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The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101974063
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Published: Anchor - April 14th, 2020

After the fall of Rome, as civilizations collapsed and libraries burned, ancient knowledge that would eventually fuel the Renaissance was at risk of being lost. This thrilling history tracks three crucial books as they were passed hand to hand through seven cities during a perilous thousand-year journey of survival.

Discourses on Livy (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780199555550
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 1st, 2009

Discourses on Livy, written in 1531, is as essential to an understanding of Machiavelli as his famous treatise, The Prince. Equally controversial, it reveals his fundamental preference for a republican state.

When God Had a Wife: The Fall and Rise of the Sacred Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781591433705
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Published: Bear & Company - December 10th, 2019

Reveals the tradition of goddess worship in early Judaism and how Jesus attempted to restore the feminine side of the faith

• Provides historical and archaeological evidence for an earlier form of Hebrew worship with both male and female gods, including a 20th-century discovery of a Hebrew temple dedicated to both Yahweh and the warrior goddess Anat

• Explores the Hebrew

Plutarch's Lives, Volume 1: The Dryden Translation (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Plutarch, Arthur Hugh Clough (Editor), James Atlas (Introduction by), John Dryden (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780375756764
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Published: Modern Library - April 10th, 2001

Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory.

The Wheel Of Time: The Shamans Of Mexico Their Thoughts About Life Death And The Universe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743412803
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Published: Washington Square Press - January 1st, 2001

World-renowned bestselling author Carlos Castaneda's Selection of his wrtings on the shamans of ancient Mexico.

Originally drawn to Yaqui Indian spiritual leader don Juan Matus for his knowledge of mind-altering plants, bestselling author Carlos Castaneda soon immersed himself in the sorcerer’s magical world entirely.

Discover the mysteries within ancient maps - Where exploration and mythology meet

This richly illustrated book collects and explores the colorful histories behind a striking range of real antique maps that are all in some way a little too good to be true.

Mysteries within ancient maps: The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be.

King Tut. the Journey Through the Underworld Cover Image
By Sandro Vannini (Photographer)
ISBN: 9783836571463
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Published: Taschen - May 27th, 2018

Buried in the 14th century BC but unearthed by Howard Carter in 1922, the objects entombed with Tutankhamun are an invaluable window into a long-extinct belief system. Seen today, they create an intricate picture of how the ancient Egyptian people viewed the perilous journey to paradise, a utopian Egypt that could only be entered following the final judgment.

In Search of Ancient Ireland: The Origins of the Irish from Neolithic Times to the Coming of the English Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566635257
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Published: Ivan R. Dee Publisher - June 11th, 2003

This engaging book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age to 1167 A.D., when a Norman invasion brought the country under control of the English crown for the first time.

Complete Pompeii (The Complete Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780500051504
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Published: Thames & Hudson - November 1st, 2007

A gloriously illustrated and comprehensive survey of the most famous ancient site in the world.

The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures Cover Image
By James B. Pritchard (Editor), Daniel E. Fleming (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780691147260
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Published: Princeton University Press - November 28th, 2010

James Pritchard's classic anthologies of the ancient Near East have introduced generations of readers to texts essential for understanding the peoples and cultures of this important region. Now these two enduring works have been combined and integrated into one convenient and richly illustrated volume, with a new foreword that puts the translations in context.

The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History - Abridged Edition (Princeton Classics #111) Cover Image
By Ibn Ibn Khaldûn, N. J. Dawood (Editor), Franz Rosenthal (Translator)
ISBN: 9780691166285
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Published: Princeton University Press - April 27th, 2015

The Muqaddimah, often translated as Introduction or Prolegomenon, is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khald n (d. 1406), this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics.

The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika (Landmark Series) Cover Image
By Robert B. Strassler (Editor)
ISBN: 9781400034765
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Published: Anchor - December 7th, 2010

From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides and The Landmark Herodotus, here is a new edition of Xenophon’s Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War.