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Hadrian’s Wall: Exploring Its Past to Protect Its Future

ed. Marta Alberti et al.

Celebrating the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian’s visit to Britain and the building of the Wall, this book presents studies from from the point of view of those living, visiting, researching and working along it. The book offers a realistic discussion of current issues and solutions in the exploration, management and protection of Hadrian’s Wall. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | Open Access

The Pax Assyriaca: The Historical Evolution of Civilisations and Archaeology of Empires

Benjamin Toro

This study of the evolutionary process of ancient civilisations stresses the complementarity between theoretical principles and the relevant historical and archaeological evidence. Taking its approach from World Systems Theory, it focuses on the origin, development and collapse of the first, ‘Near Eastern’, stage of the ‘Central Civilisation’. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Arqueología y Téchne: Métodos formales, nuevos enfoques

ed. José Remesal Rodríguez et al.

Presents papers resulting from the EPNet project (Production and Distribution of Food during the Roman Empire: Economic and Political Dynamics) which aimed to investigate existing hypotheses about the Roman economy in order to understand which products were distributed through the different geographical regions of the empire, and in which periods. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £9.99

Présence et influence assyriennes dans le royaume de Hamat

Adonice-Ackad Baaklini

This volume assesses the importance and nature of the Assyrian presence in the kingdom of Hamat (northwest Syria) to determine whether there is a link between Assyrian control and the impact it exerted on the territories with which it came into contact. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Urbanisation of the North-Western Provinces of the Roman Empire

Frida Pellegrino

This study investigates the development of urbanism in the north-western provinces of the Roman empire. Key themes include continuity and discontinuity between pre-Roman and Roman ‘urban’ systems, relationships between juridical statuses and levels of monumentality, levels of connectivity and economic integration, and regional urban hierarchies. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Turkish Long-Necked Lute Saz or Bağlama

Hans de Zeeuw

The saz or bağlama, a generic name for long-necked lutes in Turkey, plays an important role in Turkish musical culture. This volume focusses on the instrument's cultural-historical background while briefly discussing various saz or bağlama types and their construction, tuning, and playing techniques. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | eBook: £16.00

Egypt and Austria XII - Egypt and the Orient: The Current Research

ed. Mladen Tomorad

The 12th Egypt and Austria conference (Zagreb, September 2018) saw 39 presentations on current research related to the interactions between Egypt and the states of the former Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire up to the middle of the 20th century. 26 papers are presented in this proceedings volume. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Global Connections of Gandhāran Art

ed. Wannaporn Rienjang et al.

This volume addresses directly the question of cross-cultural influence on and by Gandhāran art. The contributors wrestle with old controversies, particularly the notion that Gandhāran art is a legacy of Hellenistic Greek rule in Central Asia and the growing consensus around the important role of the Roman Empire in shaping it. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

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

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Busy Periphery: Urban Systems of the Balkan and Danube Provinces (2nd – 3rd c. AD)

Damjan Donev

This book reconstructs the urban geography of the Balkan and Danube provinces during the Severan dynasty, mapping the variable developments of the urban network between and within the sub-regions of that part of the Roman Empire. It examines the role of the town in Roman provincial society, and the prerequisites for their emergence and prosperity. READ MORE

Paperback: £54.00 | eBook: £16.00

From Hispalis to Ishbiliyya: The Ancient Port of Seville, from the Roman Empire to the End of the Islamic Period (45 BC - AD 1248)

ed. Carlos Cabrera Tejedor

This monograph focuses on the history and development of the topography, layout, and facilities of the ancient port of Seville, located in the lower Guadalquivir River Basin, between the 1st century BC and the 13th century AD. Until now, despite its commercial importance, little has been known about the port’s exact position, layout and facilities. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Stamps on Terra Sigillata Found in Excavations of the Theatre of Aptera

Martha W. Baldwin Bowsky

Aptera yields more stamped fragments of terra sigillata than any other Cretan city, including Knossos. This book presents stamped fragments of Italian and eastern sigillata found in excavations of the Theatre of Aptera and examines Crete’s strategic position amid crossroads of transit and exchange as well as integration into the Roman economy. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Funerary Archaeology and Changing Identities: Community Practices in Roman-Period Sardinia

Mauro Puddu

This book analyses in detail the funerary evidence from burial sites in southern and central Sardinia, proposing an alternative interpretation of the island and of other Roman Provinces in which local communities played an active and creative role in shaping back the Roman-world within the specific material and historical conditions they lived in. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Politics of the Past: The Representation of the Ancient Empires by Iran’s Modern States

Maryam Dezhamkhooy et al.

This book examines the highly problematic politics of the past surrounding the archaeology of ancient empires in Iran. Discussing their personal and professional experiences, the authors exemplify the real, ethical dilemmas that archaeologists confront in the Middle East, calling for reflectivity and awareness among the archaeologists of the region READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Travellers in Ottoman Lands

ed. Ines Asceric-Todd et al.

This splendidly illustrated book focuses on the botanical legacy of many parts of the former Ottoman Empire — including present-day Turkey, the Levant, Egypt, the Balkans, and the Arabian Peninsula — as seen and described by travellers both from within and from outside the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Latrinae: Roman Toilets in the Northwestern Provinces of the Roman Empire

ed. Stefanie Hoss

This book is the first collection on Roman toilets of the northwestern provinces, and gives a good overview of the possibilities for human waste removal in Roman times. The volume provides a fascinating introduction to this under-researched group of Roman installations. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | 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

Ziyaret Tepe: Exploring the Anatolian frontier of the Assyrian Empire

Timothy Matney et al.

This unique record charts the important archaeological finds over 18 years at Ziyaret Tepe in southeast Turkey - site of Tushan, a provincial capital of the Assyrian Empire dating back to the 9th century BC. Informative, scholarly, copiously illustrated, personal and extremely readable, this groundbreaking book sets a new benchmark in the field. READ MORE

Paperback: £16.95

A Time of Change: Questioning the “Collapse” of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Keir Magalie Strickland

This book reassesses the apparent collapse of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, through explicit reference to the archaeological record, rather than focusing solely upon textual sources which have been overly relied upon in previous studies. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Brochs and the Empire

Euan W. MacKie

Excavations of the Leckie Iron Age broch in Stirlingshire, Scotland, reflect the expansion of the Roman Empire into southern Scotland in the late first century AD READ MORE

Paperback: £36.00 | eBook: £16.00

Statio amoena

ed. Patrizia Basso et al.

This volume examines resting places more or less directly linked with vehiculatio / cursus publicus, or with a system run or controlled by the state to ensure essential services for those traveling on behalf of the public administration READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access