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The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: The Ancient World Economy ...
by Raoul McLaughlin

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English

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304

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September 11, 2014

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >The ancient evidence suggests that international commerce supplied Roman government with up to a third of the revenues that sustained their empire. In ancient times large fleets of Roman merchant ships set sail from Egypt on voyages across the Indian Ocean. They sailed from Roman ports on the Red Sea to distant kingdoms on the east coast of Africa and the seaboard off southern Arabia. Many continued their voyages across the ocean to trade with the rich kingdoms of ancient India. Freighters from the Roman Empire left with bullion and returned with cargo holds filled with valuable trade goods, including exotic African products, Arabian incense and eastern spices. 

This book examines Roman commerce with Indian kingdoms from the Indus region to the Tamil lands. It investigates contacts between the Roman Empire and powerful African kingdoms, including the Nilotic regime that ruled Meroe and the rising Axumite Realm. Further chapters explore Roman dealings with the Arab kingdoms of south Arabia, including the Saba-Himyarites and the Hadramaut Regime, which sent caravans along the incense trail to the ancient rock-carved city of Petra.

The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean is the first book to bring these subjects together in a single comprehensive study that reveals Rome's impact on the ancient world and explains how international trade funded the Legions that maintained imperial rule. It offers a new international perspective on the Roman Empire and its legacy for modern society.</SPAN>
The Dark Ages 476-918 A.D.
by Charles Oman

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English

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329

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November 21, 2017

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<b>In 476 A.D. the Western Roman Empire fell.<br /><br />Romans would never again rule vast swathes of the western Mediterranean, instead these lands would fall to Vandals, Visigoths, Franks and various other tribes that Romans had formerly called ‘barbarians’.<br /><br />The Roman Empire as the ancient world had known it had gone, this was now the Dark Ages.</b><br /><br />Yet Charles Oman shines light upon this frequently forgotten period and explores how even though Rome had fallen and many changes had occurred there were also great continuities. <br /><br />Although Rome may have fallen the Eastern Empire, centered at Constantinople, continued to thrive, in many ways continuing what the Roman Empire had always done since the days of Augustus, but also developing new judicial systems to govern its vast lands as well as encouraging new forms of art and architecture.<br /><br />Even in the power vacuum that was left after 476 A.D. Western Europe did not descend completely into darkness, instead in the wake of Rome’s collapse many new powerful empires emerged that looked to Rome for support, most notably the Frankish Empire under Charlemagne.<br /><br />Oman through the course of this incredibly detailed work uncovers fascinatingly vibrant figures from Theodoric the Great, who dominated Italy in the early sixth century, to Charles Martel, who halted the Islamic advance at the battle of Tours, thus demonstrating through the conflict of this period the foundations of modern Europe were laid.<br /><br />Charles Oman was a British historian. Through the course of his life he wrote on a wide number of subjects from ancient history to Napoleonic military history. His work <em>The Dark Ages</em> was first published in 1893. Unlike some previous editions we have decided to join all three books into one single volume. He passed away in 1946.<br /><br /><br />
The Secret Book of Dzyan: Unveiling the Hidden Truth about the Ol...
by Zinovia Dushkova

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English

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83

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October 27, 2018

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Have you heard of the secret <i>Book of Dzyan</i>?<br /><br />Generations of Truth-seekers have been searching for this mysterious manuscript of untold antiquity that conceals the entire wisdom of the world, yet only a chosen few have ever gained access to it. Thus, in 2015, <b>Zinovia Dushkova</b>, <b>Ph.D.</b>, published a new excerpt from the <i>Book of Dzyan</i> in <i>The Book of Secret Wisdom</i> that revealed the future and destiny of humanity. At that time, however, she was not allowed to disclose anything more about the <i>Book of Dzyan</i> than Helena Blavatsky had already done in her time.<br /><br />But now, for the first time ever, Dr. Dushkova has been permitted to cast more light on the <i>Book of Dzyan</i> and answer the following questions:<br /><ul><li>Who are the authors of the <i>Book of Dzyan</i>?</li><li>Where was it stored in the past, and where is it now?</li><li>What are its structure and contents?</li><li>When was the <i>Book of Dzyan</i> written?</li><li>Why is it now of such great significance, even in your own life?</li></ul>In addition, you will also learn about the attempt that the Masters of Wisdom made to enlighten the world in the 20th century and what challenges face humanity in the 21st century.<br /><br /><b>Download this book now to unveil the hidden truth about the oldest manuscript in the world and its divine authors!</b>
The Chaldean Account of Genesis
by George Smith

