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Late Antiquity

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  • Eager for Gloryby Philip Lindsay Powell

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    “Drusus the Elder, illuminated at last in this the first biography of an important personality from the beginnings of Rome’s empire and for which Lindsay is to be congratulated.”Graham Sumner, co-author Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman SoldierNero Claudius Drusus Germanicus (Drusus the Elder) was one of the most extraordinary figures... more...

  • The End of Dialogue in Antiquityby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 80.00

    This book is a general and systematic study of the genre of dialogue in antiquity, investigating why dialogue matters. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 44.00

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

  • Failure of Empireby Noel Lenski

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99

    The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Rome generated its own nemesis. Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors it called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling the Empire that had dominated their lives for so long.... 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...

  • Framing the Early Middle Agesby Chris Wickham

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 64.99

    In the most ambitious and ground-breaking survey of the early middle ages ever written, Chris Wickham moves away from the fragmentary tendency to view the history of the period as a collection of regional histories, roughly corresponding to the land-areas of modern nation states. Instead he provides a comparative history of the years 400-800 systematically... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...