With a wealth of books and guides that document the earth’s geographical, social and cultural development, our History, Biography & Religion (HBR) Collection, part of the Arts & History Division, stands ready to aid all visitors in their pursuits, whether research, education, travel, or personal curiosity.
Be sure to look around the division each month for our book displays celebrating critical moments in history.
History & Biography
Our division maintains a robust collection of reference and circulating materials spanning the histories of New York City, the United States and the world. In addition to keeping up with the latest titles in both popular and academic publishing, we hold a steady supply of essential primary source texts—from Herodotus to Hamilton.
Each day, Brooklynites access the world’s faiths through our diverse religion collections, which feature notable research strengths in Biblical studies, Jewish studies, Christian studies, and topics in African religious identity across numerous traditions and movements.
Planning your next trip? HBR is the place to go for the latest editions of popular travel guide series, as well as where to find captivating travelogues both old and new.
- Jewish & Christian Worlds 330 BCE-350 CE
- Religion & Lore of the Ancient World
Crucible of faith : the ancient revolution that made our modern religious worldJenkins, Philip, 1952- author.
Judaism and Hellenism : studies in their encounter in Palestine during the Early Hellenistic PeriodHengel, Martin.
The background of the Gospels, or, Judaism in the period between the Old and New Testaments : the twentieth series of the Cunningham lecturesFairweather, William
Ancient Judaism and Christian origins : diversity, continuity, and transformationNickelsburg, George W. E., 1934-
Josephus, the essential works : a condensation of Jewish antiquities and The Jewish warJosephus, Flavius.
Coming out Christian in the Roman world : how the followers of Jesus made a place in Caesar's empireBoin, Douglas
The history of the church from Christ to ConstantineEusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 260-approximately 340.
Christianizing Egypt : syncretism and local worlds in late antiquityFrankfurter, David, 1961- author.
Egyptian mythology : a guide to the gods, goddesses, and traditions of ancient EgyptPinch, Geraldine.
The golden bough : a study in magic and religion : a new abridgement from the second and third editionsFrazer, James George, 1854-1941.