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The Cult of St Swithun

Michael Lapidge

Following the translation of his relics from a conspicuous tomb into the Old Minster, Winchester, the massive rebuilding of the cathedral, and a vigorous publicity campaign by Bishop Aethelwold (963-84), St Swithun became one of the most popular and important English saints, whose cult was widespread in England, Ireland, Scandinavia, and France. READ MORE

Hardback: £115.00

El renacer de los Reyes: Imagen, contexto y significado del friso de Balamkú, Campeche, México

Daniel Salazar Lama

The frieze of Structure 1-A Sub of Balamkú, Campeche, is one of the most complex Maya artistic expressions of the Classic period (250-900 AD). This study places the frieze within its historical framework so the monument may be better understood and the significance of its message revealed. READ MORE

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The Route of the Franks

Cristina Corsi

A scientific study of the journey that Archbishop Sigeric of Canterbury undertook from the British Isles to Rome, focussing on the segment included in the territory of modern France. It not only reconstructs the route, but also offers an archaeological snapshot of the urban developments along the route at the twilight of the first millennium AD. READ MORE

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Thirsty Seafarers at Temple B of Kommos

Judith Muñoz Sogas

The island of Crete was an important place for cultural and economic exchanges between Greeks and Near Easterners in the Aegean during the 1st millennium BC. This book aims to understand the Phoenician presence and trade in Aegean temples, as well as how Crete shaped its role within the context of Mediterranean trade routes from East to West. READ MORE

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Modelling Christianisation: A Geospatial Analysis of the Archaeological Data on the Rural Church Network of Hungary in the 11th-12th Centuries

Mária Vargha

This book breaks new ground by studying the underutilised archaeological material for the Christianisation of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary; it draws on the archaeological record relating to the Christianisation of the commoners – rural churches and field cemeteries – and more precisely (digital) archaeological archival data. READ MORE

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Water in the Roman World

ed. Martin Henig et al.

Offering a wide and expansive new treatment of the role water played in the lives of people across the Roman world, papers consider ports and their lighthouses; water engineering, whether for canals in the north-west provinces, or for the digging of wells for drinking water; baths for swimming; and spas. READ MORE

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The Family of Pa-di-Amun-neb-nesut-tawy from Thebes (TT 414) Revisited

Julia Budka et al.

This book identifies a key figure in the family that reused the Saite tomb of Ankh-Hor (TT 414) in the Asasif: Kalutj/Nes-Khonsu. Examining the funerary assemblage revealed not only details of Late Dynastic and Ptolemaic burial customs in Thebes but also additional information on the priesthood of Khonsu and of the sacred baboons in this era. READ MORE

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Tomb of Kha-em-hat of the Eighteenth Dynasty in Western Thebes (TT 57)

Amani Hussein Ali Attia

This volume presents a study of the tomb of Kha-em-hat TT 57 at Qurna, West Luxor, which dates back to the 18th Dynasty⁠ – the reign of King Amenhotep III. It is considered one of the most important Egyptian tomb discoveries, containing rare scenes and revealing development of the religious rituals of the time. READ MORE

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Well Built Mycenae, Fascicule 14: Tsountas House Area

Kim Shelton

Presenting results of excavations in the ‘Cult Centre’ area at Mycenae, the Tsountas House Area contains two buildings and multiple access ramps. This study is essential for understanding the conception and function of Mycenaean religious space and the socio-political development of cult. READ MORE

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K'awiil: El dios maya del rayo, la abundancia y los gobernantes

Rogelio Valencia Rivera

This study of K'awiil analyses one of the most important deities of the Maya pantheon, and allows us to approach the religious thought of this people, since it is through the myths, rituals and other religious and cultural activities in which a deity participates, that we can try to understand how the Maya conceived their universe. READ MORE

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Tomb Families: Private Tomb Distribution in the New Kingdom Theban Necropolis

Katherine Slinger

Tomb Families investigates the apparently random distribution of New Kingdom private tombs in the Theban Necropolis by focusing on factors that may have influenced tomb location. This research provides a deeper understanding of the necropolis and how private tombs linked to the wider sacred landscape of Thebes. READ MORE

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Tutankhamun Knew the Names of the Two Great Gods: Dt and nHH as Fundamental Concepts of Pharaonic Ideology

Steven R.W. Gregory

Tutankhamun Knew the Names of the Two Great Gods offers a new interpretation of the terms Dt and nHH as fundamental concepts of Pharaonic ideology, terms that, until now, have often been treated as synonyms reflecting notions related to the vastness of time.

