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Language of Cities

Paperback, 06/07/2017, £9.99

Mastering the West: Rome and Carthage at War

Paperback, 01/05/2017, £12.99
A tour de force of military history that recounts a critical turning-point in the history of Rome

Claude Levi Strauss' Structural Anthropology

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Structural Anthropology (1958) not only transformed the discipline of anthropology, it also energized a movement called structuralism that came to dominate the humanities and social sciences for a generation. Linguistic structuralism studies the meaning of language beyond definitions, looking at the relationships of words and sounds to each other.

Clifford Geertz's The Interpretation of Cultures

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Up to the mid 20th century, generations of anthropologists had imported their own value systems into their work, regardless of where they were studying. Indigenous cultures were almost always judged to fall short in some manner - offering justification for colonization in the name of 'civilizing natives.'

Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £6.50
Modernity at Large is an edited collection of the essays that made Appadurai an influential figure in cultural anthropology. Collectively, these not only present a theory of globalization, but also suggest ways that other researchers can follow up on the author's ideas.

E. E. Evans-Pritchard's Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Based on 20 months of fieldwork among the Azande people of South Sudan, Evans-Pritchard's work became the founding text in the anthropology of witchcraft. Although the book had little impact when it first appeared in 1937, its popularity grew after World War II and its influence on anthropology is still strong nearly 80 years later.

Archaeology: The Whole Story

Paperback, 01/09/2017, £24.95
A comprehensive guide through our whole human past that takes the reader on a tour through time and across the globe to every site of archaeological importance.

Stonehenge: The story so far

Hardback, 30/09/2017, £25.00
The story that is told here is right up to date, including the results of the latest investigations in the landscape in 2016.

Think Like an Anthropologist

Paperback, 31/08/2017, £9.99

Rome in the Late Republic

Paperback, 27/01/2000, £17.99
This textbook outlines the factors that every student must assess for a proper understanding of the period, from the attitudes of the aristocracy and the role of state religion to the function of political institutions.


Paperback, 20/05/2010, £9.99
The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? This work tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens.

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town

Paperback, 04/11/2010, £9.99
'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy - scrutinising and animated in equal measure' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail

Little History of Archaeology

Hardback, 04/04/2018, £14.99
The thrilling history of archaeological adventure, with tales of danger, debate, audacious explorers, and astonishing discoveries around the globe

Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World

Paperback, 19/04/2018, £10.99
Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors.

Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok

Paperback, 12/05/2009, £10.95

Greeks: Lost Civilizations

Hardback, 14/05/2018, £15.00
In The Greeks, Philip Matyszak illuminates the Greek soldiers, statesmen, scientists and philosophers who, though they seldom - if ever - set foot on the Greek mainland, nevertheless laid the foundations of what we call 'Greek culture' today.

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

Paperback, 11/09/2018, £12.99
An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available that contradicts the standard narrative for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations


Paperback, 19/05/2016, £10.99
TV tie-in to major BBC series revealing a new history of the Celts and their international legacy today

Story of Greece and Rome

Hardback, 02/10/2018, £20.00
The extraordinary story of the intermingled civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, spanning more than six millennia from the late Bronze Age to the seventh century

Building Anglo-Saxon England

Hardback, 17/04/2018, £42.00

Ancient Celts 2ed

Paperback, 10/04/2018, £20.00
Archaeologist Sir Barry Cunliffe brings up to date his classic work on the Ancient Celts, those bold warriors and skill craftsmen of barbarian Europe who inspired fear in the Greeks and Romans.

Little History of Archaeology

Paperback, 23/04/2019, £9.99
The thrilling history of archaeological adventure, with tales of danger, debate, audacious explorers, and astonishing discoveries around the globe

Prehistory of Britain and Ireland

Paperback, 16/05/2019, £29.99
This book brings together the results of fieldwork and academic research to highlight the achievements of prehistoric people who lived in these islands between their settlement by the first farmers and Julius Caesar's invasions of southeast England. It emphasises landscapes and monuments that can be visited today.

Warrior: A Life of War in Anglo-Saxon Britain

Hardback, 19/09/2019, £18.99
1400 years, 206 bones, 1 extraordinary story... A fighter with no name, painstakingly brought back to life by the archaeologist who found his remains, and the historian who can tell the extraordinary stories those bones reveal.

