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The Agora of Athens
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The Agora of Athens: The History, Shape and uses of an Ancient City Center

by Thompson, Homer A., Wycherly, R.E.

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A couple of minor tears in top edge of the dust jacket; volume itself is completely clean and unmarked except for inscription from Prof. Thompson to the distinguished medievalist Prof, Kenneth M. Setton of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study (whose copy this was and whose bookplate it bears), where they were colleagues, and again in 1960/61 at The American School of Classical Studies in Athens when Prof. Setton directed the "Gennadion."
The 14th volume of the magisterial 22-volume series The Athenian Agora: Results of Excavations Conducted by The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, this definitive volume traces the history of the center of Athenian civic life from the Neolithic Period to the present. Discussed are civic, administrative, cultural, commercial and religious structures, shrines and temples. Drainage systems, roads, mills and other practical matters of life during the successive periods of occupation and activity are also discussed.
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The Economic and Social Foundations of European Civilization
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The Economic and Social Foundations of European Civilization

by Dopsch, Alfons, trans. Beard, M.G. & Marshall, N.

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One corner bumped, front hinge a little weak, some scuffing, but all pages tight, bright, clean and intact, with a few neat penciled notes. Bears bookplate of Prof. K.M. Setton (1914-1995) of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. Translation of: Wirtschaftliche und soziale Grundlagen der europäishchen Kulturentwicklung. The first American edition of Dopsch's second edition (1923-24) of Die Wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Grundlagen der Europäischen Kulturentwicklung. Somewhat condensed by Prof. Erna Patzelt from the original.Dopsch's ambitious and magisterial account of the foundations of European civilization from the the so-called "earliest" period (Caesar to Tacitus), the division of the soil and agrarian economy in the late Roman and early medieval periods, the development of political structure and the organization of society, the influence of the church, the rise of feudalism, town life, industry and trade, the development of currency and a money economy, and more. A… Read More
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A History of Greek Fire and Gunpower
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A History of Greek Fire and Gunpower

by Partington, J.R.

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In English; 21 illustrations. The volume itself is in Near Fine condition, completely clean and unmarked and with only very slight corner bumping, having been protected by its dust jacket and never having been a library volume.

James Riddick Partington (1886 – 1965) was a eminent British chemist and historian of chemistry who published extensively on the history and principles of chemistry. He was president of the British Society for the History of Science from 1949 to 1951, and winner of the Dexter Award and the George Sarton Medal.

Partington was a fellow and council member of the Chemical Society of London as well as the first president of the Society for History of Alchemy and Early Chemistry when it was founded in 1937. The society established the Partington Prize in his memory in 1975.

This is a first edition of Prof. Partington's groundbreaking work on the history of incendiaries, gunpower and military ordnance from antiquity to Hiroshima, He does not limit himself to the western world,… Read More
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Lucretius: On the Nature of Things
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Lucretius: On the Nature of Things

by Leonard, William Ellery

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Very Good. A little tanning of spine and a tanned spot on front board, name of former owner. Part of the Everyman's Library, ed. Ernest Rhys.
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Materials Toward a History of Witchcraft
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Materials Toward a History of Witchcraft

by Henry Charles Lea

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Three volumes, near fine; this book appears unused. Eminent 19th century medieval historian, patriot and activist Henry Charles Lea's famous and exhaustive compendium of materials concerning witchcraft from the writings of the early Hebrews down to 1547. A rather amazing collection of materials, both legal and historical, concerning the origin, development, traditions, influence, stages of belief and influence, and differences by region in the practice of witchcraft, magic and sorcery. Organized and edited from Lea's notes by Arthur Charles Howland, Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, who also verified Lea's citations. Inscribed gift of editor.
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Storia delle Religioni
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Storia delle Religioni: Vol l: Egitto, Babilonia, Assiria, India, Persia, Cina, Giappone, Grecia, Roma. Vol II: Giudaismo, Cristianesimo, Islamismo

by Moore, George Foot; trans. Giorgio La Piana

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In Italian; La Piana's translation of Moore's History of Religions.Some soiling, age darkening, front and rear hinges & backstrip somewhat tattered, spine tanned, some fraying at spine head and heel but all pages tight, bright, intact and unmarked. Deckled edges. Bears bookplate of Fr. La Piana and a note from him with his signature.George Foot Moore (1851 - 1931) was an eminent historian and professor of religion, and an author and Presbyterian minister. He was a professor at Andover Theological Seminary, and a member of the Harvard Divinity School faculty from 1902 until his retirement in 1928. He was particularly known for this masterwork.This is the definitive translation of this classic into Italian by the distinguished Italian-born American theologian, priest, philosopher, humanist, anti-Facist and medieval scholar Giorgio La Piana, who was also at the Harvard Divinity School, as Morison Professor of Church History from1926 to 1948.La Piana was one of the leading personalities in the… Read More
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A Summary Catalogue of Microfilms of One Thousand Scientific Manuscripts in The Ambrosiana
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A Summary Catalogue of Microfilms of One Thousand Scientific Manuscripts in The Ambrosiana

by Gabriel, Astrik L.

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Book is as new except for a lightly bumped corner. Dust jacket shows some wear at bottom front, light foxing on spine of dust jacket.
Abbot Gabriel's thorough and meticulous work on the extraordinary corpus of Ambrosiana microfilm at The Mediaeval Institute of the University of Notre Dame. The works follow scientific progress from the 10th to the eighteenth centuries, including works in all branches of science from giants of scientific progress like Euclid, Galen, Pliny, Avicenna, Neckham, Bacon, Da Vinci, Newton, Galileo and many more.
In some cases, these microfilms are now the only source of these documents, owing to war damage, etc. Abbot Gabriel researched and verified all references and items in the Abrosiana.
Fr. Astrik L Gabriel, O. Praem (1907 - 2005) was, among many other accomplisments,, the world's leading authority on the history of the medieval university; he was Director and Professor Emeritus of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame and founder of the Astrik L Gabriel… Read More
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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum
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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum

by Dittenberger, Wilhelm

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Very Good -. The first edition of 1883, two volumes in one, 805 pages. Binding and all pages are firm and tight, a little foxing on early pages, some age-darkening, 2 corners slightly bumped, some abrasion on heel of spine, hinges and edge of front board.
Dittenberger's famous collection of Greek inscriptions from Greece and Asia Minor, including inscriptions from the 6th century B.C. up until 565 A.D. Commentaries in Latin. Even after more than 100 years Dittenberger's magnum opus is still useful to students of ancient history, providing a convenient reference to the most important inscriptions in Greek over a period of 1000 years.
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