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Late Antiquity

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

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 245.98

    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... more...

  • The End of Dialogue in Antiquityby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

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

  • Agrarian Change in Late Antiquityby Jairus Banaji

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 79.99 US$ 68.79

    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. more...

  • The Immortal Emperorby Donald M. Nicol

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    The first biography of the last Byzantine Emperor. more...

  • 428 ADby Giusto Traina; Averil Cameron

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95 US$ 14.36

    This is a sweeping tour of the Mediterranean world from the Atlantic to Persia during the last half-century of the Roman Empire. By focusing on a single year not overshadowed by an epochal event, 428 AD provides a truly fresh look at a civilization in the midst of enormous change--as Christianity takes hold in rural areas across the empire, as western... more...

  • 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...

  • Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introductionby Gillian Clark

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The time known as Late Antiquity (c.300-c.800) was a fascinatingly diverse and important period which saw the 'Fall of Rome' and the growth of Christianity and Islam. Gillian Clark explores its historical controversies, introducing the main characters and themes, and demonstrating the transition between the medieval and ancient. more...

  • Plague and the End of Antiquityby Lester K. Little

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    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...

  • Through the Eye of a Needleby Peter Brown

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 16.99 US$ 13.59

    Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman... more...