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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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£125,00
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Future Remains A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene
ISBN: PB: 9780226508795, ISBN: HB: 9780226508658, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
224 pp., 22.8x17.8 cm, 16 colour plates, 9 halftones
What can a pesticide pump, a jar full of sand, or an old calico print tell us about the Anthropocene – the age of humans? Just as paleontologists look to fossil remains to infer past conditions of life on earth, so might past and present-day objects...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Rare & Wonderful Treasures from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
ISBN: PB: 9781851244843, Bodleian Library Publishing, May 2018
224 pp., 22x22 cm, 150 colour illus.
Since its foundation in 1860, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's world-renowned collections have become a key centre for scientific study and its much-loved building an important icon for visitors from around the world. The museum now...
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£20,00
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Cultural Encounters in Near Eastern History
ISBN: HB: 9788763543873, Museum Tusculanum Press, May 2018
224 pp., 24.1x16.1 cm, 2 colour plates, 22 halftones, 3 line drawings, 4 maps
Globalization and cheaper travel have led to a rapid increase in cross-cultural encounters worldwide – which makes understanding problems of conflict, prejudice, interaction, and adaptation ever more important. Fortunately, we have a powerful histori...
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£45,00
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Greeks Lost Civilizations
ISBN: HB: 9781780239002, Reaktion Books, May 2018
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 68 illus., 57 in colour
This is ancient Greece – but not as we know it. Few people today appreciate that Greek civilization was spread across the Middle East, and that there were Greek cities in the foothills of the Himalayas. This book tells the story of the Greeks outside...
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£15,00
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Beyond the Nile Egypt and the Classical World
ISBN: HB: 9781606065518, Getty Publications, April 2018
360 pp., 29.9x24.7 cm, 322 colour illus., 16 black&white illus., 1 table
From about 2000 BCE onward, Egypt served as an important nexus for cultural exchange in the eastern Mediterranean, importing and exporting not just wares but also new artistic techniques and styles. Egyptian, Greek, and Roman craftsmen imitated one a...
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£50,00
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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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Palmyra Mirage in the Desert
ISBN: PB: 9781588396310, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 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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Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity
ISBN: PB: 9781941792124, Bard Graduate Center, March 2018
200 pp., 22x17.7 cm, 32 colour plates, 80 halftones, 45 line drawings
The transition from roll to codex as the standard format of the book is one of the most culturally significant innovations of Late Antiquity. "The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity" examines surviving evidence in order to better understand how this...
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£22,00
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Archaeology of Mural Painting at Panamarca, Peru
ISBN: PB: 9780884024248, Harvard University Press, February 2018
352 pp., 26.7x19.7 cm, 14 colour illus., 255 halftones, 67 line illus., 1 map
The archaeological site of Panamarca was once a vibrant center of religious performance and artistic practice within the ancient Moche world. During the seventh and eighth centuries CE, architects and mural painters created lofty temples and broad-wa...
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