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Late Antiquity

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  • Rome's Gothic Warsby Michael Kulikowski

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 21.00

    An introduction to the Roman Empire's relations with one of the most important barbarian groups of the ancient world. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

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

  • War in Late Antiquityby A. D. Lee

    Wiley 2009; US$ 125.00

    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 dimension... 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... 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$ 134.99

    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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • Greek Literature in Late Antiquityby Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 139.95

    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...