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Late Antiquity

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Byzantine Empressesby Lynda Garland

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Byzantine Empresses provides a series of biographical portraits of the most significant Byzantine women who ruled or shared the throne between 527 and 1204. more...

  • Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 560-1204by John Haldon

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 145.00

    This work examines the nature of Byzantine warfare and its relationship with society at large. more...

  • Constructing Identities in Late Antiquityby Richard Miles

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 135.00

    Examines the theme of identity: geographic, ethnic , religious, status and sex-based. Discussions of Roman texts and images show how constructions of identity and culture contributed to the creation of "late antiquity" as a historical concept. more...

  • Constantine and the Christian Empireby Charles Odahl

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on over a quarter of a century of the author's research and experience, this book, illustrated with ninety-two photographs and eight maps, is the standard work on the man and his life for scholars, students, and all those interested in Roman imperial, early Christian, and Byzantine imperial history. more...

  • The Romanization of Central Spainby Leonard A Curchin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    Curchin explores how, why and to what extent the peoples of Central Spain were intergrated into the Roman Empire during the period from the second century BC to the second century AD. more...