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English

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243

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October 14, 2018

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<b>The Creation, the Fall of Man, the Deluge, the Tower of Babel, the times of the Patriarchs; many of us know these stories through reading Genesis in the Old Testament.<br /><br />But, what happens if there was an alternative source that spoke of these events?</b><br /><br />George Smith, a pioneering English Assyriologist, discovered a number of ancient tablets in the lands surrounding Nineveh, situated in what was previously the infamous civilization of Babylonia. <br /><br />Written in the long-forgotten script of cuneiform, Smith was able to discover some remarkable finds upon their surfaces.<br /><br /><em>The Chaldean Account of Genesis</em> explores these discoveries and explains how the tablets provide an alternative account to the accounts of the Jewish bible.<br /><br />These tablets also throw remarkable light on the myths and legends of Babylon, from the epic of Gilgamesh to the adventures of Ishtar.<br /><br />This work is a remarkable study that should be essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the stories of Old Testament as well as the ancient civilization of Babylon.<br /><br />George Smith, was a pioneering English Assyriologist who first discovered and translated the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest-known written works of literature. His <em>The Chaldean Account of Genesis</em> was first published in 1876. Smith also passed away of dysentery that year during an expedition to excavate the rest of the Library of Ashurbanipal.<br />
Aristotle: Complete Works (Golden Deer Classics)
by , Golden Deer Classics

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English

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2937

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March 11, 2017

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CONTENTS:<br /><br />- Part 1: Logic (Organon)<br /><br />Categories, translated by E. M. Edghill<br />On Interpretation, translated by E. M. Edghill<br />Prior Analytics (2 Books), translated by A. J. Jenkinson<br />Posterior Analytics (2 Books), translated by G. R. G. Mure<br />Topics (8 Books), translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge<br />Sophistical Refutations, translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge<br /><br /><br />- Part 2: Universal Physics<br /><br />Physics (8 Books), translated by R. P. Hardie and R. K. Gaye<br />On the Heavens (4 Books), translated by J. L. Stocks<br />On Gerneration and Corruption (2 Books), translated by H. H. Joachim<br />Meteorology (4 Books), translated by E. W. Webster<br /><br /><br />- Part 3: Human Physics<br /><br />On the Soul (3 Books), translated by J. A. Smith<br />On Sense and the Sensible, translated by J. I. Beare<br />On Memory and Reminiscence, translated by J. I. Beare<br />On Sleep and Sleeplessness, translated by J. I. Beare<br />On Dreams, translated by J. I. Beare<br />On Prophesying by Dreams, translated by J. I. Beare<br />On Longevity and Shortness of Life, translated by G. R. T. Ross<br />On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration, translated by G. R. T. Ross<br /><br /><br />- Part 4: Animal Physics<br /><br />The History of Animals (9 Books), translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson<br />On the Parts of Animals (4 Books), translated by William Ogle<br />On the Motion of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson<br />On the Gait of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson<br />On the Generation of Animals (5 Books), translated by Arthur Platt<br /><br /><br />- Part 5: Metaphysics<br /><br />(15 Books), translated by W. D. Ross<br /><br /><br />- Part 6: Ethics and Politics<br /><br />Nicomachean Ethics (10 Books), translated by W. D. Ross<br />Politics (8 Books), translated by Benjamin Jowett<br />The Athenian Constitution, translated by Sir Frederic G. Kenyon<br /><br /><br />- Part 7: Aesthetic Writings<br /><br />Rhetoric (3 Books), translated by W. Rhys Roberts<br />Poetics, translated by S. H. Butcher
Stolen Legacy: The Egyptian Origins of Western Philosophy
by George G. M. James

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English

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195

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January 01, 2019

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<b>Socrates, Plato, Aristotle.<br /><br />Are these some of the greatest philosophers the world has ever known, or are they merely frauds?</b><br /><br />George G. M. James takes an original and thought provoking stance upon this question through the course of <em>Stolen Legacy</em>.<br /><br />Rather than revering the Greeks for all they have taught the world he argues that Greek philosophical ideas did not originate on European soil, but instead in Africa, in Ancient Egypt.<br /><br />With the invasion of Egypt, firstly by the Persians and later by Alexander the Great, the writings and ideas of the Egyptians were opened up to the world for the first time.<br /><br />According to James “the Greeks made the best of their chance to learn all they could about Egyptian culture; most students received instructions directly from the Egyptian Priests, but after the invasion by Alexander the Great, the Royal temples and libraries were plundered and pillaged, and Aristotle’s school converted the library at Alexandria into a research centre.”<br /><br />How else would the vast books of Aristotle, which would have been impossible for any single man to write within one lifetime, have been compiled if the ideas and thoughts were not appropriated from the lands of Egypt?<br /><br />James provides a blow by blow critique of western assumptions that surround philosophy and force the reader to reassess the honor and plaudits that what we have long given to the Greeks and should perhaps instead give to the Egyptians.<br /><br />“<em>Stolen Legacy</em> is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating books in the field of Black Studies.” Gwinyai Muzorewa, <em>Encyclopedia of Black Studies</em><br /><br />“James’s account of ancient history redirects to the black people of Africa the praise traditionally given in all Western educational institutions to the ancient Greeks” Mary Lefkowitz<br /><br />George G. M. James a Guyanese-American historian and author, best known for his book <em>Stolen Legacy</em> which was first published in 1954. He was Professor of Logic and Greek at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. James passed away in 1956.<br /><br />
The Ancient Black Hebrews (Pomegranate Series Book 1)
by Gert Muller

