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Late Antiquity

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  • John Lydus and the Roman Pastby Michael Maas

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    John Lydus and the Roman Past offers a new interpretation of the emergence of Byzantine society as viewed through the eyes of John Lydus, a sixth-century scholar and civil servant. Maas show that control of classical inheritance was politically contested in the reign of Justinian. He demonstrates how the past could be used to convey legitimacy and... 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...

  • The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsusby Richard Wallace; Wynne Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    The world in which early Christianity developed consisted of a complex of distinct communities and cultural 'layers', which interacted with one another, sometimes co-operatively, and sometimes in confrontation. The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus explores this world through the life of the apostle Paul, examining the three fundamental cultural 'layers':... more...

  • Theodosiusby Gerard Friell; Stephen Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95

    Emperor Theodosius (379-95) was the last Roman emperor to rule a unified empire of East and West and his reign represents a turning point in the policies and fortunes of the Late Roman Empire. In this imperial biography, Stephen Williams and Gerry Friell bring together literary, archaeological and numismatic evidence concerning this Roman emperor,... 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...

  • Catastropheby David Keys

    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...

  • Wandering, Begging Monksby Daniel Caner

    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. more...

  • Humour, History and Politics in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Agesby Guy Halsall

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    Essays on the use of humour by late antique and early medieval writers. more...

  • A History of Byzantiumby Timothy E. Gregory

    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...

  • The Making of the Slavsby Florin Curta

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 49.00

    An alternative approach to Slavic ethnicity in south-eastern Europe c. 500?c. 700. more...