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Late Antiquity

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  • Barbar – König – Tyrannby Andreas Goltz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    Theoderich der Große (um 453–526) gehört zu den faszinierendsten Herrschergestalten der Völkerwanderungszeit. Wie kein anderer Germanenkönig beeindruckte und polarisierte der Ostgote seine Mit- und Nachwelt. Die Urteile schwanken zwischen Verklärung als idealer Herrscher und Verdammung als Tyrann und häretischer Verfolger. Die vorliegende Arbeit... more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edited and Abridged)by Edward Gibbon; Hans-Friedrich Mueller

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century,... more...

  • The Immortal Emperorby Donald M. Nicol

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00

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

  • 428 ADby Giusto Traina; Averil Cameron

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95 US$ 16.33

    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

    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

    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 2013; US$ 10.22

    c(Drusus the Elder) was regarded by the Romans as the first conqueror of Germania (The Netherlands and Germany) and a hero in the mold of Alexander the Great. Yet there has never been a full volume dedicated to his remarkable story, achievements and legacy. EAGER FOR GLORY brings this heroic figure back to life for a modern audience. Drusus was a... more...

  • Through the Eye of a Needleby Peter Brown

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    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...

  • The City in Late Antiquityby Dr John Rich; John Rich

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    The city was the nexus of the Roman Empire in its early centuries. The City in Late Antiquity charts the change undergone by cities as the Empire was weakened by the third-century crisis, and later disintegrated under external pressures. The old picture of the classical city as everywhere in decline by the fourth century is shown to be far too simple,... more...