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Finding Jerusalem: Archaeology between Science and Ideology

by Katharina Galor

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. The continuing quest to discover the city’s physical remains is not simply an attempt to define Israel’s past or determine its historical legacy. In the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is also an attempt to legitimate—or undercut—national claims to sovereignty. Bridging the ever-widening gap between popular coverage and specialized literature, Finding Jerusalem provides a comprehensive tour of the politics of archaeology in the city. Through a wide-ranging discussion of the material evidence, Ka...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2018 onward  

Osiris: The History and Legacy of the Ancient Egyptian God of the Dead

by Charles River Editors and Andrew Scott

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Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 53 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2018 onward  

Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires

by Lori Khatchadourian

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things—from everyday objects to monumental buildings—profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 332 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
17 reviews

Egyptian Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Ancient Gods and Beliefs of Egyptian Mythology (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 3)

by Hourly History

Egyptian Mythology
In this brief introduction to the subject of Egyptian Mythology the author has given a lot of thought to the context of the subject. This makes it an easy read. There is a useful Historical Timeline which allows the reader to follow the complexities of Egyptian history and locate the mythology within the development of the country.

Inside you will read about...
✓ A Timeline for Ancient Egypt
✓ Historical Egypt
✓ The Myth Of Creation
✓ The Pantheon Of Gods
✓ Mythology In Day To Day Ancient Egypt
✓ The Central Role Of The Temple And Some Temple Rituals
✓ Sources Of The History Of Egyptian Mythology
✓ The Underworld And Life After Death
✓ Pyramids And Their Locations

The...

Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Stoicism: 2 in 1 Bundle: A Practical Guide to Using Stoicism in the Modern World

by Garry Hudson

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Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 172 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 April 2018 onward  

CITY LIFE YORK: EBORACUM - EFORWIC - JORVIK

by DANIEL PETER BUCKLEY

Explore the city of York from the Celtic bronze age up until it's rise in the Roman period when it was a Roman frontier fortress that would become the seat of power for Roman emperors.
Constantine was crowned emperor in York and in Anglo Saxon times Edwin was crowned king of the English in Eforwic.
Later kings would also have strong connections with the city of York during the middle ages and the periods of conflicts such as the viking raids and later wars of the roses......

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 111 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
27 reviews

Greek Mythology: A Concise Guide to Ancient Gods, Heroes, Beliefs and Myths of Greek Mythology (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 1)

by Hourly History

Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology is an enormous field of study and a brief guide is a daunting task for any writer. The myths have a way of entwining one with another, and it is difficult to present a coherent story line without feeling one has omitted the best part of the story.

Inside you will read about...
✓ What Is A Myth?
✓ The Sources Of Greek Mythology
✓ The Creation Of The Universe And The Gods
✓ What Of Man? What Of Woman?
✓ The Greek Pantheon
✓ The Trojan War
✓ The Influence Of Greek Drama
✓ Two Greek Mortal Heroes In Mythological Tales

This guide succeeds in presenting an overall sketch of the creation of the world and the battles that follow, resulting in Zeus taking his place as the...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
11 reviews

Alexander The Great: A History From Beginning To End (One Hour History Military Generals Book 1)

by Henry Freeman

★ Alexander the Great ★
What does it mean to be great? There have been many that have come through the sands of time proclaiming their own greatness. We see it in the news every day; leaders, heroes, tyrants, and even reality star presidential candidates claim that they are great. But what about Alexander the Great?

Inside you will read about...
✓ Alexander and the Happiness of Horses
✓ Aristotle and the First Day of School
✓ Philip’s Family Drama
✓ Enemies and Friends
✓ The Real Battle Begins
✓ Changing Tides
✓ Signs and Wonders
✓ In Pursuit of Darius
✓ Historical Autopsy

The young man from Macedonia that took the world by storm creating one of the world’s first major empires? H...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
4 reviews

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by E. A. Wallis Budge

The Papyrus of Ani is a papyrus manuscript with cursive hieroglyphs and illustrations created c. 1250 BCE, in the 19th dynasty of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. Egyptians compiled an individualized book for certain people upon their death, called the Book of Going Forth by Day, more commonly known as the Book of the Dead, typically containing declarations and spells to help the deceased in their afterlife. The Papyrus of Ani is the manuscript compiled for the Theban scribe Ani.It was stolen from an Egyptian government storeroom in 1888 by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge, as described in his two-volume By Nile and Tigris, for the collection of the British Museum where it remains today. Before shipping the manuscript to England, Budge cut the seventy-eight foot scroll into thirty-seven sheets of n...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

A Smart Kids Guide To ANCIENT GREEK GODS & GODDESSES: A World Of Learning At Your Fingertips

by Liam Saxon

Welcome to the Smart Kids Guide Series!

