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All prices, publication dates, titles and covers are accurate at the time of printing but subject to change without notice. Front cover: Photo by Rebeca Franco Valle, from the cover of Women and Weapons in the Viking World (p.23)
Temporary Palaces: The Great House in European Prehistory
Distant Times So Close: Pandemics and Crises Reloaded
Women & Weapons in the Viking World: Amazons of the North
Lincoln Castle Revealed: The Story of a Norman Powerhouse and its Anglo-Saxon Precursor Page 27
London Bridge and its Houses, c. 1209-1761
Thomas White: Redesigning the northern British landscape
Historic Bridges of Buckinghamshire
Berkeley Castle Tales: Archaeological Narratives from Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire Page 32
Crafting Textiles: Tablet Weaving, Sprang, Lace and Other Techniques from the Bronze Age to the Early 17th Century
Grave Goods Objects and Death in Later Prehistoric Britain
By Anwen Cooper, Duncan Garrow (University of Reading), Catriona Gibson, Melanie Giles (University of Manchester) and Neil Wilkin A large-scale investigation into grave goods, enabling a new level of understanding of mortuary practice, material culture, technological innovation and social transformation. Britain is internationally renowned for the high quality and exquisite crafting of its later prehistoric grave goods (c. 4000 BC to AD 43). Many of prehistoric Britain's most impressive artefacts have come from graves. Interred with both inhumations and cremations, they provide some of the most durable and well-preserved insights into personal identity and the prehistoric life-course, yet they also speak of the care shown to the dead by the living, and of people’s relationships with 'things'. Objects matter. This book's title is an intentional play on words. These are objects in burials; but they are also goods, material culture, that must be taken seriously. It outlines the results of the first long-term, largescale investigation into grave goods during this period, which enables a new level of understanding of mortuary practice and material culture throughout this major period of technological innovation and social transformation. Analysis is structured at a series of different scales, ranging from macroscale patterning across Britain, to regional explorations of continuity and change, to site-specific histories of practice, to micro-scale analysis of specific graves and the individual objects (and people) within them. These different scales of analysis are brought together in the first ever book focusing specifically on objects and death in later prehistoric Britain. Focusing on six key case study regions, the book innovatively synthesises antiquarian reports, research projects and developer funded excavations. At the same time, it also engages with, and develops, a number of recent theoretical trends within archaeology, including personhood, object biography and materiality, ensuring that it will be of relevance right across the discipline. Its subject matter will also resonate with those working in anthropology, sociology, museology and other areas where death, burial and the role of material culture in people’s lives are key contemporary issues. OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789257472 • £50.00 • October 2021 320 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w and colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789257489
Temporary Palaces The Great House in European Prehistory
By Richard Bradley (University of Reading) An ethnographic study of the monumental buildings from the prehistoric to early medieval periods in northern and northwestern Europe. This study focuses on buildings across northern and northwestern Europe from the Neolithic and Iron Age periods to the first millennium AD, including everything from Stone Henge to the Hill of Tara, and Old Uppsala to Yeavering. Employing ethnography as a source of ideas, it discusses the concept of the House Society and its usefulness in archaeology.
OX BOW I N S I G H TS I N A RCH AEOLOGY | OXB OW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789256611 • £16.99 • April 2021 208 pages • 126 x 198 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789256628
Archaeology of the Ionian Sea Landscapes, seascapes and the circulation of people, goods and ideas from the Palaeolithic to the Bronze Age
Edited by Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood (Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens) and Christina Papoulia A new, cutting-edge archaeological investigation into the Ionian Sea from the beginning of the Palaeolithic to the end of the Bronze Age. This new collection propels archaeological discussions of the Ionian Sea through a geographically and culturally comparative approach. Through examining the patterns of settlement, burial and multi-layered interconnections between different communities, it investigates all aspects of communication, isolation, collective memory, and the creation of distinct identities within and between cultural and social groups. OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789256734 • £50.00 • December 2021 224 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789256741
Hunter-Gatherer Ireland Making connections in an island world
By Graeme Warren (University College Dublin) An examination of hunter-gatherer communities of the Irish Mesolithic to understand the unique ways societies have lived there throughout history. This book focuses on the Irish Mesolithic, when Ireland was an island world with striking similarities and differences to its European neighbours, particularly in terms of terrestrial ecology. To understand the native huntergatherer communities, this book considers the connections established between the people that lived their and their natural surroundings. In doing so, the author provides an understanding of the Irish Mesolithic to shed light on the different ways people have lived on this island. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789256819 • £13.99 • December 2021 160 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789256826
Thinking Through Images Narrative, rhythm, embodiment and landscape in the Nordic Bronze Age
By Christopher Tilley (University College London) A critical analysis of Scandinavian rock art that offers a new theory of visual narrative structure and rhythm. A general self-reflexive review and critical analysis of Scandinavian rock art from the standpoint of Chris Tilley’s research in this area over the last 30 years. It offers an alternative theoretical perspective that stresses the significance of visual narrative structure and rhythm, using musical analogies and putting particular emphasis on the embodied perception of images in a landscape context. SW E DISH ROC K ART RESEARCH SERIES | OX B OW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789257014 • £38.00 • September 2021 240 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w and colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789257021
Neolithic Stone Extraction in Britain and Europe An ethnoarchaeological perspective
By Peter Topping (Newcastle University) A new, ethnoarchaeological examination of Neolithic extraction practices across Europe. This new title in the Prehistoric Society Research Papers series focuses on the introduction of Neolithic extraction practices across Europe. The key research questions are when and why these practices were adopted, and what role extraction sites played in Neolithic society. Rigorously tested and methodologically fool proof, this book presents a new ethnoarchaeological model that can be used to interpret broad trends in many cross-cultural contexts and time periods.
P R E H ISTORI C S OC I ET Y R ESEARCH PAPERS | OX B OW B OOKS Hardback • 9781789257052 • £35.00 • September 2021 240 pages • 215 x 275 mm • b/w and colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789257069
Cladh Hallan Roundhouses and the dead in the Hebridean Bronze Age and Iron Age, Part I: stratigraphy, spatial organisation and chronology
By Mike Parker Pearson (University College London), Jacqui Mulville (Cardiff University), Helen Smith (Bournemouth University) and Peter Marshall The first look at the evidence from excavations at the site of Cladh Hallan. This book presents the archaeological evidence of a long sequence of settlement and funerary activity from the Beaker period to the Early Iron Age at the site of Caldh Hallan (South Uist, Western Isles of Scotland). The findings not only served as the first evidence for mummification in Bronze Age Britain, but have provided insight into the spatial use of domestic interiors from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age. SHEFFIELD ENVIRONMENTAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CAMPAIGN IN THE HEBRIDES | OXBOW BOOKS Hardback • 9781789256932 • £35.00 • August 2021 448 pages • 210 x 297 mm • colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789256949
Marking Place New Perspectives on Early Neolithic Enclosures
Edited by Jonathan Last Discusses the range of current work on causewayed enclosures and explores recent fieldwork, academic research and community projects. The latest volume in the Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers series, this collection showcases and explores the wide range of current work on causewayed enclosures and related sites, and assesses what we still want to know about these sites in light of the monumental achievement of the seminal publication Gathering Time. Includes reports on recent developmentled fieldwork, academic research and community projects. N EO LIT H I C S T U D I ES G ROU P | OX B OW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789257090 • £38.00 • October 2021 224 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789257106
A Life in Balkan Archaeology By John Chapman (Durham University) A detailed and engaging memoir detailing John Chapman's career as a Balkan archaeologist. This lively memoir tells the story of a boy growing up in Plymouth, Devon, getting excited about archaeology after visits to mainland Greece and Crete, trying to get into Greek archaeology and relocating northwards into the Balkans, where he spent a career in prehistoric research. The chapters alternate between museum/university experiences and major research projects, anecdotes and stories with implications for East–West relationships which will soon disappear from living memory.
OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789257298 • £29.95 • December 2021 288 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w and colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789257304
Is There a British Chalcolithic? People, Place and Polity in the later Third Millennium
Edited by Julie Gardiner and Alison Sheridan 20 papers address whether British prehistory featured a Chalcolithic period. The Chalcolithic, the phase in prehistory when the important technical development of adding tin to copper to produce bronze had not yet taken place, is not a term generally used by British prehistorians and whether there is even a definable phase is debated. This book brings together many leading authorities in 20 papers to address this question. The volume contains much detailed information on sites and artefacts, and comprehensive radiocarbon datasets that will be invaluable to scholars and students studying this enigmatic but pivotal episode of British Prehistory. OX BOW B OOK S New in Paperback • 9781789256864 • £29.95 • August 2021 368 pages • 215 x 279 mm | eBook available: 9781842178973
Ireland's First Settlers Time and the Mesolithic
By Peter Woodman (University College Cork) The story of the archaeology and history of the first continuous phase of Ireland’s human settlement in Ireland. This volume combines centuries of research and speculation about human antiquity in Ireland with a review of what is known today about the Irish Mesolithic. The story is embedded in how Ireland, its position, distinct landscape and ecology impacted on when and how Ireland was colonised. It also explores how these first settlers evolved their technologies and lifeways to suit the narrow range of abundant resources that were available. OX BOW B OOK S New in Paperback • 9781789256888 • £35.00 • October 2021 408 pages • 215 x 279 mm | eBook available: 9781782977797
New Perspectives on Early Neolithic Enclosures Edited by Jonathan Last Assesses the development in current work on Neolithic causewayed enclosures and their dating sequences. Originating from the Neolithic Studies Group meeting in 2019, this new volume explores the current work on causewayed enclosures and related sites across the academic and development-led sectors. This volume views the contemporary research on causewayed enclosures and the British Early Neolithic in the framework of the research published in Gathering Time and in doing so allows us to assess where our understanding of enclosures has got to and where the focus of future research should lie for what is now arguably the best-known type of Neolithic monument. N EO LIT H I C S T U D I ES G ROU P | OX B OW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789256314 • £38.00 • October 2021 224 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789256321
Mégalithismes et monumentalismes funéraires Passé, présent, futur
Edited by Vincent Ard, Emmanuel Mens and Muriel Gandelin Focuses on the past, present and future of recent studies of megalithism in Europe, including enthoarchaeology and conservation. This books explores new, innovative methods and techniques for studying megalithism - most notably 3D - that allow architectural analyses that were previously not possible and which greatly increase our knowledge base. Ethnographic research contributes to the interpretation of archaeology as is illustrated through Asian and African examples, substantially contributing as a source of interpretative scenarios for European megalithism.
S ID E S TO N E P RES S Paperback • 9789088909894 • £75.00 • April 2021 376 pages • 210 x 280 mm • 34 b/w and 207 colour illus. Hardback available: 9789088909900 • £185.00
Le verre de l'Europe celtique Approches archéométriques, technologiques et sociales d'un artisanat du prestige au second âge du Fer
By Joëlle Rolland Highlights the complex organisation of glass-working and its trade networks. This book focuses on Iron Age glassmaking through a socio-economic perspective allows us to reconstruct, step by step, the commodity chain of this craft from the raw glass production to its transformation into items of adornments and its distribution and consumption by La Tène societies. New research reveals conspicuous consumption practises depending on the organisation of goods networks, but also specialised craftspeople and production structures.
S ID E S TO N E P RES S Paperback • 9789088909955 • £85.00 • April 2021 360 pages • 210 x 280 mm • 9 b/w and 1030 colour illus. | Hardback available: 9789088909962 • £195.00
Breaking and Making the Ancestors Piecing together the urnfield mortuary process in the Lower-Rhine-Basin, ca. 1300 - 400 BC
By Arjan Louwen (Leiden University) Investigates funerary practices associated with Netherlands' urnfield graves to understand the funerary practices of the European Bronze Age. This book delves into funerary practices reflected in more than 3,000 urnfield graves excavated throughout the Netherlands in order to reconstruct the mortuary process associated with the urnfields in Holland. Together these graves tell interesting stories about how the dead related to each other, how simple objects could be used as metaphors in the creation of ancestral identities, and how the dead were inextricably linked to the land. S ID E S TO N E P RES S Paperback • 9789464280005 • £40.00 • May 2021 280 pages • 178 x 254 mm • 58 b/w and 19 colour illus. | Hardback available: 9789464280012 • £120.00
Hortfunde der Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit Ein prozesslogischer Paradigmawechsel
By José Eduardo M. de Medeiros Presents an approach showing that jewellery and vessels can carry the same importance as warriors and weapons. This work shows that jewellery, vessels and weapons constitute different kinds of depositions (a.k.a. hoards), and that in addition, when these depositions are viewed in the religious context of the period, jewellery and vessels carry the same importance as weapons. This is contrary to the more common view that emphasises warriors and their weapons, which the author demonstrates to be a male bias having psychological and sociological foundations. Finally, this book offers a reconstructive approach that clarifies the cultural significance of the jewellery hoards. S ID E S TO N E P RES S Paperback • 9789464280067 • £40.00 • May 2021 210 pages • 178 x 254 mm • 34 b/w and 10 colour illus. | Hardback available: 9789464280074 • £120.00
Distant Times So Close: Pandemics and Crises Reloaded Edited by Johannes Müller (Kiel University), Cheryl Makarewicz (Christian-Albrechts University) and Lutz Käppel Presents examples of pandemics from the perspective of prehistoric and ancient societies to understand how we can overcome crises today. Archaeology provides a crucial contribution to the social understanding of crises. Even diseases, such as pandemics in past societies, were and are observed by archaeology. This booklet presents examples of such pandemics, identifying the basic features of human behaviour for the management of crises and concluding that crises can only be managed by increasing diversity and social commitment. Learning from the past for the present – that is the task of international archaeology. RO OTS B OOK L ET S ERI ES | SID ESTON E PRESS Paperback • 9789088909696 • £17.50 • September 2020 178 x 203 mm • 3 b/w and 31 colour illus.
The Origins of Art and Music Ice Age Discoveries from the Caves of Southwestern Germany
By Nicholas J. Conard(University of Tübingen) and Claus-Joachim Kind (University of Tübingen) Translates a seminal work into English for the first time.
finds from Germany.
Over 40,000 years ago modern Homo sapiens spread across the European continent. Archaeological finds attributed to these early human beings were produced on the Swabian Jura in Southwest Germany, especially in the caves of the Ach and Lone valleys. This volume transports the reader into the world of the Ice Age, describing and interpreting these amazing
TÜBING EN P U B L I C AT I ON S IN PREH ISTORY | K ERN S VERLAG Hardback • 9783935751339 • £46.00 • October 2021 192 pages • 254 x 284 mm • 110 illus.
