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  • 69 ADby Gwyn Morgan

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99

    The Year of Four Emperors, was one of the most chaotic, violent, and frightening periods in all Roman history. This book offers a fresh look at this period. This narrative history features portraits of the leading participants and insights into the nature of the Roman military. more...

  • The Augustan Successionby Peter Michael Swan

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 164.99

    This is an historical commentary on Books 55-56 of Dio's Roman History. These books recount the last half of the reign of the Emperor Augustus, above all his orchestration of the first imperial succession. Addressed to both students and scholars, the new commentary is the first since the eighteenth century to offer full and fresh treatment of this... more...

  • The Age of Augustusby Werner Eck

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2012; US$ 75.95

    In this concise biography, Professor Werner Eck, one of the world's leading experts on the Roman empire, tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first emperor. A concise and gripping account of Augustus and his age. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the Roman Empire. Examines the transformation of Rome from a republic... more...

  • Italyby Zoran Pavlovic

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    - Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture - Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery - Maps reflect current political boundaries more...

  • Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376-568by Guy Halsall

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    An examination of the barbarian migrations and their role in the creation of medieval Europe. more...

  • Frommer's Italy 2010by Danforth Prince

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009; US$ 24.99

    America’s #1 bestselling travel series. Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommer’s Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do.:; More annually updated guides than any other series; 16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guides; Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested... more...

  • Kaiser Julian 'Apostata' und die philosophische Reaktion gegen das Christentumby Christian Schäfer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 126.00

    During his short reign in the 4th century, Emperor Julian II, known as the Apostate, attempted to combat Christianity philosophically and to set up a pagan Neo-Platonic doctrine as a counter-programme. The volume presents a collection of papers on the general relationship between Platonism and Christianity, on Julian's character and his philosophical... more...

  • The Roman Empireby Christopher Kelly

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence,... more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edited and Abridged)by Edward Gibbon; Hans-Friedrich Mueller

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Edward Gibbon?s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century,... 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: Rome generated its own nemesis. Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors it called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling the Empire that had dominated their lives for so long.... more...