Plus 58 plates bound at end. Royal octavo. Aspetti dell'universo religioso egiziano nel fayyum e altrove. Numerous text figures. Profusely illustrated throughout.
Pour une histoire du christianisme dans le désert occidental d’Égypte
Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full cloth with pictorial dust-jacket. In fine condition. Plus 15 plates. With figures. Excellent copy. Bound in the original wrappers. In good condition. Two volumes. Uniformly bound in the original wrappers, bit spotted. Complete set. Myth and Man. With 18 plates in photogravure, 40 line drawings, a chart of religious symbols, and a map. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full cloth, gilt cover, with good, bit nicked at edges, dust-jacket.
Book itself is in fine condition. Lavishly illustrated throughout. Original pictorial stiff wrappers with flaps. Most lavishly illustrated throughout. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's pictorial boards, with pictorial dust-jacket. New copy in mint condition. A splendid production. Oblong quarto. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's cloth, with pictorial dust-jacket. Royal quarto. Plus 65 plates with multiple images to each bound at end. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's decorative full cloth. Several folding plates and charts.
Numerous figures. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's illustrated yellow full cloth, with near fine pictorial dust-jacket. Cataloguing thousands of items. Actes du Colloque international de Bruxelles, Avril Monumenta Aegyptiaca, VII. Plus 25 coloured plates bound at end.
Fierce Lions, Angry Mice, and Fat-tailed Sheep: Animal Encounters in the Ancient Near East
Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's blue full cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine. Numerous illustrations. Original pictorial stiff wrappers. Plus 25 plates bound at end. Original printed wrappers. Title vignette, text figure. Original stiff wrappers, spine trifle rubbed, small signature to half-title. In a very good condition, fine interior. Ein Text aus dem 'Mutritual' des Pap. Berlin Plus 7 plates bound at end, one of which is folding and a number of hieroglyphic plates. Original stiff wrappers, title in manuscript on plain spine panel.
In a very good condition, crisp interior. Plus 5 plates bound at end. Original stiff wrappers. In new condition. An epic tale of a great and heroic mind; his action-packed rule; and how in conquering one-fifth of the world's inhabited land, he changed the course of history forever.
A scholar who conquered an empire larger than those of Alexander or Caesar. A warrior who would rule a fifth of the world with strength and wisdom. A man who betrayed a brother to protect a nation. From a young scholar to one of history's most powerful warriors, Conqueror tells the story of Kublai Khan - an extraordinary man who. However, few people realize that this vast empire was guarded by one frontier, a series of natural and man-made barriers, including Hadrian's Wall.
It is impossible to have a true understanding of the Roman Empire without first investigating the scope of this amazing frontier. The boundary ran for roughly 4, miles--from Britain to Morocco via the Rhine, the Danube, the Euphrates, the Syrian Desert, and the Saharan fringes; reinforced by walls, ditches, palisades, watchtowers, and forts. It absorbed virtually the whole imperial army, enclosed three and a half million square miles, and defended forty provinces now thirty countries and perhaps eighty million Roman subjects.
In protecting the empire the frontier made a substantial contribution to the Pax Romana and ultimately to preserving the inheritance of future Europe. Yet this static mode of defense ran counter to Rome's tradition of mobile warfare and her taste for glory, born of centuries of conquest. The emperors' choice of a passive strategy promoted lassitude and conservatism, allowing the military initiative slowly to pass into barbarian hands.
The Reach of Rome is the first book to describe the entire length of the amazing imperial frontier. It traces the political forces that created it and portrays those who commanded and manned it, as well as those against whom it was held. It relates the frontier's rise, pre-eminence, crises, and collapse and assesses its meaning for history and its legacies to the post-Roman world. Finally, it also tells the story of the explorers who rediscovered its lost works and describes the nature and location of the surviving remains. Includes thirty beautifully designed maps.
Original publisher's stiff wrappers. Original edition, not the mediocre quality reprint which is currently offered online. From the library of Egyptologist Prof. Michel Malaise with his pencil underlining and annotations. Red boards with bw photo and yellow lettering. Photos by Thomas Roma. A father-son collaboration of photos and descriptions of life in their neighborhood. Fine but art school ex-lib. Novel about the period of Domitian by Canadian writer.
Kalamos Books namca [Books from Kalamos Books]. Opera Postuma.. Quarter-leather marbled Hardcover with gilt spine. Cover and spine rubbed and slightly scratched. Cover edges and corners, spine edges and hinges somewhat worn. Sticker residues on spine bottom edge and hinges. Ex-library copy with stamp on title and last pages. Text block edges, inner cover and pages age-stained. Pages slightly wavy and yellowing. The book is in : Italian. Hardcover with dust jacket. Gilt spine. Jacket edges slightly wrinkled.
Cover corners slightly bumped. Else in good condition. The book is in : English. Dark-grey marbled Hardcover with gilt spine.
