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  • Schwert und Geistby Stephan Elbern

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 21.26

    Aus dem Siegeszug Alexanders des Großen erwuchs die Weltkultur des Hellenismus, aus den brutalen Eroberungskriegen der Römer das Zeitalter des Kaiserfriedens. Daher bewunderten vergangene Epochen herausragende militärische Leistungen ? vor allem die Feldherrnkunst der bedeutenden Heerführer. Stephan Elbern ruft sie in knappen und prägnanten Biographien... more...

  • Der Körper des Princepsby Jan Bernhard Meister

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 68.06

    "Körper" sind keine historischen Konstanten, sondern ihre Wahrnehmung und ihr Symbolgehalt können beachtlich variieren. Dies gilt besonders für das frühe römische Principat, als mit dem Princeps ein monarchischer Körper auftrat, der sich in einer angeblich republikanischen Gesellschaft bewegte. Während in spätrepublikanischer Zeit an der... more...

  • Augustusby Klaus Bringmann; Manfred Clauss

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 25.51

    Klaus Bringmann, einer der renommiertesten deutschen Althistoriker und Kenner der römischen Geschichte, legt mit diesem Buch eine neue Augustus-Biographie vor. Spannend und hintergründig schildert er die widersprüchlichste Gestalt der römischen Geschichte. Augustus stieß das Tor auf zu der letzten, der verheerendsten Phase des Bürgerkriegszeitalters... more...

  • Hadrian and the Triumph of Romeby Anthony Everitt

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Born in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of lava and ash. Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt vividly recounts Hadrian?s thrilling life, in which the emperor brings a century of disorder and costly warfare to a peaceful conclusion... more...

  • Crises and the Roman Empireby Olivier Hekster; Gerda de Kleijn; Danielle Slootjes

    BRILL 2007; US$ 188.00

    Presents the proceedings of the seventh workshop of the international thematic network Impact of Empire, which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. This volume brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, and classicists to focus on the impact that crises had on the development and functioning of the Empire. more...

  • Frommer's Northern Italyby John Moretti

    Wiley 2010; US$ 21.99

    Take a gondola ride on Venice's Grand Canal, where you'll find excellent views of St. Mark's Basilica. See chapter 5. Foldout map, plus detailed maps throughout Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife Itineraries, walking tours,... more...

  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empireby Edward Gibbon

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    With notes by the Rev. H. H. MilmanThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published in quarto... more...

  • Constantineby Timothy Barnes

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.00

    Drawing on recent scholarly advances and new evidence, Timothy Barnes offers a fresh and exciting study of Constantine and his life. First study of Constantine to make use of Kevin Wilkinson's re-dating of the poet Palladas to the reign of Constantine, disproving the predominant scholarly belief that Constantine remained tolerant in matters of religion... more...

  • Frommer's Italy 2010by Darwin Porter; Danforth Prince

    Wiley 2009; US$ 25.99

    NOW IN FULL COLOR! Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Italy's greatest gems, from the Uffizi in Florence to the Vatican Museum in Rome, and from the ruins at Pompeii to Venice's St. Mark's basilica. Plus tips for navigating the country's lovely but less-traveled corners, like the Marches, the Dolomites, and even Sardinia.... more...

  • The Everything Travel Guide to Italyby Kim Kavin

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 15.95

    From the fashionable beaches of Capri to the awe-inspiring ruins of ancient Rome, Italy has something for everyone. This guide will help you get the most out of your trip to this beautiful country. Whether you want to discover the rural beauty of Tuscany, take a gondola ride through Venice, or admire the glory of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City,... more...