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Ancient Thai Beads From U-Thong to Dvaravati
ISBN: HB: 9786167339887, Prestel Publishing, River Books, March 2021
220 pp., 22.2x17.5 cm, colour and black&white illus.
In the pre-historic period in the archaeology of Thailand, beads are among the most exciting finds. Easily transportable, hard and durable, one bead can provide a mass of information. Usually found as part of grave assemblages, the quantity of beads...
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£35,00
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Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss: History of the Site Exhibition Guide
ISBN: PB: 9783791358352, Prestel Publishing, March 2021
192 pp., 22x12 cm, 175 colour and black&white illus.
Monastery, royal palace, museum, parade ground, Palace of the Republic, archeological site, and cultural building – a lot has happened on this spot, in the middle of Berlin, on which the Humboldt Forum is located today. Where initially only a civil b...
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£11,99
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Ruling Culture Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy
ISBN: PB: 9780226757032, University of Chicago Press, March 2021
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 22 halftones, 1 map
Through much of its history, Italy was Europe's heart of the arts, an artistic playground for foreign elites and powers who bought, sold, and sometimes plundered countless artworks and antiquities. This loss of artifacts looted by other nations once...
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£28,00
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Glazed Wares as Cultural Agents in the Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman Lands Evidence from Technological and Archaeological Research
ISBN: PB: 9786057685384, University of Chicago Press, Koc University Press, March 2021
432 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 173 colour plates, 170 figures, 3 tables
This volume collects research presented at the Koc University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) 2018 international annual symposium. It brings together researchers engaged in the study of the decoration and technology of glazed pot...
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£48,00
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Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
ISBN: PB: 9780226752167, ISBN: HB: 9780226074726, University of Chicago Press, November 2020
345 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 8 line drawings, 31 halftones
The so-called "Bone Wars" of the 1880s, which pitted Edward Drinker Cope against Othniel Charles Marsh in a frenzy of fossil collection and discovery, may have marked the introduction of dinosaurs to the American public, but the second Jurassic dinos...
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£51,00
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Vanished Giants The Lost World of the Ice Age
ISBN: HB: 9780226432847, University of Chicago Press, October 2020
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 69 halftones
Long after the extinction of dinosaurs, when humans were still in the stone age, woolly rhinos, mammoths, mastodons, sabertooth cats, giant ground sloths, and many other spectacular large animals that are no longer with us roamed the Earth. These ani...
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£36,00
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Standing between Life and Extinction Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts
ISBN: PB: 9780226694474, ISBN: HB: 9780226694337, University of Chicago Press, September 2020
496 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 90 colour plates, 22 halftones
North American deserts – lands of little water – have long been home to a surprising diversity of aquatic life, from fish to insects and mollusks. But with European settlement, water extraction, resource exploitation, and invasive species set many of...
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£50,00
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£113,00
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Hieratic Texts from Tebtunis
ISBN: HB: 9788763546768, University of Chicago Press, Museum Tusculanum Press, July 2020
270 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 48 colour plates
This book contains a selection of hieratic texts from the ancient town of Tebtunis – hymns and litanies, rituals of protection, a mythological narrative, scholarly compositions, and documentary texts – as well as a survey of illustrated papyri.Nearly...
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£56,00
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Cuzco Incas, Spaniards, and the Making of a Colonial City
ISBN: HB: 9780300218114, Yale University Press, June 2020
200 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 94 illus.
Through objects, buildings, and colonial texts, this book tells the story of how Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire, was transformed into a Spanish colonial city. When Spaniards invaded and conquered Peru in the 16th century, they installed in Cuz...
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£45,00
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Mesopotamia Civilization Begins
ISBN: HB: 9781606066492, Getty Publications, April 2020
352 pp., 29.2x22.9 cm, 270 colour illus. illus; 1 map
Ancient Mesopotamia, a region that mainly corresponds to modern-day Iraq, has a record of human activity dating back nearly fifteen thousand years. Writing was invented in Mesopotamia at the end of the fourth millennium BCE, and urbanization reached...
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