Ancient Connections in Eurasia Edited by Hugo Reyes-Centeno (University of Kentucky), Katerina Harvati (University of Tübingen) and Gerhard Jäger (University of Tübingen) New research relating to the history and cultural traditions of Eurasian human populations. Models pertaining to the antiquity and continuity of Eurasian human populations and their cultural traditions have been revised in recent years as a result of novel inter-disciplinary research. In this third instalment of the DFG Center for Advanced Studies Series, experts provide new field case studies, reviews, and original research on bio-cultural connections in Eurasia since the Paleolithic.
WO R DS , B ON ES , G EN ES , TOOLS: D FG CEN T ER FOR ADVANCE D STUDIE S | KE R NS VE R L AG Paperback • 9783935751377 • £37.00 • May 2021 200 pages • 170 x 240 mm • illus.
The Rhine During the Middle Paleolithic Boundary or Corridor?
Edited by Héloise Koehler, Nicholas J. Conard (University of Tübingen), Harald Floss (University of Tübingen) and Agnès Lamotte (Université de Lille) Explores Neanderthal adaptations, technology, settlement dynamics and cultural interactions on both sides of the Rhine. The Rhine, while separating West and Central Europe, also formed a major corridor not only for the movement of people but also of ideas during the Paleolithic. The contributors to this volume discuss Neanderthal adaptations, technology, settlement dynamics and cultural interactions on both sides of the Rhine. TÜBING EN P U B L I C AT I ON S IN PREH ISTORY | K ERN S VERLAG Hardback • 9783935751353 • £46.00 • May 2021 ca. 400 pages • 170 x 240 mm • illus.
Honors to Eileithyia at Ancient Inatos: The Sacred Cave of Eileithyia at Tsoutsouros, Crete Highlights of the Collection
Edited by Athanasia Kanta, Costis Davaras and Philip Betancourt (Temple University, PA) Presents the remarkable discoveries from the excavation of a shrine dedicated to the Greek Goddess Eileithyia in Crete. This book presents major discoveries from the excavation of a shrine for the Greek Goddess Eileithyia in Crete to an English-speaking audience for the first time. Filled with votive gifts, including over 100 gold items, Egyptian figurines and seal stones, bronze objects, and hundreds of clay figurines, the shrine dates from before 2000 BCE to the Roman Imperial period. INS TA P AC A D EM I C P RESS (IN ST IT U T E FOR AEG EAN PREHISTORY) Hardback • 9781931534314 • £55.00 • December 2021 210 pages • 216 x 280 mm • 100 illus. | eBook available: 9781623034368
Bramiana: Salvaging Information from a Destroyed Minoan Settlement in Southeast Crete Edited by Vili Apostolakou, Philip Betancourt (Temple University, PA) and Thomas Brogan (INSTAP Study Center for East Crete) Presents the fascinating discoveries from the salvage excavation of a Minoan settlement at Bramiana in southeastern Crete. This publication is a test case for a highly successful new system of organising all the pottery based on its petrography, sorting it by materials and workshop practices. The excavation of the Minoan Settlement in Crete provides brand new evidence for a Bronze Age economy based on trade, agriculture, and craftwork. In particular, the results show the existence of an unsuspected large trade network operating across hundreds of kilometres for the routine distribution of various clay vessels and their contents. P R E H ISTORY M ON OG RA PH S | IN STAP ACAD EMIC PRESS ( INSTITUTE FOR AEGE AN PR E HISTORY) Hardback • 9781931534307 • £55.00 • December 2021 210 pages • 216 x 280 mm • 54 illus. | eBook available: 9781623034351
Temple Landscapes Fragility, change and resilience of Holocene environments in the Maltese Islands
Edited by Charles French (University of Cambridge), Chris O.Hunt (Liverpool John Moores University), Reuben Grima (University of Malta), Rowan McLaughlin (Queen's University Belfast) and Caroline Malone Charles (Queen's University Belfast) Presents the palaeoenvironmental story of early Maltese landscapes. A collection of interdisciplinary studies combined with excavated economic and environmental materials from archaeological sites allow this book to examine the dramatic and damaging impacts made by the first farming communities on the Maltese Island’s soil and resources. FR AGIL I T Y A N D S U S TA I NAB ILIT Y – ST U D IES ON EARLY M ALTA, THE E RC-FUNDE D FR AGSUS P ROJ EC T | M C D ON AL D IN ST IT U T E FOR ARCH AEOLOG ICA L R E SE ARCH Hardback • 9781902937984 • £65.00 • December 2020 • 484 pages • 216 x 280 mm
Temple Places Excavating cultural sustainability in prehistoric Malta
Edited by Caroline Malone (Queen's University Belfast) Research focused on the unique Temple Culture of Neolithic Malta. This volume presents the results of excavations at four temple sites and two settlements, together with analysis of chronology, economy and material culture. It focuses on the integration of three key strands of Malta's early human history (environmental change, human settlement and population) set against a series of questions that interrogated how human activity impacted on the changing natural environment and resources, which in turn impacted on the Neolithic populations.
FR AGIL I T Y A N D S U S TA I NAB ILIT Y – ST U D IES ON EARLY M ALTA, THE E RC-FUNDE D FR AGSUS P ROJ EC T | M C D ON AL D IN ST IT U T E FOR ARCH AEOLOG ICA L R E SE ARCH Hardback • 9781913344023 • £65.00 • December 2020 • 552 pages • 216 x 280 mm
Bone Wars The Excavation and Celebrity of Andrew Carnegie's Dinosaur, Twentieth Anniversary Edition
By Tom Rea The story of the dinosaur skeleton that inspired public fascination with prehistoric beasts. The most complete fossil skeleton unearthed to date, and one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered, Diplodocus was displayed in a dozen museums around the world and viewed by millions of people. With the help of letters found in scattered archives, Bone Wars explains how a fossil unearthed in the badlands of Wyoming in 1899 helped give birth to the public’s fascination with prehistoric beasts. UNIV E R S I T Y OF P I T TS B URG H PRESS Paperback • 9780822966708 • £13.00 • September 2021 288 pages • 152 x 229 mm
PREHISTORY: BESTSELLERS & RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Personal Ornaments in Prehistory An Exploration of Body Augmentation from the Palaeolithic to the Early Bronze Age
By Emma L. Baysal (Trakya University) Explores how and why the human relationship with ornaments developed and continued over tens of thousands of years Beads, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and many other ornaments are familiar objects that play a fundamental role in personal expression and communication. This book considers how and why the human relationship with ornaments developed and continued over tens of thousands of years, from hunter-gatherer life in the cave to urban elites, from expedient use of natural resources to complex technologies. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789252866 • £38.00 • July 2019 272 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w and colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789252873
The Development of Neolithic House Societies in Orkney Edited by Colin Richards (University of Manchester) and Richard Jones (University of Glasgow) Comprehensive discussion of Orcadian Neolithic society based on major series of excavations. Considering that Orkney is a group of small islands lying off the northeast coast of the Scottish mainland, its wealth of Neolithic archaeology is truly extraordinary. Drawing on the results of an extensive programme of fieldwork in the Bay of Firth, this book explores the idea that the physical appearance of the house is a potent resource for materialising the dichotomous alliance and descent principles apparent in the archaeological evidence for the Neolithic of Orkney. W INDGAT H ER P RES S Paperback • 9781911188872 • £25.00 • April 2021 512 pages • 215 x 279 mm
Growing Up in the Ice Age Fossil and Archaeological Evidence of the Lived Lives of Plio-Pleistocene Children
By April Nowell (University of Victoria) Examines the economic, social, and political roles of Paleolithic children. It is estimated that in prehistoric societies children comprised at least 40 to 65 percent of the population, yet by default, our ancestral landscapes are peopled by adults. Drawing on the most recent data from the cognitive sciences and from the ethnographic, fossil, archaeological, and primate records, this volume is a timely and evidence-based look at the lived lives of Paleolithic children and the communities of which they were a part.
OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789252941 • £38.00 • April 2021 256 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789252958
PREHISTORY: BESTSELLERS & RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Weapons and Tools in Rock Art A world perspective
Edited by Ana M. S. Bettencourt (Universidade do Minho), Manuel Santos-Estévez (Universidade do Minho) and Hugo Aluai Sampaio (Universidade do Minho) Analysis of the subjective and metaphorical value of weapons and tools in rock art. Weapons and tools are frequently found depicted in rock art in many parts of the globe and different periods and in varying social contexts. This collection of papers by leading rock art specialists examines the subjective and metaphorical value of weapons and tools in art, the actions that created them, and their contexts. OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789254907 • £50.00 • January 2021 208 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w and colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789254914
Representations Material and immaterial modes of communication in the Bronze Age Aegean
Edited by John Bennet (University of Sheffield) Addresses the types of written and non-written communication used during the Aegean Bronze Age. A series of reflections on modes of communication in the Bronze Age Aegean, drawing on two round table workshops on 'Technologies of Representation' and 'Writing and Non-Writing in the Bronze Age Aegean'. Contributions are arranged thematically in groups: the first concerns primarily non-written communication, the second mainly written communication, and the third blurs this somewhat arbitrary distinction. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789256413 • £40.00 • May 2021 336 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w and colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789256420
Monuments in the Making Raising the Great Dolmens in Early Neolithic Northern Europe
By Vicki Cummings (University of Central Lancashire) and Colin Richards (University of Manchester) A critical re-appraisal of the dolmen in Britain, Ireland, and Scandinavia. This book provides a reappraisal of the ‘dolmen’ as an architectural entity and provides an alternative perspective on function. This is achieved through a re-theorising of the nature of megalithic architecture grounded in the results of a new research/fieldwork project covering Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia. The presence of human remains within dolmens is also critically evaluated and a new interpretation offered.
W INDGAT H ER P RES S Paperback • 9781911188438 • £39.95 • June 2021 320 pages • 189 x 246 mm • 100 photos & b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781911188445
ANCIENT EGYPT & THE NEAR EAST
Bathhouses in Iudaea/Syria-Palaestina and Provincia Arabia from Herod the Great to the Umayyads By Arleta Kowalewska (University of Haifa) An overview of Roman bathhouses across Israel, Jordan and Syria reveals Roman, Byzantine and the Early Islamic social and cultural practices. The first comprehensive examination of the archaeological evidence from 181 Roman bathhouses from the region of Iudaea/Syria-Palaestina and Provincia Arabia (dated from the second half of the 1st century BCE to the end of the Umayyad rule). The bathing complexes of the Roman, Byzantine and the Early Islamic periods, from large public thermae to small bathing suites, are described and discussed in detail to reveal fascinating socio-cultural insights. Data used for the study will be accessible through open access. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789256574 • £40.00 • July 2021 160 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w and colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789256581
The Excavations at Mut al-Kharab II The Third Intermediate Period in the Western Desert of Egypt
By Richard J. Long A re-examination of activity in Egypt's Western Desert which presents all of the available evidence with a particular focus on the ceramics. This volume analyses all the available evidence on the western oases during the Third Intermediate Period, with a particular focus on the ceramics. Having done so, Richard Long develops a much clearer picture of activity in Egypt’s Western Desert through extensive archaeological evidence – from an increased understanding of the Egyptian central administration to revealing the existence of an oasis culture.
DA KHLEH OA S I S P ROJ EC T MON OG RAPH S | OX B OW B OOKS Paperback • 9781789257137 • £50.00 • October 2021 272 pages • 210 x 297 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789257144
Old Testament Warriors The Clash of Cultures in the Ancient Near East
By Simon Elliott A history of warfare between Ancient Middle Eastern cultures in the age of the Old Testament. The period covered in the Old Testament was one of great technological development and innovation in warfare as competing cultures clashed in the Middle East. This authoritative history gives an overview of warfare in this period, from the Sumerian use of bronze to the Assyrian development of chariot warfare through to the Babylonian soldiers who were granted land for their service. Simon Elliott explores how archaeology can shed light on events in the Bible including the famous tumbling walls of Jericho, the career of David the boy warrior who faced the Philistines, and Gideon, who defeated an army that vastly outnumbered his own. CA S E MAT E Hardback • 9781612009544 • £20.00 • May 2021 160 pages • 152 x 229 mm • c. 25 illus. | eBook available: 9781612009551
ANCIENT EGYPT & THE NEAR EAST
Yemeni Manuscript Cultures in Peril Edited by Sabine Schmidtke and Hassan Ansari An illustrated collection of articles on Yemeni manuscript culture. This beautifully illustrated collection of articles explores various aspects of Yemeni manuscript culture.
GO RG IA S H A N D B OOK S | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242022 • £28.00 • July 2021 300 pages • 178 x 254 mm
Economic Complexity in the Ancient Near East Management of Resources and Taxation (Third-Second Millenium BC)
Edited by Sergio Alivernini and Jana Mynárová (Czech Institute of Egyptology) Essays on economic structures and management of resources in the 2nd and 3rd millennium BCE in Mesopotamia. The spread of cuneiform writing from its Mesopotamian heartland to the peripheries during the 2nd and 3rd millennium BCE represents an important historical and cultural phenomenon. Thousands of administrative documents allow us to follow the development of economic thought that was adapted to administrative realities throughout the wider regions of the Ancient Near East. These nineteen essays identify similarities, differences, and adaptations in the economic management of resources and taxation in the Ancient Near East during this time. CZ ECH I N S T I T U T E OF EGYPTOLOGY Hardback • 9788073089917 • £50.00 • May 2021 471 pages • 195 x 275 mm
Guardian of Ancient Egypt Studies in honor of Zahi Hawass (3 volume set)
Edited by Janice Kamrin, Miroslav Bárta, Salima Ikram, Mark Lehner and Mohamed Megahed Three volumes on renowned archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass including a biography, bibliography and contributions from Egyptologists. Dr. Zahi Hawass, soon-to-be Chief Inspector at Giza, is the most famous Egyptologist in the world. Much more than a public figure, Zahi is the living embodiment of the history of modern Egyptology, especially in the field of pyramid studies. Using testimonies from over one hundred Egyptologists, this three-part volume consists of a biography and bibliography that present a man who is not only an exceptionally experienced archaeologist and scholar, but a revolutionary in the field of archaeology. CZ ECH I N S T I T U T E OF EGYPTOLOGY Hardback • 9788073089788 • £195.00 • May 2021 1756 pages • 200 x 270 mm
ANCIENT EGYPT & THE NEAR EAST
Addressing the Dynamics of Change in Ancient Egypt Complex Network Analysis
By Veronika Dulíková and Miroslav Bárta An investigation into prominent officials across different periods in ancient Egypt. This volume presents an interpretation of the agency of individual officials across different periods of ancient Egyptian history. Their activity and careers are observed using diverse methods; particular attention is given to the complex network and general trends operating in the society at any given stage of its evolution.
