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  • Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam

    History and Prophecy

    By Olof Heilo

    The emergence of Islam in the seventh century AD still polarises scholars who seek to separate religious truth from the historical reality with which it is associated. However, history and prophecy are not solely defined by positive evidence or apocalyptic truth, but by human subjects, who consider…

    Hardback – 2016-01-19 
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • The Ancient History of the Near East

    From the Earliest Times to the Battle of Salamis

    By H.R. Hall

    The ancient history of Greece holds a great deal of interest to many, particularly to those whose culture and religion grew from early Greek civilisation. Originally published in 1913, Hall provides a thorough history of the origins of Ancient Greek civilisation as well as commenting on Egypt,…

    Hardback – 2016-01-04 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Ancient Egyptians (2 Vols)

    By J. Gardner Wilkinson

    Written in 1836, this two-volume study has enduring importance in the field of Egyptology. Covering topics including Egyptian homes, ceremonies, hunting, religious rites, and castes, it provides a comprehensive account of ancient Egyptian life and practices. The work is illustrated with numerous…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Imperial Inquisitions

    Prosecutors and Informants from Tiberius to Domitian

    By Steven H. Rutledge

    Delatores (political informants) and accusatores (malicious prosecutors) were a major part of life in imperial Rome. Contemporary sources depict them as cruel and heartless mercenaries, who bore the main responsibility for institutionalising and enforcing the 'tyranny' of the infamous rulers of the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

    Poems, Narratives, and Manuals of Instruction from the Third and Second Millenia B.C.

    By Adolf Erman

    Originally published in 1927, this text contains a translation of Adolf Erman’s work into English. Erman’s original intention was to bring the songs, stories and poems that have survived from ancient Egypt to the masses of the modern world. The literature of the Egyptian world provides a real…

    Hardback – 2015-12-27 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions

    Edited by Eric Orlin

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions is the first comprehensive single-volume reference work offering authoritative coverage of ancient religions in the Mediterranean world. Chronologically, the volume’s scope extends from pre-historical antiquity in the third millennium…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 

  • The Huns

    By Hyun Jin Kim

    This volume is a concise and clearly written introduction to the history and culture of the Huns. This ancient people had a notorious reputation in European late antiquity, but they have often been evaluated as a footnote in the histories of the later Roman Empire and early Germanic peoples,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-11 
    Peoples of the Ancient World

  • The Age of Agade

    Inventing Empire in Ancient Mesopotamia

    By Benjamin R Foster

    The Age of Agade is the first book-length study of the Akkadian period of Mesopotamian history, which saw the rise and fall of the world’s first empire during more than a century of extraordinary political, social, and cultural innovation. It draws together more than 40 years of research by one of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-11 

  • Prudentius' Hymns for Hours and Seasons

    The Liber Cathemerinon

    By Nicholas Richardson

    Combining faithfulness to the Latin with sensitivity to Prudentius’ poetic qualities, Nicholas Richardson offers a precise yet creative verse translation of a major work by one of the most important Christian Latin poets of late antiquity. Prudentius’ Hymns for Hours and Seasons also provides…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Sight and the Ancient Senses

    Edited by Michael Squire

    It is to Greek critical thinking about seeing that we owe our conceptual framework for theorizing the senses, and it is also to such thinking that we owe the lasting legacy of Greco-Roman imagery. Sight and the Ancient Senses is the first thorough introduction to the conceptualization of sight in…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08 
    The Senses in Antiquity

  • The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds

    Edited by Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Molly Jones-Lewis

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds explores how environment was thought to shape ethnicity and identity, discussing developments in early natural philosophy and historical ethnographies. Defining ‘environment’ broadly to include not only…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 

  • The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates

    The Islamic Near East from the Sixth to the Eleventh Century, 3rd Edition

    By Hugh Kennedy

    The Prophet and the Age of Caliphates is an accessible history of the Near East from c.600-1050AD, the period in which Islamic society was formed. Beginning with the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, Hugh Kennedy goes on to explore the great Arab conquests of the seventh century and the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 
    A History of the Near East

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