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Engraved on Stone

Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals and Seal Inscriptions in the Old Babylonian Period
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0167-8
Cylinder seals were important instruments in the Ancient Near East, and were used in Mesopotamia from the beginning of the third millennium BCE to the fifth century BCE. This volume presents an analysis of 1000 cylinder seals (including 70 that are not yet published) from the Old Babylonian period, including the Isin and Larsa dynasties, and uses this analysis as well as data from written texts of the period to answer questions relating to the seal cutters and the production of the seals.
$94.80

Tribe and State

The Dynamics of International Politics and the Reign of Zimri-Lim
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0249-1
This book analyzes Zimri-Lim’s interactions with sovereigns from the Habur and with Yamut-bal and Numha tribal polities. It describes how Zimri-Lim’s disproportionate dependence on tribal connections left him vulnerable when these alliances began to falter in his tenth regnal year.
$92.40

Epiphanius von Salamis, Über die zwölf Steine im hohepriesterlichen Brustschild (De duodecim gemmis rationalis)

nach dem Codex Vaticanus Borgianus Armenus 31 herausgegeben und übersetzt
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0279-8
At the request of Diodorus, bishop of Tyre, Epiphanius of Salamis produced this exegetical treatise on the gemstones in the High Priest's breastplate. The oldest Christian work on gemstones, the the author deals with the stones according to their appearance and their medical benefit as well as their attribution to the twelve tribes based on Christian exegesis. Only extracts of this work are preserved in Greek. This volume provides the important – but hereto unconsidered – Armenian text with a German translation and commentarial annotations, as well as an English introduction.
$72.00

The Scope and Contents of Chingis Khan's Yasa

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 986
ISBN: 978-1-61143-923-6
Genghis Khan's law code, the Yasa, survives in fragments. This article lists the known provisions, from Berhebraeus, Juwaini, and Arab sources; Vernadsky considers it a supplement to Mongol custom for the multinational Empire.
$21.60

European Merchants in the Medieval Indies

The Evidence of Commercial Documents
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 959
ISBN: 978-1-61143-878-9
Commercial sources on journeying to the east after Marco Polo; the gradual closing of trade between Italy and China or India under the hostile or defensive rulers of the lands in between.
$21.00

An Eastern Embassy to Europe in the Years 1287-8

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 957
ISBN: 978-1-61143-874-1
Rabban Sauma, a Syriac monk, travelled to Europe in 1287 as a diplomatic representative of the Mongols; this is his own account of his travels, the first translation into English.
$21.00

Deux Residents mongols en Chine et en Asie centrale de Tchinkkiz Khagan a Khoubilai

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 748
ISBN: 978-1-61143-076-9
An description and comparison of two personages in Mongol history, Yelü Chutsai and Mahmud or Aziz Yalavach, who were able to influence Mongol history from behind the scenes.
$19.80

Le synaxaire géorgien

Redaction ancienne de l’Union arméno-géorgienne
Edited and Translated by Nikolai Marr
ISBN: 978-1-61719-890-8
The surviving text of a Georgian martyrology, on Stephen Protomartyr, Peter and Paul, shows the influence of Armenian Christianity on Georgia, and reflects 6th century preaching against Judaism.
$91.80

Bardaisan of Edessa

Introduction by Jan Willem Drijvers; By H.J.W. Drijvers
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0188-3
In this volume, a reprint of his 1966 monograph, H. J. W. Drijvers investigates the life and teachings of Bardaisan of Edessa, determining his place in the religious and cultural life of Edessa in the second half of the second century of the common era.
$97.80

Reforming Ottoman Governance

Success, Failure and the Path to Decline
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0236-1
The book is the history of reform attempts in the Ottoman Empire and the internal and external difficulties in implementing them. Imperialist aggression towards the Empire and bloody janissary revolts hampered the reforms, and although some successes in governance were achieved, there were many failures, and these contributed to the demise of the Empire at the end of the First World War.
$101.40

An East Syrian Manuscript of the Syriac 'Masora' Dated to 899 CE (Volume 1)

A Facsimile Reproduction of British Library, Add. MS 12138
Prepared by Jonathan Loopstra
ISBN: 978-1-61143-896-3
This unique manuscript of the East Syrian Syriac ‘Masora’ is essential for any study of early Syriac vocalization, accentuation, and punctuation. This volume presents a facsimile reproduction of this ‘masoretic’ manuscript. An introduction and comprehensive scriptural indices will be included in a forthcoming volume.
$157.80

Scribal Wit

Aramaic Mnemonics in the Leningrad Codex
Series: Texts and Studies 10
ISBN: 978-1-61143-904-5
This book presents a detailed analysis of the Aramaic mnemonics, those short witty sentences written in Aramaic as memory aids in the margins of one of the oldest extant biblical Hebrew manuscripts, the Leningrad Codex (1008 CE). The material is presented in clear, user-friendly charts. Each mnemonic is set alongside the Hebrew verses it represents. This book demonstrates the ingenuity of the Masoretes in their grand endeavor to preserve the text of the Hebrew Bible precisely in the form that it had reached them.
$79.20

History of Martyrs in Palestine, by Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea

Discovered in a Very Ancient Syriac Manuscript
Edited and Translated by William Cureton
ISBN: 978-1-60724-898-9
This volume contains the Syriac version, with English translation and copious literary and historical notes, of Eusebius’s small book on the martyrs of Palestine, edited from a Syriac manuscript dated to 411.
$97.80

L'Expansion nestorienne en Asie

ISBN: 978-1-61143-832-1
This early history of the Church of the East was part of a volume issued to commemorate the exhibition of thirty Syriac inscriptions from Central Asia at the Musee Guimet.
$100.80

