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  • Siena, San Gimignano, Montepulciano & Beyondby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Most visitors arriving from the hustle and crowds of busy Florence cannot help but fall under the charm of Siena's gracefully winding (and pedestrianized) medieval streets. Laid out on the slopes of three steep hills (the historical terzi or "thirds" of the city), the center of town, geographically and emotionally, is the fan-shaped and... more...

  • Italy's Arezzo, Cortona, Sansepolero & the Val di Chianaby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Hanging onto a steep hillside first inhabited by the Etruscans, Arezzo is one of the most peaceful Tuscan cities, with a pleasant pedestrianized historical center that is a pleasure to walk around. The Aretines (inhabitants of Arezzo) are a pretty proud lot (the Florentines like to call them "snobby"). Their important commercial and military... more...

  • Italy's Assisi & Northwestern Umbriaby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 2.99

    Beautifully situated in the medieval heart of Umbria, Assisi is one of the most popular sightseeing and pilgrimage destinations in Italy. Not only does it have an historical center of distinguished monuments, collections of art and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, but it sits on the doorstep of the Parco Regionale Monte Subasio (Mt... more...

  • 'Königtum' in der politischen Kultur des spätrepublikanischen Romby Christian Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 116.25

    Die weit verbreitete Vorstellung vom Hass der Römer auf das Königtum seit Beginn der Republik ( odium regni ) steht im Widerspruch zu zahlreichen positiven Konnotationen von reges und regnum . An diesem ambivalenten Befund setzt die vorliegende Arbeit an und zeigt, weshalb in Rom Königsherrschaft einerseits in der bekannten Weise verdammt... more...

  • A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641by Stephen Mitchell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641.  Features a revised narrative of the political history that shaped the late Roman Empire ... more...

  • Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)by David Braund

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible. Crucial new discoveries remain buried in learned periodicals, and now that the study of the ancient world is widespread among those without... more...

  • Agrippina "Atrocious and Ferocious"by Shirin Yim Bridges; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Ambitious Roman empress Agrippina murdered and married her way to the throneand to being declared a goddess. She made many enemies, including her own son. But was she really all that atrocious? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame whose lust for power lost her the love of her people, and eventually,... more...

  • The Roman Empireby Philip Matyszak

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 7.99

    No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to 60 million people and 3 million square kilometers of land, it represented an incredibly diverse and dynamic collection of nations, states, and tribes, all bound to Rome and the ideal of the Roman identity. In the lively and engaging style that he?s known... more...

  • Eagles in the Dustby Adrian Coombs-Hoar

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    In AD376 large groups of Goths, seeking refuge from the Huns, sought admittance to the Eastern Roman Empire. Emperor Valens took the strategic decision to grant them entry, hoping to utilize them as a source of manpower for his campaigns against Persia. The Goths had been providing good warriors to Roman armies for decades. However, mistreatment of... more...

  • Caligulaby Anthony A. Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Roman Empire has always exercised a considerable fascination. Among its numerous colourful personalities, no emperor, with the possible exception of Nero, has attracted more popular attention than Caligula, who has a reputation, whether deserved or not, as the quintessential mad and dangerous ruler. The first edition of this book established... more...