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Late Antiquity

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  • 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 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...

  • The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsusby Richard Wallace; Wynne Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    The world in which early Christianity developed consisted of a complex of distinct communities and cultural 'layers', which interacted with one another, sometimes co-operatively, and sometimes in confrontation. The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus explores this world through the life of the apostle Paul, examining the three fundamental cultural 'layers':... 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...

  • Food and Society in Classical Antiquityby Peter Garnsey

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    A general study of food in antiquity, broadly based and comprehensive. more...

  • Image and Idea in Fifth Century Greeceby E. D. Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • John Lydus and the Roman Pastby Michael Maas

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    John Lydus and the Roman Past offers a new interpretation of the emergence of Byzantine society as viewed through the eyes of John Lydus, a sixth-century scholar and civil servant. Maas show that control of classical inheritance was politically contested in the reign of Justinian. He demonstrates how the past could be used to convey legitimacy and... more...

  • Theodosiusby Gerard Friell; Stephen Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95

    Emperor Theodosius (379-95) was the last Roman emperor to rule a unified empire of East and West and his reign represents a turning point in the policies and fortunes of the Late Roman Empire. In this imperial biography, Stephen Williams and Gerry Friell bring together literary, archaeological and numismatic evidence concerning this Roman emperor,... more...

  • The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars AD 363-628by Geoffrey Greatrex; Samuel N. C. Lieu

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    Late Antiquity was an eventful period on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire, with the Romans and Persians engaged in almost constant conflict. This book provides translations of key texts on relations between the opposing sides. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europeby Michael Frassetto

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 95.00

    This text amasses the evidence for the defence and prosecution of a little-understood transition era in the history of Western civilization. Covering 1000 years of history, from the ancient period through to the Middle Ages, it examines the key figures, places, events and ideas of barbarian Europe. more...