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  • The Rise and Fall of Classical Greeceby Josiah Ober

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class... more...

  • Fighting Emperors of Byzantiumby John Carr

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50

    The Eastern Roman or 'Byzantine' Empire had to fight for survival throughout its long history so military ability was a prime requisite for a successful Emperor. John Carr concentrates on the personal and military histories of the more capable war fighters to occupy the imperial throne at Constantinople. They include men like it's founder... more...

  • Athens Transformed, 404?262 BCby Phillip Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    During the heady, democratic days of the fifth and fourth centuries, the poorer members of Athenian society, the lower two classes of zeugitai and thetes, enjoyed an unprecedented dominance in both domestic and foreign politics. At home, the participatory nature of the constitution required their presence not only in the lawcourts and assembly,... more...

  • The Madness of Alexander the Greatby Richard A. Gabriel

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    Over the years, some 20,000 books and articles have been written about Alexander the Great, the vast majority hailing him as possibly the greatest general that ever lived. Richard A. Gabriel, however, argues that, while Alexander was clearly a succesful soldier-adventurer, the evidence of real greatness is simply not there. 
The author presents... more...

  • Die Athener und ihre Gräber (1000-300 v. Chr.)by Elena Walter-Karydi

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The numerous extant grave monuments from Attica are important for our understanding of the beliefs that the Athenians held about death. The author analyses grave types, imagery, and inscriptions from the Geometric through the Classical period and compares these to later Christian traditions. more...

  • British Campaigns in the South Atlantic 1805-1807by J. D. Grainger

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    Between 1805 and 1807 the British mounted several expeditions into the South Atlantic aimed at weakening Napoleon's Spanish and Dutch allies. The targets were the Dutch colony on South Africa's Cape of Good Hope, which potentially threatened British shipping routes to India, and the Spanish colonies in the Rio de la Plata basin (now parts of... more...

  • Das Altertumby Karen Piepenbrink; Michael Erbe

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; US$ 18.50

    Dieser Band behandelt die "klassische" Antike, d.h. die griechische und römische Geschichte von der mykenischen Zeit Griechenlands bis zum Untergang des weströmischen Reiches 476. Im Vordergrund stehen die Grundzüge der politischen und der Verfassungsgeschichte, die in enger Verzahnung mit der gesellschaftlichen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen... more...

  • Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortésby Justin D. Lyons

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This biographical pairing of Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortés reflects both upon the character and the leadership abilities of the two famous conquerors. The book joins historical narrative with source analysis and consideration of moral themes revealing underappreciated aspects of their leadership. more...

  • From Rome to Byzantiumby Michael Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Byzantium was dismissed by Gibbon, in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and his Victorian successors as a decadent, dark, oriental culture, given up to intrigue, forbidden pleasure and refined cruelty. This great empire, founded by Constantine as the seat of power in the East began to flourish in the fifth century AD, after the fall of Rome,... more...

  • Philipp II. von Makedonienby

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2015; US$ 66.62

    Philipp II. von Makedonien steht als Vater Alexanders des Großen meist im Schatten seines berühmten Sohnes. Er war aber nicht nur Wegbereiter und Vorläufer, sondern selbst ein bedeutender Akteur auf der politischen Bühne seiner Zeit. Im 4. Jh. v.Chr. führte Philipp II. sein Königreich von einer Randexistenz zur politisch-militärischen Hegemonie über... more...