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Funerary Practices in the Second Half of the Second Millennium BC in Continental Atlantic Europe

ed. Laure Nonat et al.

This edited volume presents a selection of essays dedicated to funerary practices from Belgium to the north of Portugal. It aims at filling gaps in the documentation and helping to better understand the relationships between these Atlantic regions during the Bronze Age. READ MORE

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The Continuity of Pre-Islamic Motifs in Javanese Mosque Ornamentation, Indonesia

Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja

This book assesses the continuity and significance of Hindu-Buddhist design motifs in Islamic mosques in Java. The volume investigates four pre-Islamic motifs in Javanese mosque ornamentation from the 15th century to the present day: prehistoric tumpals, Hindu-Buddhist kala-makaras, lotus buds, and scrolls. READ MORE

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Thorvald’s Cross

Dirk H. Steinforth

The 'Manx Crosses', Scandinavian-style gravestones from the Isle of Man, are a unique collection of stone monuments unequalled in the medieval Viking World. Focussing on one particular example, 'Thorvald's cross', this book collates all the available information and presents a new interpretation as to how to understand this remarkable monument. READ MORE

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The Roman Cemetery at Lankhills

Giles Clarke

This book considers the cemetery uncovered outside the north gate of Venta Belgarum, Roman Winchester, and analyses in detail both the graves and their contents. There are detailed studies and important re-assessments of many categories of object, but it is the information about late Roman burial, religion, and society which is of special interest. READ MORE

Hardback: £90.00 | Open Access

Religious Practice and Cultural Construction of Animal Worship in Egypt from the Early Dynastic to the New Kingdom

Angelo Colonna

This study presents an articulated historical interpretation of Egyptian ‘animal worship’ from the Early Dynastic to the New Kingdom, and offers a new understanding of its chronological development through a fresh review of pertinent archaeological and textual data. READ MORE

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Ramla: City of Muslim Palestine, 715-1917

ed. Andrew Petersen et al.

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the history, archaeology and architecture of the city of Ramla from the time of its foundation as the capital of Umayyad Palestine around 715 until the end of Ottoman rule in 1917. READ MORE

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Banquets, Rations et Offrandes Alimentaires au Proche-Orient ancien

Daniel Bonneterre

This book investigates food consumption in the ancient Near East. Archaeological discoveries and abundant textual documentation help reconstruct food supply to the cities of Mesopotamia and provide a better idea of the variety of products available. Some aspects of everyday life are presented in a new light, notably the social role of the banquet. READ MORE

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Roots of Reform: Contextual Interpretation of Church Fittings in Norfolk During the English Reformation

Jason Robert Ladick

This volume provides a thorough examination of the impact of the English Reformation through a detailed analysis of medieval and early modern church fittings surviving at parish churches located throughout the county of Norfolk in England. READ MORE

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Santuari e spazi confessionali nell’Italia tardoantica

Alessandro Luciano

The cult of relics led to the transformation of the Late Antique Italian landscape, and of suburban areas in particular. Analysing hypogeal and subdial contexts, this book outlines the evolution of loca sancta, in a process that led the venerated tombs to become first memoriae, then places of worship and finally articulated sanctuaries. READ MORE

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Barāqish/Yathill (Yemen) 1986-2007

ed. Sabina Antonini et al.

