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Cover Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia

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The Scythians were an ancient Bedouin people who lived in the Russian steppe from 900 to 400 BC. Established a…
Cover The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

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How did Christianity become the dominant religion in the West? In the early first century, a small group of peasants…
Cover Basil the Great: Faith, Mission and Diplomacy in the Shaping of Christian Doctrine

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Basil is one of three columns or pillars of Orthodoxy along with Gregory of the Nazis and John Chrysostom, a…
Cover In Search of Ancient North Africa: A History in Six Lives

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For forty years, Barnaby traveled through North Africa to make the region logical and fascinating in history as a writer…
Cover "Now It Happened in Those Days": Studies in Biblical, Assyrian, and Other Ancient Near Eastern Historiography Presented to Mordechai Cogan on His 75th Birthday

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In three sections - Bible studies, Assyrian studies, Near Eastern studies and comparative studies - friends and colleagues make contributions…
Cover The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought

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In the Hellenistic period (c.323-31 BC), Greek teachers, philosophers, historians, scientists and politicians found a fundamental reference point in Athens'…

Cover Key Themes in Ancient History: Religions of the Ancient Greeks

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This book, published in 1999, deals with the religious life of Greeks from the 8th century BC to the fifth…
Cover Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium

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Diliana Angola argued that from the time of Augustus through the early Byzantines, the "holy founders" discourse - detailed in…
Cover Mirage of the Saracen: Christians and Nomads in the Sinai Peninsula in Late Antiquity - Transformation of the Classical Heritage 54

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Mirage analyzes the growth of monasticism and Christian settlements in the Sinai peninsula during the early seventh century. Walter d.…
Cover Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World: The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian

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This book presents the era of Justinian, the last Roman century and the first flourishing of Byzantine culture. Dominating the…