Collected Papers in Greek and Georgian Textual Criticism

Series: Texts and Studies 3
ISBN: 978-1-59333-098-9
This volume collects together for the first time the most influential papers of the late scholar of Georgian and New Testament textual critic, J. Neville Birdsall. Professor Birdsall wrote on Greek witnesses to the New Testament text, the Georgian version of the New Testament, palaeography, patristics, and the theory of textual criticism. The collection fully demonstrates the author’s standing as one of the most learned and wide-ranging New Testament textual scholars of modern times.
$95.40

A Short Introduction to the Tiberian Masoretic Bible and its Reading Tradition

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0246-0
This book is intended to provide a quick introductory overview of the Tiberian Masoretic tradition of the Hebrew Bible and its background. It was this tradition that produced the great Masoretic codices of the Middle Ages, which form the basis of modern printed editions of the Hebrew Bible. Particular prominence is given to the multi-layered nature of the Masoretic tradition. The volume contains a section describing the Tiberian reading tradition, which is essential for a correct understanding of the vocalization system.
$28.20

From Anglo-First-Wave towards American Second-Wave Jewish Feminism

Negotiating with Jewish Feminist Theology and its Communities in the Writing of Amy Levy
Series: Judaism in Context 9
ISBN: 978-1-61719-915-8
This book completely redefines our understanding of fin de siècle Anglo-Jewish author Amy Levy and her writing. Demonstrating that Levy’s writing is less anti-Judaic and more profoundly influenced by the religious concerns of classical German Reformism, Luke Devine's innovative approach reveals that Levy's writing constitutes a genre whose female subjectivity evinces a concern for justice and authority that prefigures numerous aspects of Second-Wave Jewish feminist theory and its spiritual and theological underpinnings.
$111.00

Studies in the Early Text of the Gospels and Acts

The Papers of the First Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
Edited by David G.K. Taylor
Series: Texts and Studies 1
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0242-2
Eleven papers from the First Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, examining aspects of the Textus Receptus, the ‘Pre-Johannine Text’ of the Gospel, the ratings system in the United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament and the application of probability theory to textual transmission, as well as surveys of non-continuous papyrus witnesses to the New Testament and the Dura-Europos Gospel Harmony, alongside studies of variation in the form of the Beatitudes and the location of Emmaus.
$94.20

Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome

ISBN: 978-1-61143-914-4
Romans attached nuanced implications to color-terms which went beyond their literal meaning, using these terms as a form of cultural assessment, defining their social values and order. By analyzing the use and color words in specific contexts, we can gain greater insight into the Roman mind.
$80.40

Cicero 'Haruspex'

Political Prognostication and the Viscera of a Deceased Body Politic
ISBN: 978-1-59333-094-1
This monograph explores Marcus Tullius Cicero's awareness and interpretation of contemporary political events as reflected in his private correspondence during the last years of both the Roman republic and his own life. Cicero's correspondence gives a detailed view of current political events in Rome and constitutes, together with Caesar's writings, our major contemporary evidence for the circumstances of the civil war of 49 BC. The theoretical input of Cicero's predecessors, their perceptions of constitutional development (in particular of Roman politics) as well as Cicero's perception of their political theories are scrutinized to determine the extent of Cicero's awareness of a larger pattern of political events.
$89.40

Three Mirrors for Two Biblical Ladies

The Queen of Sheba and Susanna in the Eyes of Jews, Christians, and Muslims
ISBN: 978-1-59333-363-8
The biblical episode relating the encounter of the Queen of Sheba with Solomon and the apocryphal tale of Susanna, a Jewish woman slanderously accused of adultery by two judges and saved by Daniel, have become part of the collective imagination in West and East. These two Old Testament women have been adapted in art throughout time and space to meet the changing cultural horizons of the community. Like mirrors, various periods and modes of late-Ancient and medieval Judaism, Christianity and Islam have each, in their own way, reflected the characteristics of the great Queen and the chaste Susanna.
$72.60

Eros and Ritual in Ancient Literature

Singing of Atalanta, Daphnis, and Orpheus
ISBN: 978-1-931956-72-7
This book examines popular erotic myths with regard to their origins and literary treatment throughout antiquity. The relation of ritual to certain mythic patterns that reflect initiation rites is also considered. These myths reinforce the association between cult and mythology in literature. Initiation patterns were employed as literary metaphors for falling in love or even for holding a philosophical argument on human progress. The myths are chosen in order to form a narrative sequence, but also as an example of how mythic patterns can be variously manipulated in literature.
$139.80

Barhebraeus: A Bio-Bibliography

ISBN: 978-1-59333-148-1
An extensive account of the life and works of Barhebraeus based on the latest research. It includes an appendix containing a comprehensive list of bibliographical references and manuscripts relating to Barhebraeus.
$138.60

Hannibal's Odyssey

The Environmental Background to the Alpine Invasion of Italia
ISBN: 978-1-59333-951-7
Hannibal's invasion of Italia in 218 BC is depicted from the standpoint of environmental evidence elicited from ancient texts, and analyzed against present-day Earth Science databases. The conclusion is that the Punic Army followed the southern route over the Alps; a proposal first made by Sir Gavin de Beer in the 1960's.
$85.20

Lucullus, A Life

ISBN: 978-1-60724-078-5
While Lucullus is one of the great figures of the late Roman republic, his achievements have been overshadowed by a reputation for luxurious living. This book explodes the legend and restores Lucullus to his true position as soldier, politician and aesthete.
$100.80