Archaeology: The Basics

Paperback, 29/05/2015, £18.99
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso.

Digging up Britain: Ten discoveries, a million years of history

Hardback, 19/09/2019, £24.95
An award-winning archaeologist and journalist chronicles England's history--as told through the country's recent archaeological discoveries.

Thermopylae: Great Battles

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £18.99
The story of Thermopylae, the famous last stand of the Greco-Persian Wars: how it was fought, how it has been remembered, and what it has come to mean.

Archaeology of Human Bones 2ed

Paperback, 21/04/2010, £40.99
Provides an account of the scientific analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites. This title reflects the various developments in scientific techniques for studying human skeletons and the applications of those techniques in archaeology. It includes sections on ancient DNA and bone stable isotopes.

Venus and Aphrodite

Hardback, 12/11/2019, £12.99
A vivid history of the ancient goddess Venus by the bestselling historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes

Viking Isles: Travels in Orkney and Shetland

Paperback, 10/10/2019, £17.99
A beautifully illustrated personal account of Paul Murton's travels in the Viking north of Scotland.

Vox Populi: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Classical World but Were Afraid to Ask

Hardback, 07/11/2019, £12.99
A witty and engaging beginner's guide to the Classics, by the author of Veni, Vidi, Vici and Eureka!

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology 2ed

Paperback, 31/07/2008, £13.99
The most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and up-to-date dictionary of archaeology available. Over 4,000 entries cover artefacts, techniques, terminology, people, places, and periods. The second edition includes strong coverage of archaeological resource management and archaeological theory. An essential book for amateurs and professionals alike.

Dictionary of Archaeology

Paperback, 27/01/2005, £17.99
Every year, archaeology uncovers dozens of fragments that change the way we look at ourselves. This guide covers over three million years of human development across the world - from the emergence of the first humans via the cave paintings of Lascaux to the ancient civilisation of Mesopotamia and prehistoric cultures of Siberia.

Cultural and Social Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 24/02/2000, £8.99
Combines an account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with examples and illustrations of anthropologists. This book discusses about the anthropology's contributions to modern thought, and examines specific ways in which social and cultural anthropology have advanced our understanding of human society and culture.

Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways they Shaped the Modern World

Paperback, 10/03/2016, £9.99
They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. But who were the ancient Greeks? And what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? This title offers a revelatory way of viewing this geographically scattered people, and more.

Archaeological Theory Today 2ed

Paperback, 21/02/2012, £24.99
* Revised and updated edition of a highly successful text on theoretical approaches to archaeology. * Brings together some of the major exponents and innovators in the discipline to introduce their individual areas of specialism.

Greek Lives

Paperback, 14/08/2008, £9.99

Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

Paperback, 01/03/2012, £11.99
In the sixth millennium BC, settlers on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers created the world's first cities. In doing so, they wrote the opening chapter of the history of human civilization as we know it. Paul Kriwaczek tells their extraordinary story.

Lost World of Byzantium

Paperback, 02/09/2016, £12.99


Paperback, 23/02/2017, £10.99
The destruction of ancient monuments by the Taliban and the Islamic State have shocked observers worldwide. Art historian Maxwell Anderson's Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) analyzes continuing threats to our heritage as well as a balanced account of treaties and laws, collections past and present, forgeries, and other controversial issues.

Introducing Anthropology: What Makes Us Human?

Paperback, 07/08/2015, £24.99
* The first book of its kind to offer a fully accessible - yet still serious - beginner s-level introduction to anthropology. * Takes seriously a commitment to encouraging a new generation of anthropologists and to communicating the excitement of this fascinating subject.

Last Pagan Emperor: Julian the Apostate and the War Against Christianity

Hardback, 27/04/2017, £23.99
The Roman emperor Julian (361-363) was raised as a Christian, but soon after apostatized, and, during his short reign, attempted to revive paganism. This provoked the anger of the Christians, who raised accusations against him as a persecutor. In The Last Pagan Emperor, these claims are carefully investigated.

What is Anthropology?

Paperback, 09/05/2017, £16.99
A new edition of the classic anthropology textbook which shows how anthropology is a revolutionary way of thinking about the human world.
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