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  • Europe's Barbarians AD 200-600by Edward James

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    'Barbarians' is the name the Romans gave to those who lived beyond the frontiers of the Roman Empire - the peoples they considered 'uncivilised'. Most of the written sources concerning the barbarians come from the Romans too, and as such, need to be treated with caution. Only archaeology allows us to see beyond Roman prejudices - and yet these records... more...

  • Contested Monarchyby Johannes Wienand

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 104.99

    Contested Monarchy offers a fresh survey of the role of the Roman monarch in a period of significant and enduring change. more...

  • Rome and her Empireby David Shotter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The name of Rome excites a picture of power and organisation, as do the widely-spread ruins that Roman civilization left behind. Yet Rome grew out of a collection of small villages and major developments such as the growth of Empire were unplanned and completely unprepared for.Influenced by a small number of self-interested aristocrats who lacked a... more...

  • AD69by Nic Fields

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.00

    With the death of Nero by his own shaky hand, the ill-sorted, ill-starred Iulio-Claudian dynasty came to an ignominious end, and Rome was up for the taking. This was 9 June, AD 68. The following year, commonly known as the 'Year of the Four Emperors', was probably one of Rome's worst. Nero's death threw up a critical question for the... more...

  • Marcus Agrippaby Lindsay Powell

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Marcus Agrippa personified the term 'right-hand man'. As Emperor Augustus' deputy, he waged wars, pacified provinces, beautified Rome, and played a crucial role in laying the foundations of the Pax Romana for the next two hundred years - but he served always in the knowledge he would never rule in his own name. Why he did so, and never... more...

  • Constructing Autocracyby Matthew B. Roller

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Rome's transition from a republican system of government to an imperial regime comprised more than a century of civil upheaval and rapid institutional change. Yet the establishment of a ruling dynasty, centered around a single leader, came as a cultural and political shock to Rome's aristocracy, who had shared power in the previous political order.... more...

  • The Ancient World: Ideas in Profileby Jerry Toner

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 9.31

    Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics This introduction to the ancient world, part of the Ideas in Profile series, covers all its different cultures, from the million people crammed into Rome to the Jews and Syrians who refused to be Romanised. Jerry Toner shows what can be learnt from new approaches to ancient history, from analysing... more...

  • Roman Imperial Frontier in the Westby Julie Nelson; Steven K. Drummond

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Imperial policy on the western frontier of the Roman Empire was the means by which the government controlled the frontier residents. This book takes a topical approach to this study of the frontier: subjects covered include the army, farming, commerce, manufacturing, religion and Romanization. more...

  • Neroby Jurgen Malitz

    Wiley 2005; US$ 34.95 US$ 30.29

    In this rigorously researched biography Jürgen Malitz invites readers to reconsider the reputation of the Roman Emperor Nero. Focuses on the growing tension between Nero’s artistic tendencies and his role as emperor. Steers readers through the diverse interpretations of Nero that have arisen through the ages. Allows... more...

  • The Romans in the Age of Augustusby Andrew Lintott

    Wiley 2009; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36

    Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this book offers a fascinating history of Rome and the Roman peoples during the rule of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Written in an easily accessible style, making it the ideal introduction to Augustan Rome for those with little previous knowledge Offers compelling insight into the workings of Roman... more...