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5. Beneath the Surface

5. Beneath the Surface  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0005
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‘Beneath the Surface’ considers more detailed thoughts on the construction of such monuments as the Apollo Temple at Bassae and the various society conditions that made the building ... More
10. ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’

10. ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0010
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‘Et in Arcadia Ego’ is based on the term coined by Pope Clement IX in the 17th century, who found inspiration from Virgil's ‘Arcadian’ Eclogues. Its story tells of death and paradise and ... More
4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce

4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0004
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9780195377996
‘The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce’ describes how in the mid-twenty-fourth century bce the leader Sargon was able to conquer many of the little city states of Mesopotamia to create a new ... More
1. Introducing Assyria

1. Introducing Assyria  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0001
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9780198715900
Ancient Assyria was one of many states flourishing in the Middle East in the millennia before the beginning of the common era, but the long-lived kingdom was one of the most influential. ... More
4. The calendar and festivals

4. The calendar and festivals  

Norman Solomon

in Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191780035
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0005
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9780199687350
The key to the Jewish calendar is Nature and the pattern of sunrise and sunset. Temple procedures were scheduled into a day that began at dawn and for other purposes the day began at ... More
3. Aztec expansion through conquest and trade

3. Aztec expansion through conquest and trade  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365708
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10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0003
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‘Aztec expansion through conquest and trade’ examines the Codex Mendoza. The Codex Mendoza is a rare example of Spanish and Aztec cooperation, and tells the story of the Aztec people. ... More
Literary compositions of the scrolls collections

Literary compositions of the scrolls collections  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0007
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‘Literary compositions of the scrolls collections’ shows that the literary nature of the scroll collections would suggest that they originally belonged to one or more libraries rather than ... More
2. On Site

2. On Site  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0002
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‘On Site’ describes the nineteenth-century exploration of Greece and the connections to Rome. The rediscovery of Greece was, in a way, the rediscovery of the origins of western culture as a ... More
7. The Art of Reconstruction

7. The Art of Reconstruction  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0007
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‘The Art of Reconstruction’ shows that part of Classics is the piecing together of scattered fragments to give an idea of what the whole once was like and what it meant. It is largely ... More
3. Being There

3. Being There  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0003
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‘Being There’ experience Classics in the light of what previous generations have said, thought, and written about the ancient world. But the differences lie, even more strikingly, in the ... More
3. Jesus in his 1st-century context

3. Jesus in his 1st-century context  

Richard Bauckham

in Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575275.003.0003
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9780199575275
What do the Gospel accounts tell us about ‘Jesus in his 1st-century context ’? Jewish Palestine is under the rule of the Roman Empire. Whilst Roman rule is fairly tolerant of local customs ... More
3. The Early Dynastic period, 2900–2334 bce

3. The Early Dynastic period, 2900–2334 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0003
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9780195377996
‘The Early Dynastic period, 2900–2334 bce’ shows how the birth of the long-lasting tradition of hereditary kingship came from Mesopotamia and examines what we have learnt about this period ... More
7. The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce

7. The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0007
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‘The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce’ looks at a kingdom that dominated a large area of land in what is now Iraq and part of Syria, the kingdom of Hammurabi of Babylon. Hammurabi of ... More
2. The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce

2. The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0002
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9780195377996
‘The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce’ starts this history of the ancient Near East by looking at the beginning of the period of prosperity in Mesopotamia, focusing in particular on the ... More
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Timothy H. Lim

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191824586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.001.0001
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book
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9780198779520
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short introduction discusses the cultural significance of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the religious, political, and legal ... More
Jewish sectarianism in the Second Temple period

Jewish sectarianism in the Second Temple period  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0008
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‘Jewish sectarianism in the Second Temple period’ contextualizes the Dead Sea Scrolls within the history of Second Temple Judaism and discusses the origins and history of the Qumran ... More
5. Festivity, tourism, and souvenirs

5. Festivity, tourism, and souvenirs  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191787577
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0005
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9780198718222
‘Festivity, tourism, and souvenirs’ describes the elements that are often woven into pilgrimage structures: celebration, entertainment, holidays, markets, and shopping. The scope ... More
Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction  

Karen Radner

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198715900
Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the ... More
2. Assyrian places

2. Assyrian places  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198715900
‘Assyrian places’ considers the exploration of key sites that provide insight into Assyria’s rediscovery since the mid-19th century. Firstly, it looks at the city where everything ... More
3. Assyrians at home

3. Assyrians at home  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198715900
‘Assyrians at home’ describes the great variety of living conditions and human experiences in the Assyrian Empire in the 7th century, the period when the source material is most numerous ... More

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