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Late Antiquity

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  • 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...

  • The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman Worldby Peter Schäfer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World examines Judaism in Palestine throughout the Hellenistic period, from Alexander the Great's conquest in 334BC to its capture by the Arabs in AD 636. Under the Greek, Roman and finally Christian supremacy which Hellenism brought, Judaism developed far beyond its biblical origins into a form which was... more...

  • From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdomsby Thomas F.X. Noble

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    This prestigious collection of essays by leading scholars provides a thorough reassessment of the medieval era which questions how, when and why the Middle Ages began, and how abruptly the shift from the Roman Empire to Barbarian Europe happened. Presenting the most current work including newly-available material such as translations of French... more...

  • Philosophy in Late Antiquityby Andrew Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 34.95

    Philosophy in Late Antiquity provides an essential new introduction to the key ideas of the Neoplatonists, which affected approaches to Plato as late as the nineteenth century. Andrew Smith shows how they influenced Christian thought and his approach not only allows us to appreciate these philosophical ideas in their own right, but it also gives... more...

  • Law and Empire in Late Antiquityby Jill Harries

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    The first systematic historical treatment in English of public law in the later Roman Empire. more...

  • Failure of Empireby Noel Lenski

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (a.d. 364-78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople. This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat among history's great losers. By the time he was killed,... more...

  • Tales of the Neighborhoodby Galit Hasan-Rokem

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 55.00 US$ 44.00

    In this lively and intellectually engaging book, Galit Hasan-Rokem shows that religion is shaped not only in the halls of theological disputation and institutions of divine study, but also in ordinary events of everyday life. Common aspects of human relations offer a major source for the symbols of religious texts and rituals of late antique Judaism... more...

  • Envoys and Political Communication in the Late Antique West, 411?533by Andrew Gillett

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    Analysis of diplomatic communication in the period of the 'fall of Rome'. more...

  • Holy Bishops in Late Antiquityby Claudia Rapp

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Between 300 and 600, Christianity experienced a momentous change from persecuted cult to state religion. One of the consequences of this shift was the evolution of the role of the bishop?as the highest Church official in his city?from model Christian to model citizen. Claudia Rapp's exceptionally learned, innovative, and groundbreaking work traces... more...

  • Greek and Roman historiography in late antiquityby G. Marasco

    BRILL 2003; US$ 285.00

    A comprehensive analysis of Greek and Latin historiography from Constantine to the end of the sixth century AD. It aims to examine the development of late antique historiography, stressing the relations between pagan and Christian historians, their polemics, and their often neglected agreements. more...