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In Search of History by John Van Seters1985
The World of Thought in Ancient China by Benjamin I. Schwartz1986
The Hellenistic world and the coming of Rome by Erich S. Gruen1988
Memphis Under the Ptolemies by Dorothy J. Thompson1989
Sugawara no Michizane and the Early Heian Court by Robert Borgen1990
Hellenism in Late Antiquity by Glen W. Bowersock1992
Prehistoric Textiles by E. J. W. Barber1993
Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism by Miranda Shaw1994
Rivers of change : essays on early agriculture in eastern North America by Bruce D. Smith1995
Caesarius of Arles, The Making of a Christian Community in Late Antique Gaul by William E. Klingshirn1996
The Ancient Near East (2 Vol. Set) From c. 3000 B.C. to c. 330 B.C. by Amelie Kuhrt1997
Cartography in the traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific societies1999
Rome in the East by Warwick Ball2000
Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and Its Peoples, 8000 BC-AD 1500 by Barry Cunliffe2001
Restraining Rage: The Ideology of Anger Control in Classical Antiquity by William V. Harris2002
The Mind in the Cave by David Lewis-Williams2003
The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece (Entdeckung der Freiheit) by Kurt Raaflaub2004
The Laws of the Roman People: Public Law in the Expansion and Decline of the Roman Republic by Callie Williamson2005
Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800 by Chris Wickham2006
The Journey of Theophanes by John Matthews2007
Artisans in Early Imperial China by Anthony J. Barbieri-low2008
Rituals of War: The Body and Violence in Mesopotamia by Zainab Bahrani2009
The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) by M. P. Canepa2010
Public Land in the Roman Republic: A Social and Economic History of Ager Publicus in Italy, 396-89 BC (Oxford Studies in Roman Society & Law) by Saskia T. Roselaar2011
Slavery in the Late Roman World, AD 275-425 by Kyle Harper2012

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Awarded by the American Historical Association This prize, named in honor of James Henry Breasted, a pioneer in ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern history and President of the Association in 1928, is awarded for the best book in English on any field of history prior to the year 1000 A.D.
The prize was first awarded in 1985. Until 1999, it rotated annually among the following geographical areas: Near East and Egypt; Far East and South Asia; Africa, North America, and Latin America; and Europe.
James Henry Breasted Prize website
No award made in 1987 and in 1998
No award listed for 1991

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