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Late Antiquity

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  • The Byzantinesby Averil Cameron

    Wiley 2009; US$ 48.95

    Winner of the 2006 John D. Criticos Prize "Averil Cameron’s The Byzantines marks a welcome departure from most previous attempts to portray and characterize Byzantine civilization. The book focuses squarely on the people of the Byzantine Empire, their views of themselves and their culture, and how these changed over time. The result is... more...

  • Rome in the Pyreneesby Simon Esmonde Cleary

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Written by an acknowledged authority on this period and region, this is the first full-length book published in English on a Roman-Gallic town. Drawing from the extensive excavation that he has carried out on the site for many years, Simon Esmonde-Cleary presents this historical and archaeological survey of the important Roman and medieval site... more...

  • Hellenism in Byzantiumby Anthony Kaldellis

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 56.00

    This text examines what it meant to be 'Greek' in late antiquity and Byzantium. more...

  • Alpha - Gammaby Margarethe Billerbeck; Jan Felix Gaertner; Beatrice Wyss; Christian Zubler

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 280.00

    This encyclopaedia, compiled around 530 AD,is more or less the Byzantine Encyclopaedia Britannica of the ancient world. It lists some 3,600 names of places, mountains, lakes, rivers, waters and peoples, explaining their origins and derivations. The founding legends and wealth of cultural historical information contained in it make it a... more...

  • Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376?568by Guy Halsall

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    An examination of the barbarian migrations and their role in the creation of medieval Europe. more...

  • The End of Dialogue in Antiquityby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 96.00

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

  • Jewish Slavery in Antiquityby Catherine Hezser

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 134.99

    This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish attitudes towards slavery in Hellenistic and Roman times. Against the traditional opinion that after the Babylonian Exile Jews refrained from employing slaves, Catherine Hezser shows that slavery remained a significant phenomenon of ancient Jewish everyday life and generated a discourse which... 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...

  • Agrarian Change in Late Antiquityby Jairus Banaji

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 60.00

    In a critique of Max Weber's influential ideas about the Mediterranean region in late antiquity, Jairus Banaji shows that the fourth to seventh centuries were in fact a period of major social and economic change, bound up with an expanding circulation of gold. - ;The economy of the late antique Mediterranean is still largely seen through the prism... more...

  • Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquityby Jas Elsner; Ian Rutherford

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 184.99

    The essays in this volume examine the range of pilgrimage practices in Graeco-Roman antiquity and the early Church. From healing to oracles, from collective civic delegations to individual pilgrims seeking salvation, from localized sacred topographies to empire-wide travel, this book shows the importance of pilgrimage in pagan antiquity and its ancestry... more...