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 The Ancient Indus Valley: New Perspectives
The Ancient Indus Valley: New Perspectives
The Ancient Indus Valley New Perspectives
Author: Jane R. McIntosh
ABC-CLIO
Understanding Ancient Civilizations
2007
ISBN: 1576079074
Format: PDF
Size: 8,16 МВ
Language: English
Pages: 441

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 The Magnificent Maya
The Magnificent Maya
Author: Collective
The Magnificent Maya (Lost Civilizations Series)
Time-Life Books
1993
Format: PDF
Pages: 176
Language: English
Size: 25.6 MB

The Magnificent Maya is one of twenty-four volumes in the Time-Life book series Lost Civilizations. This series explores the worlds of the past, using the finds of archaeologists and other scientists to bring ancient peoples and their cultures vividly to life. This volume presents the history and archaeology of Mayan civilization between 1000 B.C. and A.D. 1500.

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 Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt (Ancient Civilizations)
Author: L. J. Amstutz
Essential Library
Ancient Civilizations
2015
ISBN-10: 162403537X
Pages: 115
Language: English
Format: PDF (True)
Size: 20 MB

"In Ancient Egypt, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Egypt, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's website.

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 Legends of the Gods. The Egyptian Texts, edited with Translations
Legends of the Gods. The Egyptian Texts, edited with Translations
Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Legends of the Gods. The Egyptian Texts, edited with Translations
Kegan Paul, Trench and Trьbner & Co. Ltd.
1912
Format: pdf
Size: 1.93 mb + 3%
Language:English

THE welcome which has been accorded to the volumes of this Series, and the fact that some of them have passed into second and third editions, suggest that these
little books have been found useful by beginners in Egyptology and others. Hitherto the object of them has been to supply information about the Religion, Magic,
Language, and History of the ancient Egyptians, and to provide editions of the original texts from which such information was derived. There are, however, many
branches of Egyptology which need treatment in a similar manner in this Series, and it has been suggested in many quarters that the time has now arrived when the
publication of a series of groups of texts illustrating EGYPTIAN LITERATURE in general might well be begun. Seeing that nothing is known about the authors of Egyptian
works, not even their names, it is impossible to write a History of Egyptian Literature in the ordinary sense of the word. The only thing to be done is to print the
actual works in the best and most complete form possible, with translations, and then to put them in the hands of the reader and leave them to his judgment.

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 Roman Silver Coins
Roman Silver Coins
Roman Silver Coins
Rotographic Publications
Author: Richard Plant
2006
Pages: 100
Format: PDF
Size: 4 mb
Language: English

For the first time, the most commonly encountered silver Roman coins can be inexpensively identified and some idea of value can be gained. Whether you are setting out to form a collection of every emperor or are already an experienced Roman Coin collector, you will not be able to put this book down! The line drawings of most obverse types mean that the legend is clear and readable in the book, and it makes a great aid to identification, as does the alphabetical list of emperors/empresses in the back of the book. This book includes an identification guide for republican coins, instructions on cleaning Roman silver coins and a list of Roman mint town mintmarks. It also includes an alphabetical list of Emperors/Caesars/Empresses and information of Roman coin grading. The book is ordered chronologically, and with the introduction of different coin types clearly mentioned, together with some historical notes, it also gives an easy to follow explanation of the Roman silver coinage and how it changed over 750 years.

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 The Well-known Handbook of Archaeology and the Bible: Discoveries That Confirm the Dependability of Scripture
The Well-known Handbook of Archaeology and the Bible: Discoveries That Confirm the Dependability of Scripture
: The Well-known Handbook of Archaeology and the Bible: Discoveries That Confirm the Dependability of Scripture
Author : Norman Geisler, Joseph Holden
Harvest House Publishers
: 2013
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4485-4
Pages: 432
Format : PDF
Size : 37,5 MB
Language : English

From two top Christian apologists, here is a intriguing study of the most important Outdated and New Testament archaeological discoveries by way of the ages.
Biblical archaeology has always stirred exhilaration among believers and curiosity between unbelievers. The evidence dug up with a spade can converse volumes–and provide as a strong testimony of the dependability of Scripture.
Norm Geisler and Joe Holden have put together an amazing array of finds that confirm the biblical peoples and occasions of ages earlier. In a person-pleasant format composed in common fashion, they…
analyze the most recent finds and clarify their significance
consist of dozens of photos
supply an instructive chart of artifacts (alongside with fast facts)
sample a range of finds–papyri, inscriptions, scrolls, ossuaries, and more
If viewers are seeking for just one particular guide to go over this subject matter equally concisely and comprehensively, this is it!

