Subject: Archaeology

African Sites Archaeology in the Caribbean
Haviser, Jay B.

Subject: Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Archaeology

This book examines archaeological research about African peoples who were brought to the Caribbean, as well as their descendants in the twentieth century. These contributions cover a wide geographic sample of regions and range from Caribbean studies to individual investigations …

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Ancient African Civilizations: Kush and Axum, Third Edition
Burstein, Stanley (editor)

Subject: Africa, World Literature, Archaeology

The first edition of this book provided teachers of African history, for the first time, with fully annotated translations of the most important Greek and Roman sources for the history of these two remarkable ancient African civilizations. The new edition …

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Ancient South Arabia: From the Queen of Sheba to the Advent of Islam
Schippman, Klaus (translated by Allison Brown)

Subject: Middle East, Archaeology,Relion

At a crossroads between Africa, Asia, and Europe, the South Arabian kingdoms were major commercial and cultural players in world history. Their art and architecture, and especially their irrigation system, featuring a gigantic dam high in the mountains, give witness …

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Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean: An A-Z of Historic Buildings
Gravette, Andrew

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

Better known for its land and sea, the Caribbean is also home to a wealth of historic buildings. As a region colonized by Spanish, French, British, and Dutch settlers, its architecture reflects an unparalleled variety of colonial influences. Its buildings …

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Leo Frobenius on African History, Art, and Culture: An Anthology
Frobenius, Leo (edited by Eike Haberland; preface by Léopold Sédar Senghor)

Subject: Africa, Archaeology, Art History

Leo Frobenius’ pivotal works on African culture represented a landmark study in ethnography. His writings, when discovered by young African intellectuals studying in Europe in the early 1900s, reverberated throughout the community of Africans in search of cultural legitimacy. Frobenius …

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Olympia: Cult, Sport, and Ancient Festival
Sinn, Ulrich (translated by Thomas Thornton)

Subject: World History

In antiquity, Olympia stood for sports. A victory at the Olympic games led to lifelong honors and often to a political career and wealth. Alexander the Great and other kings and emperors as well as wealthy and powerful men and …

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The Kingdom of Kush
Welsby, Derek A.

Subject: Africa

When Rome was a small village and the Greek city-states held sway over minuscule territories, the Kushites ruled an empire stretching from central Sudan to the borders of Palestine. During the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.E., its rulers controlled Egypt …

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The Lure of Antiquity and the Cult of the Machine: The Kunstkammer and the Evolution of Nature, Art and Technology
Bredekamp, Horst (introduction by Anthony T. Grafton; translated by Allison Brown)

Subject: Europe

Translated into six languages

The Kunstkammer was a programmatic display of art and oddities amassed by wealthy Europeans during the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. These nascent museums reflected the ambitions of such thinkers as Descartes, Locke, and Kepler …

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