CZ ECH I N S T I T U T E OF EGYPTOLOGY Hardback • 9788073089863 • £55.00 • May 2021 200 pages • 210 x 260 mm
Akhet Neheh Studies in Honour of Willem Hovestreydt on Occasion of His 75th Birthday
Edited by Anke Weber, Martina Grünhagen, lea Rees and Jan Moje Current research about the symbolism of hieroglyphs, religious texts, depictions and graffiti from the royal tomb KV 11. This volume contains 13 articles on current research, mainly focusing on the Egyptian New Kingdom. Some papers focus on KV11, the burial place of king Ramses III in the Valley of the Kings. There is also a virtual reunion of the sarcophagus of Ramesses III and of a statue of Ramesses VI. Other studies focus on the sun sign in hieroglyphic script, a discussion of the word 'fox' in ancient Egyptian, as well as the new look at the relief of Merymery now in Leiden. GH P EG P TOLOGY | G OL DEN H OU SE PU B LICAT ION S Paperback • 9781906137700 • £60.00 • January 2021 168 pages • 210 x 297 mm • 30 b/w & 8 colour illus.
The Treasure of the Egyptian Queen Ahhotep and International Relations at the Turn of the Middle Bronze Age (1600-1500 BCE) Edited by Peter Lacovara and Gianluca Miniaci Essays examining the identity of Queen Ahhotep through finds from her burial. The personal adornments and further objects from the burial of queen Ahhotep belong to the most spectacular finds from Ancient Egypt. The history of their discovery is still a mystery. Even the identity of the queen is not fully solved. The 12 essays in this volume tackle different problems around the objects from the tomb of the queen. MID DLE K I N G D OM S T U D IES | G OLD EN H OU SE PU B LICATIONS Paperback • 9781906137724 • £75.00 • August 2021 240 pages • 210 x 270 mm • b/w & colour illus.
ANCIENT EGYPT & THE NEAR EAST: BESTSELLERS & RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Asia Minor in the Long Sixth Century Current Research and Future Directions
Edited by Ine Jacobs (University of Oxford) and Hugh Elton (Trent University, Ontario) A comprehensive impression of the quality of life across Asia Minor during the last century or so before the end of Antiquity. This book brings together historians and archaeologists working on diverse aspects of Asia Minor in the long sixth century. They discuss topics as varied as rural prosperity, urbanism in cities large and small, frontier management, and the imperial capital of Constantinople. Together, they produce a comprehensive impression of the quality of life in both city and countryside during the period. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789250077 • £38.00 • February 2019 256 pages • 170 x 240 mm | eBook available: 9781789250084
Markets and Exchanges in Pre-Modern and Traditional Societies Edited by Juan Carlos Moreno García (Sorbonne University) Examines the role of markets, traders, economic interaction and 'money' in pre-modern societies. This volume discusses the role of markets, traders and economic interaction and the use of “money” in pre-modern societies, based on archaeological, anthropological and historical evidence. It covers a range of topics in which recent research in the fields of economic sociology, archaeology, anthropology, economics and history proves invaluable in order to analyse the role of Egyptian trade in a broader perspective, as well as to suggest new venues of comparative research, theoretical reflection and dialogue between Egyptology and social sciences. MULTI- D I S C I P L I N A RY APPROACH ES TO EGYPT IAN ARCH A EOLOGY | OXBOW BOOKS Hardback • 9781789256116 • £45.00 • April 2021 448 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789256123
The Exodus An Egyptian Story
By Peter Feinman A real-world approach to understanding the Exodus. Did the Exodus occur? This question has been asked in biblical scholarship since its origin as a modern science. This exploration of the real-world Exodus is told without reference to the Bible. It is based on the archaeological record in Egypt and in nearby areas such as Canaan, the land of promise and told from an Egyptian perspective.
OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789254747 • £30.00 • September 2021 192 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789254754
ANCIENT EGYPT & THE NEAR EAST: BESTSELLERS & RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Personal Adornment and the Construction of Identity A Global Archaeological Perspective
Edited by Hannah V. Mattson (University of New Mexico) Cutting-edge research on personal ornaments from archaeological contexts around the world. Items of personal adornment are durable objects often seen as inert embellishments or passive expressions of group identity, but recent research highlights the active and intricate roles jewellery items played in past societies. This volume brings together leading scholars conducting cuttingedge research on personal ornaments from archaeological contexts around the world, particularly those investigating how these objects were used to express, negotiate, and contest different aspects of social identity in the past. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789255959 • £38.00 • April 2021 224 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w and colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789255966
The Sacred Body Materializing the Divine through Human Remains in Antiquity
Edited by Nicola Laneri (CAMNES/Lorenzo de’ Medici) Investigates regional roles of body parts in mortuary rituals and as relics. This book undertakes a cross-cultural investigation of the role played in antiquity by humans and human remains in creating forms of relationality with the divine. Case studies on ritual aspects of funerary practices are presented, emphasising the varied roles of body parts in mortuary rituals and as relics. Other papers take a wider look at regional practices in various time periods and cultural contexts to explore the central role of the corpse in the negotiation of death in human culture. MATE R I A L I T Y A N D REL IG ION IN AN T IQU IT Y | OX B OW B OOKS Hardback • 9781789255188 • £50.00 • April 2021 240 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789255195
Interrogating Networks Investigating Networks of Knowledge in Antiquity
Edited by Lin Foxhall (University of Liverpool) Interrogates the interpretative potential of network concepts for understanding the movement of ideas over time and space. Over the past decade, network theory and methodologies have become central to exploring and explaining social, economic and political relationships and connections in past societies. The papers in this volume aim to interrogate the interpretative potential of network concepts for understanding the movement over time and space of ideas about how to make things through a range of archaeological case studies which reveal both functional and dysfunctional relationships. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789256277 • £16.95 • April 2021 144 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789256284
G R E EC E , RO M E & C L A S S I C A L C I V I L I SAT I O N
Ancient Greeks at War Warfare in the Classical World from Agamemnon to Alexander
By Simon Elliott A lavishly illustrated overview of the history of Greek warfare. This is a lavishly illustrated tour de force covering every aspect of warfare in the Ancient Greek world from the beginnings of Greek civilization through to its assimilation into the ever expanding world of Rome. As such it begins with the onset Minoan culture on Crete around 2,000 BC, then covers the arrival of the Mycenaean civilisation and the ensuing Late Bronze Age Collapse, before moving on to Dark Age and Archaic Greece. This sets the scene for the flowering of Classical Greek civilization, as told through detailed narratives of the Greek and Persian Wars, Peloponnesian Wars and the rise of Thebes as a major power. The book then moves on to the onset of Macedonian domination under Philip II, before focusing in detail on the exploits of his son Alexander the Great, the all-conquering hero of the ancient world. His legacy was the Hellenistic world with its multiple, never ending series of conflicts that took place over a huge territory, ranging from Italy in the west all the way to India in the east. Those covered include the various Wars of the Successors, the rise of the Bactrian-Greek and IndoGreek kingdoms, the various wars between the Antigonid Macedonian, Seleucid and Ptolemaic kingdoms, and later the onset of the clash of cultures between the rising power of Rome in the west and the Hellenistic kingdoms. In the long run the latter proved unable to match Rome's insatiable desire for conquest in the eastern Mediterranean, and this together with the rise of Parthia in the east ensured that one by one the Hellenistic kingdoms and states fell. The book ends with the destruction of Corinth in 146 BC after the defeat by Rome of the Achaean League.
CA S E MAT E U K Hardback • 9781612009988 • £30.00 • September 2021 304 pages • 203 x 254 mm • illus. | eBook available: 9781612009995
G R E EC E , RO M E & C L A S S I C A L C I V I L I SAT I O N
Rome and the north-western Mediterranean Integration and connectivity c. 150–70 BC
Edited by Toni Ñaco del Hoyo (Universitat de Girona), Jordi Principal (Archaeological Museum of Catalonia) and Mike Dobson (University of Exeter) A comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of Rome's expansion into the north-western Mediterranean from the mid-second century BCE. To date, Rome’s intervention in the West from the mid-2nd century BCE has been largely untouched. This volume aims to push the historical and archaeological debates about Rome’s expansion beyond these traditional boundaries and previous discipline-based research. Through treating the entire north-western Mediterranean as a micro-region and using various interdisciplinary approaches, the authors provides an innovative and comprehensive overview of this region in a period of historical crossroads. OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789257175 • £50.00 • January 2022 288 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789257182
Roman Butrint An Assessment
By Richard Hodge (American University in Rome) and Inge Hansen An assessment of the studies and field reports that focus upon the foundation and early history of Butrint. Butrint, ancient Buthrotum, has taken many forms in different ages, shaped by the near-constant interaction between the place, its lagoonal landscape and the Mediterranean. This volume assesses the Roman archaeology, including studies and field reports, to explore the foundation and early history of the settlement.
BUT R IN T A RC H AEOLOG I CAL MON OG RAPH S | OX B OW B OOKS New in Paperback • 9781789257335 • £30.00 • November 2021 224 pages • 210 x 297 mm
East of the Theater Glassware and Glass Production
By Anastassios C. Antonaras (Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki) An examination of 450 catalogued examples of glass-working remains and glasses provides insights into the lives of everyday Corinthians. This first attempt to analyse the entire corpus of glass found in Corinth, located just east of the Theatre presents over 450 examples of glass working remains, vessel (and non-vessel) glass, revealing shifting patterns in vessel types, manufacturing techniques, and trade, as well as evidence for local glass production throughout these periods. This ground-breaking study provides a glimpse into the daily lives of Corinthians, advancing glass studies across the Mediterranean. CO R IN T H | A M ERI C A N SCH OOL OF CLASSICAL ST U D IES AT ATHE NS Hardback • 9780876611913 • £95.00 • September 2021 300 pages • 9 x 12 mm • 17 illus., 40 figs, 46 plates |
G R E EC E , RO M E & C L A S S I C A L C I V I L I SAT I O N
The Gymnasium Area Sculpture
By Mary C. Sturgeon (University of North Carolina) A report on the discoveries at the Gymnasium Area at Corinth exploring display context, reuse, and deposition of sculptures in the ancient Mediterranean. This 23rd volume in the Corinth series is dedicated to finds from excavation of the Gymnasium Area in Corinth. Notable discoveries include marble sculptures of athletes, civic officials, and depictions of various gods and goddesses, 126 pieces dating between the 6th c. BCE and 5th c. AD, and the ornately decorated bath-fountain complex. The statue corpus grants us insight into the sculptural practices after the founding of the Roman colony at Corinth, and critical knowledge concerning display context, reuse, and the deposition of sculpture at a gymnasium in a large regional centre of the eastern Mediterranean. CO R IN T H | A M ERI C A N SCH OOL OF CLASSICAL ST U D IES AT ATHE NS Hardback • 9780876610244 • £95.00 • December 2021 240 pages • 9 x 12 mm • 48 b/w & 8 colour illus.
The Isola Sacra Survey: Ostia, Portus and the port system of Imperial Rome Edited by Simon Keay (University of Southampton), Martin Millett (University of Cambridge), Kris Strutt (University of Southamption) and Paola Germoni (Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica) Survey results regarding the Portus-Ostia complex, and hence the economy of the City of Rome itself. The Isola Sacra lies at the centre of the massive port complex that served Imperial Rome. This volume focuses on the results of a ten-year survey from the Portus Project; the results are set against the geomorphology of the delta, integrated with information from past excavations, and complemented by geoarchaeological coring and an account of the ships excavated here. MCDO N A L D I N S T I T U T E FOR ARCH AEOLOG ICAL RESEARCH Hardback • 9781902937908 • £48.00 • October 2020 280 pages • 216 x 280 mm
Limits of Empire By Simon Forty A study of the Roman borders, their role as defenses and control points and their impact on the Roman empire as a whole. This book examines the frontiers of the Roman Empire, the way they were constructed and manned and how that changed over the years. It looks at the physical barriers, from the walls in Britain to the Fossatum Africae in the desert, as well as the way that civil settlements grew up around the forts and what life was like for soldiers, sailors and civilians.
CA S E MAT E Hardback • 9781636240763 • £25.00 • November 2021 192 pages • 203 x 254 mm • 350 illus.
GREECE, ROME & CLASSICAL CIVILISATION: BESTSELLERS & RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
God on Earth: Emperor Domitian The re-invention of Rome at the end of the 1st century AD
Edited by Aurora Raimondi Cominesi (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Nathalie de Haan (Radboud University), Eric M. Moormann (Radboud University) and Claire Stocks (Newcastle University) An interdisciplinary volume on the emperor Domitian which re-evaluates his importance within Roman history and his reception thereafter. In life, the emperor Domitian marketed himself as a god; after his assassination, he was condemned to be forgotten. Nonetheless he oversaw a cultural revival on a scale not seen since Rome’s first emperor, Augustus. This collection of papers from international scholars offers an interdisciplinary approach to the emperor that begins with an overview of imperial Rome and ends with a reappraisal of Domitian and his legacy. PA LM A | S I D ES TON E P RESS Paperback • 9789088909542 • £35.00 • May 2021 176 pages • 210 x 280 mm • 42 b/w and 56 colour illus. Hardback available: 9789088909559 • £95.00
Archaeology and the Early Church in Southern Greece By Elizabeth Rees A detailed examination of the growth of Christianity in southern Greece. This is the first book to be published in English that examines the growth of Christianity in southern Greece from New Testament times until the medieval period, taking into account both contemporary theological expertise and a detailed knowledge of the numerous and exciting current archaeological excavations. The archaeology of Christian sites in Greece is a new and unfolding discipline; this book will hopefully encourage scholars and students to take these studies further. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789255751 • £55.00 • September 2020 216 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789255768
Nicator: Seleucus I and his Empire By Lise Hannestad A study of the life, achievements and legacy of Selecus I. Seleucus was the last surviving of the successors of Alexander the Great and the one who conquered the largest part of Alexander’s empire. He was later given the surname ‘Nikator’, the Conqueror. This book is a study of his life and achievements, his time and his legacy. It is based on Greco-Roman and Babylonian written sources as well as on archaeological evidence, which has grown exponentially in recent years.
