people of the Ivory Coast are renowned for their refined sculptural work of masks and figures. This book is the first to focus exclusively on an antithetic aspect of Baule culture-rough zoomorphic sculptures representing monkeys. These awe-...
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£50,00
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