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  • Der Körper des Princepsby Jan Bernhard Meister

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 72.13

    "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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rome, Ostia, Pompeiiby Ray Laurence; David J. Newsome

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 149.99

    Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space demonstrates how studies of the Roman city are shifting focus from static architecture to activities and motion within urban spaces. This volume provides detailed case studies from the three best-known cities from Roman Italy, revealing how movement contributes to our understanding of the ways different elements... more...

  • Der Fall Roms und seine Wiederauferstehungen in Antike und Mittelalterby Karla Pollmann; Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This collection of essays analyzes the construction of the ?fall? of Rome from a range of perspectives native to different disciplines. Subjects addressed include comparable discourses dating from the earlier history of Rome, the perception of this historical moment by writers living at the time it occurred, and its reception in Byzantium and Western... more...

  • Ciao Bellaby Helena Frith Powell

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 7.28

    ‘You really must read… Ciao Bella.? Sunday Times ‘Fascinating… comic… delightful? Sunday Times ‘Humorous… rich and satisfying.? Daily Telegraph 'Beautifully written, it made me laugh and I wanted to follow in Helena?s footsteps round Italy.? Kate Figes ‘A travel book with a difference.? Coventry Evening Telegraph ‘An ideal stocking filler.? Evening... more...

  • 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Goby Susan Van Allen

    Travelers' Tales 2009; US$ 18.95

    Imagine creating your Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go along with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore this extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign... more...

  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99

    The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long.A leading authority on the... more...

  • Of Jewish Raceby Renzo Modiano; Susan Walker; Mirna Cicioni

    Vagabond Voices 2013; US$ 8.74

    On 16 October 1943, the German army tore 1,056 Jewish Italians from their homes, from their lives and loves, from their routine and familiar objects, and from their home city of Rome. The author of this book was not amongst them, because his father had prepared their flight. He was a Jewish boy of seven on the run and moving from house to house. He... more...