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  • Geschichte der Römischen Kaiserzeitby Werner Dahlheim

    De Gruyter 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...

  • Zurück nach Romby Dante Andrea Franzetti

    Lenos Verlag 2013; US$ 19.99

    Rom. Die Ewige Stadt. Einst Zentrum eines Weltreiches, heute noch immer nicht in der Moderne angekommen, eine Stadt zwischen Stillstand und Turbulenz. Das frühere Lebensgefühl – Fellinis »Dolce vita«, Pasolinis tragische Filme, in denen Rom nach etwas roch und schmeckte –, wohin ist es verschwunden? Dante Andrea Franzetti, der einmal in der italienischen... more...

  • Decline and Fallby John Michael Greer

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95

    All empires fall, and America is no exception. What comes next? more...

  • Augustusby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Throughout a long and spectacularly successful political life, the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was a master of spin.  Barbara Levick exposes the techniques which he used to disguise the ruthlessness of his rise to power and to enhance his successes once power was achieved. There was, she argues, less difference than might appear between the ambitious... more...

  • Michelin Green Guide Italyby Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle 2012; US$ 14.99

    This eBook version of the Green Guide Italy is completely revised and expanded, featuring the best that the country has to offer. The guide explores the rich culture, heritage and history of the cities, countryside and coastal areas. Michelin's celebrated star-rating system pinpoints Italy?s highlights, whether the beautiful Dolomite mountain range,... 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...

  • The Roman Empire Dividedby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.99

    In 400 the mighty Roman Empire was almost as large as it had ever been; within three centuries, advances by Germanic peoples in western Europe, Slavs in eastern Europe and Arabs around the eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean had brought about the loss of most of its territory. Ranging from Britain to Mesopotamia, this book explores the... 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...

  • Imperial Rome AD 193 to 284by Clifford Ando

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 152.00

    A pioneering history of this period of crisisThe Roman empire during the period framed by the accession of Septimus Severus in 193 and the rise of Diocletian in 284 has conventionally been regarded as one of crisis. Between 235 and 284, at least eighteen men held the throne of the empire, for an average of less than three years, a reckoning which does... 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...