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Late Antiquity

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 1979; US$ 23.98

    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...

  • Byzantiumby Peter Sarris

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    After surviving the fifth century fall of the Western European Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire flourished as one of the most powerful economic, cultural, and military forces in Europe for a thousand years.In this Very Short Introduction Peter Sarris introduces the reader to the unique fusion of Roman political culture, Greek intellectual tradition... 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...

  • Justinian's Fleaby William Rosen

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    The epic story of the collision between one of nature?s smallest organisms and history?s mightiest empire During the golden age of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian reigned over a territory that stretched from Italy to North Africa. It was the zenith of his achievements and the last of them. In 542 AD, the bubonic plague struck. In weeks, the... 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$ 53.95

    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$ 210.00

    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...

  • The Inheritance of Romeby Chris Wickham

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 20.00

    A unique and enlightening look at Europe's so-called Dark Ages Defying the conventional Dark Ages view of European history between A.D. 400 and 1000, award-winning historian Chris Wickham presents The Inheritance of Rome , a work of remarkable scope and rigorous yet accessible scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of new material and featuring a... more...

  • Justinian's Fleaby William Rosen

    Random House 2010; US$ 23.98

    In the middle of the sixth century, the world's smallest organism collided with the world's mightiest empire. With the death of twenty-five million people, the Roman Empire, under her last great emperor, Justinian, was decimated. Before Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that carries bubonic plague, was finished, both the Roman and Persian empires were... more...