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Late Antiquity

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  • 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...

  • Plague and the End of Antiquityby Lester K. Little

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

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

  • The End of Dialogue in Antiquityby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 96.00

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

  • 428 ADby Giusto Traina; Averil Cameron

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    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...