A A R HUS U N I V ERS I T Y P RESS Hardback • 9788772191737 • £30.00 • July 2020 182 pages • 170 x 240 mm
GREECE, ROME & CLASSICAL CIVILISATION: BESTSELLERS & RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Silchester Revealed The Iron Age and Roman Town of Calleva
By Michael Fulford (University of Reading) A highly illustrated synthesis of 500 years of occupation of the Iron Age to Roman town of Calleva (Silchester). With its apparently complete town plan, Silchester is one of the bestknown towns in Roman Britain. In this highly accessible volume written for a popular audience, Silchester’s development from the establishment of the Iron Age settlement, through the phases of the Roman town, up to its decline and collapse in the Saxon period is detailed. Modern archaeological methods allow the exploration of a number of themes demonstrating change over time, and the role of the town as communications centre, economic hub and administrative centre of the tribal ‘county’ of the Atrebates. W INDGAT H ER P RES S Paperback • 9781911188834 • £16.99 • March 2021 •240 pages 189 x 246 mm • colour illus. | eBook available: 9781911188841 | Hardback available: 9781914427084 • £34.99
Romans at War The Roman Military in the Republic and Empire
By Simon Elliott A lavishly illustrated grand tour on the Roman military machine. In Romans at War ground-breaking research is presented in an accessible, entertaining, and sumptuously illustrated format, including a new consideration of the nature of late Roman military leaders; cutting-edge research on the Severan campaigns to conquer Scotland in the early 3rd century AD, and a new analysis of the nature of late Roman troops, both mounted and foot. CA S E MAT E U K Hardback • 9781612008851 • £29.95 • October 2020 304 pages • 203 x 254 mm • 250+ b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781612008868
Isurium Brigantum An Archaeological Survey of Roman Aldborough
By Rose Ferraby (University of Cambridge) and Martin Millett 9University of Cambridge) A major re-examination of a key northern town in Roman Britain. This book brings together for the first time the results of large-scale geophysical surveys of Isurium Brigantum with a re-evaluation of earlier antiquarian study and more recent archaeological fieldwork and excavations. It provides exciting new information about the topography of a key Roman town engaged with the supply of the northern frontier of Britain, and about its development and later landscape. RESEARCH REPORTS OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON | SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON Hardback • 9780854313013 • £35.00 • April 2020 208 pages • 210 x 270 mm • 110 illus.
Women and Weapons in the Viking World Amazons of the North
By Leszek Gardela (National Museum of Denmark) An in-depth, lavishly illustrated exploration into women’s role in the martial sphere of Viking culture. The Viking Age (c. 750-1050 AD) is conventionally seen as a tumultuous time when hordes of fierce warriors from Scandinavia wreaked havoc across the European continent and when Norse merchants travelled to distant corners of the world in pursuit of slaves, silver, and exotic commodities. Until relatively recently, archaeologists and textual scholars had the tendency to weave a largely male-dominated image of this pivotal period in world history, dismissing or substantially downplaying women's roles in Norse society. Today, however, there is ample evidence to suggest that many of the most spectacular achievements of Viking Age Scandinavians - for instance in craftsmanship, exploration, cross-cultural trade, warfare and other spheres of life - would not have been possible without the active involvement of women. Extant textual sources as well as the perpetually expanding corpus of archaeological evidence thus demonstrate unequivocally that both within the walls of the household and in the wider public arena women’s voices were heard, respected and followed. This pioneering and lavishly illustrated monograph provides an in-depth exploration of women's associations with the martial sphere of life in the Viking Age. The multifarious motivations and circumstances that led women to engage in armed conflict or other activities whereby weapons served as potent symbols of prestige and empowerment are illuminated and interpreted through an interdisciplinary approach to medieval literature and archaeological evidence from Scandinavia and the wider Viking world. Additional cross-cultural excursions into the lives and legends of female warriors in other past and present cultural milieus - from the Asiatic steppes to the savannas of Africa and European battlefields - lead to a nuanced understanding of the idea of the armed woman and its embodiments in Norse literature, myth and archaeological reality.
OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789256659 • £30.00 • July 2021 216 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789256666
Before the Military Revolution European Warfare and the Rise of the Early Modern State 1300-1490
By Alexander Querengässer (University of Leipzig) Examines European Warfare and economic transformation in the late Middle Ages (1300 - 1490). Giving due weight to all regions of Europe (including the Empire, the Baltic, Balkans and Mediterranean), this book argues that the economic changes during the late Middle Ages are among the most fundamental in the military and political organisation of Europe until the rise of the constitutional state around 1800. Through a critical look at other developments of this age such as the infantry and artillery revolution and the decline of cavalry, the author concludes that the economic changes come closer to the original concept of a military revolution. OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789256697 • £50.00 • July 2021 256 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789256703
The Late Medieval Landscape of North-east Scotland Renaissance, Reformation, Revolution
By Colin Shepherd (University of Aberdeen) Paints a picture of rural life within the landscapes of north-east Scotland between the 13th and 18th centuries. Colin Shepherd paints a picture of rural life within the landscapes of northeast Scotland between the 13th and 18th centuries, using documentary, cartographic and archaeological evidence. He shows how the landscape was ordered by topographic and environmental constraints that resulted in great variation across the region and considers the evidence for the way late medieval lifestyles developed and blended sustainably within their environments to create a patchwork of cultural and agricultural diversity. WIN D GA T H ER P RES S Paperback • 9781914427046 • £39.99 • August 2021 288 pages • 185 x 246 mm • b/w & colour illus.
Interpreting Medieval Effigies The Evidence from Yorkshire to 1400
By Brian Gittos and Moira Gittos A detailed examination of more than 200 examples of surviving monumental effigies. This innovative study examines and analyses the wealth of evidence provided by the monumental effigies of Yorkshire, from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, including some of very high sculptural merit. More than 200 examples survive from the historic county in varying states of preservation. Together, they present a picture of the people able to afford them, at a time when the county was frequently at the forefront of national politics and administration, during the Scottish wars. OX BOW B OOK S New in Paperback • 9781789256857 • £35.00 • July 2021 262 pages • 220 x 280 mm | eBook available: 9781789251296
MEDIEVAL: BESTSELLERS & RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Lost Art of the Anglo-Saxon World The Sacred and Secular Power of Embroidery
By Alexandra Lester-Makin Presents the first detailed analyses of all 43 known embroideries believed to have been made in Britain in the early medieval period. This latest volume in the Ancient Textiles series presents the first detailed analyses of all 43 embroideries believed to have been made in the British Isles and Ireland in the early medieval period. New research carried out on those embroideries that are accessible today, involving the collection of technical data, stitch analysis, observations of condition and wear-marks and microscopic photography, supplements a survey of existing published and archival sources.
A NCIE N T T EX T I L ES S ERI ES | OXB OW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789251449 • £38.00 • September 2019 256 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789251456
The Viking Way Magic and Mind in Late Iron Age Scandinavia
By Neil Price Examines the evidence for Old Norse sorcery, its meaning, function, and practioners. The new edition of this award-winning book examines the evidence for Old Norse sorcery, looking at its meaning and function, practice and practitioners, and the complicated constructions of gender and sexual identity with which these were underpinned. What emerges is a fundamentally new image of the world in which the Vikings understood themselves to move, in which magic and its implications permeated every aspect of a society permanently geared for war.
OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781842172605 • £35.00 • April 2019 432 pages • 216 x 280 mm | eBook available: 9781785708022
Medieval Military Combat Battle Tactics and Fighting Techniques of the Wars of the Roses
By Tom Lewis Explores the battle techniques of the medieval period. We don't know exactly how medieval soldiers fought their battles. This book shows, for the first time, the techniques that may have been used by soldiers. It also breaks new ground in establishing medieval battle numbers as highly exaggerated, and that we need to look again at the accounts of actions such as the famous Battle of Towton, which this work uses as a basic for its overall study.
CA S E MAT E U K Hardback • 9781612008875 • £25.00 • March 2021 256 pages • 152 x 228 mm • 50 illus. | eBook available: 9781612008882
L AT E A N T I Q U E & BY Z A N T I N E
Justinian's Indecision How Social Networks Shaped Imperial Policy
By Joshua Powell Reexamines Justinian's ecclesiastical policy. Since the time of Eduard Schwartz, scholars have tended to treat ecclesiastical policy under the influence of Justinian as inconsistent and even capricious. To this day Justinian is depicted as a pragmatist, ready to support different and even contradictory confessions in an effort to see the unity of his Empire. This book argues that such an image of Justinian, although seeming to provide a coherent narrative concerning the emperor’s character, falls apart when the details of each of these episodes are scrutinised.
GO RG IA S S T U D I ES I N C LASSICAL AN D LAT E AN T IQU IT Y | GORGIAS PR E SS Hardback • 9781463242275 • £88.00 • February 2021 282 pages • 152 x 229 mm
Mehmet the Conqueror and Constantinople: An Ottoman Vision of Empire By Christopher Eimer Explores the significance of a bronze relief of Mehmet the Conqueror. The fall of Constantinople on 29 May 1453 heralded the dawn of the early modern period and bring universal recognition to the man forever known as Mehmet the Conqueror, or Sultan Mehmet II (1432-1481); who at the age of twenty-one had brought the millennium-old Byzantine empire to an end. Little material evidence has survived from the formative period of Mehmet's life, and so the circular portrait relief of the sultan discussed in this book is of great interest.
S P INK B OOK S Hardback • 9781912667666 • £20.00 • July 2021 64 pages • 210 x 297 mm
Ancient Arms Race: Antiquity's Largest Fortresses and Sasanian Military Networks of Northern Iran A joint fieldwork project by the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handcraft and Tourism Organisation and the Universities of Edinburgh and Durham (2014-2016)
Edited by Eberhard Sauer (University of Edinburgh), Jebrael Nokandeh (National Museum of Iran) and Hamid Omrani Rekavandi Explores the role of Iranian fortresses on the Romano-Persian frontier. Which ancient army boasted the largest fortifications, and how did the competitive build-up of military capabilities shape world history? Imperial Rome had a serious competitor in Late Antiquity. Using recent excavations in Iran, this book throws the sheer magnitude of Sasanian military infrastructure into sharp relief. OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789254624 • £80.00 • October 2021 864 pages • 210 x 297 mm • colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789254631
BRITISH & IRISH ARCHAEOLOGY
Lincoln Castle Revealed The Story of a Norman Powerhouse and its Anglo-Saxon Precursor
By Jonathan Clark, Justin Garner-Lahire (FAS Heritage), Cecily Spall (FAS Heritage) and Nicola Toop (FAS Heritage) Accessible, lavishly illustrated history of Lincoln Castle, from the Roman period through to the 20th century. This book represents the first volume to pull together a full history of Lincoln Castle based on archaeological excavation and documentary research. It tells a new story of the royal castle of Lincoln in the north of England, how it was imposed on the late Anglo-Saxon town, and how it developed over the next 900 years in the hands of the English king or his aristocratic associates, leaving us a surviving monument of three great towers, each with its own biography. Led by FAS Heritage, archaeologists, architectural historians and a large cohort of the general public have combined to produce a revealing and accessible account of the story of Lincoln Castle and a reborn historical attraction for the city of Lincoln. Generously illustrated with many colour images including reconstructions accompanying as easily accessible text aimed at a general readership, it is a fascinating collection of knowledge that paints a comprehensive picture of Lincoln Castle's history.
OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789257359 • £25.00 • July 2021 272 pages • 240 x 280 mm • colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789257366
BRITISH & IRISH ARCHAEOLOGY
London Bridge and its Houses, c. 1209-1761 By Dorian Gerhold New information and reconstruction drawings allow for a deeper understanding of the history of London Bridge. London Bridge lined with houses from end to end was one of the most extraordinary structures ever seen in London. This book uses plentiful newly-discovered evidence, including detailed descriptions of nearly every house, to tell the story of the bridge and its houses and inhabitants. With the new information it is possible to reconstruct the plan of the bridge and houses in the seventeenth century, to trace the history of each house back through rentals and a survey to 1358, revealing the original layout, to date most of the houses which appear in later views, and to show how the houses and their occupants changed during five and half centuries. The book includes five newly-commissioned reconstruction drawings showing what we now know about the bridge and its houses. OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789257519 • £29.99 • August 2021 208 pages • 280 x 216 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789257526
A Welsh Landscape through Time Excavations at Parc Cybi, Holy Island, Anglesey
Edited by Jane Kenney (Gwynedd Archaeological Trust) Covers the four-year excavation at the archaeologically abundant site of Holy Island, North Wales. Holy Island is a small island just off the west coat of North Wales. Between 2006 and 2010, excavations across over 20 hectares were investigated, revealing a busy and complex archaeological landscape, which could be seen evolving from the Mesolithic period to present day. This book examines the information unearthed by the archaeological investigation that revolutionised our understanding of how people have lived in, and transformed, the landscape of Holy Island, and it's broader significance for similar sites across Britain and Ireland. OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789256895 • £45.00 • June 2021 288 pages • 210 x 297 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789256901
Fragments of the Bronze Age The Destruction and Deposition of Metalwork in South-West Britain and its Wider Context
Matthew G. Knight (National Museums Scotland) An analysis of the deliberate destruction of Bronze Age metalwork from a new perspective. Drawing on experimental archaeology, Matthew Knight uncovers how Bronze Age metalwork was destroyed and deposited to develop a framework for assessing what can be considered deliberate destruction. Through an examination of metalwork from south-west Britain, he observes the complexity of destruction and deposition at the localised level, how it was linked to people and places, and therefore explores its social role more generally during the Bronze Age. P R E H ISTORI C S OC I ET Y R ESEARCH PAPERS | OXB OW B OOKS Hardback • 9781789256970 • £35.00 • December 2021 200 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789256987
BRITISH & IRISH ARCHAEOLOGY
The First Stones Penywyrlod, Gwernvale and the Black Mountains Neolithic Long Cairns of South-East Wales
Edited by William Britnell (Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust) and Alasdair Whittle (Cardiff University) Results of recent research on Neolithic long cairns in south-east Wales. This book brings together the results of recent research on the Neolithic long cairns lying in the shadow of the Black Mountains in south-east Wales, focusing upon Penywyrlod and Gwernvale, the two best known tombs within the group. It makes a significant contribution to the study of tomb building, treatment of the dead, place making, and Neolithisation in western Britain. It also explores the local and regional distinctiveness of architecture and mortuary practice exhibited by the tombs in this area of south-east Wales as a whole. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789257397 • £38.00 • December 2021 160 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789257403
Historic Bridges of Buckinghamshire By Marshall Hall A lavishly illustrated volume exploring the historic Buckinghamshire: their structure, history and chronology.
