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  • Roman Imperial Frontier in the Westby Julie Nelson; Steven K. Drummond

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Imperial policy on the western frontier of the Roman Empire was the means by which the government controlled the frontier residents. This book takes a topical approach to this study of the frontier: subjects covered include the army, farming, commerce, manufacturing, religion and Romanization. more...

  • Crimes of Elagabalus, Theby Martijn Icks

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Elagabalus was one of the most notorious of Rome's 'bad emperors': a sexually-depraved and eccentric hedonist who in his short and riotous reign made unprecedented changes to Roman state religion and defied all taboos.An oriental boy-priest from Syria - aged just fourteen when he was elevated to power in 218 CE - he placed the sun god El-Gabal at the... more...

  • From Rome to Byzantiumby Michael Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Byzantium was dismissed by Gibbon, in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and his Victorian successors as a decadent, dark, oriental culture, given up to intrigue, forbidden pleasure and refined cruelty. This great empire, founded by Constantine as the seat of power in the East began to flourish in the fifth century AD, after the fall of Rome,... more...

  • Trajanby Julian Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    Did Trajan really deserve his reputation as the embodiment of all imperial virtues? Why did Dante, writing in the Middle Ages, place him in the sixth sphere of Heaven among the Just and Temperate rulers? In this, the only biography of Trajan available in English, Julian Bennett rigorously tests the substance of this glorious reputation. Surprisingly,... more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume Iby Edward Gibbon; Daniel J. Boorstin; Gian Battista Piranesi

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 26.95

    'It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind,' recorded Edward Gibbon with characteristic exactitude. Over a period of some twenty years, the luminous... more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume IIby Edward Gibbon; Gian Battista Piranesi

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 26.95

    "I devoured Gibbon," wrote Winston Churchill. "I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all." Gibbon's magnum opus -- which encompasses thirteen hundred years of history, swinging across Europe, North Africa, and Asia -- remains one of the greatest works of history ever written. "Gibbon is a kind of bridge that connects the... more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume IIIby Edward Gibbon; Gian Battista Piranesi

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 3.49

    "I set out upon Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [and] was immediately dominated by both the story and the style," recalled Winston Churchill. "I devoured Gibbon. I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all....I was not even estranged by his naughty footnotes." In the two centuries since its completion, Gibbon's... more...

  • Theodosiusby Gerard Friell; Stephen Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95

    Emperor Theodosius (379-95) was the last Roman emperor to rule a unified empire of East and West and his reign represents a turning point in the policies and fortunes of the Late Roman Empire. In this imperial biography, Stephen Williams and Gerry Friell bring together literary, archaeological and numismatic evidence concerning this Roman emperor,... more...

  • A Companion to the Roman Empireby David S. Potter

    Wiley 2008; US$ 56.95 US$ 51.26

    A Companion to the Roman Empire provides readers with a guide both to Roman imperial history and to the field of Roman studies, taking account of the most recent discoveries. This Companion brings together thirty original essays guiding readers through Roman imperial history and the field of Roman studies Shows that Roman imperial history is... more...

  • Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376–568by Guy Halsall

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    An examination of the barbarian migrations and their role in the creation of medieval Europe. more...