Development of Complex Societies in Southeastern Shandong, China Settlement Patterns from the Neolithic to the Han Period
ISBN: PB: 9780913516331, Yale University Press, January 2023
352 pp., 24.7x17.1 cm, 222 black&white illus.
A comprehensive account of a pioneering archaeological project in the province of Shandong that transformed understandings of regional settlement patterns. From 1995 to 2007, researchers from China and the United States conducted a systematic, full-...
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£30,00
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World of Songye Passions and Collections
ISBN: HB: 9780300267020, Yale University Press, Mercatorfonds, November 2022
416 pp., 31.7x25 cm, 300 colour and black&white illus.
The ultimate and authoritative introduction to Songye culture, sculpture, masks, and iron forging. This lavishly illustrated book brings a new approach to the masterpieces of Songye, a Bantu ethnic group from the central Democratic Republic of the C...
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£130,00
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Codice Maya de Mexico Understanding the Oldest Surviving Book of the Americas
ISBN: PB: 9781606067888, Getty Publications, October 2022
96 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
An in-depth exploration of the history, authentication, and modern relevance of Codice Maya de Mexico, the oldest surviving book of the Americas. Ancient Maya scribes recorded prophecies and astronomical observations on the pages of painted books. Al...
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£18,99
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Egypt and the Classical World Cross-Cultural Encounters in Antiquity
ISBN: PB: 9781606067376, Getty Publications, July 2022
202 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, colour illus.
From Mycenaean weaponry found among the cargo of a Bronze Age shipwreck off the Turkish coast to the Egyptian-inspired domestic interiors of a luxury villa built in Greece during the Roman Empire, Egypt and the Classical World documents two millennia...
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Tutankhamun Excavating the Archive
ISBN: HB: 9781851245857, Bodleian Library Publishing, April 2022
144 pp., 25.9x23.7 cm, illus.
In 1922, as Egypt became an independent nation, the tomb of the young king Tutankhamun was discovered at Luxor, the first known intact royal burial from ancient Egypt. The excavation of the small but crowded tomb by Howard Carter and his team generat...
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£30,00
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Language of Beauty in African Art
ISBN: HB: 9780300260045, Yale University Press, March 2022
368 pp., 32.3x22.9 cm, 315 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
Displacing Western values in scholarship and museum interpretation over the past century through an exploration of traditional African artworks and aesthetic vocabularies. This ambitious publication centers indigenous perspectives on traditional art...
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£50,00
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Ancient DNA The Making of a Celebrity Science
ISBN: HB: 9780300240122, Yale University Press, February 2022
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 3 black&white illus.
Ancient DNA research – the recovery of genetic material from long-dead organisms – is a discipline that developed from science fiction into a reality between the 1980s and today. Drawing on scientific, historical, and archival material, as well as or...
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£30,00
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Underworld Imagining the Afterlife in Ancient South Italian Vase Painting
ISBN: HB: 9781606067345, Getty Publications, January 2022
240 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, illus.
What happens to us when we die? What might the afterlife look like? For the ancient Greeks, the dead lived on, overseen by Hades in the Underworld. We read of famous sinners, such as Sisyphus, forever rolling his rock, and the fierce guard dog Kerber...
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£55,00
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Maya Universe in Stone
ISBN: HB: 9781606067444, Getty Publications, November 2021
192 pp., 25.4x21.6 cm, illus.
In 1950, Dana Lamb, an explorer of some notoriety, stumbled on a Maya ruin in the tropical forests of northern Guatemala. Lamb failed to record the location of the site he called Laxtunich, turning his find into the mystery at the center of this book...
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£40,00
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Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish Engravers, 1714-1820
ISBN: HB: 9781913107215, Yale University Press, November 2021
1120 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
This biographical dictionary of engravers working on copper encompasses both those who produced fine art prints, and also those who engraved book illustrations for medical, technical and literary works, all of which played a more important part than...
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£75,00
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