This richly illustrated volume presents the remarkable results of the Italian Archaeological Mission's investigations at the site of the walled town of Barāqish in interior Yemen, ancient Yathill of the Sabaeans and Minaeans, between 1986 and 2007. READ MORE

Paperback: £98.00 | Open Access

Daily Life in Ancient Egyptian Personal Correspondence

Susan Thorpe

This book considers a selection of letters from the Old Kingdom up to and including the Twenty-first Dynasty. Under the topic headings of 'problems and issues', 'daily life', 'religious matters', 'military and police matters', it demonstrates the insight such texts can provide regarding aspects of belief, relationships, custom and behaviour. READ MORE

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Ex Asia et Syria: Oriental Religions in the Roman Central Balkans

Nadežda Gavrilović Vitas

This book examines the cults of Asia Minor and Syrian origin in the Roman provinces of the Central Balkans. The author analyzes all hitherto known epigraphical and archaeological material attesting to the presence of the cults in that region, a subject yet to be the object of serious scholarly study. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | eBook: £16.00

Doors, Entrances and Beyond... Various Aspects of Entrances and Doors of the Tombs in the Memphite Necropoleis during the Old Kingdom

Leo Roeten

Doors are more than a physical means to close off an entrance or an exit; they can also indicate a boundary between two worlds. This volume considers the Memphite Necropoleis during the Old Kingdom, and proposes that porticos, false doors, niches and mastaba chapel entrances are interconnected in their function as a barrier between two worlds. READ MORE

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Discurso, espacio y poder en las religions antiguas

ed. Rafael A. Barroso-Romero et al.

14 papers reflect on how the wielders of power, be they religious, social or political, shape the discourses that justify their power within the framework of a society or a specific group, and how space participates in these discourses. Studies consider evidence from epigraphy, the archaeological record, and literary sources. READ MORE

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Deposit of Amphorae in the Quarter of St. Theodore, Pula

Alka Starac

This book examines a large group of amphorae from the quarter of St. Theodore in Pula, Croatia, used for drainage and levelling as part of the construction of the terrace of the Roman temple complex and adjacent public thermae. Investigations in 2005-2007 uncovered 2119 amphorae, of which 1754 were extracted and thoroughly documented. READ MORE

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Human Transgression – Divine Retribution: A Study of Religious Transgressions and Punishments in Greek Cultic Regulation and Lydian-Phrygian Propitiatory Inscriptions (‘Confession Inscriptions’)

Aslak Rostad

This book analyses pagan concepts of religious transgressions as expressed in Greek cultic regulations from the 5th century BC-3rd century AD. Also considered are so-called propitiatory inscriptions from the 1st-3rd century AD Lydia and Phrygia, in light of ‘cultic morality’, intended to make places, occasions, and worshippers suitable for ritual. READ MORE

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Environment and Religion in Ancient and Coptic Egypt: Sensing the Cosmos through the Eyes of the Divine

ed. Alicia Maravelia et al.

Proceedings of a conference held in Athens in 2017, this volume presents 34 fresh and original papers (plus 2 abstracts) on ancient Egyptian religion, environment and the cosmos. Papers connect many interdisciplinary approaches including Egyptology, archaeology, archaeoastronomy, geography, botany, zoology, ornithology, theology and history. READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ricerche Archeologiche a Sant’Andrea di Loppio (Trento, Italia): L'Area della Chiesa

Barbara Maurina et al.

This is the second volume presenting results of archaeological investigations on Isola di Sant’Andrea, located in the basin of Lake Loppio (Italy), with finds ranging from prehistory to the First World War. This volume considers the results of the archaeological research in the area of the church of St. Andrew (Sectors C and C1). READ MORE

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The Archaeological Survey of Sudanese Nubia, 1963-69

David N. Edwards et al.

This volume, focusing on pharaonic sites, is the first of a series, bringing to publication the records of the Archaeological Survey of Sudanese Nubia (ASSN). These records represent a major body of data relating to a region largely now lost to flooding and of considerable importance for understanding the archaeology and history of Nubia. READ MORE

Hardback: £75.00 | Open Access

‘Blood Is Thicker Than Water’ – Non-Royal Consanguineous Marriage in Ancient Egypt

Joanne-Marie Robinson

This volume presents, for the first time, evidence for non-royal consanguineous marriage in ancient Egypt. The evidence was collated from select sources from the Middle Kingdom to the Roman Period, and it has been used to investigate the potential economic and biological outcomes, particularly beyond the level of sibling and half-sibling unions. READ MORE

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On the Origins of the Cartouche and Encircling Symbolism in Old Kingdom Pyramids

David Ian Lightbody

This study suggests the development of the cartouche was closely related to the monumental encircling symbolism incorporated into the architectural designs of the Old Kingdom pyramids. By employing a new architectural style and a new iconographic symbol, the pharaoh sought to elevate his status above that of the members of his powerful court. READ MORE

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Megaliths and Geology: Megálitos e Geologia

ed. Rui Boaventura et al.

