Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Teasers from the forthcoming The Encyclopedia of Ancient History

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History
Online ISBN: 9781444338386
DOI: 10.1002/9781444338386
Publishing online and in print November 2012, this landmark resource will offer the only comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. Our board of experienced and internationally diverse editors has collected over 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Entries extend to all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt, and represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the ancient world. 
Publishing in September 2012, this ambitious reference work:
  • Includes over 5000 A-Z entries ranging from 250-5000 words
  • Is written and edited by an internationally diverse team of editors and contributors
  • Provides clear, concise, definitions and explanations of the key people, places, and events in ancient history
  • Spans the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE
  • Covers the entire ancient Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt
  • Is extensively illustrated with hundreds of photographs, figures, and maps
This online edition offers:
Regular revisions and new entries
  • 24/7 access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship in the study of the ancient world
  • An easy-to-use interface, intuitive navigation, and powerful searching and browsing capabilities,
  • Full text HTML content or downloadable PDFs
  • Reference linking and options to export to reference managers
  • Content sharing through Facebook, Twitter, CiteULike and other social networking sites
Some Sample content is currently available in open access

Sample Content

Administration, Ptolemaic Egypt by Arthur Verhoogt
Adolescence by Mark Golden
Adrianople, battle of by A. D. Lee
Agriculture, Roman Republic by Nathan Rosenstein
Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) by Aidan Dodson
Antinoos by Christopher Jones
Beauty by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
Burdigala (Bordeaux) by Simon Esmonde-Cleary
Cavalry, Hellenistic by Nicholas V. Sekunda
Edict, magistrate’s by Michael Peachin
Family, Jewish by Michael L. Satlow
Heraion sanctuary by Jonathan M. Hall
Imitation (mimesis, imitatio) by Michael P. Fronda
Julian, emperor by Shaun Tougher
Literature and poetry, ancient Near East by Benjamin R. Foster
Marriage, sacred, Greece and Rome by Lora L. Holland
Perpetua by Mary R. Lefkowitz
Persia and Byzantium by Geoffrey Greatrex
Political pay by P. J. Rhodes
Risk (management) by Dennis Kehoe
Sea Peoples by Christoph Bachhuber
Technology, Egyptian by Paul T. Nicholson

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