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Empire, 27 B.C. - 476 A.D.

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  • Julian's Godsby Rowland B. E. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Julian's brief reign (360-363 AD) had a profound impact on his contemporaries, as he worked fervently for a pagan restoration in the Roman Empire, which was rapidly becoming Christian. Julian's Gods focuses on the cultural mentality of `the last pagan Emperor' by examining a wide variety of his own writings. The surviving speeches and treatises,... more...

  • Augustusby Patricia Southern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The first Emperor of Rome holds a perennial fascination for anyone with an interest in the Romans and their Empire. Augustus was a truly remarkable man who brought peace after many years of civil wars and laid the foundations of an Empire that lasted for nearly five centuries. Even today the Roman world still underpins modern society. This revised... more...

  • Eagles in the Dustby Adrian Coombs-Hoar

    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...

  • Aspects of Roman History 31 BC-AD 117by Richard Alston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This new edition of Aspects of Roman History 31 BC- AD 117 provides an easily accessible guide to the history of the early Roman Empire. Taking the reader through the major political events of the crucial first 150 years of Roman imperial history, from the Empire?s foundation under Augustus to the height of its power under Trajan, the book examines... more...

  • The Roman Empire Dividedby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.99

    In 400 the mighty Roman Empire was almost as large as it had ever been; within three centuries, advances by Germanic peoples in western Europe, Slavs in eastern Europe and Arabs around the eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean had brought about the loss of most of its territory. Ranging from Britain to Mesopotamia, this book explores the... more...

  • Constantineby Timothy Barnes

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.00

    Drawing on recent scholarly advances and new evidence, Timothy Barnes offers a fresh and exciting study of Constantine and his life. First study of Constantine to make use of Kevin Wilkinson's re-dating of the poet Palladas to the reign of Constantine, disproving the predominant scholarly belief that Constantine remained tolerant in matters of religion... more...

  • In portum navigareby Christina Wawrzinek

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Old harbors are fascinating places. In Portum Navigare offers the first collection and critical evaluation of previously scattered research on this topic. A comprehensive catalogue, maps, and source collections provide an overview of specific evidence about Roman harbors, thus furnishing a basis for future research on Roman inland navigation.... 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... more...

  • Constructing Autocracyby Matthew B. Roller

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 29.95

    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...