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  1. Magic in Ancient Israelite Society

    Theory and Practice

    By Daniel Miller

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. David’s Jerusalem

    Between Memory and History

    By Daniel Pioske

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The history of David’s Jerusalem remains one of the most contentious topics of the ancient world. This study engages with debates about the nature of this location by examining the most recent archaeological data from the site and by exploring the relationship of these remains to claims made about...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Imagining Ancient Cities in Film

    From Babylon to Cinecittà

    Edited by Marta Garcia Morcillo, Pauline Hanesworth, Óscar Lapeña Marchena

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    In film imagery, urban spaces show up not only as spatial settings of a story, but also as projected ideas and forms that aim to recreate and capture the spirit of cultures, societies and epochs. Some cinematic cities have even managed to transcend fiction to become part of modern collective memory...

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sex in Antiquity

    Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

    Edited by Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, James Robson

    Series: Rewriting Antiquity

    Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Place, Memory, and Healing

    An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments

    By Ömür Harman┼čah

    Place, Memory, and Healing: An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments investigates the complex and deep histories of places, how they served as sites of memory and belonging for local communities over the centuries, and how they were appropriated and monumentalized in the hands of the political...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Food in Ancient Judah

    Domestic Cooking in the Time of the Hebrew Bible

    By Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

    The study of food in the Hebrew Bible and Syro-Palestinian archaeology has tended to focus on kosher dietary laws, the sacrificial system, and feasting in elite contexts. More everyday ritual and practice - the preparation of food in the home - has been overlooked. Food in Ancient Judah explores...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Opening the Books of Moses

    By Diana V. Edelman, Philip R. Davies, Christophe Nihan, Thomas Romer

    Series: BibleWorld

    Opening the Books of Moses presents an introduction to the first five books of the Bible. It is written for any student engaged in the scholarly study of these most central of biblical texts. The aim throughout is to examine the books with a view to illuminating the ideas, beliefs and experiences...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Social History of Achaemenid Phoenicia

    Being a Phoenician, Negotiating Empires

    By Vadim S. Jigoulov

    Series: BibleWorld

    Even though the Persian period has attracted a fair share of scholarly interest in recent years, as yet no concerted effort has been attempted to construct a comprehensive social history of Phoenician city-states as an integral part of the Achaemenid empire. This monograph explores the evidence...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. A History of Market Performance

    From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World

    Edited by R.J. Van der Spek, Jan Luiten van Zanden, Bas van Leeuwen

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This exciting new volume examines the development of market performance from Antiquity until the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Efficient market structures are agreed by most economists to serve as evidence of economic prosperity, and to be prerequisites for further economic growth. However,...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Unknown

  10. Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East

    The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age

    By Trevor Bryce

    Offering fascinating insights into the people and politics of the ancient near Eastern kingdoms, Trevor Bryce uses the letters of the five Great Kings of Egypt, Babylon, Hatti, Mitanni and Assyria as the focus of a fresh look at this turbulent and volatile region in the late Bronze Age....

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge