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Late Antiquity

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  • 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...

  • The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquityby Averil Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity , now covering the period 395-700 AD, provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Roman empire. Leading scholar Averil Cameron focuses on the changes and continuities in Mediterranean... more...

  • Studying Gender in Classical Antiquityby Lin Foxhall

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Up-to-date, theoretically informed historical survey of the practices and performance of gender in ancient Greece and Rome. more...

  • Aurelian and the Third Centuryby Alaric Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.95

    Aurelian and the Third Century provides a re-evaluation, in the light of recent scholarship, of the difficulties facing the Roman empire in the AD 260s and 270s, concentrating upon the reign of the Emperor Aurelian and his part in summoning them. With introduction examining the situation in the mid third century, the book is divided into two parts:... more...

  • From Constantine to Julian: Pagan and Byzantine Viewsby Samuel Lieu; Dominic Montserrat

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    From Constantine to Julian provides students with important source material, covering an age of major transition in Europe; an age which saw the establishment of Rome as a Christian Empire and a period of recidivism under Julian. Texts included are the anonymous Origo Constantini^; Eumenius, Panegyric of 310 ; Byzantine life of Constantine; Libanius,... more...

  • The Family in Late Antiquityby Geoffrey Nathan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The Family in Late Antiquity offers a challenging, well-argued and coherent study of the family in the late Roman world and the influence of the emerging Christian religion on its structure and value. Before the Roman Empire's political disintegration in the west, enormous political, religious and cultural changes took place in the period of late... more...

  • The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquityby Richard Kalmin

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity explores the social position of rabbis in Palestinian (Roman) and Babylonian (Persian) society from the period of the fall of the Temple to late antiquity. The author argues that ancient rabbinic sources depict comparable differences between Palestinian and Babylonian rabbinic relationships with non-Rabbis.... more...

  • Constantineby Samuel N. C. Lieu; Dominic Montserrat

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Constantine examines the reign of Constantine, the first Christian emperor and the founder of Constantinople. From a variety of angles: historical, historiographical and mythical. The volume examines the circumstances of Constantine's reign and the historical problems surrounding them, the varied accounts of Constantine's life and the plethora of... more...