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Late Antiquity

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  • 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$ 24.95

    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...

  • 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 source text... more...

  • Failure of Empireby Noel Lenski

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95

    Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (a.d. 364-78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople. This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat among history's great losers. By the time he was killed,... 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...

  • Tales of the Neighborhoodby Galit Hasan-Rokem

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 57.95

    In this lively and intellectually engaging book, Galit Hasan-Rokem shows that religion is shaped not only in the halls of theological disputation and institutions of divine study, but also in ordinary events of everyday life. Common aspects of human relations offer a major source for the symbols of religious texts and rituals of late antique Judaism... more...

  • Holy Bishops in Late Antiquityby Claudia Rapp

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Between 300 and 600, Christianity experienced a momentous change from persecuted cult to state religion. One of the consequences of this shift was the evolution of the role of the bishop?as the highest Church official in his city?from model Christian to model citizen. Claudia Rapp's exceptionally learned, innovative, and groundbreaking work traces... 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 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...

  • Constantineby Samuel N. C. Lieu; Dominic Montserrat

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Constantine examines the reign of Constantine, the first Christian emperor and the founder of Constantinople. From a variety of angles: historical, historiographical and mythical. The volume examines the circumstances of Constantine's reign and the historical problems surrounding them, the varied accounts of Constantine's life and the plethora of... more...