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  • On the Spartacus Road: A Spectacular Journey through Ancient Italyby Peter Stothard

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    In this inspiring and original book, former editor of The Times, Sir Peter Stothard, re-traces the journey taken by Spartacus and his army of rebels. more...

  • God's Goldby Sean Kingsley

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In 70 AD, the Roman emperor Vespasian and his son Titus plundered the great Temple of Jerusalem, claiming for themselves a priceless hoard. The golden candelabrum, silver trumpets, the bejeweled Table of the Divine Presence?the central icons of the Jewish faith?were cast adrift in Mediterranean lands and exposed to centuries of turbulent history and... more...

  • Passages From Antiquity to Feudalismby Perry Anderson

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    The rise of the modern absolutist monarchies in Europe constitutes in many ways the birth of the modern historical epoch. Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism , the companion volume to Perry Anderson?s Lineages of the Absolutist State , is a sustained exercise in historical sociology to root the development of absolutism in the diverse routes taken... more...

  • Citizens to Lordsby Ellen Meiksins Wood

    Verso Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    In this groundbreaking work, Ellen Meiksins Wood lays out her innovative approach to the history of political theory and traces the development of the Western tradition from classical antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Her ?social history? is a significant departure from other contextual interpretations. Treating canonical thinkers as passionately... more...

  • Adespota Papyracea Hexametra Graecaby Marco Perale

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This volume contains editions of a collection of the anonymous hexametrical texts on papyri in the form of a bibliographical catalog, many of which were published in summary form more than a century ago and are no longer available. Also including translations and a short commentary, the book sheds new light on unattributed compositions from Hellenistic,... more...

  • Monumental Polovtsian Statues in Eastern Europeby Aneta Golebiowska-Tobiasz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    The book presents a case study of analysis and conservation of the collection of Cuman sculpture of the Veliko-Anadol Forest Museum. The author provides an insight into the phenomenon of anthropomorphic sculptures, pertaining to the recent wave of Turkic nomads, from the perspective of archaeology and culture heritage conservation. more...

  • Nachbarschaft und Dorfgemeinschaft im archaischen und klassischen Griechenlandby Winfried Schmitz

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 98.00

    Oikos und Polis stellen einen zentralen Gegenstand der althistorischen Forschung dar. Eine Vielzahl von Arbeiten hat sich mit der Entstehung der Polis als politischem Verband auseinandergesetzt und dabei den Weg vom Oikos als dominierender sozialer Einheit in archaischer Zeit zur Polis, dem übergeordneten politischen Verband, nachgezeichnet. Ebenso... more...

  • Krieg, Handel und Piraterieby Hans-Ulrich Wiemer

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 105.00

    Das hellenistische Rhodos gilt in der modernen Forschung ganz überwiegend als ein Staat, der aufgrund seiner "merkantilen Interessenstruktur" eine außenpolitische Grundlinie verfolgt habe, die durch Bekämpfung der Piraterie, Minimierung militärischer Gewaltanwendung, Neutralität und das Eintreten für ein "Gleichgewicht der Mächte" gekennzeichnet gewesen... more...

  • The Amorium Mint and the Coin Findsby Constantina Katsari; Christopher S. Lightfoot; Adil Özme

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    This volume is devoted to the numismatic evidence from the ancient and mediaeval city of Amorium in central Anatolia (Turkey). Section 1 discusses the city mint of Amorium, illustrated by a chronological and typological catalogue of known specimens. Sections 2 and 3 are a catalogue of some 730 coins that have been found at the site between 1987 and... more...

  • Die römische Nobilität im Ersten Punischen Kriegby Bruno Bleckmann

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 98.00

    Die aristokratische Führungsschicht Roms, ihr politisches und soziales Verhalten stehen im Zentrum der Forschungen zur römischen Republik und deren Übergang zur Monarchie. Bruno Bleckmann untersucht in seinem Buch aristokratisches Verhalten in der Zeit des Ersten Punischen Krieges. Die Begrenzung des Untersuchungszeitraums gerade auf diesen langjährigen... more...