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Our Beloved Polites: Studies presented to P.J. Rhodes

ed. Delfim Leão et al.

Twenty-eight contributions pay tribute to one of the most remarkable historians of ancient Greece, Professor P. J. Rhodes, to celebrate his life and work which has been and will continue to be a major reference for scholars around the world. The volume is organised in four sections: History and Biography, Law, Politics, and Epigraphy. READ MORE

Paperback: £56.00

Vincenzo La Rosa (1941- 2014): Un archeologo tra Sicilia e Egeo

ed. Lucia Arcifa et al.

This volume re-examines the scientific figure of Vincenzo La Rosa, professor of Aegean Civilisations at the University of Catania, exploring his contributions to our knowledge of the prehistory of Crete, Sicily and the Aegean, and to the application of a long-term perspective linking the ancient and modern worlds. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

James Mellaart: The Journey to Çatalhöyük

Alan C. Mellaart

This book explores the life of archaeologist James Mellaart (universally known as Jimmy), whose discovery and excavation of the huge Neolithic mound site of Çatalhöyük both revolutionised the way we think about the prehistory of Turkey and became the centre of great controversy. READ MORE

András Bodor and the History of Classical Studies in Transylvania in the 20th century

Csaba Szabo

This volume focusses on the life and academic heritage of András Bodor (1915-1999), a classicist from Transylvania. Based on a large number of unpublished documents and the major works of Bodor, the book reconstructs the life of a classicist from the periphery of Europe, a region that changed many times during the 20th century. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

A Classical Archaeologist’s Life: The Story so Far

John Boardman

Sir John Boardman is one of the foremost experts on ancient Greek art. His autobiography offers a mixture of scholarly reminiscence, reflection on family life, travelogue, and critique of classical scholarship worldwide. Illustrated with pictures of travels, friends and home life, it reflects on his experiences of more than 90 years. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £9.99

From Cambridge to Lake Chad: Life in archaeology 1956–1971

Graham Connah

Graham Connah's autobiography offers both a professional and personal account that traces his archaeological training and employment at Cambridge and his practical experience on British excavations, and explains how he became one of the pioneers of Nigerian archaeology during a decade in that country. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Winifred Lamb: Aegean Prehistorian and Museum Curator

David W. J. Gill

The first comprehensive biography of pioneering archaeologist and museum curator Winnifred Lamb, who was honorary keeper of Greek antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in the four decades immediately following the First World War. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Life and Works of W.G. Collingwood

Malcolm Craig

This well researched biography provides a comprehensive account of the life and works of William Gershom Collingwood (1854-1932), a nineteenth century polymath whose story should be better known. He was a noted friend and colleague of John Ruskin, whose secretary he later became. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

John Henry Haynes: A Photographer and Archaeologist in the Ottoman Empire 1881–1900

Robert G. Ousterhout

Professor Ousterhout tells the story of the photographer and archaeologist John Henry Haynes (1849-1910), unsung hero of American archaeology, and assesses his unique contribution with insight and affection. The landmark study is illustrated with more than 100 of his most poignant, unpublished photographs of Ottoman Turkey and Mesopotomia. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.95

A Life in Norfolk's Archaeology: 1950-2016

Peter Wade-Martins

A personal history of Peter Wade-Martins archaeological endeavour in Norfolk set within a national context. It covers the writer’s early experiences as a volunteer, the rise of field archaeology as a profession and efforts to conserve archaeological heritage. READ MORE

Hardback: £24.99 | eBook: £16.00

Percy Manning: The Man Who Collected Oxfordshire

ed. Michael Heaney

This volume provides the first detailed biography Percy Manning (1870-1917), an Oxford antiquary who amassed enormous collections about the history of Oxford and Oxfordshire. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

A Faith in Archaeological Science: Reflections on a Life

Don Brothwell

This is the first memoir by an internationally known archaeological scientist, written with humour and a critical concern to understand the nature of his life and that of our species. It provides a very readable account of a life embracing field and laboratory work from Orkney to Egypt and Mongolia to Peru. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00