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 The Economic History of Byzantium
The Economic History of Byzantium
Author: Angeliki E. Laiou
The Economic History of Byzantium
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
ISBN: 088402332X
2008
Format: PDF
Size: 18,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 1364
The longevity of the Byzantine state was due largely to the existence of variegated and articulated economic systems. This three-volume study examines the structures and dynamics of the economy and the factors that contributed to its development over time. The first volume addresses the environment, resources, communications, and production techniques.

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 The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Author: Alexander P. Kazhdan
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (Volume 3)
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195046528
1991
Format: PDF
Size: 69,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 2366
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium is a three-volume, comprehensive dictionary of Byzantine civilization. The first resource of its kind in the field, it features over 5,000 entries written by an international group of eminent Byzantinists covering all aspects of life in the Byzantine world. According to Alexander Kazhdan, editor-in-chief of the Dictionary: "Entries on patriarchy and emperors will coexist with entries on surgery and musical instruments.

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 The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt
The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt
Author: Ian Shaw
The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt
Oxford University Press
2004
ISBN: 0192804588
Language: English
Pages: 550
Format: PDF
Size: 27,15 МБ
The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt, from c. 700,000 BC to AD 311. Following the story from the Egyptians' prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans, this book resurrects a fascinating society replete with remarkable historical information.

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 The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World
The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World
: The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World
Author : Lincoln Paine
Alfred A. Knopf
: 2013
Pages: 978
Format : EPUB
Size : 6 MB
Language : English

A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human.
Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors’ first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India and Southeast and East Asia, who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish thriving overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European expansion. And finally, his narrative traces how commercial shipping and naval warfare brought about the enormous demographic, cultural, and political changes that have globalized the world throughout the post–Cold War era.
This tremendously readable intellectual adventure shows us the world in a new light, in which the sea reigns supreme. We find out how a once-enslaved East African king brought Islam to his people, what the American “sail-around territories” were, and what the Song Dynasty did with twenty-wheel, human-powered paddleboats with twenty paddle wheels and up to three hundred crew. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be linked to the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history.

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 The Celts: Bronze Age to New Age
The Celts: Bronze Age to New Age
The Celts: Bronze Age to New Age
Author: John Haywood
Routledge
2004
ISBN: 058250578X
Pages: 248
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 97 MB

This dramatic history traces the mysterious Celts from their dark origins, including Druids and King Arthur, right across Britain and Europe and looking at their beliefs, cultures and arts as well as their warring and expansion. The resurgence of Celtic identity in Britain and Europe has revitalized interest in Celtic history. At the same time, developments in genetics and archaeology have led to it becoming an arena of serious controversy. John Hayward explores the changing identity of Europe's Celtic speaking peoples through history, both as they saw themselves and as others saw them. Covering continental Europe, Britain and Ireland, and the present day Celtic global diaspora, this is a vibrant and meticulously researched account.

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 Time Frame BC 3000-1500 - The Age of God-Kings
Time Frame BC 3000-1500 - The Age of God-Kings
Author: Collective
Time Frame BC 3000-1500 - The Age of God-Kings
Time-Life Books
1987
Format: PDF
Pages: 180
Language: English
Size: 23.6 MB

Contains The Kingdom on the Nile, The Ziggurats of Ur, Master Builders in the Indus Valley, Lords of the Labyrinth, Yellow River Dynasties, and The Sacred Megaliths. Maps, Color Illustrations, and Photographs throughout.

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 The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West
The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West
Author: Tom Holland
The Forge of Christendom The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West
Anchor
ISBN: 0385520581
2009
Format: EPUB
Size: 10,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 512
In AD 900, few would have guessed that the splintering kingdoms of Christendom were candidates for future greatness. Hemmed in by implacable enemies on three sides, and by ocean on the fourth, it seemed that the Christian people had nowhere to turn. Indeed, there were many who feared—cast in the Millennium’s shadow—that they were nearing the time when the Antichrist would appear, drowning the world in blood and heralding its end.
But the Antichrist did not appear, and Christendom did not collapse. Instead, forged from the convulsions of those terrible times, there emerged a new civilization as the Christian people set to the heroic task of building a Jerusalem on earth themselves. With an epic sweep that transports us from the crucifixion to the First Crusade, and from the glitter of Constantinople to the bleak shores of Canada, Tom Holland’s The Forge of Christendom is a brilliant study of a truly fateful revolution: the emergence of Western Europe for the first time as a distinctive and expansionist power.

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 Time Frame - The Human Dawn
Time Frame - The Human Dawn
Author: Collective
Time Frame - The Human Dawn
Time-Life Books
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 27 MB

It begins with a rundown of evolution leading to man. The first chapter covers early ape men. The second deals with the early homos including Neanderthal; the second half of the chapter discussing the first anatomically correct modern man. (Cromagnon man isn't mentioned, possibly because the were so like modern man they might as well be called modern man.). The third chapter details how man began to settle down and domesticate plants and animals. The last chapter tells about the beginnings to civilization. At the end of the book, as in all books in this series, is a chronology showing what was happening at the same time in several different areas to the world.

