Archive For The “Ancient” Category
By R. R. Bolgar
Because its first e-book in 1954, The Classical history has turn into tested as a vintage advent to cultural and highbrow heritage from the Carolingian age to the top of the Renaissance.
“Skillfully integrates the social histories of city development.”—Vernon L. Scarborough, writer of The circulation of strength: old Water structures and Landscapes
“Any student drawn to city making plans and the outfitted setting will locate this ebook enticing and useful.”—Lisa J. Lucero, writer of Water and Ritual
For greater than a century researchers have studied Maya ruins, and websites like Tikal, Palenque, Copán, and Chichén Itzá have formed our realizing of the Maya. but towns of the jap lowlands of Belize, a space that was once domestic to a wealthy city culture that continued and advanced for nearly 2,000 years, are taken care of as peripheral to those nice vintage interval websites. the new and humid weather and dense forests are inhospitable and make renovation of the ruins tough, yet this oft-ignored region finds a lot approximately Maya urbanism and culture.
utilizing facts amassed from varied websites through the lowlands, together with the Vaca Plateau and the Belize River Valley, Brett Houk offers the 1st synthesis of those special ruins and discusses equipment for mapping and excavating them. contemplating the websites in the course of the analytical lenses of the equipped setting and historical city making plans, Houk vividly reconstructs their political background, considers how they healthy into the bigger political panorama of the vintage Maya, and examines what they let us know approximately Maya urban building.
By Robert C. Hill
Within the interval among the councils of Nicea and Chalcedon within the fourth and 5th centuries, the devoted within the church buildings of the ecclesiastical district of Antioch have been the beneficiaries of the ministry of the note from amazing pastors. integrated during this ministry have been homilies at the outdated testomony via John Chrysostom and written commentaries via his mentor Diodore and his fellow scholar Theodore, and later by means of Theodoret. although the biblical textual content was once admittedly Jewish in beginning, "the textual content and the that means are ours," claimed Chrysostom; and the nice bulk of extant continues to be finds the pastoral precedence given to this frequently vague fabric. scholars and exegetes of the previous testomony and its person authors and books may be brought the following to Antioch?s particular procedure and interpretation via commentators studying their neighborhood type of the Greek Bible. during this survey, readers will achieve an perception additionally into Antioch?s worldview and its method of the individual of Jesus, to soteriology, morality and spirituality.
By Amihai Mazar
13 essays at the Iron Age in Israel and Jordan, protecting payment styles, iconography, cult, palaeography and the archaeology of definite key websites. 13 essays at the Iron Age in Israel and Jordan, protecting payment styles, iconography, cult, palaeography and the archaeology of convinced key websites. This quantity deals an incredibly trained replace in a fast-moving zone of discovery and interpretation. the 1st part offers with spatial archaeology and payment styles, the entire papers according to the fieldwork by way of A. Zertal in Samaria, A. Ofer in Judah, G. Lehmann within the Akko undeniable, and S. Gibson in quite a few components within the hill state of Israel. the second one part covers faith and iconography. the 2 unmarried Iron Age temples recognized this present day in Israel, at Dan and Arad, are mentioned via A. Biran and Z. Herzog. R. Kletter and ok. Prag talk about clay collectible figurines and different cult items; T. Ornan identifies Ishtar on a few seals and on a silver pendant; and N. Franklin examines the iconography and that means of the wall reduction in Room V at Sargon's palace in Khorsabad. The final part contains 3 reviews regarding particular websites. M. Steiner considers city improvement in Jerusalem in the course of Iron Age II; A. Mazar offers info from Iron Age II Beth Shean, and P. Bienkowski and L. Sedman talk about reveals from Buseirah, the capital of Edom.
By Stanley M. Burstein
This ebook presents the 1st accomplished heritage of Afro-Eurasia through the first millennium BCE and the start of the 1st millennium CE. The heritage of those 1300 plus years may be summed up in a single be aware: connectivity. the expansion in connectivity in this interval used to be marked by way of expanding political, financial, and cultural interplay in the course of the zone, and the substitute of the various political entities via a handful of serious empires on the finish of the period. Read more...
summary: This ebook offers the 1st finished historical past of Afro-Eurasia through the first millennium BCE and the start of the 1st millennium CE. The background of those 1300 plus years could be summed up in a single notice: connectivity. the expansion in connectivity in this interval was once marked via expanding political, monetary, and cultural interplay in the course of the sector, and the substitute of the varied political entities by way of a handful of significant empires on the finish of the interval
By Hugo H. Koning
By Allegra de Laurentiis
Being a subject matter and being aware of being one are various realities. based on Hegel, the variation is not just conceptual, but additionally affects people's event of the area and of each other. This ebook goals to give an explanation for a few uncomplicated facets of Hegel's perception of subjectivity with specific regard to the variation he observed in old and glossy methods of considering and appearing as participants, people and ethical topics.
By Robert Hannah
Time in Antiquity explores different perceptions of time from Classical antiquity, mostly throughout the expertise designed to degree, mark or inform time. the cloth mentioned levels from the 6th century BC in archaic Greece to the third century advert within the Roman Empire, and gives interesting insights into traditional people’s perceptions of time and time-keeping tools. Cosmic time is outlined, as expressed throughout the activities of the solar, moon and stars in themselves or opposed to the backdrop of the average panorama. Robert Hannah for this reason discusses calendars, man made schedules designed to mark time throughout the yr, with specific realization being given to an research of the Antikythera Mechanism – the main complicated, geared, astronomical software surviving from antiquity, and the item of interesting fresh medical reviews. on the middle of the e-book is an research of the advance of sundial know-how, from straightforward human shadow-casting to the well known round, conical and airplane sundials of antiquity. The technological know-how at the back of those sundials, in addition to different technique of measuring time, comparable to water clocks, is defined in easy and transparent phrases. using the equipped atmosphere as a way of marking time is usually tested via a case research of the Pantheon in Rome. The impression of those a number of tools on usual human lifestyles is highlighted all through, as are traditional perceptions of time in daily life.
By Christian Jacq
The attractiveness and threat of old Egypt maintains within the moment quantity of this really good saga. For Ramses, the Son of sunshine, the coronation has arrived. Now he'll research no matter if the buddies of his youth--people similar to Moses and the getting older Greek poet, Homer--can really be relied on. Shaanar, the younger king's scheming older brother, nonetheless has designs at the crown, and within the shadows, the machinations of a mysterious sorcerer threaten the throne.