Bridges have always played an important role in the socio-economic history of human development and Buckinghamshire has thousands of them. Through photographs, stories and historical records, this book looks at the historic bridges that make up the chronology of Buckinghamshire. Varied in architectural structure and practical use, this beautifully illustrated volume reveals bridges to be a cornerstone of Buckinhamshire history and culture.
W INDGAT H ER P RES S Hardback • 9781911188926 • £35.00 • July 2021 168 pages • 280 x 216 mm • colour illus. | eBook available: 9781911188933
Fen and Sea Landscape change in south-east Lincolnshire AD 1000-1700
By I. G. Simmons An in-depth analysis of the landscape history of the coast of Lincolnshire. Renowned environmental archaeologist Ian Simmons synthesises detailed research into the landscape history of the coastal area of Lincolnshire between Boston and Skegness. With many excellent illustrations, Simmons chronicles the ways in which this low coast, backed by a wet fen, displays landscapes with significant differences that contradict the commonly accepted notion of this area as ‘flat’ or uniformly ‘the fens’.
W INDGAT H ER P RES S Paperback • 9781911188964 • £34.99 • October 2021 224 pages • 185 x 246 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781911188971
BRITISH & IRISH ARCHAEOLOGY
Thomas White Redesigning the northern British landscape
By Deborah Turnbull and Louise Wickham (Yorkshire Gardens Trust) Aims to restore the reputation of Thomas White and his role in the evolution of English designed landscapes in the 18th century. This volume aims to restore the reputation of Thomas White, who in his time was as well respected as his fellow landscape designers Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and Humphry Repton. It focuses on White's known commissions in England and sheds further light on the work of other designers such as Brown and Repton, who worked on many of the same sites. This book makes available for the first time over 90% of the known plans and surveys by White for England. Also included are plans by White's contemporaries, together with later maps, estate surveys and contemporary illustrations to understand which parts of improvement plans were implemented. W INDGAT H ER P RES S Paperback • 9781914427008 • £39.99 • December 2021 288 pages • 185 x 246 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781914427015
EAA 173: Prehistoric Burial Mounds in Orton Meadows, Peterborough By Donald F. Mackreth A detailed presentation of the discoveries of two complex burial and ritual sites in the Nene Valley, Peterborough. During the construction of the Peterborough Eastern Bypass, two extraordinary burial sites spanning the Neolithic to the Middle Bronze Age were discovered. This volume presents the findings from the excavations of the burial mound and subsequent discovery of a complex burial and ritual site in the Nene Valley. Fascinating discoveries range from Iron Age weaponry and currency bars to evidence of religious practice from Early Saxon times. E A S T A N G L I AN A RC H AEOLOGY MON OG RAPH | EAST AN GL IAN ARCHAEOLOGY Paperback • 9780952810537 • £20.00 • January 2021 174 pages • 210 x 297 mm • 93 illus.
Timeline. The Archaeology of the South Wales Gas Pipeline Excavations between Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire and Tirley, Gloucestershire
By Timothy Darvill (Bournemouth University), Andrew David, Seren Griffiths (Manchester Metropolitan University), Jonathan Hart (Cotswold Archaeology), Heather James and James Rackham Synthesises results of various excavations undertaken during construction. The construction of a natural gas pipeline across southern Wales and into Herefordshire and Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2007 resulted in numerous archaeological discoveries, including sites of national significance. The project not only produced a wealth of new archaeological sites, it also generated important radiocarbon and environmental datasets for the region. COTSWOL D ARC H AEOLOGY MON OG RAPH | COTSWOLD A RCHAEOLOGY Hardback • 9780993454578 • £20.00 • April 2021 214 pages • 189 x 246 mm • 125 colour illus.
BRITISH & IRISH ARCHAEOLOGY
Farmers and Weavers Investigation at Kingsway Buisiness Park and Cutacre Country Park, Greater Manchester
Edited by Richard Gregory, Peter Arrowsmith, Ian Miller and Michael Nevell The story of two archaeological sites in Greater Manchester shows how people lived and worked the rural landscape in post-medieval period. A combination of archaeological techniques were employed to explore the prehistoric and later rural landscapes of two areas in Greater Manchester: Kingsway Business Park and Cutacre Country Park. Comprising of standing-building survey, open-area excavation, topographical survey and paleoenvironmental coring, discoveries ranged from Middle Bronze Age to industrial periods. The findings greatly enhance an understanding of rural settlement in north-west England. LA NC A ST ER I M P RI N TS | OX FORD ARCH AEOLOGY N ORT H Paperback • 9781907686368 • £25.00 • March 2021 288 pages • 210 x 297 mm • 329 illus.
The Archaeology of East Oxford Archeox: The Development of a Community
Edited by David Griffiths (University of Oxford) and Jane Harrison (University of Oxford) Brings together work on the landscape and history of East Oxford. The book tells the prehistory and history of a formerly rural area on the eastern outskirts of Oxford which underwent rapid urbanisation after 1850, and is now an integral part of the city. The research has produced new insights into a number of nationally-important archaeological sites, gained new overviews of the development of the landscape, and brought out from obscurity many under-studied or forgotten finds in local collections.
THA M ES VAL L EY L AN D SCAPES MON OG RAPH | OX FORD UNIVE R SITY SCHOOL OF ARCHAEOLOGY Hardback • 9781905905430 • £25.00 • April 2021 260 pages • 215 x 300 mm • 222 illus.
Mythical Ireland New Light on the Ancient Past
By Anthony Murphy A journey through the past of mythical Ireland. This revised and expanded edition follows a fascinating and engaging journey through time, landscape and the human spirit. Lavishly illustrated with exquisite photographs of the Irish landscape and ancient monuments, Mythical Ireland represents a personal and yet universal journey, a quest to reimagine the shrines as empowering and transformative sacred places. Murphy invokes the druids and poets of the Boyne and thus the sídhe of the ancient texts are reawakened for a modern and turbulent world.
LIF FE Y P RES S Paperback • 9781838359331 • £27.95 • September 2021 350 pages • 170 x 240 mm • 160 colour illus.
BRITISH & IRISH ARCHAEOLOGY: BESTSELLERS & HIGHLIGHTS
Interpreting the English Village Landscape and Community at Shapwick, Somerset
By Mick Aston and Christopher Gerrard An original and approachable account of how archaeology can tell the story of the English village. The Shapwick Project examined the development and history of an English parish and village over a ten thousand-year period. The result is a fascinating study about how the community lived and prospered in Shapwick. In addition we learn how a group of enthusiastic and dedicated scholars unravelled this story.
W INDGAT H ER P RES S Paperback • 9781905119455 • £25.00 • February 2013 416 pages • 233 illus. | eBook available: 9781909686069
From Roman Civitas to Anglo-Saxon Shire Topographical Studies on the Formation of Wessex
By Bruce Eagles A comprehensive examination of the development of territorial organisation within the Wessex region. Bruce Eagles presents a critical exploration of issues of post-Roman personal and group identity, employing linguistic, historical, archaeological and toponymical evidence. This series of integrated studies examine changes in the territorial organisation of the Wessex landscape, from Somerset to Hampshire, from the Roman period to the emergence of the historic counties. It also includes a re-examination of the formation and extent of the kingdom of the Jutes in southern Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781785709845 • £34.99 • July 2018 264 pages • 220 x 280 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781785709852
Berkeley Castle Tales Archaeological Narratives from Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire
Edited by Mark Horton (University of Bristol), Stuart J. Prior (University of Bristol) and Konstantinos P. Trimmis (University of Bristol) A comprehensive examination of the history of Berkeley Castle estate. This volume presents the outcomes of the 15-year-long University of Bristol excavations and landscape research at the Berkeley Castle estate. By combining the results of detailed archaeological fieldwork with information contained in the castle’s impressive collection of 20,000 historical documents, the project adds greatly to the knowledge and understanding of the early medieval period and the subsequent changes in landscape and society that occurred with the coming of the Normans and the erection of a castle on the former minster site. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789255799 • £50.00 • November 2021 192 pages • 210 x 297 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789255805
BRITISH & IRISH ARCHAEOLOGY: BESTSELLERS & HIGHLIGHTS
Roman and Medieval Exeter and their Hinterlands From Isca to Excester
Edited by Stephen Rippon (University of Exeter) and Neil Holbrook (Cotswold Archaeology) Explores the development of Roman and medieval Exeter and its hinterland. This first volume in the Exeter: A Place in Time series, presenting research carried out through the Exeter: A Place in Time project, provides a synthesis of the development of Exeter within its local, regional, national and international hinterlands. It covers the period from c. AD 55 when it served as one of the most important legionary bases in early Roman Britain through to the late 10th century and beyond when it became an episcopal and royal centre. E X E TE R: A P L AC E I N T I ME | OX B OW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789256154 • £35.00 • February 2021 416 pages • 210 x 297 mm • colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789256161
Studies in the Roman and Medieval Archaeology of Exeter Exeter, A Place in Time Volume II
Edited by Stephen Rippon (University of Exeter) and Neil Holbrook (Cotswold Archaeology) Integrates the study of Exeter within a wider landscape context. This first volume in the Exeter: A Place in Time series presents a series of specialist contributions that underpin the general overview published in the first volume. It combines detailed documentary evidence with results from key archaeological excavations to examine the development of the city and its trading network; presents new details of the Roman legionary fortress and associated activity, and explore patterns of activity, use and consumption within higher and lower status areas of Exeter. E X E TE R: A P L AC E I N T I ME | OX B OW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789256192 • £35.00 • April 2021 656 pages • 210 x 297 mm • colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789256208
The Birsay Bay Project Volume 3 The Brough of Birsay, Orkney: Investigations 1954-2014
By Christopher D. Morris (University of Glasgow) and Rachel Barrowman (University of Glasgow) A major multi-disciplinary report on Viking and early medieval sites on the Brough of Birsay, Orkney. The Brough of Birsay was the power-centre of the Viking earldom of Orkney and is one of Historic Environment Scotland’s key monuments and visitor attractions on the islands. This publication is the culmination of 60 years of investigations that took place on the site between 1954 and 2014.
OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789256079 • £55.00 • May 2021 784 pages • 210 x 297 mm • colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789256086
WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
Precious Treasures from the Diamond Throne Finds from the Site of the Buddha’s Enlightenment
Edited by Sam van Schaik, Daniela De Simone, Gergely Hidas and Michael Willis Brand new research on the place where Buddha attained enlightenment: the temple site of Bodhgay? in eastern India. The Mahābodhi temple at Bodhgayā in eastern India – otherwise known as the ‘Diamond Throne’ – has been a focus of religious attention for over two thousand years. Using the British Museum’s collections as a base, this volume presents brand new research on this site assessing the archaeological, artistic and literary evidence that bears witness to the Buddha’s enlightenment and to the enduring significance of Bodhgayā in the history of Buddhism. BR ITIS H M U S EU M RES EARCH PU B LICAT ION S | B RIT ISH MUSE UM PR E SS Paperback • 9780861592289 • £40.00 • May 2021 224 pages • 210 x 297 mm • 175 illus.
Objects of the Day By Jolanda Bos A selection of objects from the Wearable Heritage Collection featuring traditional jewellery items and dress from North Afrika and West Asia. The objects in the booklet are illustrated with a personal account on how they became part of the Wearable Heritage Collection, their function and use. In short articles different objects are presented and illustrated with wonderfully detailed photographs, to give readers a clear picture of the appearance and character of the object. This pocket-sized guide is an excellent start for the understanding and appreciation of wearable and portable items from the Middle East.
BLIKV E L D U I TG EV ERS P U B LISH ERS Paperback • 9789080774483 • £14.00 • June 2021 210 pages • 120 x 148 mm • colour illus.
Wuka nyanganunga liYanyuwa liAnthawirriyarra. Language for Us, The Yanyuwa Saltwater People A Yanyuwa Encyclopaedia: Volume 1
By John Bradley (Monash University Melbourne) A repository of the cultural and linguistic knowledge of the Yanyuwa. The Yanyuwa, otherwise known as the Saltwater people of Borroloola (Northern Australia), have a complex language and culture. This volume covers the Yanyuwa and their country; historical and contemporary recorders and recordings of their language; over fifty years’ worth of texts; over 100 song/poetry texts; and 26 Ancestral Dreaming stories, all with English translations. This is augmented by illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and an index. AUS TR AL I A N S C H OL A RLY PU B LISH IN G Paperback • 9781925003673 • £40.00 • August 2020 618 pages
WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
Wuka nyanganunga liYanyuwa liAnthawirriyarra. Language for Us, The Yanyuwa Saltwater People A Yanyuwa Encyclopaedia: Volume 2
By John Bradley (Monash University Melbourne) A repository of the cultural and linguistic knowledge of the Yanyuwa. The Yanyuwa, otherwise known as the Saltwater people of Borroloola (Northern Australia), have a complex language and culture. This volume will interest a wide range of linguists and ethnographic researchers: its chapters cover the Yanyuwa and their country; historical and contemporary recorders and recordings of their language; over fifty years’ worth of texts; over 100 song/poetry texts; and 26 Ancestral Dreaming stories, all with English translations. This is augmented by illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and an index. AUS TR AL I A N S C H OL A RLY PU B LISH IN G Paperback • 9781925333459 • £40.00 • August 2020 792 pages
The Story of Xinjiang Revealed through Old Maps(1759-1912) By Wang Yao and (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) and translated by Lewis James Wright Based on old maps and historical archives of Xinjiang, this book tells colorful stories of Xinjiang during the Qing dynasty. Xinjiang, named in 1759 by Emperor Qianlong of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty of China, was ruled by the Qing from the final phase of the DzungarQing Wars when the Dzungar Khanate was conquered, and lasted until the fall of the imperial dynasty in 1912. Based on rare ancient maps and historical archives, the book tells stories of Xinjiang during the Qing. It involves Emperor Qianlong, Fragrant concubine, Lady Catherine, Swedish missionaries, Guan Gong temples and more. BR IDGE 2 1 P U B L I C AT I ON S Paperback • 9781626430747 • £30.00 • July 2021 160 pages • 152 x 229 mm • c. 36 illus. | eBook available: 9781626430785
People of Nanjing A Cultural Perspective on a Historic Chinese City
By YE Zhaoyan and David Charles East A collection of prose by renowned Chinese writer, YE Zhaoyan about Ninjang. Nanjing has a prominent place in Chinese culture and history. This textbook is a collection of prose about the unique history, culture and atmosphere of the city as well as the temperament and customs of its people, by the renowned Nanjing-born writer, YE Zhaoyan. Through the exploration of the city's history - its ruins, scenery, people, and culture - it evokes and explores the history of China itself.
