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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]
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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]
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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]
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published on 07 July 2014
Yoga: The Art of Transformation, edited by Dr. Debra Diamond, Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asia art at the Smithsonian’s Freer Sackler Gallery, is exhibition catalogue of the eponymous exhibit at the Freer Slacker Gallery (in Washington, D.C.) and the Asian Museum of Art (in San Francisco, CA). Simply put, the catalogue is magnificent... [continue reading]
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published on 15 April 2014
The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World has a hefty price tag but as a compendium of stand alone chapters, each written by an expert in their respective field, the information packed within its 900-odd pages offers good value for money. Compiled for an academic audience in mind, it is, nevertheless, of great interest to the general reader... [continue reading]
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published on 01 April 2014
Ancient Rome: A New History, by Dr. David Potter -- Professor of Greek, Latin, and Roman history at the University of Michigan and an internationally recognized authority on the Roman Empire -- narrates the spectacular evolution of Roman power from its earliest days as a city-state along the banks of the Tiber to its decline and fall after the reign of Justinian. Potter’s... [continue reading]
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published on 27 March 2014
Jorge Guillermo's Sibyls examines the fascinating phenomenon of oracles and prophetesses in the ancient world. Beginning with an overview of prophecy from earlier times and mankind's fascination with predicting future events, the book moves on to examine the particular association women had with prophecy. The main body of the book covers an in-depth... [continue reading]
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published on 12 March 2014
Herodotus: The Histories, translated by Robin Waterfield, is an excellent version of the famous work. As with all of Waterfield's translations, the prose is lively, easy to read, and instantly engaging. Some readers may be put off by a translation which chooses a colloquialism such as `a lot' instead of `a great deal of' or `a plethora of' but... [continue reading]
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published on 04 March 2014
Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings, illustrated by Mr. Hamid Rahmanian, a noted filmmaker and graphic designer, and translated by Dr. Ahmad Sadri, Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology at Lake Forest College, affords the reader an exciting introduction to Ferdowsi's epic saga of ancient Persian triumphs, tragedies, romances... [continue reading]
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published on 02 March 2014
Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia by Professor Stephen Bertman is an indispensable treasure for anyone interested in the history of the Near East. The book is formatted for easy reference of topics ranging from the Geography of Mesopotamia (Chapter 1) through Religion and Myth (Chapter 4) to the Legacy of Mesopotamia (Chapter 13). Each chapter presents... [continue reading]

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