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  • The Severansby Michael Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Severans analyses the colourful decline of the Roman Empire during the reign of the Severans, the first non-Italian dynasty. In his learned and exciting style, Michael Grant describes the foreign wars waged against the Alemanni and the Persians, and the remarkable personalities of the imperial family. Thus the reader encounters Julia Domna's... more...

  • Domitianby Pat Southern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This is the first ever study to assess Emperor Domitian from a psychological point of view and covers his entire career from the early years and the civil war AD through the imperial rule to the dark years and the psychology of suspicion. Pat Southern strips away hyperbole and sensationalism from the literary record, revealing an individual who caused... 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...

  • Das Bild bedrängt das Wortby Sebastian Göllner

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 25.37

    548 Bilder auf 449 Seiten - Rolf Dieter Brinkmanns Brief-Tagebuch-Roman "Rom, Blicke? tendiert zur Bildenden Kunst, ist Fotografie in Theorie und Praxis, ein Text-Bild-Band, der Genregrenzen sprengt. Sebastian Göllner erweitert die literaturwissenschaftliche Perspektive auf Brinkmanns mediales Schaffen durch Impulse aus der Kunstwissenschaft,... more...

  • Siena, San Gimignano, Montepulciano & Beyondby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Most visitors arriving from the hustle and crowds of busy Florence cannot help but fall under the charm of Siena's gracefully winding (and pedestrianized) medieval streets. Laid out on the slopes of three steep hills (the historical terzi or "thirds" of the city), the center of town, geographically and emotionally, is the fan-shaped and... 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...

  • 'Königtum' in der politischen Kultur des spätrepublikanischen Romby Christian Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The widespread notion that Romans hated monarchy ( odium regni ) ever since the beginning of the Republic runs counter to the many positive connotations they attributed to reges and regnum . This study takes this contradiction as its point of departure and shows how Romans could condemn the idea of royal rule while at the same time... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    ?A provocative and highly readable synthesis of the most important period of transition and transformation in the history of the western world.? ?Ralph W. Mathisen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ?Stephen Mitchell provides an exceptionally clear and detailed account both of the march of events and of the structures of the Empire. His... more...