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Late Antiquity

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  • Tales of the Neighborhoodby Galit Hasan-Rokem

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Transfigurations of Hellenismby László Török

    BRILL 2005; US$ 249.00

    This richly illustrated book presents a history of Egyptian late antique?early Byzantine (Coptic) art in its international stylistic, social and intellectual context. more...

  • Agricola and Germanyby Tacitus

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian, was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. Agricola is the biography of his late father-in-law and an account of Roman Britain. Germania gives insight into Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans, and is the only surviving... more...

  • The Alamanni and Rome 213-496 (Caracalla to Clovis)by John F. Drinkwater

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 169.99

    A pioneering study of the Alamanni, one of the so-called barbarian tribes raiding the Roman Empire in the third century AD. John Drinkwater uses new archaeological and historical findings to trace their complex, and sometime surprising, relationship with the world of imperial Rome. - ;The Alamanni and Rome focuses upon the end of the Roman Empire.... more...

  • Archaeology, Economy and Societyby David A. Hinton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 53.95

    Many books have been written on particular aspects of medieval archaeology, or on particular parts of the period, but synthesis across the whole spectrum has not been attempted before. The aim of this book is to examine the contribution that archaeology can make to an understanding of the social, economic, religious and other developments that took... more...

  • The Army in the Roman Revolutionby Arthur Keaveney

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 40.95

    The Roman Revolution is one of the most momentous periods of change in history, in which an imperial but quasidemocratic power changed into an autocracy.  This book studies the way the Roman army changed in the last eighty years of the Republic, so that an army of imperial conquest became transformed into a set of rival personal armies under the control... more...

  • Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376?568by Guy Halsall

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    An examination of the barbarian migrations and their role in the creation of medieval Europe. more...

  • The Byzantinesby Averil Cameron

    Wiley 2009; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Christianization and Communication in Late Antiquityby Jaclyn L. Maxwell

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    Studies the role of ordinary people in the 'Christianization' of the Roman Empire. more...