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  • The War with Hannibal

    The History of Rome from its Foundation Books 21-30

    by Livy ...
    In The War with Hannibal, Livy (59 BC-AD 17) chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. Yet it is also the clash of ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Ancient Egypt

    The Definitive Visual History

    by DK ...
    Series series DK Classic History
    Take a journey through Ancient Egypt and see how the pharaohs once lived!An enticing and insightful guide that covers 3,000 years of life under the pharaohs (c. 3200-30 BCE) from the early kings of Egypt to the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman conquest, this book explains it all!Written by a team of respected Egyptologists, this book includes the following exciting things:• Themed spreads explore ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Our Oriental Heritage

    The Story of Civilization, Volume I

    by Will Durant ...
    Series series The Story of Civilization
    The first volume of the expansive Pulitzer Prize-winning series The Story of Civilization.**Discover a history of civilization in Egypt and the Near East to the Death of Alexander, and in India, China, and Japan from the beginning; with an introduction on the nature and foundations of civilization. ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Selected Letters

    by Cicero ...
    Translated by P. G. Walsh ...
    Series series Oxford World's Classics
    'How I wish that you had invited me to that most attractive feast on the Ides of March!' Cicero lived through some of the most turbulent years in the history of Rome, and witnessed at first-hand the overthrow of the republic and its replacement by a tyranny. His letters to friends and family are an astonishingly detailed record of daily life and politics in Rome. This selection, covering the years ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Celts

    by Alice Roberts ...
    'Informed, impeccably researched and written' Neil OliverThe Celts are one of the world's most mysterious ancient people. In this compelling account, Alice Roberts takes us on a journey across Europe, uncovering the truth about this engimatic tribe: their origins, their treasure and their enduring legacy today. What emerges is not a wild people, but a highly sophisticated tribal culture that ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Riddle of the Labyrinth

    The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code

    by Margalit Fox ...
    In the tradition of Simon Winchester and Dava Sobel, The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language, masterfully blending history, linguistics, and cryptology with an elegantly wrought narrative.When famed archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization that flowered on ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • What's Divine about Divine Law?

    Early Perspectives

    How ancient thinkers grappled with competing conceptions of divine lawIn the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. What's Divine about Divine Law? untangles the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of divine law and shows how early ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • The Message of the Sphinx

    A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two Egypt experts posit a revolutionary theory: The Sphinx and other great Egyptian monuments are older than common history books tell us and are arranged in such a way as to send us a message from the silent past.Graham Hancock is featured in Ancient Apocalypse, a Netflix original docuseriesGuardian of the ancient mysteries, the keeper of secrets . . . For thousands of years ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The 400 Silent Years

    From Malachi to Matthew (Illustrated)

    Fully illustrated. Includes all of the drawings from the original edition. What is the history between the Old and New Testaments? Most people are not even aware there is such a gap. But there is. A 400 year gap. When the Old Testament leaves off the Jews have just returned back from Babylonian captivity and the Persian Empire is in full swing. When Jesus enters the scene it is 400 years later. ... Read more

    $1.64 USD

  • Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Richard the Lionheart, the Crusades and the Battle for the Holy Land

    Saladin is a legendary figure in the history of the Middle East. His rise to prominence in the tumultuous arena of twelfth-century Middle Eastern politics was rapid and he quickly established himself as an intrepid statesman as well as a formidable military commander of great skill, but equally a man of honour.This detailed biography of Saladin, and history of his life and times, was written by ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • In God's Path

    The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire

    Series series Ancient Warfare and Civilization
    In just over a hundred years--from the death of the Mohammed in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750--the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. The conquered territory was larger than the Roman Empire at its greatest expansion, and it was claimed for the Arabs in roughly half the time. How they were able to engulf so many ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Complete Works of Livy (Delphi Classics)

    Series Book 24 - Delphi Ancient Classics
    Livy’s monumental history of Rome is widely regarded as one of the greatest achievements of the Golden Age Latin literature. The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the treasures of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete extant works of Livy, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

    by Mary Beard ...
    New York Times BestsellerA New York Times Notable BookNamed one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus ReviewsFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction)Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical LiteratureFinalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)A San Francisco Chronicle</e... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Myth of Persecution

    How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom

    by Candida Moss ...
    In The Myth of Persecution, Candida Moss, a leading expert on early Christianity, reveals how the early church exaggerated, invented, and forged stories of Christian martyrs and how the dangerous legacy of a martyrdom complex is employed today to silence dissent and galvanize a new generation of culture warriors.According to cherished church tradition and popular belief, before the Emperor ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Oxford History of Byzantium

    Edited by Cyril Mango ...
    The Oxford History of Byzantium is the only history to provide in concise form detailed coverage of Byzantium from its Roman beginnings to the fall of Constantinople and assimilation into the Turkish Empire. Lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of a distinctive civilization, covering the period from the fourth century to the mid-fifteenth century. The ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch

    Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, Suicide Charges, and Military Engagements of All Time

    by Ben Thompson ...
    Series series Badass Series
    From the Ben Thompson, author of Badass: The Birth of a Legend, comes a collection of history’s most awe-inspiring duels and showdowns, brutal crusades and epic brawls, and profiles of the fascinating people who fought in them.From Caliphs to Green Berets, some of civilization’s toughest warriors are profiled in Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch, including Cyrus the Great, St. Moses the Black, and The ... Read more

    $10.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Persian Fire

    by Tom Holland ...
    A "fresh...thrilling" (The Guardian) account of the Graeco-Persian Wars. In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece.The story of how ... Read more

    $7.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • Migration, Mobility and Language Contact in and around the Ancient Mediterranean

    Series series Cambridge Classical Studies
    Migration, Mobility and Language Contact in and around the Ancient Mediterranean is the first volume to show the different ways in which surviving linguistic evidence can be used to track movements of people in the ancient world. Eleven chapters cover a number of case studies, which span the period from the seventh century BC to the fourth century AD, ranging from Spain to Egypt, from Sicily to ... Read more

    $30.99 USD

  • The Golden Geometry of the Interior Design of the Great Pyramid

    A golden-ratio-based geometric model unveils the Great Pyramid’s sophisticated design and accounts with astonishing accuracy for all details of its internal and external architecture. The model values match the measurements of W.F. Petrie or G. Dormion within 1 cm or 5', respectively for the lengths and angles, and in multiple cases exactly (within 1 mm or 1'). The model yields mathematical ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2

    by Plutarch ...
    Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and full of detail, Volume I ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $7.99 USD

  • The Jesus Dynasty

    The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity

    Based on a careful analysis of the earliest Christian documents and recent archaeological discoveries, The Jesus Dynasty offers a bold new interpretation of the life of Jesus and the origins of Christianity. The story is surprising, controversial, and exciting as only a long-lost history can be when it is at last recovered.In The Jesus Dynasty, biblical scholar James Tabor brings us closer than ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus


    by BOB BASE ...
    Now fully editedThis is the story about an eight man squad of men within a Roman legion on the very edge of the empire.There are no heroes or senior officers vying for greatness or ultimate power, there are no beautiful women .This is just the story of eight low ranked common soldiers. Their everyday lives and struggles as the serve their twenty years under the EagleWe meet them on the march, a ... Read more

    $8.11 USD

  • Templar of Jerusalem

    by Bob base ...
    This is the story of a Templar Knight from the Temple within th eHoly city and his Oders struggle against Saladin and the Saracens culminating in the Battle at the Horns of Hattin and the loss of the kingdom of God ... Read more

    $5.00 USD