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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Geschichte der Römischen Kaiserzeitby Werner Dahlheim

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • In portum navigareby Christina Wawrzinek

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Old harbors are fascinating places. In Portum Navigare offers the first collection and critical evaluation of previously scattered research on this topic. A comprehensive catalogue, maps, and source collections provide an overview of specific evidence about Roman harbors, thus furnishing a basis for future research on Roman inland navigation.... 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...