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English

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76

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November 19, 2013

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The evidence from the Bible describes the ancient Hebrews as being Afro-haired and Black. Abraham, Jacob, David, Solomon were Black. Pictures of the ancient Hebrews show this part of Biblical record to be accurate. These pictures are presented here!
The Ancient History of the Near East
by Henry R. Hall

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English

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427

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March 14, 2018

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<b>The Egyptian empire, the Babylonians and the Assyrians, the Hittite kingdom, the Minoans and Mycenaens, the later Greek city states, the ancient Israelite civilization of the Old Testament, as well as many more.<br /><br />All of these emerged in the ancient near east; this was truly the crucible of civilization.</b><br /><br />Henry R. Hall’s brilliant study of the ancient near east uncovers how these civilizations developed, what they believed in, how they survived, adapted and changed to differing pressures, and how some of them eventually crumbled.<br /><br />Hall begins with a study of the area as the early Bronze age civilizations such as the Minoans who built brilliant palace complexes at Knossos around 2000 BC.<br /><br />He then explores the development of humanity in ancient Egypt. A eygptologist by trade Hall is able to describe in brilliant detail how the ancient Egyptians were able to build monumental structures and beautiful sculpture. He explores the lives of many of the pharaohs in detail, for example the mightily powerful Ramasses II to the revolutionary Akhenaten.<br /><br />Chapters V, X and XII uncover the historic civilizations of Babylonia and Assyria. Hall examines the archaeological finds from these sites along with their deciphered scripts to fully explore what these empires were truly like.<br /><br />Through the course of chapter IX Hall compares the archaeological evidence from Syria, Palestine and Israel with the writings of the Old Testament to reveal a fascinating account of the ancient Philistines, Hebrews, and Aramaeans.<br /><br />“I have always felt a respect for the Oxford Greats man [Hall], and now I feel something more like awe.” <em>The Classical Review</em><br /><br />Henry R. Hall MBE, FBA, FSA was an English Egyptologist and historian. Hall's interests were not confined to Egyptology; after the war he directed the British Museum excavations at Ur and Tell Ubaid, in Mesopotamia. He travelled in Greece and western Asia, and published a variety of works on the history of these regions; he even cultivated an interest in Chinese antiquities. His book, <em>The Ancient History of the Near East</em> was first published in 1913 and he passed away in 1930.<br /><br />
Meditations (Translated by George Long with an Introduction by Al...
by Marcus Aurelius

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English

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107

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July 03, 2015

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Marcus Aurelius was born in Rome in 121 AD and would become its Emperor from 161 to 180. Considered by Machiavelli as the last of the good Emperors, Marcus Aurelius would become one of the most important of the Stoic philosophers. Educated in oratory, he would turn aside from rhetoric to the study of the Stoic philosophy, of which he was the last distinguished representative. The "Meditations," which he wrote in Greek, are among the most noteworthy expressions of this system, and exhibit it favorably on its practical side. The work is a series of twelve books that he intended for his own guidance and self-improvement, which picture with faithfulness the mind and character of this noblest of the Emperors. Simple in style and sincere in tone, they record for all time the height reached by pagan aspiration in its effort to solve the problem of conduct. In Marcus Aurelius’s practice of this philosophy along with his teaching he showed that “even in a palace life may be led well.” This edition follows the highly-regarded translation of George Long and includes an introduction by Alice Zimmern.
A History of New Testament Times in Palestine, 175 B.C.-70 A.D.
by Shailer Mathews

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English

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158

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November 25, 2018

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<b><h2>What was Jerusalem like when Jesus walked the earth?</h2></b><br /><br />How was Judea governed?<br /><br />And how did the average Jewish person live two thousand years ago?<br /><br />These questions, along with many other fascinating ones, are fully examined by Shailer Mathews through the course of this fascinating work.<br /><br />Beginning in the period prior to the Roman conquest Mathews explores what life was like in Palestine under the Seleucid Empire which had controlled the area since Alexander the Great.<br /><br />Mathews examines the emergence of the Jewish state in the aftermath of the revolt led by Judas Maccabaeus and how this period contrasted with that which had preceded it and the Roman rule that would shortly follow it.<br /><br />Mathews’ work is a fascinating history of the early Jewish state and the rulers that emerged there in the years before and after the birth of Christ.<br /><br />Particularly interesting is the thirteenth chapter which examines the historical world that existed which Jesus was alive. It is a captivating book that demonstrates how Jesus was not born into a vacuum but that he interacted with the world that he saw around him.<br /><br />“the present work is to be most heartily commended to all that wish to know the course of Jewish history during the eventful period with which it deals; and that means to all students of the New Testament, for the work of Christ and his apostles can be understood only when viewed in its setting in the life of the people from whose bosom they came.” <em>The Journal of Religion</em> <br /><br />Shailer Mathews was a liberal Christian theologian, involved with the Social Gospel movement. Mathews was a prolific author, served as president of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research twice and also served as dean of the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. His book <em> A History of New Testament Times in Palestine</em> was first published in 1899.<br />

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