BR IDGE 2 1 P U B L I C AT I ON S Paperback • 9781626430648 • £20.00 • July 2021 288 pages • 138 x 216 mm | eBook available: 9781626430761
WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
Ancestors, Artefacts, Empire Indigenous Australia in British and Irish Museums
Edited by Gaye Sculthorpe (British Museum), Maria Nugent (Australian National University) and Howard Morphy (Australian National University) A global history that entwines ancestral pasts with epochs of empire and colony leading to the contemporary moment. Museums across Great Britain and Ireland hold Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage of exceptional value, but which is largely unknown, rarely seen and poorly understood. Using extraordinary Indigenous Australian art and artefacts preserved in such collections, the authors present a multi-stranded narrative that opens up vistas on Britain's Australian history as much as Australia's British history. BR ITIS H M U S EU M P RES S Hardback • 9780714124902 • £60.00 • August 2021 256 pages • 283 x 224 mm • 160 illus.
The Funerary Domains in the Pyramid Complex of Sahura An Aspect of the Economy in the Late Third Millenium BCE
By Mohamed Ismail Khaled A comprehensive examination of the Old Kingdom royal funerary domains. This book presents the reader with the richest corpus of Old Kingdom royal funerary domains. The core of the book represents catalogue of funerary domains retrieved during recent archaeological works by Egyptian team at Sahura’s causeway and of related pehou regions. The introductory chapters provide the reader with the context and the overview of other known contemporary domains of this kind. The concluding chapters then discuss the nature, location and economic significance of pehou regions. A BUS IR M ON OG RAP H S | CZECH IN ST IT U T E OF EGYPTOLOGY Hardback • 9788073089986 • £61.00 • May 2021 208 pages • 210 x 297 mm
Extracting Stone The Archaeology of Quarry Landscapes
By Anne S. Dowd and Edited by Mary Beth D. Trubbitt Examines activities at 3 major quarries used in the Archaic and Woodland periods, roughly 8,000-1,000 BP. This exciting new addition to the the American Landscapes series provides an in-depth account of how flintknappers obtained and used stone based on archaeological, geological, landscape, and anthropological data. Featuring case studies from three key regions in North America, this book gives readers a comprehensive view of quarrying activities ranging from extracting the raw material to creating finished stone tools. A M E R IC A N L A N D S C A P E S | OXB OW B OOK S Paperback • 9781785706240 • £38.00 • November 2021 240 pages • 189 x 246 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781785706257
W O R L D A R C H A E O LO G Y & H I S TO RY B E S T S E L L E R S & R E C E N T H I G H L I G H T S
Trinacria, 'An Island Outside Time' International Archaeology in Sicily
Edited by Christopher Prescott (University of Oslo), Arja Karivieri (Stockholm University), Peter Campbell (cranfield University), Kristian Göransson (University of Gothenburg) and Sebastiano Tusa Collaborative papers discuss Sicily in the Bronze Age to Roman period. Trinacria, the ancient name for Sicily extending back to Homeric Greek, has understandably been the focus of decades of archaeological research. These articles explore its varied history, focusing on the period from the Archaic through to the Roman period, but diachronic studies also trace lines back to the Stone Age and up to the contemporary era. OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789255911 • £55.00 • April 2021 240 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789255928
An Archaeological History of Montserrat in the West Indies By John F. Cherry (Brown University) and Krysta Ryzewski (Wayne State University) Traces the 5000 year history and heritage of the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Montserrat is a small island in the Leeward islands of the eastern Caribbean and at present a British Overseas Territory. Archaeological research here began only in the late 1970s, but work over the past four decades has now made it possible to present an archaeological history of Montserrat, from the earliest known traces of human activity on the island about 5,000 years ago to the present.
OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789253900 • £30.00 • January 2020 208 pages • 175 x 246 mm • 24 b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789253917
Prehistoric Ukraine From the First Hunters to the First Farmers
Edited by Malcolm C. Lillie (Umeå University), Inna D. Potekhina (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) and Chelsea E. Budd (University of Umeå) Covers the Prehistory of Ukraine from the Lower Palaeolithic through to the end of the Neolithic period. This is the first comprehensive synthesis of Ukrainian Prehistory from earliest times through until the Neolithic Period undertaken by researchers who are currently investigating the Prehistory of Ukraine. The chapters in this volume provide up-to-date overviews of all aspects of prehistoric culture development in Ukraine and present details of the key sites and finds for the periods studied. OX BOW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789254587 • £55.00 • September 2020 352 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789254594
ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD & THEORY
An Introduction to Peatland Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments By Benjamin R. Gearey, (University College Cork) and Henry P. Chapman (University of Birmingham) An accessible introduction to the ecology and formation processes of peatlands and their study. This volume provides an accessible introduction to the ecology and formation processes of peatlands, and to the different archaeological and palaeoenvironmental techniques that have been developed and adapted for the study of these environments. It provides an outline of the major themes and methods and as a guide to other more detailed and technical literature concerning peatland archaeology. The case studies have been selected to illustrate examples of ‘best practice’. S TUDYI N G S C I EN T I F I C ARCH AEOLOGY | OX B OW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789257557 • £29.95 • September 2021 160 pages • 160 x 240 mm • b/w & colour illus.
Textiles in Ancient Mediterranean Iconography Edited by Susanna Harris (University of Glasgow), Cecilie Brøns (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek) and Marta Zuchowska (University of Warsaw) A collection of papers from leading textile researchers on the role of textiles in society, religion and economy in the ancient Mediterranean. An ambitious synopsis of the complex, colourful world of textiles in ancient Mediterranean iconography using depictions from sculpture, vase painting, figurines, reliefs and mosaics. Commonly represented in clothing, textiles are also visible in furnishings and through the processes of textile production. As textiles rarely survive, we must also consider the extent to which theses representations reflect reality. Through examining the evidence, this anthology reveals the integral role of textiles in the daily life, cult and economy of the ancient Mediterranean. A NCIE N T T EX T I L ES S ERI ES | OXB OW B OOK S Hardback • 9781789257212 • £48.00 • November 2021 304 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789257229
Exploring Ancient Textiles Pushing the Boundaries of Established Methodologies
Edited by Alistair Dickey (University of Liverpool), Margarita Gleba (Bryn Mawr College), Sarah Hitchens (University of Liverpool) and Gabriella Longhitano A reflection on the status and development of current analytical methodology and its applicability within the wider textile field. This book highlights how researchers have been challenged to adapt or modify analytical methods to enable extraction of comparable data from often recalcitrant assemblages. Covering a broad geographical and chronological area, methodological considerations are explored through three themes – tools; textiles and fibres; culture and identity – driving forward the methodological debates around textile research to generate new conversations about the future of textile archaeology. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789257250 • £36.00 • January 2022 176 pages • 216 x 280 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789257267
ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD & THEORY
First Textiles The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean
Edited by Małgorzata Siennicka (University of Copenhagen), Lorenz Rahmstorf (University of Göttingen) and Agata Ulanowska (Academy of Sciences, Łódź) Explores the development of textile production in prehistoric Europe and the Mediterranean, along with its social and cultural aspects. Textile production and the manufacture of clothing was one of the most essential daily activities in prehistory. Textiles were significant objects of practical use, and at the same time had cultural, social and symbolic meaning, crucial for displaying the identity, gender, social rank and status, or wealth of their users.
A NCIE N T T EX T I L ES S ERI ES | OXB OW B OOK S New in Paperback • 9781789256871 • £35.00 • September 2021 240 pages • 216 x 280 mm | eBook available: 9781785707995
Woven Threads Edited by Maria C. Shaw and Anne. P. Chapin (Brevard College, North Carolina) Investigates evidence for patterned textiles produced by the Minoans of Crete and the Mycenaeans of mainland Greece. Woven textiles are produced by nearly all human societies. This volume investigates evidence for patterned textiles (that is, textiles woven with elaborate designs) that were produced by two early Mediterranean civilisations: the Minoans of Crete and the Mycenaeans of mainland Greece, that prospered during the Aegean Bronze Age, c. 3000-1200 BC, contemporary with pharaonic Egypt.
A NCIE N T T EX T I L ES S ERI ES | OXB OW B OOK S New in Paperback • 9781789257342 • £29.95 • December 2021 264 pages • 189 x 246 mm | eBook available: 9781785700590
Beyond Use-Wear Traces Going from tools to people by means of archaeological wear and residue analyses
Edited by Sylvie Beyries (CNRS), Caroline Hamon (CNRS) and Yolaine Maigrot (CNRS) Revives the debate on the role of traceology in multidisciplinary approaches that address archaeological questions. Studies that deal with material categories in isolation fail to reflect the integrated nature of technical systems. Exploring the interaction between different chaînes opératoires is crucial for a more global concept of the toolkit; it is a precondition for paleo-ethnographic reconstructions of technical systems and economies. These papers explore topics ranging from social status and economy to mobility patterns and territories in a functional perspective. S ID E S TO N E P RES S Paperback • 9789464260007 • £70.00 • April 2021 350 pages • 210 x 280 mm | Hardback available: 9789464260014 • £195.00
ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD & THEORY
Bones at a Crossroads Integrating Worked Bone Research with Archaeometry and Social Zooarchaeology
Edited by Markus Wild, Beverly A. Thurber, Stephen Rhodes and Christian Gates St-Pierre (Université de Montréal) A transdisciplinary explanation of the way worked bone shapes and is shaped by the humans who made and used it. Taking an interdisciplinary approach including everything from technological analysis and usewear analysis to zooarchaeology and spatial analysis, these papers represent discussions of larger cultural and historical phenomena throughout history. The synergies derived from this approach lead to the repeated identification of diverse social aspects of past societies including the identification of general social contexts of bone tool production and use to warfare and state formation processes. S ID E S TO N E P RES S Paperback • 9789464270068 • £48.00 • September 2021 322 pages • 178 x 254 mm • 44 b/w & 48 colour illus. | Hardback available: 9789464270075 • £145.00
Bridging Social and Geographical Space through Networks Edited by Helen Dawson (Freie Universität Berlin) and Francesco Iacono (University of Bologna) A collection of case studies on the relationship between human practices and their social and spatial dimensions. This book demonstrates how a network approach can successfully incorporate different theoretical perspectives and methodological applications. The authors draw on multiple strands of social and geographical theory and use data as diverse as archaeological artefacts, roads/infrastructure, textual sources, and information from living informants. It will appeal to archaeologists, historians, geographers, and sociologists. S ID E S TO N E P RES S Paperback • 9789464270006 • £25.00 • April 2021 130 pages • 178 x 254 mm • 6 b/w & 19 colour illus. Hardback available: 9789464270013 • £75.00
Insights into Social Inequality A Quantitative Study of Neolithic to Early Medieval Societies in Southwest Germany
By Ralph Grossmann (Kiel University) Examines social inequalities in a diachronic and multivariate approach based on burial grounds in Southwestern Germany. Inequality has been a subject for concern throughout history. Accordingly, archaeologists have continually examined and interpreted social inequalities in sources such as burial grounds. This book continues such analyses with a new multi-proxy approach. It reveals social inequalities in selected past burial grounds from Southwestern Germany dating from the Early Neolithic to the Early Medieval period. RO OTS | S I D ES TON E P RE SS Paperback • 9789088909771 • £45.00 • May 2021 236 pages • 210 x 280 mm • 33 b/w & 109 colour illus | Hardback available: 9789088909788 • £135.00
ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD & THEORY
Crafting Textiles Tablet Weaving, Sprang, Lace and Other Techniques from the Bronze Age to the Early 17th Century
Edited by Frances Pritchard (University of Manchester) Examines textile production techniques to demonstrate how archaeological and historical finds can shed light on the cultures that produced them. New research into the techniques of tablet weaving, sprang, braiding, knotting and lace is presented in this lavishly illustrated volume written by leading specialists from Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and USA. Drawing inspiration from the pioneering work of Peter Collingwood, this publication explores aspects of these craft skills in the prehistoric, Roman and medieval world through scientific, object-based analysis and 'research through making'. Chapters include the growth of patterned tablet weaving for trimming garments in prehistoric Central Europe; recently identified styles of headdress worn in the Roman Rhineland and pre-Islamic Egypt; Viking-age Dublin as a production centre for tabletwoven bands; a new interpretation of the weaving technique used to make luxurious gold bands in the twelfth to late thirteenth centuries; and the development out of plaiting of bobbin lace borders in gold and silver threads from the fifteenth to early seventeenth centuries. Practical experiments test methods of hand spinning and the production of figure-hugging hose in ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy. A typology of braid and knotting structures in late medieval Europe is also set out for the first time. Diagrams, illustrations and photographs enrich each chapter with a wealth of visual source material. The work is the outcome of recent discoveries of archaeological textile finds from excavations as well as fresh examination of material recovered in the past, or preserved in treasuries. Early textiles form an increasingly popular subject of interest and this publication, which is a landmark in the study of various specialised textile techniques, aims to provide the reader with a better understanding of these virtuoso craft skills in antiquity.
OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781789257595 • £38.00 • September 2021 240 pages • 240 x 170 mm • b/w & colour illus.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD & THEORY: BESTSELLERS & HIGHLIGHTS
The Archaeology of Cremation Burned Human Remains in Funerary Studies
Edited by Tim Thompson (Teeside University) First comprehensive study of the processes, ritual and practices involved in the cremation of human bodies. A comprehensive study of the processes, ritual and practices involved in the cremation of human bodies and the methodologies that can be applied to the study of cremated human remains. The reader is introduced to the nature of burned human remains and the destructive effect that fire can have on the body. Subsequent chapters describe important cremation practices and sites from around the world and from the Neolithic period to the modern day.