Bestselling children's author Liam Saxon presents "A Smart Kids Guide To ANCIENT GREEK GODS & GODDESSES". This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about a range of subjects

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.


Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.



This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

WHAT SORT OF RELIGION DID THE GREEKS FOL...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Egypt: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by Rosicrucian Order AMORC and Christian Bernard

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of mystical Ancient Egypt....

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 131 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
8 reviews

Gnosticism: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by Rosicrucian Order AMORC and Christian Bernard

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of Gnosticism....

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 102 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
6 reviews

Ancient Greece: From Beginning To End (Greek History - Ancient Greek - Aristotle - Socrates - Greece History - Plato - Alexander The Great - Macedonian ... Civilizations From Beginning To End Book 3)

by Stephan Weaver

☼ Ancient Greece ☼
The foundation of democracy, the genesis of the Olympic Games, the cradle of Western thinking; the inspiration of the Renaissance—the world owes Ancient Greece a lot more than one might think.
Home to humanities greatest philosophers like Socrates, Aristotle and Plato, this era is enriched with a wealth of fascinating events. Spanning over a period of seven centuries and reigning over large territories stretching as far as Southwest Asia and the entire Mediterranean, the kingdoms of Greece were able to imbue half the world with their beautiful culture, art, literature and innovative thinking.

Inside you will learn about…
✓ The Rise of Ancient Greece
✓ Archaic Greece
✓ Classical Greece
✓ Hellenistic Greece<...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 59 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
32 reviews

Julius Caesar: A Life From Beginning to End (Gallic Wars, Ancient Rome, Civil War, Roman Empire, Augustus Caesar, Cleopatra, Plutarch, Pompey, Suetonius) (One Hour History Military Generals Book 4)

by Hourly History

☆ Julius Caesar ☆
A little over 2000 years ago a man named Julius Caesar changed the world. Even if you had never heard of him his lasting legacy has no doubt had an impact on your life. No doubt, even the very calendar that you use is based upon the system he created, with the month of July bearing his name. So who was this man that singlehandedly changed the course of history?

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Underpinnings of a Republic
✓ The Real Struggle Begins
✓ When in Rome
✓ The Ides of March

This book follows the life and legacy of the man whose life stood as a footnote between Republic and Empire. The man who has inspired playwrights, governments, and the very days of the week, the life of Julius Caesar is an ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 31 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 2.10 / 5
13 reviews

Roman Britain: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

Roman Britain
This book takes a holistic look at Roman Britain, from the events leading up to its official inception in AD 43 until the Romans left the Isle entirely around AD 409. The timeline is straightforward, and each chapter delves into some aspect of Romano-British life: dealing with the concept of 'the Celts'; when Britannia actually became 'Roman'; how the two peoples attempted to blend their culture through religion; and lastly, why the Romans had to leave.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Timeline
✓ Ancient Celtic Ethnicity, A Modern Invention
✓ The Beginnings Of Roman Britain
✓ Religion And Blending Culture In Roman Britain
✓ The Bitter End

It can be difficult to explain everything from a neutral, unbia...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

The Initiatory Process in Ancient Egypt (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by Max Guilmot and Ralph M. Lewis

Rosicrucian Egyptologist Max Guilmot presents the mystical meaning of some of the most important rites and rituals of the ancient Egyptian mystery schools.

Dr. Max Guilmot was a Belgian Egyptologist on the staff of the Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth, Brussels. He was also a Corresponding Member of the Revue de l’Historie des Religions, Paris, and member of the Société des Gens de Lettres de France. For many years he was also a consultant to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose....

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 April 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Pythagoreans: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by Rosicrucian Order AMORC and Peter Kingsley

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of the Pythagorean Tradition....

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 108 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 March 2018 onward  

Chaucer and the Poets: An Essay on Troilus and Criseyde

by Winthrop Weatherbee

In this sensitive reading of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, Winthrop Wetherbee redefines the nature of Chaucer’s poetic vision. Using as a starting point Chaucer’s profound admiration for the achievement of Dante and the classical poets, Wetherbee sees the Troilus as much more than a courtly treatment of an event in ancient history—it is, he asserts, a major statement about the poetic tradition from which it emerges. Wetherbee demonstrates the evolution of the poet-narrator of the Troilus, who begins as a poet of romance, bound by the characters’ limited worldview, but who in the end becomes a poet capable of realizing the tragic and ultimately the spiritual implications of his story....

