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Social Memory and Social Identity in the Study of Early Judaism and Early Christianity (Novum Testamentum Et Orbis Antiquus/Studien Zur Umwelt Des Neuen Testaments)
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mpn: 26332714, ean: 9783525593752, isbn: 3525593759,

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The concepts of social memory and social identity have been increasingly used in the study of ancient Jewish and Christian sources. In this collection of articles, international specialists apply interdisciplinary methodology related to these concepts to early Jewish and Christian sources. The volume offers an up-to-date presentation of how social memory studies and socio-psychological identity approach have been used in the study of Biblical and related literature. The articles examine how Jewi


An Azanian Trio: Three East African Arabic Historical Documents (English, Arabic and Swahili Edition)
By Brill Academic Pub
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ean: 9789004395183, isbn: 9004395180,

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''This work consists of the translation and annotation of three East African Arabic / Swahili manuscripts together with the original texts. They cover aspects of the history of the coast from the early Himyaritic period up to the beginning of the 20th century. By the use of earlier, in some cases hitherto unused Arabic sources, the authors of the texts have contributed to a fuller picture of the East African coastal history. The texts relate directly to works on East African coastal history that


Latin Inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum: The Dennison and de Criscio Collections (Kelsey Museum Studies)
By University of Michigan Press
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ean: 9780472115167, isbn: 0472115162,

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The Latin inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum are among the best primary sources we have for documenting the lives of the lower classes in the Roman world. They provide unique evidence of the details of Roman daily life, including beliefs, occupations, families, and attitudes toward death.The 400 entries in this volume include all of the Latin inscriptions on stone or metal in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan; they represent the largest, and arguably the most importan


Gardner's Art through the Ages: Backpack Edition, Book A: Antiquity
By Cengage Learning
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ean: 9781285837987, isbn: 1285837983,

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The most widely read and respected history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years just got easier to carry. GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: BACKPACK EDITION, BOOK A: ANTIQUITY, 15e is part of a six-book set that provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions. Easy to read and understand, the text provides a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations and incorporates new art


Hidden Criticism of the Angry Tyrant in Early Judaism and the Acts of the Apostles
By Fortress Academic
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ean: 9781978700727, isbn: 1978700725,

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Hidden Criticism of the Angry Tyrant in Early Judaism and the Acts of the Apostles adds to the current literature of imperial-critical New Testament readings with an examination of Luke’s hidden criticism of imperial Rome in the Acts of the Apostles and in Paul’s speech on the Areopagus in Acts 17. Focusing on discursive resistance in the Hellenistic world, Drew J. Strait examines the relationship between hidden criticism and persuasion and between subordinates and the powerful, and he explo


The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English: Seventh Edition (Penguin Classics)
By Penguin Classics
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mpn: 18244638, ean: 9780141197319, isbn: 0141197315,

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A newly updated edition of the landmark translation by one of our greatest religious scholarsSince its publication in 1962, esteemed biblical expert Géza Vermes's translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls has established itself as the authoritative standard. The original manuscripts, discovered in the Judean Desert between 1947 and 1956, completely transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, and the origin of Christianity. Now in its seventh edition, The Complete Dead Sea Scrol


The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War
By Free Press
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mpn: new18-03-012016-b0035511, ean: 9780684827902, isbn: 0684827905,

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Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom.Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for a


Music: A Subversive History
By Basic Books
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ean: 9781541644366, isbn: 1541644360,

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A preeminent music historian and critic presents a global history of music from the bottom upHistories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories of the outsiders and rebels who created musical revolutions and instead celebrate the mainstream assimilators who borrowed innovations, diluted their impact, and disguised their sources. In Music: A Subversive History, historian Ted Gioia reclaims the story of music for the riffraff, insurgents, and provocateurs.Gioia tells a four-thousand-year history o


The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
By W. W. Norton & Company
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mpn: 9780393059748, ean: 9780393059748, isbn: 039305974X,

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A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own. This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history.Do


NRSV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture
By HarperCollins Christian Pub.
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ean: 9780310452683, isbn: 0310452686,

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Discover new dimensions of insight with a behind-the-scenes tour of the ancient worldYou’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover the rich meaning behind even the most familiar stories of Scripture. That’s what the NRSV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page of this NRSV Bible is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of biblical times. These fasci


Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
By Random House Trade Paperbacks
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mpn: 39454988, ean: 9780812981483, isbn: 0812981480,

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A lucid, intelligent page-turner” (Los Angeles Times) that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of Believer   Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his death, his followers wou


Josephus: The Complete Works
By HarperCollins Christian Pub.
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mpn: 390506, ean: 9780785250500, isbn: 0785250506,

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You want to go deeper, understand, and immerse yourself in the Jewish history, culture, and community of Jesus. Let Josephus: The Complete Works open your eyes. Flavius Josephus—first-century Pharisee, Jewish historian, Roman consultant, and writer, documented aspects of life during the time of Christ, giving us extensive writings on ancient Jewish history in existence. By studying Josephus’ works, readers gain a behind-the-scenes look at biblical figures including Abraham, Moses, John the B


City of God (Penguin Classics)
By Penguin Group
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mpn: 9780140448948, ean: 9780140448948, isbn: 0140448942,

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St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends the best political experiences of the world and offers citize


NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Bonded Leather, Black, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture
By HarperCollins Christian Pub.
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mpn: 086507, ean: 9780310431596, isbn: 031043159X,

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Discover new dimensions of insight with a behind-the-scenes tour of the ancient worldYou’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover the rich meaning behind even the most familiar stories of Scripture. That’s what the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page of this NIV Bible is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of biblical times. These fascinat


The Historians of Ancient Rome: An Anthology of the Major Writings (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)
By Routledge
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ean: 9780415527156, isbn: 0415527155,

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The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. After a general introduction on Roman historical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers trace the history of Rome over more than a thousand years: from the city’s foundation by Romulus in 753 B.C.E. (Livy) to Constantine’s edict of toleration for Christianity (313 C.E.) Selections include many o


Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Eighth Edition)
By Thames & Hudson
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ean: 9780500841785, isbn: 0500841780,

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An extensive update to the authoritative introduction to Mexico’s ancient civilizations.“Masterly. . . . The complexities of Mexico’s ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted.” Library Journal“A must for anyone interested in archaeology and history.” ―DIGMexico arrives in its eighth edition with a new look and the most recent discoveries. This is the story of the pre-Spanish people of Mexico, who, with their neighbors the Maya, formed some of the most complex soc


The Missing Lands: Uncovering Earth's Pre-flood Civilization
By Freddy Silva
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ean: 9780578482194, isbn: 0578482193,

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It has been a mystery how humans suddenly ‘discovered’ civilization around 8000 BC.But ask indigenous people the world over and they will state that, 12,000 years ago — during a period called the Younger Dryas — another culture lived alongside them. Described as unusually tall, fair-skinned, red-haired or blonde, these ‘gods’ knew how to bend the forces of nature, enabling them to built extraordinary megalithic temples and develop a comparatively advanced civilization.After a global


Sources of Chinese Tradition, Vol. 1
By Columbia University Press
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mpn: 9780231109390, ean: 9780231109390, isbn: 9780231109390,

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A collection of seminal primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of China, Sources of Chinese Tradition, Volume 1 has been widely used and praised for almost forty years as an authoritative resource for scholars and students and as a thorough and engaging introduction for general readers. Here at last is a completely revised and expanded edition of this classic sourcebook, compiled by noted China scholars Wm. Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloom. Updated to reflect rece


Egyptian Pyramid Geometry (Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities Studies)
By Benben Publications
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ean: 9780920808191, isbn: 0920808190,

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Books on the mathematics of pyramids tend to provoke sighs of resignation from Egyptologists. Not only are they often filled with impenetrable jargon and equantions, but also they tend to be based on deeply-felt underlying beliefs in alien contact or conspiracy. As Sally Katary writes in the introduction, this is not one of those books, but an interesting exploration into the way in which the whole Egyptian pyramid complexes at sites like Giza and Dahshur were tied into plans stretching over gen


The Romans: From Village to Empire: A History of Rome from Earliest Times to the End of the Western Empire
By Brand: Oxford University Press, USA
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mpn: Illustrations (some col.), maps., ean: 9780199730575, isbn: 0199730571,

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''The Romans is currently the best textbook on Roman history available in English.''--Walter Scheidel, Stanford UniversityHow did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? In The Romans: From Village to Empire, Second Edition, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J.A. Talbert, and new coauthor Noel Lenski explore this question as they guide students through a comprehensive sweep of Roman hist



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