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Late Antiquity

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  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    A leading authority on the late Roman Empire, Peter Heather reveals how how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek... more...

  • Constantine and the Christian Empireby Charles Odahl

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This biographical narrative is a detailed portrayal of the life and career of the first Christian emperor Constantine the Great (273 ? 337). Combining vivid narrative and historical analysis, Charles Odahl relates the rise of Constantine amid the crises of the late Roman world, his dramatic conversion to and public patronage of Christianity, and his... more...

  • Agricola and Germanyby Tacitus; Anthony Birley

    OUP Oxford 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 specimen from... more...

  • War in Late Antiquityby A. D. Lee

    Wiley 2009; US$ 133.00 US$ 115.27

    The first book to focus on the social impact of warfare and the Roman army in Late Antiquity. Explores the implications of war and the army in a broad range of areas encompassing politics, the economy, and social life Pays particular attention to the experience of war from the perspective of non-combatants Investigates the religious... more...

  • The Byzantinesby Averil Cameron

    Wiley 2009; US$ 33.95 US$ 29.42

    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...

  • Constructing Identities in Late Antiquityby Richard Miles

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The essays in Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity concern themselves with the theme of identity, an increasingly popular topic in Classical studies. Through detailed discussions of particular Roman texts and images, the contributors show not only how these texts were used to create and organise particular visions of late antique society and... more...

  • Byzantine Empressesby Lynda Garland

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Byzantine Empresses provides a series of biographical portraits of the most significant Byzantine women who ruled or shared the throne between 527 and 1204. It presents and analyses the available historical data in order to outline what these empresses did, what the sources thought they did, and what they wanted to do. more...

  • Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 560-1204by John Haldon

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    Warfare, State and Society in the Byznatine World is the first comprehensive study of the warfare and the Byzantine World from the sixth to the twelfth century. The book examines Byzantine attitudes to warfare, the effects of war on society and culture, and the relations between the soldiers, their leaders and society. The communications, logistics,... more...

  • Rome's Eastern Tradeby Gary K Young

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Gary K. Young's study offers unprecedented coverage of the major trading regions of Egypt, Arabia, Palmyra, and Syria, with detailed analysis of the routes used and of the roles of all the participants. He looks closely at the influence of the commerce in eastern goods both on the policy of the Roman imperial government, and upon local communities... more...

  • The Romanization of Central Spainby Leonard A Curchin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Curchin explores how, why and to what extent the peoples of Central Spain were integrated into the Roman Empire during the period from the second century BC to the second century AD. He approaches the question from a variety of angles, including the social, economic, religious and material experiences of the inhabitants as they adjusted to change,... more...