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  1. Ctesias' 'History of Persia'

    Tales of the Orient

    By Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, James Robson

    Series: Routledge Classical Translations

    Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens. His position gave him special insight into the workings of...

    Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Land and Economy in Ancient Palestine

    By Jack Pastor

    Land and Economy in Ancient Palestine is a study of the economic crises throughout the Second Temple Period. It establishes that the single factor of the economy which united all aspects of life in ancient society was land.Through study of a wide variety of sources, including the New Testament and...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Land, Credit and Crisis

    Agrarian Finance in the Hebrew Bible

    By Philippe Guillaume

    Series: BibleWorld

    Land, Credit and Crisis presents a new understanding of the financial culture of the Bible. Biblical Palestine was characterized by an over-abundance of arable land combined with a chronic lack of manpower and agricultural credit - circumstances which lead to much prophetic fulminating against...

    Published January 14th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Alexander the Great

    A Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Ian Worthington

    This exciting new edition is an indispensable guide for undergraduates to the study of Alexander the Great, showing the problems of the ancient source material, and making it clear that there is no single approach to be taken.The twelve thematic chapters contain a broad selection of the most...

    Published November 17th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia

    The Near East from the Early Bronze Age to the fall of the Persian Empire

    By Trevor Bryce

    This 500,000 word reference work provides the most comprehensive general treatment available of the peoples and places of the regions commonly referred to as the ancient Near and Middle East – extending from the Aegean coast of Turkey in the west to the Indus river in the east. It contains...

    Published October 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Persian Empire

    A Corpus of Sources from the Achaemenid Period

    By Amélie Kuhrt

    The Achaemenid dynasty (550-330 BC) ruled over the first and largest 'world empire' in history: the Persian empire extended from the Babylonians in the east to the Jews and Greeks in the west, with fingers of control in the fringes of the Indian subcontinent and elsewhere. Its sheer size was a...

    Published August 31st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Jewish Education and History

    Continuity, crisis and change

    By Moshe Aberbach

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Moshe Aberbach (1924-2007) was a leading educator and scholar in Jewish studies, specialising in the field of Jewish education in the talmudic period. This book draws on a representative selection of his writings over a fifty year period, and includes essays on Saadia Gaon and Maimonides, coverage...

    Published May 25th 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Introduction to Literary Ottoman

    By Korkut Bugday

    This represents the first modern introduction to literary Ottoman available in English. The author has devised this textbook to provide a course of lessons, readings and exercises to take the student from beginner to intermediate level. The book features numerous readings taken from historiography,...

    Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Babylonian World

    Edited by Gwendolyn Leick

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Babylonian World presents an extensive, up-to-date and lavishly illustrated history of the ancient state Babylonia and its 'holy city', Babylon. Historicized by the New Testament as a centre of decadence and corruption, Babylon and its surrounding region was in fact a rich and...

    Published December 31st 2008 by Routledge

  10. An Introduction to the Ancient World

    2nd Edition

    By Lukas De Blois, R.J. van der Spek

    Integrating the results of scholarly work from the past decade, the authors of An Introduction to the Ancient World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all sixteen chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. Covering the history and culture of the ancient...

    Published September 23rd 2008 by Routledge