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Late Antiquity

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  • Law and Empire in Late Antiquityby Jill Harries

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

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

  • The Memory of the Eyesby Georgia Frank

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    Pilgrims in the deserts of Egypt and the holy land during the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. often reported visiting holy people as part of their tours of holy places. This is the first comprehensive study of pilgrimage to these famous ascetics of late antique Christianity. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Procopius and the Sixth Centuryby Averil Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Originally published by Duckworth and the University of California Press, Procopius is now available for the first time in paperback. Professor Cameron emphasises the essential unity of Procopius' three works and, starting from the `minor' ones, demonstrates their intimate connection with the Wars . Procopius' writings are seen to comprise a subtle... 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...

  • 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 of... 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...