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  1. Ancient Near East: The Basics

    By Daniel C. Snell

    Series: The Basics

    Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of state-building and empire construction, and the dissent...

    Published June 17th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Aryans

    By V. Gordon Childe

    Series: The History of Civilization

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World

    Contests of Virtue

    By Heather L. Reid

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Social Life of the Hebrews (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edward Day

    First published in 1901, this study of the social life of the Hebrews considers both the time of the judges and the time of the monarchy. Written in a popularly scientific style, designed to appeal to students of ancient Middle East and biblical history as well as the general reader, this work...

    Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 26th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 18th 2011 by Routledge

  9. 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 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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 21st 2009 by Routledge