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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. The Persian Empire

    A Corpus of Sources from the Achaemenid Period

    By Amélie Kuhrt

    This lavish set of books contains the most complete collection of raw material for reconstructing the history of the Achaemenid Persian Empire to date. Studying Achaemenid history has been difficult in the past because original sources include texts from hugely disparate origins, many different...

    Published December 13th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Magic and the Supernatural in Fourth Century Syria

    By Silke Trzcionka

    Magic and the Supernatural in Fourth Century Syria presents an in-depth investigation of a variety of ‘magical’ practices with a focused study in the late antique Syria and Palestine. Offering new research using both archaeological and literary sources, and blending Classical, Jewish, and...

    Published October 26th 2006 by Routledge

  6. The Persians

    By Maria Brosius

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    The only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, The Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia. Incorporating recent research,...

    Published March 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  7. Fifty Major Cities of the Bible

    By John Laughlin

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    From the ruins of the ancient seaside city of Acco, to the small but archaeologically important town of Yokneam, Fifty Major Cities of the Bible provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the ancient cities that played a vital role in the world from which the Bible originated. Not only covering...

    Published December 8th 2005 by Routledge

  8. The Trojans & Their Neighbours

    By Trevor Bryce

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    A central figure in both classical and ancient near Eastern fields, Trevor Bryce presents the first publication to focus on Troy’s neighbours and contemporaries as much as Troy itself. With the help of maps, charts and photographs, he unearths the secrets of this iconic ancient city. Beginning...

    Published November 2nd 2005 by Routledge

  9. The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World

    The Jews of Palestine from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Schäfer

    The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World examines Judaism in Palestine throughout the Hellenistic period, from Alexander the Great's conquest in 334BC to its capture by the Arabs in AD 636. Under the Greek, Roman and finally Christian supremacy which Hellenism brought, Judaism developed far...

    Published December 25th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

    By Paul Jordan

    The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and all sorts of mysteries attaching to them, have intrigued people since the second century BCE. Why were these particular creations chosen and when? And why did the ancients want to draw up such a list in the first place? What were the technical and...

    Published October 3rd 2002 by Routledge