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Late Antiquity

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  • Byzantium: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Sarris

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99

    From the fourth to the fifteenth century AD the Byzantine Empire flourished as a powerful economic, cultural, and military force, whose influence stretched from Spain to Egypt. Peter Sarris explores the fusion of Greek and Roman civilization at the heart of the Byzantine Empire, and charts its struggle for survival against external challenges. more...

  • Theory and practice in late antique archaeologyby L. Lavan; W. Bowden

    BRILL 2003; US$ 150.00

    An exploration of theoretical frameworks, methodology and field practice suited to the late antique Mediterranean. Broad themes such as long-term change, topography, the economy and social life are covered, but in terms of the issues and problems being tackled by scholars of late antiquity. more...

  • The Black Deathby Joseph P. Byrne

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2004; US$ 50.00

    Eight thematic chapters guide the reader through the medical perspective of the plague - medieval and modern - and the plague's impact on society, cities, individuals, and art of the time. An annotated timeline guides the reader through the key events and dates of this recurring disaster. more...

  • Merovingian Military Organization, 481-751by Bernard S. Bachrach

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 67.50

    In the area which is now France and was then Gaul, military institutions fundamentally influenced the successes and failures of the Merovingian dynasty, from 481 to 751. Professor Bachrach examines this period in detail, studying the forms of military org more...

  • A Companion to Late Antiquityby Philip Rousseau

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.95 US$ 48.49

    An accessible and authoritative overview capturing the vitality and diversity of scholarship that exists on the transformative time period known as late antiquity. Provides an essential overview of current scholarship on late antiquity – from between the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 and the end of Roman rule in the Mediterranean Comprises... more...

  • Barbar ? König ? Tyrannby Andreas Goltz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 169.12

    Theodoric the Great is one of the most fascinating characters among the rulers from the time of the migrations of the Germanic peoples. Like no other Germanic king, this East Goth polarised the world of his time and made an impression on posterity. Opinions on him range from glorifying him as the ideal ruler to condemning him as a tyrant... more...

  • Terry Jones' Barbariansby Alan Ereira; Terry Jones

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 14.09

    Terry Jones' Barbarians takes a completely fresh approach to Roman history. Not only does it offer us the chance to see the Romans from a non-Roman perspective, it also reveals that most of those written off by the Romans as uncivilized, savage and barbaric were in fact organized, motivated and intelligent groups of people, with no intentions of... more...

  • Constructing Communities in the Late Roman Countrysideby Cam Grey

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 29.00

    The first comprehensive treatment of the 'small politics' of rural communities in the Late Roman world. more...

  • Fourteen Byzantine Rulersby Michael Psellus; E. R. A. Sewter; E. R. A. Sewter

    Penguin Books Ltd 1979; US$ 21.14

    This chronicle of the Byzantine Empire, beginning in 1025, shows a profound understanding of the power politics that characterized the empire and led to its decline. more...

  • In The Shadow Of The Swordby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 15.99

    In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while the other was a dismembered, bleeding trunk. In their place, a new superpower had arisen: the empire of the Arabs. So profound was this upheaval that it spelled, in effect, the end of the ancient... more...