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'The Unconquered Land' and Other Old Testament Essays

Selected Studies by Rudolf Smend

by Margaret Barker

This final book published in the Ashgate SOTS monograph series collects together for the first time in English translation a selection of important essays on central themes and texts in Old Testament criticism and exegesis by Rudolf Smend, one ...

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'There's such Divinity doth Hedge a King'

Selected Essays of Nicolas Wyatt on Royal Ideology in Ugaritic and Old Testament Literature

by Nicolas Wyatt

The ideology of power is as much a part of modern life as in the ancient world, in which it has its long-lasting roots. Communities have always provided a supernatural sanction for the maintenance of power by the few, often dressing it up in ...

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‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain

by Julie V. Gottlieb

British women were deeply invested in foreign policy between the wars. This study casts new light on the turn to international affairs in feminist politics, the gendered representation and experience of the Munich Crisis, and the profound ...

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30-Second Ancient China: The 50 most important achievements of a timeless civilization, each explained in half a minute

by Dr. Yijie Sung

<p>In the West, the story of Ancient China is less familiar to us than that of Ancient Egypt or Rome, but it is no less absorbing, and its rollcall of achievements is easily as impressive. 30-Second Ancient China unlocks the secrets of its ...

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A Brief History of Atlantis

Plato's Ideal State

by Dr Stephen P. Kershaw

<p>The Atlantis story remains one of the most haunting and enigmatic tales from antiquity, and one that still resonates very deeply with the modern imagination. But where did Atlantis come from, what was it like, and where did it go ...

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A Brief History of the Amazons

Women Warriors in Myth and History

by Lyn Webster Wilde

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A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities

Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome

by J.C. McKeown

There are few disciplines as exciting and forward-looking as medicine. Unfortunately, however, many modern practitioners have lost sight of the origins of their discipline. <em>A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities </em>aspires to cure this ...

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A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities

Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History's Most Orthodox Empire

by Anthony Kaldellis

Weird, decadent, degenerate, racially mixed, superstitious, theocratic, effeminate, and even hyper-literate, Byzantium has long been regarded by many as one big curiosity. According to Voltaire, it represented "a worthless collection of ...

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A Casebook on Roman Property Law

by Herbert Hausmaninger, Richard Gamauf & George A. Sheets

This book provides a thorough introduction to Roman property law by means of "cases," consisting of brief excerpts from Roman juristic sources in the original Latin with accompanying English translations. The cases are selected and grouped so as

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A Century of Miracles

Christians, Pagans, Jews, and the Supernatural, 312-410

by H. A. Drake

The fourth century of our common era began and ended with a miracle. Traditionally, in the year 312, the Roman emperor Constantine I experienced a Vision of the Cross that led him to convert to Christianity, and in 394 the emperor Theodosius I ...

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A Child of One's Own

Parental Stories

by Rachel Bowlby

Among the elementary human stories, parenthood has tended to go without saying. Compared to the spectacular attachments of romantic love, it is only the predictable sequel. Compared to the passions of childhood, it is just a background. But in ...

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A Classical Education

The Stuff You Wish You'd Been Taught At School

by Caroline Taggart

How many times have you wished that your history stretched all the way back to Greek and Roman myths and legends? Or that you'd been taught Latin at school? Or perhaps you wish you knew all about the great inventions and medical developments ...

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A Commentary on Numbers

Narrative, Ritual, and Colonialism

by Pekka Pitkänen

<P>This book provides a new reading of the biblical book of Numbers in a commentary form. Mainstream readings have tended to see the book as a haphazard junkyard of material that connects Genesis–Leviticus with Deuteronomy (and Joshua), composed

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A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bible

by Yelena Kolyada

'A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bible' draws on extensive historical research, comparative linguistic analysis and musical study to offer the first compilation of its kind. The volume examines the entire ...

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A Concise History of Bosnia

by Dr Cathie Carmichael

A Concise History of Bosnia integrates the political, economic and cultural history of this fascinating, beautiful, but much misunderstood country. Drawing on a wide range of primary and secondary literature, this objective and engaging history ...

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A Concise History of France

by Roger Price

This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive study of French history available ranging from the early middle ages to the present. Amongst its central themes are the relationships between state and society, the impact of war, competition for ...

ISBN: 9781107720459

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A Concise History of Greece

by Richard Clogg

Now re-issued in a third, updated edition, this book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the modern history of Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. The current ...

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A Concise History of Italy

by Christopher Duggan

Since its formation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. This new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction charts the country's history from the fall of the ...

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A Concise History of Romania

by Keith Hitchins

Spanning a period of 2000 years from the Roman conquest of Dacia to the present day, A Concise History of Romania traces the development of a unique nation situated on the border between East and West. In this illuminating new history, Keith ...

ISBN: 9781107779303

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A Concise History of the World

by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

This book tells the story of humankind as producers and reproducers from the Paleolithic to the present. Renowned social and cultural historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks brings a new perspective to world history by examining social and cultural ...

ISBN: 9781316410974

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