By R. L. LaFevers
Once back Theodosia should tackle mystery societies, evil curses, and darkish magic too sinister to visualize, specially if it falls into the inaccurate fingers. Blocked at each flip, Theodosia should depend upon her personal ability and cunning—along with a bit support from the main unforeseen places.
By Brad Kelle
Advanced and risky, in 922 BC the dominion of old Israel used to be divided into Judah, within the South, and Israel, within the North. For the following 2 hundred years, there has been virtually consistent warring among those kingdoms and their buddies. those sour feuds ultimately ended in the cave in of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving state until eventually the emergence of the Babylonian Empire, the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, and the exile of the Jewish people.
Using old Jewish, Biblical, and different modern resources, this name examines the politics, battling, and effects of Israel's battles in this interval. targeting the turbulent courting among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this publication explains Israel's complicated, frequently bloody, international coverage, and offers a definitive background of those old conflicts.
By Stefano Anastasio
Assyrian pottery of the Iron Age is a truly exact subject in close to japanese archaeology: it's largely subtle, regarding the growth of the 1st genuine "empire" in Western Asia, and it really is well-characterized so far as its typology, production and ornament are involved. particularly from the VIII Century BC, the Assyrian coverage of cost within the conquered areas resulted in a capillary profession of lots of the on hand landscapes within the provinces: the result's a large number of excavations with fabrics courting to this era. The Atlas goals to boost a world typology that may be utilized to the entire Assyrian repertory, with the intention to spotlight the most varieties and to outline their specified chronology and diffusion within the a variety of areas conquered by way of Assyrians.
By Piotr Michalowski, Niek Veldhuis
This quantity, devoted to H.L.J. Vanstiphout on the social gathering of his retirement from the college of Groningen, July 14th 2006, demonstrates the huge number of scholarly ways to the research of old Sumerian literature. It includes contributions through Bendt Alster ("Ninurta and the Turtle"), Nicole Brisch ("In compliment of the Kings of Larsa"), A.J. Ferrara ("A Hodgepodge of Snippets"), Alhena Gadotti ("Gilgames, Gudam and the Singer"), W.W. Hallo ("A Sumerian Apocryphon?"), Dina Katz ("Appeals to Utu"), Jacob Klein ("Man and His God"), Piotr Michalowski ("The unusual historical past of Tumal"), Gonzalo Rubio ("Sulgi and the loss of life of Sumerian"), Niek Veldhuis ("How Did They study Cuneiform?"), and Claus Wilcke ("Die Hymne auf das Heiligtum Kes").
By Peter Bellwood
Due to the fact that its e-book in 1985, Peter Bellwood's Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago has been hailed because the sole authoritative paintings at the topic via the best specialist within the box. Now that paintings has been absolutely revised and contains a entire up to date precis of the archaeology of the zone (and appropriate neighboring parts of China and Oceania), in addition to a complete dialogue of recent and critical matters (such because the "Eve-Garden of Eden" speculation and its relevance to the Indo-Malaysian area) and up to date advances in macrofamily linguistic class. relocating north to south from northern Peninsular Malaysia to Timor and west to east from Sumatra to the Moluccas, Bellwood describes human prehistory from preliminary hominid cost multiple million years in the past to the eve of old Hindu-Buddhist and Islamic cultures of the quarter. The archaeological list presents the important concentration, yet chapters additionally contain crucial details from the paleoenvironmental sciences, organic anthropology, linguistics, and social anthropology. Bellwood techniques questions on previous cultural and organic advancements within the quarter from a multidisciplinary viewpoint. ancient matters given prolonged remedy comprise the importance of the Homo erectus populations of Java, the dispersal of the current Austronesian-speaking peoples of the quarter in the earlier 4,000 years, and the unfold of metallurgy seeing that 500 B.C. Bellwood additionally discusses relationships among the prehistoric populations of the archipelago and people of neighboring areas equivalent to Australia, New Guinea, and mainland Asia.
By Norbert F. Pötzl, Johannes Saltzwedel
Barbaren oder blonde Helden – wer waren die Ureinwohner Deutschlands?
Als Haudegen aus der Tiefe Nordeuropas beeindruckten und erschreckten sie die antike Welt. Ihr Widerstand gegen Rom, ihre zentrale Rolle in der Völkerwanderung und ihr Machtbewusstsein haben die Germanen zu Vorfahren vieler heutiger Nationen Europas werden lassen. Aber wer waren diese hellhäutigen, ihrer Stammesehre verpflichteten Naturmenschen wirklich? Und wo kamen sie her?
SPIEGEL-Autoren und Historiker gehen den – wissenschaftlich recht umstrittenen – Ursprüngen der Germanen nach, schildern die ersten Zusammenstöße mit den südlichen Nachbarn und das schwierige Zusammenleben mit dem Römischen Reich. Das Buch verfolgt die Spur der verschiedenen Stämme bis nach der Völkerwanderungszeit, als sie teils besiegt wurden, teils in eigenen Reichen zu regionaler Herrschaft gelangten, und zeigt, wie sie in den folgenden Jahrhunderten verklärt wurden.
By Rocío da Riva
This quantity contains severe and collated variants of all of the inscriptions of the 1st-millennium Babylonian kings Nabopolassar (626–605), Amel-Marduk (biblical Evil-Merodach, 561–560), and Neriglissar (559–556). The variations are preceded by way of an creation and through a thesaurus, indices of toponyms, anthroponyms, theonyms, and a concordance.
By Asger Aaboe
Professor Aaboe supplies right here the reader a sense for the universality of vital arithmetic, placing each one selected subject into its right surroundings, therefore bringing out the continuity and cumulative nature of mathematical wisdom. the cloth he selects is mathematically easy, but shows the intensity that's attribute of really nice suggestion styles in every age. The good fortune of this exposition is because of the author's new angle to his topic. He properly refrains from trying a basic survey of arithmetic in antiquity, yet selects, in its place, a number of consultant goods that he can deal with intimately. He describes Babylonian arithmetic as published from cuneiform texts chanced on only in the near past, in addition to extra widespread issues built by way of the Greeks. even supposing each one bankruptcy may be learn as a separate unit, there are numerous connecting threads. Aaboe remains as with reference to the unique texts as is cozy for a contemporary reader, and the bibliography permits the scholar to delve extra deeply into any point of historical arithmetic that catches his or her fancy.