This book presents contributions from MegaTalks 2, (Portugal, 2015), part of the MegaGeo project which aimed to analyse the raw material economy in the construction of megalithic tombs in multiple territories, showing the representation of several prehistoric communities that raised them and their relationship with the surrounding areas. READ MORE

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The Festivals of Opet, the Valley, and the New Year

Masashi Fukaya

This volume compares the religious and social functions of the Ancient Egyptian festivals of Opet, the Valley, and the New Year. Until now, detailed study of the New Year Festival has only been carried out with reference to the Greco-Roman period; this study turns its attention to the New Kingdom. READ MORE

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Rome and Barbaricum: Contributions to the Archaeology and History of Interaction in European Protohistory

ed. Roxana-Gabriela Curcă et al.

How did the ‘Barbarians’ influence Roman culture? What did ‘Roman-ness’ mean in the context of Empire? What did it mean to be Roman and/or ‘Barbarian’ in different contexts? 9 papers explore concepts of Romanisation and of Barbaricum from a multi-disciplinary and comparative standpoint, covering Germania, Dacia, Moesia Inferior, Hispania, and more. READ MORE

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I templi del Fayyum di epoca tolemaico-romana: tra fonti scritte e contesti archeologici

Ilaria Rossetti

During the Ptolemaic period, Egyptian temples were divided into three ranks: first, second and third class. This volume examines the rules according to which Egyptian sacred buildings were classified and how the different classes of temples were planned and arranged. READ MORE

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The Hypocephalus: An Ancient Egyptian Funerary Amulet

Tamás Mekis

The hypocephalus is an element of Late Period and Ptolemaic funerary equipment—an amuletic disc placed under the head of mummies. Its shape emulates the sun’s disc, and its form is planar (although it is occasionally concave). This volume analyses the written records and iconography of these objects. READ MORE

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Imágenes, lengua y creencias en Lusitania romana

ed. Jorge Tomás García et al.

The papers in this volume consider the visual, linguistic and religious culture of the Roman province of Lusitania (modern Portugal (south of the Douro river) and part of western Spain). READ MORE

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Maritime-Related Cults in the Coastal Cities of Philistia during the Roman Period

Simona Rodan

This study questions the origins and traditions of the cultic rites practised during Roman times in ‘Peleshet’ (Philistia), located along the southern shores of the Land of Israel. READ MORE

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Listening to the Stones: Essays on Architecture and Function in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries in Honour of Richard Alan Tomlinson

ed. Elena C. Partida et al.

This book presents a range of topics, conveying the broad scope of Richard Tomlinson’s archaeological quests and echoing his own research methodologies; it is is a token of appreciation for a British professor of archaeology, who spread knowledge of the Greek civilization, manifesting the brilliant spirit of the versatile ancient Greek builders. READ MORE

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The Tekenu and Ancient Egyptian Funerary Ritual

Glennise West

Attested from the Fifth Dynasty until, and including, the Saite Period, the Tekenu is a puzzling icon depicted within funerary scenes in the tombs of some ancient Egyptian nobles. In this work four distinct types of Tekenu are identified and classified and then a Corpus Catalogue is formed. READ MORE

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Current Research in Egyptology 2018

ed. Marie Peterková Hlouchová et al.

