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  • Byzantiumby John F Haldon

    The History Press 2005; US$ 18.94

    John Haldon's beautifully illustrated book tracks the checkered history of an oriental enigma, a 'lost empire' which stood for 1,000 years against the might of Islam. He retells the story of the cycle of conquest and re-conquest of its lands by Goths, Arabs, Slavs, and Crusaders, and finally its complete destruction by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. more...

  • Theodora von Byzanzby Thomas Pratsch

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 14.68

    Theodora war die Tochter eines Bärendompteurs am Zirkus in Konstantinopel und wurde Dank ihrer Schönheit und Klugheit die Mätresse einflussreicher Männer des byzantinischen Hofes. Bald verliebte sich Kaiser Justinian, der mächtigste Mann zwischen Gibraltar und Persien, in sie, heiratete sie - nachdem er zuvor entsprechende Gesetze geändert hatte -... more...

  • Einführung in die byzantinische Geschichteby Ralph-Johannes Lilie

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2007; US$ 17.43

    Das Byzantinische Reich war einer der wichtigsten Staaten des Mittelalters und hat die europäische Geschichte bis in die Neuzeit hinein maßgeblich beeinflusst. Dennoch ist die Geschichte dieses Reiches im östlichen Mittelmeerraum bis heute nur wenigen Spezialisten vertraut. In diesem Buch werden die verschiedenen Aspekte von Byzanz näher beleuchtet.... more...

  • Alexander der Grosseby Hans-Joachim Gehrke

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 7.33

    Der antike Historiker Diodor rühmt überschwenglich Alexanders große Taten. Dank seiner Klugheit und Tapferkeit überträfe er an Größe die Leistungen aller anderen Könige, von denen man wisse. In nur zwölf Jahren habe er nicht wenig von Europa und fast ganz Asien unterworfen und damit zu Recht weithin reichenden Ruhm erworben, der ihn den alten Heroen... more...

  • Explore Ancient Greece!by Carmella Van Vleet; Alex Kim

    Nomad Press 2008; US$ 9.95

    Investigate the fascinating civilization of ancient Greece through 25 hands-on projects and activities for young readers ages 6-9. Kids learn about ancient Greek homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, arts and entertainment, gods, and more. Activities range from fashioning a model oil lamp from clay to building a courtyard column and constructing... more...

  • The Franks in the Aegeanby Peter Lock

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    Despite the enormous literature on the crusades, the Frankish states in the Aegean (set up in the wake of the Fourth Crusade in 1204) have been seriously neglected by modern historians. Yet their history is both compelling in itself - these were the last crusader states to be set up in the eastern Mediterranean and among the last to fall to the Turks... more...

  • Melothesia in Babyloniaby Markham Judah Geller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00

    This book examines the Babylonian background of melothesia, the science of charting zodiac influences on the human body, which transformed older divination by connecting astrology with medical techniques.  Special attention is given to a text from late-5th-century Uruk, which is argued to be an important representative of this new approach... more...

  • The Struggle for Identityby Nicolas Wiater; Thomas A. Schmitz

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 49.98

    <P>In the first century BCE, Greek intellectuals had to come to terms with the stability of Roman power. Many of them were active in Rome, which became the cultural centre of the Greek world; others were connected with Roman patrons. Their work became important for the emergence of Greek identity in the Roman Empire. </P> <P>Bringing... more...

  • Gli epiteti ufficiali dei re ellenisticiby Federicomaria Muccioli

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 77.10

    <P>L'autore esamina uno degli aspetti più importanti (e spesso trascurati) dell'età ellenistica: gli epiteti ufficiali dei sovrani e dei loro familiari (con attenzione anche alla titolatura regia nel suo complesso, agli epiteti non ufficiali e ai soprannomi), nel contesto più generale dei cambiamenti politici e religiosi in quell'epoca. Il&nbsp;e-book... more...

  • The Pan Principleby Fiona Pitt-Kethley

    Arcadia Books Limited 2014; US$ 4.36

    The Pan Principle is the story of a woman's travels in search of a variety of sites sacret to god Pan in Greece. Pan, half-goat, half-man, is the only god who is said by the ancients to have died. The mystery of his supposed death is discussed as the various shrines and areas connected to him are examined. His earliest territory was the little-visited... more...