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Late Antiquity

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  • 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 213-496by John F. Drinkwater

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19

    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. more...

  • Jewish Slavery in Antiquityby Catherine Hezser

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 164.99 US$ 141.89

    This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish attitudes towards slavery in Hellenistic and Roman times. Against the traditional opinion that after the Babylonian Exile Jews refrained from employing slaves, Catherine Hezser shows that slavery remained a significant phenomenon of ancient Jewish everyday life and generated a discourse which... more...

  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    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 US$ 7.73

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...