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Late Antiquity

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  • Lost Gold of the Dark Agesby Caroline Alexander; Kevin Leahy

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 35.00

    In July 2009 an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast made an astonishing find: 1500 pieces of bejeweled gold and silver almost 1500 years old, buried, lost, then forgotten. The treasure trove promises to shed unprecedented light on the most mysterious period of British history?the so-called "Dark Ages"?when the Saxons, Anglos, Celts, Picts, Jutes, and... more...

  • Plague and the End of Antiquityby Lester K. Little

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Plague was a key factor in the waning of Antiquity and the beginning of the Middle Ages. more...

  • 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 Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars AD 226-363by Michael H. Dodgeon; Samuel N. C. Lieu

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    The crisis of the third century saw Rome not only embroiled in contests of succeeding short-lived Emperors, but assailed by an increasing variety of hostile peoples from outside its frontiers. Owing to the complex racial interplay of this period, the sources for its history have to be compiled from a wide variety of sources. The least adequate are... more...

  • The Byzantinesby Averil Cameron

    Wiley 2009; US$ 46.95

    Winner of the 2006 John D. Criticos Prize This book introduces the reader to the complex history, ethnicity, and identity of the Byzantines. This volume brings Byzantium – often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world – to the forefront of European history Deconstructs stereotypes surrounding Byzantium Beautifully... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A History of the Early Church to AD 500by John William Charles Wand

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95

    Dr Wand's classic treatment of the early church is concise, comprehensive and makes use of specialist treatises. The organisation of material and lucid style make accessible what is at times a complex subject. In addition, the book is full of vignettes of prominent personages and curious items of information. Interesting and informative, A History... more...