S TUDIE S I N F U N ERARY ARCH AEOLOGY | OXB OW B OOK S Paperback • 9781782978480 • £38.00 • June 2015 256 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781782978497
Dressing the Past By Margarita Gleba (Bryn Mawr College), Cherine Munkholt and MarieLouise Nosch (University of Copenhagen) 17 contributors examine historic costumes, their sources and their designs. Minoan ladies, Scythian warriors, Roman and Sarmatian merchants, prehistoric weavers, gold sheet figures, Vikings, Medieval saints and sinners, Renaissance noblemen, Danish peasants, dressmakers and Hollywood stars appear in the pages of this anthology. Contributors from various backgrounds examine the design and construction of historical costumes. This anthology is ideal for anyone with an interest in costume design, as well as for students of design.
A NCIE N T T EX T I L ES S ERI ES | OXB OW B OOK S Paperback • 9781842172698 • £30.00 • March 2008 167 pages • 170 x 242 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781782974727
Reinventing Sustainability How Archaeology Can Save the Planet
By Erika Guttmann-Bond Discusses the potential significance for the reintroduction of ancient technologies in modern sustainability. This book is about sustainable agriculture and architecture in the past, and the engineering works that supported them, but it also looks to the future. It discusses the potential significance for the reintroduction of ancient technologies relating to agriculture and architecture in creating a healthier, more sustainable and environmentally richer planet by presenting specific examples of successful subsistence technologies based on archaeological and historical data from different environmental zones across the world. OX BOW B OOK S Paperback • 9781785709920 • £25.00 • January 2019 192 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781785709937
BIBLICAL & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Russian Monks on Mount Athos The Thousand Year History of St Panteleimon's
By Nicholas Fennell (Trinity College Cambridge) The first detailed history of the Russian presence on the Holy Mountain of Athos. The Holy Mountain of Athos is a self governing monastic republic on a peninsula in Northern Greece. Standing on the shores of the Aegean Sea is one of the 20 ruling monasteries that comprise the republic, that of St Panteleimon. Its building, fully restored in recent years, can accommodate up to 5,000 men, reflecting the scale of the settlement at its apogee in the 19th century and prior to the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. This book explores its history. H O LY T RI N I T Y S EM I N A RY PRESS Paperback • 9781942699309 • £29.95 • October 2021 280 pages • 153 x 229 mm • 24 colour illus.
Peshitta English New Testament The Antioch Bible English Translation
Edited by George Kiraz A new translation of the Peshitta English New Testament in a single volume. After the success of the Antioch Bible, this publication is a new translation of the Peshitta English New Testament in a single volume. The English translations of the New Testament Syriac Peshitta were carried out by an international team of scholars.
GO RG IA S P RES S Hardback • 9781463242138 • £33.00 • January 2021 736 pages • 133 x 197 mm
Peshitta English New Testament (Gilded Leather) The Antioch Bible English Translation
Edited by George Kiraz A new translation of the Peshitta English New Testament in a single volume, bound in gilded leather. After the success of the Antioch Bible, this publication is a new translation of the Peshitta English New Testament in a single volume. The English translations of the New Testament Syriac Peshitta were carried out by an international team of scholars. This edition is beautifully bound in gilded leather.
GO RG IA S P RES S Hardback • 9781463242176 • £44.00 • January 2021 736 pages • 133 x 197 mm
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The Bible in the Syriac Tradition (Third Edition) By Sebastian Brock A basic introduction to the various Syriac translations of the Bible and how they were used in the Syriac tradition. After an initial discussion of the general problems of biblical translation, the different surviving Syriac translations are outlined, as well as biblical manuscripts, lectionaires, printed editions, and translations. A reception history of the Syriac Bible covers the ways in which it has been interpreted, the commentary tradition, its use in preaching, in liturgy, and in spirituality. An appendix offers some comparative samples (in translation) to illustrate some of the differences between the different Syriac translations.
GO RG IA S H A N D B OOK S | G ORG IAS PRESS Paperback • 9781463242336 • £73.00 • January 2021 199 pages • 152 x 229 mm
Athanasius' Use of the Gospel of John A Rhetorical Analysis of Athanasius' Orations against the Arians
By Wijnand Boezelman A fresh perspective on the reception of John’s Gospel in the fourth century. The Orations against the Arians are an important landmark in the development of Christological and Trinitarian doctrine. The Orations contain extensive references to the Christian Scriptures and are steeped in rhetoric. The use of Scripture and polemical rhetoric against Athanasius' theological opponents, the Arians, is intricately interwoven. This monograph offers a rhetorical analysis of the Orations against the Arians to demonstrate the interplay of scriptural reasoning and polemic in Athanasius' work. GO RG IA S S T U D I ES I N EARLY CH RIST IAN IT Y AN D PAT RISTICS | GORGIAS PR E SS Hardback • 9781463242572 • £85.00 • June 2021 387 pages • 152 x 229 mm
Moshe Bar Kepha's Commentary on the Gospel of Luke Edited by Abdul-Massih Saadi A commentary on the Gospel of Luke by a writer determined to strengthen the credibility of the Christian faith. Moshe Bar Kepha was a prolific writer of the 9th century; his writings reflect various aspects of West Syriac theology and ecclesiology, linking the earlier Syriac exegetical tradition with the later Syriac ‘Renaissance’. His use of sources crosses Christian confessional boundaries in such a way that his works are tinged with aspects of Syriac exegesis from both East and West Syriac traditions. In this volume, the Muslim-dominated context in which he lived is evident in the background as he aims to fortify the credibility of the Christian faith and the validity of the Christian doctrines for his readers. GO RG IA S EA S T ERN C H R IST IAN ST U D IES | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242213 • £118.00 • August 2020 498 pages • 178 x 254 mm
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At One Remove: The Text of the New Testament in Early Translations and Quotations Papers from the Eleventh Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
Edited by H.A.G. Houghton and Peter Montoro New insights into the transmission of the New Testament. Indirect evidence, in the form of early translations ('versions') and biblical quotations in ancient writers (‘patristic citations’), offers important testimony to the history and transmission of the New Testament. In addition to their value as early evidence for the Greek New Testament, versions have a textual tradition of their own which is often of considerable historical, theological and ecclesial significance. This volume brings together a series of original contributions on this topic. TE X TS A N D S T U D I ES ( T H IRD SERIES) | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463241094 • £117.00 • December 2020 361 pages • 152 x 229 mm
Bar Sira According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation Edited by George Kiraz, Joseph Bali, David Skelton, Jacob Lollar and Blake Jurgens Part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text. A series of international scholars have translated the text, and the Syriac text is prepared in the west Syriac script, fully vocalised and pointed. The translation and the Syriac text are presented on facing pages so that both can be studied together. All readers are catered for: those wanting to read the text in English, those wanting to improve their grasp of Syriac by reading the original language along with a translation, and those wanting to focus on a fully vocalised Syriac text. S UR ATH K T H OB | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242459 • £109.00 • July 2021 250 pages • 178 x 254 mm
Biography of a Dream A Reception-Historical Study of the Fourth Beast in Daniel 7
By Jonathan Redding Examines Daniel 7 as something more than just a static text. This book addresses the question ‘what is a text?’, pushing the boundaries of biblical studies and prompting further examination. It uses Daniel 7 as a Wirkungsgeschichte case study and text that prioritizes horizons of historical influence alongside ongoing dynamic processes of biblical reception and production to reconsider Daniel 7 as an interpretation, a consequence, and literary product subject to change.
P E R S P EC T I V ES ON H EB R EW SCRIPT U RES AN D ITS CON T EXTS | GORGIAS PR E SS Hardback • 9781463242435 • £85.00 • June 2021 275 pages • 152 x 229 mm
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Orthodox New Testament Textual Scholarship Antoniades, Lectionaries, and the Catholic Epistles
By Jovan Stanojevi? Expands the methodological and practical framework of textual scholarship on the Greek New Testament from an Orthodox perspective. This volume focuses on the Antoniades edition of the New Testament, commonly known as the Patriarchal Edition. It includes analysis of lectionary manuscripts using the Text und Textwert methodology and a detailed comparison of the Antoniades edition with the recent Editio Critica Maior of the Catholic Epistles. A textual commentary is provided on key verses in order to formulate guidelines for preparing an edition of the Greek New Testament that would satisfy the needs of Orthodox users in different contexts. TE X TS A N D S T U D I ES ( T H IRD SERIES) | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242671 • £85.00 • June 2021 225 pages • 152 x 229 mm
Masorah 2 Kings Vol. 6.2 Kings
By David Marcus The first publication of a major part of the masorah of the great Leningrad Codex into English. The translation and commentary are preceded by an Introduction which deals with topics such as description of the importance of the Leningrad Codex, the Masorah and its development, the Masorah of the Leningrad Codex, and the relation of the Leningrad’s Masorah to the accepted text of the Hebrew Bible.
TE X TS A N D S T U D I ES | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463206048 • £133.00 • August 2021 400 pages • 178 x 254 mm
An Inventory of Syriac Texts Published from Manuscripts in the British Library By Sebastian Brock Guide to one of the most important collections of Syriac manuscripts in the world. The British Library possesses one of the most important collections of Syriac manuscripts in the world, with large numbers dating back to the second half of the first millennium CE. The aim of the present volume is to provide a guide to these scattered publications: following the sequence of the shelf-marks (call numbers), for each manuscript indication is given of what texts have been published from it. GO RG IA S H A N D B OOK S | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242145 • £115.00 • September 2020 334 pages • 178 x 254 mm
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Angels Hastening The Karbalāʼ Dreams
By Christopher Clohessy The story of Umm Salama and her dreams. When, on an autumn Medina night in 61/680, the night that saw al-Ḥusayn killed, Umm Salama was torn from her sleep by an apparition of a long-dead Muḥammad, she slipped effortlessly into a progression of her co-religionists who, irrespective of status, gender or standing with God, were the recipients of dark and arresting visions. This is her story.
IS LA MIC H I S TORY AN D TH OU G H T | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242091 • £69.00 • January 2021 280 pages • 152 x 229 mm
Bethlehem's Syriac Christians Self, nation and church in dialogue and practice
By Mark Calder An anthropological study of Syriac Orthodox Christian identity in a time of displacement, upheaval, and conflict. For some Syriac Orthodox Christians in Bethlehem, their self-articulation - the means by which they connect themselves to others, things, places and symbols - is decisively influenced by their eucharistic ritual. This ritual connects being siryāni to a redeemed community or 'body', and derives its identity in large part from the Incarnation of God as an Aramaic-speaking Bethlehemite. This study examines these ties of identity.
THE MOD ERN M U S L I M WORLD | G ORG IAS PRESS Paperback • 9781463242824 • £44.00 • January 2021 326 pages • 152 x 229 mm
La Şaḥīfa de Médine (VIIe siècle) Une relecture critique
By Yahia Bellahcene Fresh light on the text of one of Islam’s most important documents. The Şaḥīfa of Medina is preserved thanks to two 9th century historiographers: Ibn Hishām and Abū ‘Ubayd. It clearly illustrates, through variants present in both the text and its chain of transmission, the challenges posed by sources that reach us by way of oral tradition. The present investigates its nuances, as adding greater clarity to the social and political context of this challenging and important text.
IS LA MIC H I S TORY AN D TH OU G H T | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242688 • £144.00 • May 2021 500 pages • 152 x 229 mm
BIBLICAL & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
The Arabs from Alexander the Great until the Islamic Conquests Orientalist Perceptions and Contemporary Conflicts
By Ayad Al-Ani Examines historical writing in a period that still influences political discourse about the Arab world. This study of the sociology of historical writing focuses on the riddle of the disappearance of the Arabs from history before Islam, their sudden appearance behind the banners of the Prophet, and the powerful and traumatic effect this emergence into world history has had on the relationship between the Arabs and the West. GO RG IA S H A N D B OOK S | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242855 • £85.00 • May 2021 275 pages • 152 x 229 mm
The Exceptional Qu'ran Flexible and Exceptive Rhetoric in Islam's Holy Book
By Johanne Christiansen Aims to fill a gap in the field of Qur’anic studies. This monograph examines the principle of dispensation in the Qur'an, which seems to be, if not unique, articulated in a new manner compared to previous religions (cf. Deut 12,32). The Qur'anic dispensations have never been systematically studied and this monograph aims to fill this vacuum in the fields of Qur'anic studies and the Study of Religion.
IS LA MIC H I S TORY AN D TH OU G H T | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463207298 • £88.00 • May 2021 330 pages • 152 x 229 mm
The Many Faces of Iranian Modernity Sufism and Subjectivity in the Safavid and Qajar Periods
By Robert Ames Challenges common assertions about the writings of 19th and 20th century Sufism. This study into both reformism and mysticism demonstrates both that mystical rhetoric appeared regularly in supposedly anti-mystical modernist writing and that 19th- and 20th-century Sufis actually addressed questions of intellectual and political reform in their writing, despite the common assertion that they were irrationally traditional and politically quietist.
THE MOD ERN M U S L I M WORLD | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242374 • £77.00 • May 2021 205 pages • 152 x 229 mm
BIBLICAL & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
The Shīʻī Past in the Great Book of the Songs A New Perspective on the Kitāb al-Aghānī by Abū al-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī and Shīʻī Islam in the Tenth Century
By I-Wen Su An examination of what The Kitāb al-Aghānī can tell us about the beliefs of Abū al-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī. The Kitāb al-Aghānī (the Book of the Songs) stands as one of the most important extant sources for Arabic literature and Islamic history. The present study addresses the question of whether the sectarian leaning of its compiler, Abū al-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī, can be discerned from it through an analysis based primarily on redaction criticism.
IS LA MIC H I S TORY AN D TH OU G H T | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463207144 • £115.00 • February 2021 500 pages • 152 x 229 mm
Half of my Heart The Narratives of Zaynab, Daughter of ʻAlî
By Christopher Clohessy The story of Muḥammad's granddaughter Zaynab. As Abû ʻAbd Allâh al-Ḥusayn moved inexorably towards death on the field of Karbalâʼ, his sister Zaynab was drawn ever closer to the centre of the family of Muḥammad. There she would remain for a few historic days, challenging the wickedness of the Islamic leadership, defending the actions of her brother, initiating the commemorative rituals, and protecting and nurturing the new Imâm until he could take his rightful place. This book explores and tells her story.
