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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Das Bild bedrängt das Wortby Sebastian Göllner

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.12

    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...

  • '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

    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 accessionof Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641.  Features a revised narrative of the political history thatshaped the late Roman Empire Includes... more...

  • Riding for the Powerfulby Oliver Berck

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.65

    Towards the end of the fourth century they emerge in the entourage of Roman officers, civil servants, and private persons??buccellarii. Historians consider these personal guardsmen to be one of the factors contributing to the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire. Oliver Berck examines this view, concluding that it was not the concentration of... more...

  • Agrippina "Atrocious and Ferocious"by Shirin Yim Bridges; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Ambitious Roman empress Agrippina murdered and married her way to the throne—and to being declared a goddess. She made many enemies, including her own son. But was she really all that atrocious? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame whose lust for power lost her the love of her people, and... more...

  • The Roman Empireby Philip Matyszak

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to 60 million people and 3 million square kilometers of land, it represented an incredibly diverse and dynamic collection of nations, states, and tribes, all bound to Rome and the ideal of the Roman identity. In the lively and engaging style that he?s known... more...