Books

Search Books

Search through the catalogue of ancient history books:

Latest Reviews

We're always looking for new reviewers! If you want to write a review for us, you can simply submit it through our website.

Write Review

by
published on 30 June 2015
  Terence D'Altroy is impressively described on the back cover of this book as 'Professor in Anthropology at Columbia University, Director of the Columbia Centre for Archaeology, and the world's leading Inca specialist.' and he does not disappoint in a comprehensive treatment of one of the New World's most fascinating cultures.  ... [continue reading]
by
published on 03 April 2015
By ignoring the wisdom of old adages and judging by its cover alone one might be forgiven for thinking this book was aimed at younger readers but, in fact, it is a wonderful and in-depth examination of every aspect of the Inca civilization of ancient Peru. It may not have the gravitas of more academic treatments of the subject but it certainly presents... [continue reading]
by
published on 06 November 2014
Jewels of Ancient Nubia, edited by Yvonne J. Markowitz, Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry, and Denise M. Doxey, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, both at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, is an exhibition catalogue of the eponymous exhibit currently on show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through 2017. This catalogue... [continue reading]
by
published on 26 October 2014
The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies is another weighty volume in the Handbook series and takes on the ambitious task of covering all aspects of the Roman World.  The intended audience is students and academics seeking to have an overview of specific facets of Roman history but many of the chapters are useful concise summaries of interest to the general... [continue reading]
by
published on 15 October 2014
Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, by Dr. Nawal Nasrallah -- a former professor of English at the Universitiy of Baghdad and the University of Mosul -- is a fine introduction to the history and diversity of Iraqi cuisine. Lavishly illustrated, supremely informative, and deeply personal, Narallah’s... [continue reading]
by
published on 20 September 2014
The Great Archaeologists, edited by Dr. Brian Fagan -- Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara -- introduces the reader to 59 of the world’s most innovative, provocative, and underappreciated archaeologists from the past four centuries. This title is unique in not only its scope, but also its presentation... [continue reading]
by
published on 18 September 2014
The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt, by Dr. Steven Snape, instructor of Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, reveals the astonishing urban world of ancient Egyptian civilizations, from large cities like Memphis, Thebes, and Alexandria, to lost centers like the enigmatic Amarna of the pharaoh Akhenaten. The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt additionally... [continue reading]
by
published on 14 July 2014
Thinking Big: How Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind, by Drs. Clive Gamble, John Gowlett, and Robin Dunbar, explores the prehistoric and ancient origins of our social lives in a mere 224 pages. Divided into seven chapters, Thinking Big is centered on some provocative questions about the evolutionary development of the human mind: “When... [continue reading]
by
published on 07 July 2014
Another excellent book from the Oxford Handbook series with sixty-eight chapters arranged by theme, each written by a leading scholar in that particular field. Topics covered include literature, theatre, politics, philosophy, warfare, trade, and society. Strong on the literary arts it is strangely brief on subjects which are usually the staple topics of general... [continue reading]
by
published on 07 July 2014
Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections, edited by Anastasia Drandaki, Demetra Papanikola-Bakirtzi, and Anastasia Tourta is the exhibition catalogue of the eponymous exhibit at the National Gallery (Washington, D.C.), the Getty Villa (Los Angeles, CA), and the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL). This catalogue surveys the splendor, diversity... [continue reading]

Advertisement

Remove ads - become a member