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 Atlas of Classical History
Atlas of Classical History
Author: Richard J. A. Talbert
Atlas of Classical History
Routledge
ISBN: 0415034639
1989
Format: PDF
Size: 6,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 224
From the Bronze Age to the reign of Constantine, the Atlas of Classical History provides a comprehensive series of maps, diagrams, and commentary designed to meet the needs of classical scholars, as well as general readers. Over 135 maps of the Greek and Roman worlds clearly mark the political affiliations of the cities and states, major military events, trade routes, artistic, cultural and industrial centers, and colonization and exploration.

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 Element Encyclopedia of the Celts
Element Encyclopedia of the Celts
Author: Rodney Castleden
Element Encyclopedia of the Celts
HarperCollins Publishers
2013
Format: PDF/EPUB
Size: 10 Mb
Language: English

The latest title in the much-loved Element Encyclopedia series, The Element Encyclopedia of Celts explores the history, culture, and mythology of these great peoples. A comprehensive guide of Celtic history and culture, The Element Encyclopedia of the Celts tells the stories of these grand peoples and their way of life, including their heroic gods and goddesses, incredible myths and legends, and their everyday lives through their language, customs, and society.
Encompassing their iron-age beginnings, European colonization, the various strands of 'Celticness' (race, politics, and culture), as well as the Celtic Tiger of today, this encyclopedia gets to the very heart of Celtic origin and meaning, as well as delving into the cultural and mythical background that draws so many to claim their Celtic roots today. Including: * The Celtic People and Their Way of Life * Celtic Places * Celtic Religion * Myths, Legends, and Stories * Symbols, Ideas, and Archetypes * Celtic Twilight and Revival Accompanied by illustrations and maps, which show the spread of Celts across the globe, as well as the symbols of Celtic mythology and religion

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 The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (Volume 1
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (Volume 1
Author: Alexander P. Kazhdan
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (Volume 1)
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195046528
1991
Format: PDF
Size: 72,9 МБ
Language: English
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium is a three-volume, comprehensive dictionary of Byzantine civilization. The first resource of its kind in the field, it features over 5,000 entries written by an international group of eminent Byzantinists covering all aspects of life in the Byzantine world. According to Alexander Kazhdan, editor-in-chief of the Dictionary: "Entries on patriarchy and emperors will coexist with entries on surgery and musical instruments.

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 In Search of Vikings: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Scandinavian Heritage of North-West England
In Search of Vikings: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Scandinavian Heritage of North-West England
Author: Stephen E. Harding (Editor), David Griffiths (Editor), Elizabeth Royles (Editor)
In Search of Vikings: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Scandinavian Heritage of North-West England
CRC Press
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 33 Mb
Language: English

The Viking Age lasted a little over three centuries, but has left a lasting legacy across Europe. These dynamic warrior-traders from Scandinavia, who fought and interacted with peoples as far apart as North America, Russia, and Central Asia, are some of the most recognizable historical figures in the western world. In the modern imagination they represent ruthlessness, heroism, adventurousness, and a unique prestige embellished by the wondrous tales and poetry of the sagas. Yet the sum of evidence for the Viking presence is far less clear than their reputation implies.
In Search of Vikings presents a collection of papers from experts in a broad range of disciplines, including history, archaeology, genetics, and linguistics, to provide a detailed understanding of the Vikings in peace and in war. This book focuses on one particularly exciting area of the Viking world, namely the north-west region of England, where they are known to have settled in large numbers. North-west England was the crossroads between Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. It was a battleground for distant powers and dynasties, and its Irish Sea coastline created opportunities for trading and settlement. Silver hoards, burials, and Old Norse place-names attest to the Viking presence, and Scandinavian DNA is detectable amongst the modern population. The 12 integrated studies in this book are designed to reinvigorate the search for Vikings in this crucial region and to provide must-reading for anyone interested in Viking history.

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 The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim
The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim
The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim Conquest
Author: Jodi Magness
Cambridge University Press
2012
ISBN: 0521195357
Pages: 397
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 55 MB

This book provides an introduction to the archaeology and history of ancient Palestine – modern Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories – from the destruction of Solomon's temple in 586 BCE to the Muslim conquest in 640 CE. Special attention is paid to the archaeology of Jerusalem and the Second Temple period, in the time of Herod the Great and Jesus. For each period, the book offers a historical background for the Mediterranean world and the ancient Near East, as well as the events in Palestine. Major sites such as Masada, Caesarea Maritima and Petra are examined in archaeological and historical detail, along with the material culture – coins, pottery, glass and stone vessels – of each period. This book provides a thorough overview of the archaeology of this historically vibrant part of the world.

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