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

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  • Augustusby Anthony Everitt

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00

    He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. As Rome?s first emperor, Augustus transformed the unruly Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations, for all of Western history to follow. Yet, despite Augustus?s accomplishments, very few... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Romans in the Age of Augustusby Andrew Lintott

    Wiley 2009; US$ 101.95

    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...

  • From the Tetrarchs to the Theodosiansby Scott McGill; Cristiana Sogno; Edward Watts

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 86.00

    Integrated collection of essays examining the politics, social networks, law, history and historiography, and literature of the later Roman world. more...

  • Caesars' Wivesby Annelise Freisenbruch

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 16.00

    In scandals and power struggles obscured by time and legend, the wives, mistresses, mothers, sisters, and daughters of the Caesars have been popularly characterized as heartless murderers, shameless adulteresses, and conniving politicians in the high dramas of the Roman court. Yet little has been known about who they really were and their true roles... more...

  • Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman Worldby Ralph W. Mathisen; Danuta Shanzer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 144.95

    One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world between the fourth and seventh centuries C.E. was the integration of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious, and political milieu of the Mediterranean world. Nowhere in the Roman world could the impact of the barbarians be escaped. The sixth biennial Shifting Frontiers in... more...