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            Venus and Aphrodite

            Venus and Aphrodite (Hardback)

            By Hughes, Bettany

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            A biography of the ancient goddess Venus by the bestselling historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes

            ISBN 9781474610360
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            21 Lessons for the 21st Century

            21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

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            **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**Sapiens showed us where we came from. What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective an...d individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change.
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            ISBN 9781784708283
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Vintage
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            Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

            Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Eighth edition)

            By Coe, Michael D.; Koontz, Rex; Urcid, Javier

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            This authoritative volume has been revised throughout and expanded, with stunning new images and accounts of the major discoveries of recent years. Recent findings have been added to expand our understanding of the Olmecs outside of their heartland, and new research on the legacy... of the Maya offers a wider and more cohesive narrative of Mexico's history. New co-author Javier Urcid has added greater coverage of Oaxaca and of Monte Alban, one of the earliest cities in Mesoamerica and the center of the Zapotec civilization, and a fully revised Epilogue discusses the survival of indigenous populations in Mexico from the Conquest up to the present. This longstanding classic now features full-colour photos of the vibrant art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica throughout.
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            ISBN 9780500293737
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Persian War in Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices

            The Persian War in Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices (Hardback)

            By Shepherd, William

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            The Greco-Persian War gave us one of the most iconic battles in history, Thermopylae. This new retelling of the monumental Historia of Herodotus re-creates that epic conflict.

            ISBN 9781472808639
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series General Military
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            Ancient Ice Mummies

            Ancient Ice Mummies (Paperback)

            By Dickson, James Holmes

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            In this engaging and fully illustrated new book, one of the world's foremost authorities on glacier mummies explores their curious preservation and unravels the clues they have left for us locked in ice, frozen in time. As one the most mysterious and best preserved examples, Otzi... and his story are given special attention.
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            ISBN 9780752459356
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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            Voyages To The Ends Of The Earth
             

            Voyages To The Ends Of The Earth (Paperback, 2nd Edition)

            By Hill, Maxwell C.

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            A Ptolemaic map shows China and Australia - all before there is any recorded account of European navigators being in this region of the world. How does one explain this world map and then continue to teach conventional world history which suggests Vasco da Gama was the first Euro...pean to sail into the Indian Ocean?
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            ISBN 9780473473006
            Published NZ 8 Mar 2019
            Publisher The Copy Press
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            Histories of the Unexpected: The Romans

            Histories of the Unexpected: The Romans (Hardback, Main)

            By Willis, Dr Sam; Daybell, Professor James

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            In this new series of short books under the Histories of the Unexpected brand, Sam Willis and James Daybell take on some of greatest historical subjects but in an entirely unexpected way.

            ISBN 9781786497734
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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            Series Histories of the Unexpected
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            In Search of the Romans Second Edition

            In Search of the Romans Second Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Renshaw, James

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            In Search of the Romans is a lively and informative introduction to ancient Rome. Making extensive use of ancient sources, it is also copiously illustrated with over 150 photographs, drawings, maps and plans, now for the first time in colour. The opening two chapters guide the re...ader through the events of Roman history, from the foundation of the city to the fall of the empire. Subsequent chapters introduce the most important aspects of the Roman world: the army and the provinces, religion, society, and entertainment; the final two chapters focus on Pompeii and Herculaneum, the two cities destroyed by Vesuvius. New to this edition are sections on the Augustan principate, on the Roman army, on life in the provinces and on engineering innovations, while the existing text is revised throughout. Activity boxes and further reading lists throughout each chapter aid students' understanding of the subject. Review questions challenge students to read further and reflect on some of the most important social, political and cultural issues of ancient Rome, as well as to compare them with those of their own society. The new edition is supported by a website that includes images, maps and timelines, further reading and related links.
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            ISBN 9781474299916
            Released NZ 12 Dec 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Praetorian: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial Bodyguard

            Praetorian: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial Bodyguard (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By de la Bedoyere, Guy

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            A riveting account of ancient Rome's imperial bodyguard, the select band of soldiers who wielded the power to make-or destroy-the emperors they served Founded by Augustus around 27 B.C., the elite Praetorian Guard was tasked with the protection of the emperor and his family. As t...he centuries unfolded, however, Praetorian soldiers served not only as protectors and enforcers but also as powerful political players. Fiercely loyal to some emperors, they vied with others and ruthlessly toppled those who displeased them, including Caligula, Nero, Pertinax, and many more. Guy de la Bedoyere provides a compelling first full narrative history of the Praetorians, whose dangerous ambitions ceased only when Constantine permanently disbanded them. de la Bedoyere introduces Praetorians of all echelons, from prefects and messengers to artillery experts and executioners. He explores the delicate position of emperors for whom prestige and guile were the only defenses against bodyguards hungry for power. Folding fascinating details into a broad assessment of the Praetorian era, the author sheds new light on the wielding of power in the greatest of the ancient world's empires.
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            ISBN 9780300234381
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2018
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Dangerous Days in Ancient Egypt: Pyramids, Plagues, Gods and Grave-Robbers

            Dangerous Days in Ancient Egypt: Pyramids, Plagues, Gods and Grave-Robbers (Paperback)

            By Deary, Terry

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            From the author of Horrible Histories comes the fourth volume in Terry Deary's gritty and humorous history series for adults.

            ISBN 9781780226385
            Released NZ 14 Mar 2017
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Series Dangerous Days
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