Current Research in Egyptology 2018 is a collection of papers and posters presented at the nineteenth symposium of the prestigious international student conference, held at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague on 25th–28th June 2018. READ MORE

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Archéologie de la Bible hébraïque

Christophe Lemardelé

This volume presents an archaeological exploration of the Hebrew Bible. It examines the notion of “The Bible”, not as a controlled theological and historiographical project but as the empirical arrangement of heterogeneous texts linked together by an evolving religious ideology. READ MORE

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Text and Archaeology

Justin L. Kelley

This book studies the archaeological record of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, surveying past excavations as well as recent research carried out within the church over the past three decades. An archaeological survey provides historical context for the second part of the book—a collection of primary sources pertinent to the history of the church. READ MORE

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NVMINA MAGNA: Roma e il culto dei Grandi Dei di Samotracia

Emiliano Cruccas

This volume underlines the main aspects of the cult of the Great Gods of Samothrace in light of the influences of Roman cultural and mythological substratum. READ MORE

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Arqueología funeraria y paleopatología de la población religiosa de Jerez en época moderna: una primera aproximación

Gonzalo Castro Moreno

The main objective of this book has been to open a line of research into the religious population of the city of Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Spain, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – the ‘Modern Age’ - which until now has not been thoroughly investigated. READ MORE

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Performing the Sacra: Priestly roles and their organisation in Roman Britain

Alessandra Esposito

This book addresses a range of cultural responses to the Roman conquest of Britain with regard to priestly roles. The approach is based on current theoretical trends focussing on dynamics of adaptation, multiculturalism and appropriation, and discarding a sharp distinction between local and Roman cults. READ MORE

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Rethinking the Concept of ‘Healing Settlements’: Water, Cults, Constructions and Contexts in the Ancient World

ed. Maddalena Bassani et al.

This volume brings together papers dealing with therapeutic aspects connected to thermo-mineral sites both in Italy and in the Roman Provinces, as well as cultic issues surrounding health and healing. READ MORE

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Human Mobility in Archaeology: Practices, Representations and Meanings

ed. Maja Gori et al.

Papers address mobility to understand patterns of change and continuity in past worlds; reconsider the movement of people, objects, and ideas alongside mobile epistemologies; provide insights into the multifaceted relationship between mobile practices and their shared meanings and how they are represented socially and politically. READ MORE

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Popular Religion and Ritual in Prehistoric and Ancient Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean

ed. Giorgos Vavouranakis et al.

This volume features a group of select peer-reviewed papers by an international group of authors, both younger and senior academics and researchers, on the frequently neglected popular cult and other ritual practices in prehistoric and ancient Greece and the eastern Mediterranean. READ MORE

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Rural Cult Centres in the Hauran: Part of the broader network of the Near East (100 BC–AD 300)

Francesca Mazzilli

The first comprehensive multidisciplinary analysis of rural cult centres in the Hauran (southern Syria) from the pre-Roman to the Roman period (100 BC-AD 300). This volume re-evaluates the significance of contacts between the elite of the Hauran and other cultures of the Near East in shaping cult sites. READ MORE

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Loaves, beds, plants and Osiris: Considerations about the emergence of the Cult of Osiris

Leo Roeten

The emergence of the cult of Osiris is generally posited to have occurred quite suddenly at the end of the 5th dynasty. This study considers evidence to suggest this appearance was preceded by a period of development of the theology and mythology of the cult. READ MORE

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Sanctuaries in Roman Dacia

Csaba Szabo

This book focuses on lived ancient religious communication in Roman Dacia. Testing for the first time the ‘Lived Ancient Religion’ approach in terms of a peripheral province from the Danubian area, this work looks at the role of ‘sacralised’ spaces, known commonly as sanctuaries in the religious communication of the province. READ MORE

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Roman Funerary Monuments of South-Western Pannonia in their Material, Social, and Religious Context

Branka Migotti et al.

This book examines around 200 funerary monuments and fragments (stelai, sarcophagi, ash-chests, tituli, altars, medallions and buildings) from three Roman cities in the south-west part of the Roman province of Pannonia in the territory of north-west Croatia: colonia Siscia (Sisak) and municipia Andautonia (Ščitarjevo) and Aquae Balissae (Daruvar). READ MORE

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At the Crossroads of Greco-Roman History, Culture, and Religion

ed. Sinclair W. Bell et al.

