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- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
Examining the numerous primary sources, including inscriptions, religions, histories, literary references, legal codes, and archaeological reports, Linda Jones Hall presents a composite history of late antique Berytus - from its founding as a Roman colony in the time of Augustus, to its development into a center of legal study under Justinian. The... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
The spectacular ruins of such places as Palmyra and Petra bear witness to the wealth and power which could be derived from the silks, spices and incense of the east. Such goods were highly prized in the Roman Empire, and merchants were ready to face the perils of deserts, oceans, warfare and piracy to meet the demand for their wares. But exactly ... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 25.00
It was a catastrophe without precedent in recorded history: for months on end, starting in A.D. 535, a strange, dusky haze robbed much of the earth of normal sunlight. Crops failed in Asia and the Middle East as global weather patterns radically altered. Bubonic plague, exploding out of Africa, wiped out entire populations in Europe. Flood and drought... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00
A collection of essays on the use of humour by late antique and early medieval writers. more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
An apostolic lifestyle characterized by total material renunciation, homelessness, and begging was practiced by monks throughout the Roman Empire in the fourth and fifth centuries. Such monks often served as spiritual advisors to urban aristocrats whose patronage gave them considerable authority and independence from episcopal control. This book is... more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 82.95
A concise narrative of Byzantine history from the time of Constantine the Great (AD 306) to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The book views Byzantium as a vital society, important in its own right, but that also served as a bridge between East and West and ancient and modern society. more...