Genre: Fiction, Drama, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 March 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Applying the Rosicrucian Principles: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by Rosicrucian Order AMORC and Julie Scott

In this issue of the Digest, Rosicrucian members share some of their stories of how they have applied the Rosicrucian principles in their lives, thus attuning with their Master Within....

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 March 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
7 reviews

The Symbolic Prophecy of the Great Pyramid (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by H. Spencer Lewis

The world's greatest mystery and first wonder is the Great Pyramid. It stands as a monument to the learning and achievements of the ancients. For centuries its secrets were closeted in stone—now they stand revealed. Within the pages of this enlightening book are the answers to many enthralling questions—the history, vast wisdom, and prophecies of the Great Pyramid. You will be amazed at the Pyramid's scientific construction and at the tremendous knowledge of its mysterious builders.


Who built the Great Pyramid? Why were its builders inspired to reveal to posterity the events of the future? What is the path that the Great Pyramid indicates lies before mankind?...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 96 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Hermetism: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by Rosicrucian Order AMORC and Richard Smoley

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of Hermeticism....

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 112 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde)

by Alan H. Sommerstein and Isabelle C. Torrance

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Genre: Fiction, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 463 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2018 onward  

The Archaeology of Political Spaces: The Upper Mesopotamian Piedmont in the Second Millennium BCE (Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt)

by Dominik Bonatz

This book, consisting of 12 contributions, unites the most recent results from archaeological research in the Upper Mesopotamian piedmont. Under the growing influence of expanding territorial states, which were established during the 2nd millennium BCE, this region experienced a substantial change in social and political life during that time. The discussion is centered on settlement shapes, developments in material culture, as well as written documents that attest to this change. In summary, this book emphasizes the significant role of archaeological research in the reconstruction of models concerning the formation and transformation of political spaces in the ancient world. ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Travel, Essays & Travelogues
Size: 226 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2018 onward  

Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology: Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation ... – Berliner Studien der Alten Wel

by Silvia Polla and Philip Verhagen

The archaeological study of movement and of its related patterns and features has been transformed by the use of GIS. Path analysis has become a very popular approach to the study of settlement and land-use dynamics in landscape archaeology. This volume addresses theoretical, technical and interpretative issuesand presents case studies. A final synthetic paper aims to review the contents and to set the pace for the current methodological debate....

Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 137 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2018 onward  

Monumental Polovtsian Statues in Eastern Europe: the Archaeology, Conservation and Protection

by Aneta Golebiowska-Tobiasz

The book presents a case study of analysis and conservation of the collection of Cuman sculpture of the Veliko-Anadol Forest Museum. The author provides an insight into the phenomenon of anthropomorphic sculptures, pertaining to the recent wave of Turkic nomads, from the perspective of archaeology and culture heritage conservation....

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient World (Münchner Vorlesungen zu Antiken Welten)

by Jan N. Bremmer

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Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Prehistoric Mobility and Diet in the West Eurasian Steppes 3500 to 300 BC: An Isotopic Approach (Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt)

by Claudia Gerling

The West Eurasian steppes in the Eneolithic, the Early Bronze and the Iron Age were largely inhabited by communities believed to show an elevated level of spatial mobility that is often linked to their subsistence economy. Questions concerning the mobility and migration as well as the diet and economy of these communities were approached by applying isotope analysis, resulting in a greater understanding of the lifeways they led....

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 402 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Constituent, Confederate, and Conquered Space: The Emergence of the Mittani State (Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt)

by Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum and Nicole Brisch

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Genre: Fiction, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2018 onward  

Spatial analysis and social spaces: Interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments (Topoi – Berlin Studies ... – Berliner Studien der Alt

by Eleftheria Paliou and Undine Lieberwirth

In recent years a range of formal methods of spatial analysis have been developed for the study of human engagement, experience and socialisation within the built environment. This volume brings together contributions from a number of specialists in archaeology, social theory, architecture, and urban planning, who explore the theoretical and methodological frameworks associated with the application of established and novel spatial analysis methods in prehistoric and historic built environments. The authors discuss the relationship between space and social life from different perspectives and provide many illuminating examples of computer-based spatial analysis methods in archaeology....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Art, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Social Sciences
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2018 onward  

Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys’ Fiction

by Cristina-Georgiana Voicu

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Fiction, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Literary Criticism & Theory, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2018 onward  

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