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

  • Travel and Geography in the Roman Empireby Colin Adams; Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The remains of Roman roads are a powerful reminder of the travel and communications system that was needed to rule a vast and diverse empire. Yet few people have questioned just how the Romans - both military and civilians - travelled, or examined their geographical understanding in an era which offered a greatly increased potential for moving around,... more...

  • Aspects of Roman History 31BC-AD117by Richard Alston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Die Herrschaft des Carus, Carinus und Numerianus als Vorläufer der Tetrarchieby Klaus Altmayer

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 84.67

    <P>Am 20. November 284 wurde Diokletian vor den Toren der Stadt Nicomedia zum Kaiser ausgerufen. Dieses Ereignis gilt als die große Zäsur in der Geschichte der römischen Kaiserzeit und als Beginn der Spätantike, da die diokletianischen Reformen das römische Reich grundlegend veränderten. Die nur kurze Zeit regierende Dynastie des Carus (282?283)... more...

  • Julian: An Intellectual Biographyby Polymnia Athanassiadi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Julian: An Intellectual Biography , first published in 1981, presents a penetrating and scholarly analysis of Julian?s intellectual development against the background of philosophy and religion in the late Roman Empire. Professor Polymnia Athanassiadi tells the story of Julian?s transformation from a reclusive and scholarly adolescent into a capable... more...

  • Constantine the Greatby G. P. Baker

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 17.99

    Revered historian Baker, the author of books on Augustus, Tiberius, and Hannibal, tells the story of Constantine, the first Christian ruler of the Roman empire. more...

  • Alles Mythos! 20 populäre Irrtümer über die Wikingerby Claudia Banck

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 14.44

    Sie waren groß, blond und blauäugig und ihre Frauen hatten nichts zu sagen. Die ?Terroristen? des Mittelalters tauchten mit ihren Schiffen aus dem Nichts auf und versetzten Europa in Angst und Schrecken. Bis an die Zähne bewaffnet eroberten die Horden aus dem Norden ganze Landstriche und erschlugen alles, was sich bewegte. Doch waren die Wikinger wirklich... more...

  • Constantineby Timothy Barnes

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.00

    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...

  • Die Stadt als Museum?by Ralf Behrwald

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 98.00

    Die Stadt Rom und ihre Monumente waren in der Spätantike für Kaiser, Senatorenstand und christliche Autoren Bezugspunkt der Selbstdarstellung und Fixpunkt des eigenen Geschichtsbildes. Doch waren sie es für diese Protagonisten nicht in gleicher Weise. Verschiedene Geschichtsbilder bestimmten nicht nur die Auswahl der Monumente, denen das jeweilige... more...

  • Trajanby Julian Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    Did Trajan really deserve his reputation as the embodiment of all imperial virtues? Why did Dante, writing in the Middle Ages, place him in the sixth sphere of Heaven among the Just and Temperate rulers? In this, the only biography of Trajan available in English, Julian Bennett rigorously tests the substance of this glorious reputation. Surprisingly,... more...

  • Riding for the Powerfulby Oliver Berck

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 20.87

    Towards the end of the fourth century they emerge in the entourage of Roman officers, civil servants, and private persons??buccellarii. Historians consider these personal guardsmen to be one of the factors contributing to the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire. Oliver Berck examines this view, concluding that it was not the concentration of... more...