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Decorated Roman Armour: From the Age of the Kings to the Death of Justinian the Great
Book Reviewby Raffaele D'Amato and Andrey Evgenevich Negin

Decorated Roman Armour: From the Age of the Kings to the Death of Justinian the Great

In Decorated Roman Armour: From the Age of the Kings to the Death of Justinian the Great, Raffaele D'Amato and Andrey Evgenevich Negin provide a chronological and typological analysis of Roman army equipment, especially focusing on “the...
Women at War in the Classical World
Book Reviewby Paul Chrystal

Women at War in the Classical World

Classical history tends to focus on the big-ticket war stories: Hannibal crossing the Alps, Alexander conquering Persia, Achilles and Hector's final epic battle at Troy or Caesar defeating the Gauls. War has historically been a man's world...
Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of the Ancient Near East
Book Reviewby Michael Kerrigan, Alan Lothian, and Piers Vitebsky

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of the Ancient Near East

In Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of the Ancient Near East, Michael Kerrigan attempts to present the cultural depth of the ancient Near East through its myths and art, writing primarily for grades 7-12. He does so by offering summaries...
The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols
Book Reviewby Genevieve von Petzinger

The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

Genevieve von Petzinger is a Canadian author and paleoanthropologist who is currently the only researcher in the world focusing on the abstract signs that can be found at almost 400 sites across Europe. This research and the 32 signs that...
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Book Reviewby Matthew H. Robb, ed.

Teotihuacan: City of Water City, of Fire

Teotihuacan is not even that old, but its origins are already obscure. Founded in the 1st century CE and located within the Valley of Mexico, Teotihuacan was once the “most populous city in the Americas,” and probably among the...
Streams of Gold, Rivers of Blood: The Rise and Fall of Byzantium, 955 A.D. to the First Crusade (Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture)
Book Reviewby Anthony Kaldellis

Streams of Gold, Rivers of Blood: The Rise and Fall of Byzantium, 955 A.D. to the First Crusade (Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture)

When Basil II died in 1025 CE, the empire he left behind stretched from Sicily to the Crimea. His long reign was the pinnacle of one and a half centuries of Byzantine resurgence. Yet, within a lifetime, that same empire teetered on the brink...
Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
Book Reviewby Judith Herrin

Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire

The history of the Byzantine Empire covers a timeframe of over a millennium, and this fact alone has caused all kinds of headaches for authors, chief amongst them the dilemma of what to leave in and out of their books. The majority of writers...
Uncovering the Culture of Ancient Greece
Book Reviewby Alix Wood

Uncovering the Culture of Ancient Greece

Uncovering the Culture of Ancient Greece by Alix Wood is a part of the Archaeology and Ancient Cultures series. It is designed for younger, elementary school-aged children aiming to pique their interest in and educate them about ancient cultures...
Uncovering the Culture of Ancient Egypt
Book Reviewby Alix Wood

Uncovering the Culture of Ancient Egypt

Uncovering the Culture of Ancient Egypt by Alix Wood is a part of the Archaeology and Ancient Cultures series. It is designed for younger, elementary school-aged children aiming to pique their interest in and educate them about ancient cultures...
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Book Reviewby Vic Kovacs

The Culture of the Qin and Han Dynasties of China

The Culture of the Qin and Han Dynasties of China by Vic Kovaks is a part of the Ancient Cultures and Civilizations series. It is designed for younger children aiming to pique their interest in and educate them about ancient cultures...
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