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Late Antiquity

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  • The Fall of Romeby Bryan Ward-Perkins

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 19.99

    Why did Rome fall? Vicious barbarian invasions during the fifth century resulted in the cataclysmic end of the world's most powerful civilization, and a 'dark age' for its conquered peoples. Or did it? The dominant view of this period today is that the 'fall of Rome' was a largely peaceful transition to Germanic rule, and the start... more...

  • Greek Literature in Late Antiquityby Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95

    This volume makes use of a variety of interdisciplinary approaches in an attempt to provoke discussion on change (Dynamism), literary education (Didacticism), and reception studies (Classicism) in the history of late antique Greek literary culture. With contributions by both established scholars and young innovators in the field of late antique studies,... more...

  • Debate and Dialogueby Maijastina Kahlos

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    This book explores the construction of Christian identity in fourth and fifth centuries through inventing, fabricating and sharpening binary oppositions. Such oppositions, for example Christians - pagans; truth - falsehood; the one true god - the multitude of demons; the right religion - superstition, served to create and reinforce the Christian self-identity.... more...

  • Constantine and the Christian Empireby Charles Odahl

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 38.95

    Charles Odahl's comprehensive knowledge of the literary sources and his extensive research into the material remains of the period mean that this volume provides a more rounded and accurate portrait of Christian emperor than ever before. Extensively illustrated and fully documented, Constantine and the Christian Empire has been a landmark publication... more...

  • Philological and Historical Commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXVby J. den Boeft; J. W. Drijvers; D. den Hengst; H. C. Teitler

    BRILL 2005; US$ 149.00

    This is a commentary on Book XXV of the Res Gestae by the fourth century historian Ammianus Marcellinus. The commentary discusses philological, literary, linguistic and historical problems in the Latin text. more...

  • Judaism and Christianity in the Age of Constantineby Jacob Neusner

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    With the conversion of Constantine in 312, Christianity began a period of political and cultural dominance that it would enjoy until the twentieth century. Jacob Neusner contradicts the prevailing view that following Christianity's ascendancy, Judaism continued to evolve in isolation. He argues that because of the political need to defend its claims... 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...

  • 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...

  • Warfare and Society in the Barbarian West 450-900by Guy Halsall

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    Guy Halsall relates warfare to many aspects of medieval life, economy, society and politics.This book recovers its distinctiveness, looking at warfare in a rounded context in the British Isles and Western Europe between the end of the Roman Empire and the break-up of the Carolingian Empire. Examining the raising and organization of early medieval... 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...