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Late Antiquity

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  • 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 illustrated... more...

  • Religion, Dynasty, and Patronage in Early Christian Rome, 300?900by Kate Cooper; Julia Hillner

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    Discusses the transformation of Rome in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages. more...

  • War in Late Antiquityby A. D. Lee

    Wiley 2009; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • Magic and the Supernatural in Fourth Century Syriaby Silke Trzcionka

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    Magic and the Supernatural in Fourth Century Syria presents an in-depth investigation of a variety of ?magical? practices with a focused study in the late antique Syria and Palestine. Offering new research using both archaeological and literary sources, and blending Classical, Jewish, and Christian traditions from both regions, Silke Trzcionka... 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...

  • 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$ 35.00

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

  • The Fall of Romeby Bryan Ward-Perkins

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 13.99

    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...