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  • 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$ 5.82

    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...

  • Die Stadt als Museum?by Ralf Behrwald

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 98.00

    Die Stadt Rom und ihre Monumente waren in der Spätantike für Kaiser, Senatorenstand und christliche Autoren Bezugspunkt der Selbstdarstellung und Fixpunkt des eigenen Geschichtsbildes. Doch waren sie es für diese Protagonisten nicht in gleicher Weise. Verschiedene Geschichtsbilder bestimmten nicht nur die Auswahl der Monumente, denen das jeweilige... more...

  • Spätantike und Völkerwanderungby Jochen Martin

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2001; US$ 350.00

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  • Geschichte der Römischen Kaiserzeitby Werner Dahlheim

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2003; US$ 350.00

    Die Forschungen zur antiken Geschichte stapeln sich Jahr um Jahr zu unübersichtlichen Bergen. Um hier den Überblick zu behalten, bedarf es eines trennscharfen Hilfsmittels. Werner Dahlheim hat daher für die Neuauflage seiner "Geschichte der Römischen Kaiserzeit" die Teile II und III zu "Grundproblemen und Tendenzen der Forschung" und "Quellen und Literatur"... more...

  • Julian's Godsby Rowland B. E. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Julian's brief reign (360-363 AD) had a profound impact on his contemporaries, as he worked fervently for a pagan restoration in the Roman Empire, which was rapidly becoming Christian. Julian's Gods focuses on the cultural mentality of `the last pagan Emperor' by examining a wide variety of his own writings. The surviving speeches and treatises,... more...