Text block edges dyed red. Cover and spine rubbed and slightly worn.
Pages yellowing and wavy. Binding slightly visible on front inner cover. Binding visible between front whitepage and title-page. Title-page edge near biding peeling. Single worm-mark on cover and pages edge - NO damage to text. Single wormhole on pages with slight damage to few letters of the text. The book is in : German. RARE German translation of From Jesus to Paul by the eminent Jewish historian and professor of Hebrew Literature Joseph Klausner , a sequel to an influential book about Jesus of Nazareth, which gained him fame, where he describes how Jesus is best understood as a Jew and Israelite who was trying to reform the religion, and died as a devout Jew.
In this book the author gives a comprehensive introduction to the period immediately preceding the beginnings of Christianity in the form of a small group of Jesus' disciples to the ministry of Paul to the Gentiles. As well as discussing the historical and cultural background of the Second Temple period before its destruction, the author discusses Paul's theology and epistles in its relation to contemporary Judaism and other religious movements prevalent in the eastern part of the Roman Empire.
Red cloth Hardcover with gilt spine. Rear cover slightly stained. Front cover upper corner bumped. Greenfield University of Saskatchewan , and Aren M. Maeir Bar-Ilan University presented the latest results on the analysis of donkey remains at Tell es-Safi in the southern Levant. They explored how new analysis through intra-tooth sampling combined with contextual evidence may provide the earliest evidence for the use of donkeys in long distance trade in the Levant.
The panel finished with Dean Hallett University of Melbourne , who used textual and iconographic evidence, combined with research on horse behaviour and genetics, to tackle the problem of how chariot horses were trained in the ancient Near East. Meanwhile, a parallel panel focused on canines, healing, and canines in healing.
Sociétés et rites funéraires : le Nil moyen (Soudan) du Néolithique à l’Islamisation
Continuing the theme of dogs, Seraina Nett Uppsala University explored the role of dogs in relation with the cult of Gula, a Mesopotamian healing goddess. Seraina used the existing material culture, textual references, and zooarchaeological evidence to help explore the possibility of the presence of actual dogs within the cult of Gula. He explored these peculiar ingredients and how their relation to the physiology of the animals and the role of their respective animal in Mesopotamian culture possibly contributed to their appearance as medical ingredients.
Two panels rounded off the first day, the first of which continued the discussion of dogs, starting with a paper from the conference organiser Laerke Recht University of Cambridge and her colleague Christina Tsouparopoulou University of Cambridge. This paper explored the relationship between dogs and equids in the battles of the third millennium BCE through textual and iconographic evidence, further evidencing the use of dogs by the Mesopotamian armies. The last paper of the panel came from both Marina Barbara Fadum and Carina Gruber both from the University of Innsbruck was focused around the treatment and conceptualisation of dogs and cats in ancient Egypt.
They both explored the sources through a perspective of human-animal studies, looking at the different modes of interaction humans had with these animals in ancient Egypt. They even explored how both species were mummified — pointing out that even kittens suffered this fate in ancient Egypt. Concurrently, another panel was focused on iconographic studies. It began with Anne Devillers Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels who presented her research into the appearance of wild fauna in Mesopotamian glyptic art.
In this paper, Anne took a statistical approach, determining which species appeared in which region and emphasising the overlap or lack thereof between the glyptic, zooarchaeological, and ecological evidence. Her paper focused on the provenance of the ivories found at Nimrud, exploring whether they came from elephants or hippopotami and the discrepancy between the number of animals required to create these objects and the dearth of representations of these animals — especially elephants — in the iconographic material.
They discussed how they used satellite data to determine difference in soil compaction, vegetation productivity, and moisture retention in order to follow the hollow-ways of pastoral herds in mid-to-late Early Bronze Age Upper Mesopotamia. Second was Michael Kozuh Auburn University who spoke about the evidence for cattle management at the temple of Eanna at Uruk. His paper looked at cattle management in contrast to that of sheep and how these differences intersected with larger ideas of control and authority in wider Mesopotamia.
After examining the different types of pests in ancient Egypt e. Meanwhile, another panel discussed the role of birds in the ancient Near East. We started with my own paper, which discussed the role of waterfowl imagery as both a religious symbol, connected to ideas of death and rebirth, and as markers of elite status, through a connection to Egypt and as a luxury food item.
Popova Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences that gave a detailed account of the remains of the Arabian ostrich that have been found across the ancient Near East and examined the resources they provided in feathers, eggs, and meat. The final two panels of the conference were focused on zooarchaeological studies and animals within ritual and cult.
The zooarchaeological panel began with Melina Seabrook Harvard University , who drew on her own experiences of excavation at Ur. The paper examined a single tusk that was found in a building, deposited in seven pieces across three squares, and related it to the wider cultural interactions between humans and pigs in ancient Mesopotamia.