Papers in honour of Carin M. C. Green (1948-2015) are presented under 3 headings: (1) Greek philosophy, history, and historiography; (2) Latin literature, history, and historiography; and (3) Greco-Roman material culture, religion, and literature READ MORE

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Étude paléoanthropologique et analyse des rituels funéraires de deux sites laténiens valaisans

Tobias Hofstetter

An investigation into Second Iron Age funerary practices in southern Switzerland through the study of two recently discovered necropolises at Randogne–Bluche and Sion–Parking des Remparts. READ MORE

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The Population of Tikal: Implications for Maya Demography

David Webster

A demographic evaluation of an ancient Mayan citadel which helps to resolve debates about how the Maya made a living, the nature of their socio-political systems, how they created an impressive built environment, and places them in plausible comparative context with what is known about other ancient complex societies. READ MORE

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Hercules’ Sanctuary in the Quarter of St Theodore, Pula

Alka Starac

This book deals with many aspects of the Roman sanctuary erected at the spring in Pula, Croatia, as well as with objects of cult dated to the Hellenistic period. A hypothetical reconstruction of the Roman sanctuary is presented followed by calculations of construction costs. READ MORE

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Cycladic Archaeology and Research: New Approaches and Discoveries

ed. Erica Angliker et al.

Recent excavations and new theoretical approaches are changing our view of the Cyclades. This volume aims to share these recent developments with a broader, international audience. Essays have been carefully selected as representing some of the most important recent work and include significant previously-unpublished material. READ MORE

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The Search for Winchester’s Anglo-Saxon Minsters

Martin Biddle et al.

A history of extensive archaeological excavations in Winchester from 1961 to 1970, showing how they led to the discovery of the Old and New Minsters and brought back to life the history, archaeology and architecture of the city’s greatest Anglo-Saxon buildings. READ MORE

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Problems of Chronology in Gandhāran Art

ed. Wannaporn Rienjang et al.

‘Problems of Chronology in Gandhāran Art’ is the first publication of the Gandhāra Connections project at the University of Oxford’s Classical Art Research Centre. It presents the proceedings of the first of three international workshops on fundamental questions in the study of Gandhāran art, held at Oxford in March 2017. READ MORE

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Il complesso monumentale di Baitokaike (Hoson Sulaiman – Siria)

Tarek Ahmad

The architecture of the temple at Baitokaike shares the characteristics that are typical of the Phoenician region, especially during the imperial era. This study aims to deepen our knowledge, proposing new chronological phases of the site, starting from the time when it was an open cult place, through the architectural analysis of its buildings. READ MORE

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Alexandria and Qumran: Back to the Beginning

Kenneth Silver

This book addresses the proto-history and the roots of the Qumran community and of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the light of contemporary scholarship in Alexandria, Egypt. READ MORE

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Elements of Continuity

George Azzopardi

The stones dealt with in this study are non-figural (or aniconic) or, sometimes, semi-figural. They come from ritual contexts and, as such, act as a material representation of divine presence in their role as betyls. The Maltese islands are presented as a case study to demonstrate the phenomenon of continuity through a study of these stones. READ MORE

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Ras il-Wardija Sanctuary Revisited

George Azzopardi

This book reassesses the evidence of a secluded Punic-Roman sanctuary on the coastal promontory of Ras il-Wardija on the central Mediterranean island of Gozo (near Malta). READ MORE

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Artemis and Her Cult

Ruth M. Léger

Artemis and Her Cult provides a first attempt to bring together archaeological and literary sources from two main Artemis sanctuaries, hoping to contribute to a clearer picture of her cult. READ MORE

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The Nature and Origin of the Cult of Silvanus in the Roman Provinces of Dalmatia and Pannonia

Ljubica Perinić

The Nature and Origin of the Cult of Silvanus in the Roman Provinces of Dalmatia and Pannonia deals with the cult of Silvanus and presents the evidence and current state of research of the cult in Dalmatia and Pannonia to the wider scholarly community. READ MORE

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Mesoamerican Religions and Archaeology

Aleksandar Boškovic et al.

