With a wealth of books and guides that document the earth’s geographical, social and cultural development, our History, Biography & Religion (HBR) Collection 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 religi...Jenkins, Philip, 1952- author.
Ancient Judaism and Christian origins : diversity, continuity, and tra...Nickelsburg, George W. E., 1934-
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.
The golden bough : a study in magic and religion : a new abridgement f...Frazer, James George, 1854-1941.