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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
Byzantium was dismissed by Gibbon, in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and his Victorian successors as a decadent, dark, oriental culture, given up to intrigue, forbidden pleasure and refined cruelty. This great empire, founded by Constantine as the seat of power in the East began to flourish in the fifth century AD, after the fall of Rome,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 8.23
Caesars Weg, auf dem er seinen Aufstieg betrieb, war nicht unbedingt neu; er folgte lange Zeit einem Kurs, der zwar den Standesgenossen mißfiel, aber keine unüberbrückbaren Gegensätze aufriß. Was jedoch bei Caesar neu war, war die Höhe seines Einsatzes. Schulden machte jeder für die Karriere, aber Caesar machte so hemmungslos Schulden, daß er am Rand... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 40.92
Edward Gibbon (1737?1794) war der größte Historiker seines Jahrhunderts. Seine zwischen 1776 und 1788 erschienene ?History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire? ist von Anfang an und bis in unsere Zeit als epochales Werk aufgenommen worden. Sie galt als triumphale Einlösung dessen, was das Zeitalter der Aufklärung unter Geschichtsschreibung... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95
Ancient sources preserve scant information about the conflict, but the Social War is widely recognised as having been immensely important in the unification of Roman Italy. In response to the conflicting accounts and contradictory interpretations of modern scholarship, this book provides a new, comprehensive reassessment of the events surrounding the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99
To say the Punic Wars (264-146 BC) were a turning point in world history is a vast understatement. This bloody and protracted conflict pitted two flourishing Mediterranean powers against one another, leaving one an unrivalled giant and the other a literal pile of ash. To later observers, a collision between these civilizations seemed inevitable and... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 18.99
We are accustomed to think of the late Republic as a period in which Rome enjoyed almost uninterrupted military success against foreign enemies. Yet at the start of the first century BC, Rome, outnumbered and out-generalled, faced a hostile army less than a week's march from the Capitol. It is probable that only a swift surrender prevented the... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 15.33
Der junge Kaiser Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (218?222), besser bekannt unter dem Namen Elagabal, war eine der schillerndsten Gestalten auf dem Thron der römischen Cäsaren. Die literarischen Quellen schildern die Regierung dieses Teenagerkaisers, der im Alter von 14 Jahren in Syrien zum Herrscher ausgerufen wurde, äußerst negativ. So bemühten die antiken... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
During the Principate (roughly 27 BCE to 235 CE), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and... more...