IS LA MIC H I S TORY AN D TH OU G H T | G ORG IAS PRESS Paperback • 9781463242367 • £45.00 • September 2020 309 pages • 152 x 229 mm
From Their Lips Voices of Early Christian Women
By V. McCarty Explores Early Christian women and their wisdom. The Eastern Church venerates among its saints several Early Christian women whose teaching and wisdom contribute to the depth of our theological heritage. Their inspired voices can be heard at work witnessing: in the New Testament, in the early centuries of the Church Fathers and throughout the Byzantine era. Readers will find this volume bringing female leaders from the Early Church to life from the traditional ancient sources and sharing their experience of the presence of God.
GO RG IA S H A N D B OOK S | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242558 • £85.00 • June 2021 236 pages • 152 x 229 mm
BIBLICAL & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Ishoʻdad of Merv Commentary on Daniel
By T. Schmidt First English translation of Ishoʻdad of Merv's Commentary on Daniel. Ishoʿdad of Merv’s (fl. 850 AD) Commentary on Daniel provides an important witness to East Syriac exegetical technique. In it, Ishoʿdad emphasises an historical reading of the Old Testament above any kind of allegorical, spiritual, or even Christological interpretation. Most notable is Ishoʿdad’s belief that the Maccabees fulfilled several of the visions described in the book of Daniel. These interpretations dramatically depart from most eastern and western commentators who considered Daniel’s visions to portend the rise of the Roman Empire and the advent of Christ. TE X TS F ROM C H RI S T I AN LAT E AN T IQU IT Y | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242787 • £69.00 • July 2021 125 pages • 152 x 229 mm
Jacob of Sarug's Homilies On Jacob's Revelation at Bethel and on our Lord and Jacob, on the Church and Rachel and on Leah and the Synagogue
Edited by Mary Hansbury and Dana Miller Bilingual Syriac-English editions of two of Saint Jacon of Sarug’s homilies on Jacob. Recognised as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains two of his homilies on Jacob. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. TE X TS F ROM C H RI S T I AN LAT E AN T IQU IT Y | G ORG IAS PRESS Paperback • 9781463241896 • £31.00 • December 2020 100 pages • 152 x 229 mm
Jacob of Sarug's Homilies on Paul On the Conversion of the Apostle Paul and a Second Homily on Paul the Apostle
Edited by Raju Parakkott and Mary Hansbury Bilingual Syriac-English editions of two of Saint Jacon of Sarug’s homilies on Paul. Recognised as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains two of his homilies on Paul.
TE X TS F ROM C H RI S T I AN LAT E AN T IQU IT Y | G ORG IAS PRESS Paperback • 9781463242732 • £24.00 • February 2021 126 pages • 152 x 229 mm
BIBLICAL & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Jacob of Sarug's Homily on Samson Edited by Dana Miller and Mary Hansbury Bilingual Syriac-English editions of two of Saint Jacon of Sarug’s homilies on Samson. Recognised as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homily on Samson.
TE X TS F ROM C H RI S T I AN LAT E AN T IQU IT Y | G ORG IAS PRE SS Paperback • 9781463242909 • £27.00 • May 2021 75 pages • 152 x 229 mm
Jacob of Sarug’s Homilies on the Six Days of Creation: The Sixth Day Edited by Edward Mathews Jr Bilingual Syriac-English editions of two of Saint Jacon of Sarug’s homilies on the Six Days of Creation. Recognised as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homilies on the Six Days of Creation.
TE X TS F ROM C H RI S T I AN LAT E AN T IQU IT Y | G ORG IAS PRESS Paperback • 9781463242114 • £30.00 • September 2020 118 pages • 152 x 229 mm
John of Dara On The Resurrection of Human Bodies Edited by Aho Shemunkasho An edition and translation of the four treatises of John of Dara (d. 860) On the Resurrection of Human Bodies. The Christian dogma of resurrection and the ecclesiastical understanding of eschatology are the central points of the treatises examined here. Theologically, the concept of the Creator and creation are in focus, along with the logical proof of God’s existence, exegetical commentaries on the relevant Biblical passages, and on the vision of the future world.
BIBLIOT H EC A N I S I B I N ENSIS | G ORG IAS PRESS Hardback • 9781463242251 • £120.00 • November 2020 607 pages • 178 x 254 mm
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The Semantics of Word Division in West Semitic Writing System By Robert S. D. Crellin Presents an important new approach to key aspects of early language. Much focus in writing systems research has been on the correspondences on the level of the grapheme/phoneme. Seeking to complement these, this monograph considers the targets of graphic word-level units in natural language, focusing on ancient North West Semitic (NWS) writing systems, principally Hebrew, Aramaic, Phoenician and Ugaritic. While in Modern European languages word division tends to mark-up morphosyntactic elements, in most NWS writing systems word division is argued to target prosodic units, whereby written ‘words’ consist of units which must be pronounced together with a single primary accent or stress. This is opposed to other possibilities including Semantic word division, as seen in Middle Egyptian hieroglyphic. The monograph starts by considering word division in a source where, unlike the rest of the material considered, the phonology is well represented, the medieval tradition of Tiberian Hebrew and Aramaic. There word division is found to mark-up ‘minimal prosodic words’, i.e. units that must under any circumstances be pronounced together as a single phonological unit. After considering the Sitz im Leben of such a word division strategy, the monograph moves on to compare Tiberian word division with that in early epigraphic NWS, where it is shown that orthographic wordhood has an almost identical distribution. The most economical explanation for this is argued to be that word division has the same underlying basis in NWS writing since the earliest times. Thereafter word division in Ugaritic alphabetic cuneiform is considered, where two word division strategies are identified, corresponding broadly to two genres of text, poetry and prose. 'Poetic' word division is taken as an instance of mainstream ‘prosodic word division’, while the other is morphosyntactic in scope anticipating later word division strategies in Europe by several centuries. Finally, the monograph considers the digital encoding of word division in NWS texts, especially the difficulties, as well as potential solutions to, the problem of marking up texts with overlapping, viz. morphosyntactic and prosodic, analyses.
CO N TE X TS OF AN D REL AT ION S B ET WEEN EARLY WRIT ING SYSTE MS | OXBOW BOOKS Hardback • 9781789256772 • £50.00 • July 2021 256 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w illus. | eBook available: 9781789256789
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Early Greek Alphabetic Writing A Linguistic Approach
By Natalia Elvira Astoreca Explores ancient Greek scripts and their development and evolution as a variety of scripts that usually fall under the umbrella of 'the Greek alphabet'. Most scholarship on early Greek alphabetic writing has focused on the questions around the origin of 'the Greek alphabet', instead of acknowledging the diversity of alphabetic systems that emerged in Geometric and Archaic Greece. This study compares the different Greek alphabets in their earliest stages, i.e. 8th and 7th centuries BC, also taking into account other contemporaneous alphabets, like those for Phrygian, Eteocretan and the Italic languages. CO N TE X TS OF AN D REL AT ION S B ET WEEN EARLY WRIT ING SYSTE MS | OXBOW BOOKS Hardback • 9781789257434 • £38.00 • August 2021 144 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w & colour illus. | eBook available: 9781789257441
The Portrait of Abū i-Qāsim al-Baghdādī al-Tamīmī By Abū l-Muṭahhar Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Azdī and edited by Emily Sealove and Geert Jan van Gelder New translation and commentary on the scandalous and often ‘racy’ 11th century tale of a Baghdadi party-crasher in Isfahan. While some early scholars dismissed this unique narrative as disgusting and obscene, with its wealth of material-cultural, philosophical, spiritual, and literary treasures, it is much more than just a 'dirty book'. Following an introduction offering new insights into the relationship of the work to its Greek predecessors and European descendants, it provides an improved edition of the Arabic text, together with a richly annotated translation.
GIBB M EM ORI AL T RU S T Hardback • 9781913604042 • £90.00 • July 2021 486 pages • 170 x 240 mm • b/w illus.
Poems without Poets Approaches to anonymous ancient poetry
Edited by Boris Kayachev An examination of a wide array of anonymous Greek and Latin poetry. The canon of classical Greek and Latin poetry is built around names like Homer and Virgil, but many ancient poems survive without a firm ascription to such authors. This negative category, anonymity, ties together texts as different as the orally derived Homeric Hymns and the Helen episode in Aeneid 2. What they have in common is that they have been maltreated, consciously or through neglect, by generations of readers and scholars. This collection of essays attempt to disentangle the historically accreted misconceptions that affect such anonymous texts. CA M BRI D G E C L AS S I C A L JOU RN AL SU PPLEMEN TS | CAMBR IDGE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIE TY Hardback • 9781913701406 • £60.00 • May 2021 230 pages • 148 x 210 mm • 3 b/w illus.
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Roman Provincial Coinage VII.2 From Gordian I to Gordian III (AD 238–244)
By Jerome Mairat (Ashmolean Museum) and Marguerite Spoerri Butcher (Ashmolean Museum) A comprehensive account of the coins minted in the Roman provinces between AD 238 and 244. This volume presents for the first time an authoritative and systematic account of the coins minted in the Roman provinces between AD 238 and 244 (except the province of Asia, previously covered in volume VII.1), and shows how these coins can be regarded as an integral part of the coinage minted under the Roman emperors. The author gives a complete picture of the material, providing an essential reference for historians, archaeologists and other students of the Roman empire. RO M A N P ROV I N C I AL COIN AG E | B RIT ISH MU SEU M PRESS Hardback • 9780714118307 • £195.00 • November 2021 1000 pages • 219 x 276 mm • 250 illus.
Vernetzte Bilder Münzen als Kommunikationsmittel im Kontext der Dynamik der Macht im westlichen Mittelmeerraum, ca. 500-100 v. Chr.
By Ulrike M. Wolf An exploration into the relationship between coin images and power in the Western Mediterranean from 500 - 100 BCE. Greek coins from antiquity are famous for their elaborately executed design. This book demonstrates the usefulness of a discussion that focuses on the role coin images have played in the discourse of power of the Western Mediterranean area from 500 – 100 BCE. It combines quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis and applies a longue durée perspective. Starting with local contexts of image production, it follows the supra-regional spread of the iconography in the Greco-Roman world. S ID E S TO N E P RES S Paperback • 9789464280036 • £60.00 • May 2021 318 pages • 210 x 280 mm • 4 b/w & 376 colour illus. Hardback • £180.00
The Naval Meritorious Service Medal By Simon Eyre A key reference text focusing on the Naval Meritorious Service Medal. The Naval Meritorious Service Medal is a British medal awarded to sergeants and warrant officers of the British armed forces for long and meritorious service. For the first time this book documents all the surviving recommendations for these awards as well as providing analysis of the campaigns for which the awards were made.
S P INK B OOK S Hardback • 9781912667673 • £40.00 • August 2021 240 pages • 170 x 240 mm
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Spink Maury Catalogue de Timbres de France 20222023 Edited by Emma Howard This new edition of the SPINK MAURY catalogue continues its research work into stamps from 1849 to 1960, and varieties after 1960. This new edition of the SPINK MAURY catalogue, heir to the prestigious Maury, Ceres and Dallay catalogues, continues its research work into stamps from 1849 to 1960, and varieties after 1960. It includes hundreds of changes, new varieties and discoveries, all beautifully presented, with unrivalled levels of detail for each stamp. The monographic studies are continued, each stamp presented on its own page for all known varieties.
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Greek, Semitic Asiatic Coins and How to Read Them By Richard Plant and Edited by Michael Robinson An invaluable tool for numismatists. To realise the full flavour of oriental coins, one must read them - therefore the purpose of Richard Plant's classic catalogue is to supply the know-how, or some of the know-how, that may enable the reader to do this. It is an invaluable tool to anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of this most fascinating area of coinage.
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Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2022 Decimal Issues
Edited by Emma Howard A comprehensive overview of all individual coins and sets issued by the Royal Mint since 1971. This volume of Decimal issues under Elizabeth II gives a comprehensive overview of all individual coins and sets issued by the Royal Mint since 1971 (and in circulation since 1968), offering an authoritative catalogue of modern British coins. The revisions and updates completed in 2021 have been built upon to provide a completely comprehensive guide to decimal coinage in the year of its 50th anniversary, and the volume is published in hardback for the first time to celebrate this milestone. CO INS OF EN G L A N D | S PIN K B OOK S Hardback • 9781912667710 • £15.00 • December 2021 360 pages • 139 x 216 mm
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Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2022 Pre-decimal Issues
Edited by Emma Howard Features every major coin type from Celtic to the Decimal coinage of Queen Elizabeth II. The catalogue includes up-to-date values for every coin, a beginner’s guide to coin collecting, numismatic terms explained and historical information about each British coin, from our earliest (Celtic) coins, Roman, AngloSaxon and Norman coins, the coins of the Plantagenet Kings, the Houses of Lancaster and York, the Tudors and Stuarts, to the more modern Milled coinage, minted for the first time in 1561 during the reign of Elizabeth I. CO INS OF EN G L A N D | S PIN K B OOK S Hardback • 9781912667703 • £30.00 • December 2021 648 pages • 138 x 216 mm Hardback• £15.00
English Gold Coinage Volume II Volume II
By Maurice Bull A record of the major and many minor recognised types and die-varieties of English gold coins. The second volume of this brand new comprehensive guide covers every type of English gold coin and includes many new varieties, along with rarity values, from 1816 onwards. The arrangement is by monarch, with accompanying Bull reference numbers again cross-referenced to the Standard Catalogue of British Coins.
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Money and Power in Hellenistic Bactria By Simon Glenn (Ashmolean Museum) An historically grounded study of the coins produced by the kings of the Graeco-Bactrian kingdom (3rd and 2nd c. BCE). The coins produced by the kings of the Graeco-Bactrian kingdom of the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC are the best and, in some cases, only primary source for the history of the period. The lack of context has, however, often led to highly speculative uses of the numismatic evidence in previous historical reconstructions. This book returns the focus to the coins themselves and presents the results of a study of the issues of Euthydemus I, Demetrius I, Euthydemus II, Pantaleon, Agathocles, and Antimachus I, proposing a new, soundly based history based on an thorough understanding and reconstruction of these enigmatic coins. N UM IS M AT I C S T U D I ES | AMERICAN N U MISMAT IC SOCIETY Hardback • 9780897223614 • £115.00 • Available Now 386 pages • 210 x 297 mm • illus.
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