The main goal of this book is to produce a methodologically sound and ethically valid interdisciplinary introduction into the exciting world of ancient Mesoamerica. READ MORE

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Liber Amicorum–Speculum Siderum: Nūt Astrophoros

ed. Nadine Guilhou et al.

In this volume, a pleiade of Egyptologists, Archaeologists, Archaeoastronomers, Archaeoanthropologists, Historians and other scholars from fifteen countries have combined their efforts in order to honour Alicia Maravelia. READ MORE

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Archaeological excavations in Moneen Cave, the Burren, Co. Clare

Marion Dowd

In 2011, cavers exploring a little-known cave on Moneen Mountain in County Clare in the west of Ireland discovered part of a human skull, pottery and an antler implement. An archaeological excavation followed, leading to the discovery of large quantities of Bronze Age pottery, butchered animal bones and oyster shells. READ MORE

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The Archaeology and History of the Church of the Redeemer and the Muristan in Jerusalem

ed. Dieter Vieweger et al.

This monograph contains fifteen chapters written by leading scholars from around the world dealing with the archaeological and historical aspects of the Muristan from the Iron Age through to Ottoman times. READ MORE

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La Céramique du groupe épiscopal d’ARADI/Sidi Jdidi (Tunisie)

Tomoo Mukai et al.

This study focuses on ceramic finds from the excavations (1996-2006) of the Episcopal Group of Sidi Jdidi, the ancient city of Aradi, in the hinterland of Hammamet in Tunisia. READ MORE

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Anthropomorphic Representations in the Cucuteni-Tripolye Culture

Dan Monah

This book applies the view of Dan Monah (1943-2013) to the analysis of the Cucuteni-Tripolye anthropomorphic representations. READ MORE

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Set in Stone?

Emma Login

This book provides a holistic and longitudinal study of war memorialisation in the UK, France and the USA from 1860 to 2014. READ MORE

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Monumental Earthen Architecture in Early Societies: Technology and power display

ed. Annick Daneels

Proceedings from a session held as part of the XVII World UISPP Congress, Burgos, 2014. The theme of the symposium was the archaeology of earthen architecture in pre- and protohistoric cultures, with an emphasis on constructive techniques and systems, and diachronic changes in those aspects. READ MORE

Paperback: £20.00 | Open Access

Giants in the Landscape: Monumentality and Territories in the European Neolithic

ed. Vincent Ard et al.

Proceedings from the session held at the XVII World UISPP Congress, Burgos, 2014. The session considered the various manifestations of the relationship between Neolithic enclosures and tombs in different contexts of Europe, notably through spatial analysis. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | Open Access

The Wisdom of Thoth

ed. Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner et al.

This volume represents a selection of contributions on Mediterranean themes from a wider international interdisciplinary conference on Magical Texts in Ancient Civilizations, organised by the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations at Jagiellonian University in Kraków in Poland between 27-28 June 2013 READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ritual in Late Bronze Age Ireland

Katherine Leonard

This text develops a new perspective on Late Bronze Age (LBA) Ireland by identifying and analysing patterns of ritual practice in the archaeological record. The bookends of this study are the introduction of the bronze slashing sword to Ireland at around 1200 BC and the introduction and proliferation of iron technology beginning around 600 BC. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

La implantación del culto imperial de la provincia en Hispania

Marta González Herrero

The aim of this study is to show the preferential qualitative value of epigraphy as a historical source and to proclaim the considerable interest offered by that found in Lusitania for understanding the introduction and organisation of the Imperial Cult in ancient Hispania. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Elijah’s Cave on Mount Carmel and its Inscriptions

Ovadiah Asher et al.

Artistic and epigraphic evidence suggest that Elijah's Cave, on the western slope of Mt. Carmel, had been used as a pagan cultic place, possibly a shrine, devoted to Ba'al Carmel (identified with Zeus/Jupiter) as well as to Pan and Eros as secondary deities. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Sounion Revisited: The Sanctuaries of Poseidon and Athena at Sounion in Attica

Zetta Theodoropoulou-Polychroniadis

This book is the first to be published from a wider research project, still in progress, about the sanctuaries of Poseidon and Athena on the promontory of Sounion (southeast Attica). The aim of this volume is to present, for the first time, a comprehensive examination and interpretation of a wide selection of unpublished small finds. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Circle of God

Brian Hobley

This study is focussed on circular solar/cosmic symbolism which has endured for seven millennia in the European and Mediterranean worlds. The potency of the solar/cosmic circle should not be understated, as this study will demonstrate, with its worldwide affiliation. READ MORE

Paperback: £110.00

Aegean Mercenaries in Light of the Bible

Simona Rodan

This study employs a textual analysis (literary and philological) of the story of the duel of David and Goliath and, together with its comparison to Greek, Egyptian and Mesopotamian literary sources, historical analysis alongside comparative analysis with archaeological findings. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | eBook: £16.00

Setting the Scene: The Deceased and Regenerative Cult within Offering Table Imagery of the Egyptian Old to Middle Kingdoms (C.2686 – C.1650 BC)

Barbara O’Neill

This study investigates gender-based and ritual-dependent afterlife expectations of the deceased over a key phase in Egyptian history from the latter part of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Middle Kingdom Period, c.2686 BC - c.1650 BC. READ MORE

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A History of Research Into Ancient Egyptian Culture in Southeast Europe

ed. Mladen Tomorad

This book will try to give a review of the history of the studies of Ancient Egypt done in Southeast Europe, and present some of the latest research. The book comprises a selection of papers in which scholars from various institutions of the region reviewed the different aspects of past studies along with recent research in the field. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | eBook: £16.00

Diana Umbronensis a Scoglietto

ed. Alessandro Sebastiani et al.

This volume, the first in a series of works detailing the archaeological investigations of the ager Rusellanus, in coastal southern Etruria, focuses on the Roman temple and sanctuary dedicated to Diana Umbronensis, located at Scoglietto (Alberese - GR) on the ancient Tyrrhenian coast. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

From Cave to Dolmen

ed. Domenica Gullì

Bringing together the scientific contributions of a wide panel of Sicilian and mainland Italian specialists in prehistory, this book focuses on the Sciacca region and its landscape which is extraordinarily rich in natural geological phenomena and associated archaeological activity. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Role of the Lector in Ancient Egyptian Society

Roger Forshaw

The lector is first attested during the 2nd Dynasty and is subsequently recognised throughout ancient Egypt history. This study challenges previous approaches to studies on the Lector and explores his diverse functions in a wide ranging review of the relevant evidence. READ MORE

Paperback: £31.00 | eBook: £16.00

Spatial Christianisation in Context: Stratigraphic Intramural Building in Rome from the 4th – 7th C. AD

Michael Mulryan

This book is the first to closely examine the location of the earliest purpose-built Christian buildings inside the city of Rome in their contemporary context. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Archaeology of Yucatán: New Directions and Data

ed. Travis W. Stanton

This volume was conceived to provide a forum for Mexican and foreign scholars to publish new data and interpretations on the archaeology of the northern Maya lowlands, specifically the State of Yucatán. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

Binsey: Oxford’s Holy Place

ed. Lydia Carr et al.

This collection of essays is not a guidebook so much as an evocation of Binsey, dwelling on specific aspects from the busy river to the tranquil and silent churchyard; from the poplars and Hopkins’ great poem on them, to the personalities who served the village community; from the Binsey of St Frideswide’s time to the community of the present day. READ MORE

Paperback: £20.00

Body, Cosmos and Eternity

ed. Rogério Sousa

This volume collects papers from the symposium 'Body, Cosmos and Eternity: the Symbolism of Coffins in Ancient Egypt', convened at the historical building of the University of Port, February 2013. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Archaeology of Anglo-Jewry in England and Wales 1656–c.1880

Kenneth Marks

This volume presents a comprehensive study of the urban topography of Anglo-Jewry in the period before the mass immigration of 1881. The book brings together the evidence for the physical presence of at least 80% of the Jewish community. London and thirty-five provincial cities and towns are discussed. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00