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Late Antiquity

  • Byzantium: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Sarris

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    From the fourth to the fifteenth century AD the Byzantine Empire flourished as a powerful economic, cultural, and military force, whose influence stretched from Spain to Egypt. Peter Sarris explores the fusion of Greek and Roman civilization at the heart of the Byzantine Empire, and charts its struggle for survival against external challenges. more...

  • The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquityby Averil Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity , now covering the period 395-700 AD, provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Roman empire. Leading scholar Averil Cameron focuses on the changes and continuities in Mediterranean... more...

  • Through the Eye of a Needleby Peter Brown

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 16.99 US$ 13.59

    Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman... more...

  • Studying Gender in Classical Antiquityby Lin Foxhall

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Up-to-date, theoretically informed historical survey of the practices and performance of gender in ancient Greece and Rome. more...

  • Holy Bishops in Late Antiquityby Claudia Rapp

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Between 300 and 600, Christianity experienced a momentous change from persecuted cult to state religion. One of the consequences of this shift was the evolution of the role of the bishop?as the highest Church official in his city?from model Christian to model citizen. Claudia Rapp's exceptionally learned, innovative, and groundbreaking work traces... more...

  • The Historians of Late Antiquityby David Rohrbacher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The fourth and fifth centuries AD were an era of religious conflict, political change and military conflict. The responses of contemporary historians to these turbulent times reflect their diverse backgrounds - Christian and pagan, writing in both Greek and Latin, documenting church and state. This volume is the first to offer an accessible survey... more...

  • In The Shadow Of The Swordby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 15.99

    In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while the other was a dismembered, bleeding trunk. In their place, a new superpower had arisen: the empire of the Arabs. So profound was this upheaval that it spelled, in effect, the end of the ancient... more...

  • A Companion to Late Antiquityby Philip Rousseau

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.95 US$ 48.49

    An accessible and authoritative overview capturing the vitality and diversity of scholarship that exists on the transformative time period known as late antiquity. Provides an essential overview of current scholarship on late antiquity – from between the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 and the end of Roman rule in the Mediterranean Comprises... more...

  • Lost Gold of the Dark Agesby Caroline Alexander; Kevin Leahy

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 35.00

    In July 2009 an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast made an astonishing find: 1500 pieces of bejeweled gold and silver almost 1500 years old, buried, lost, then forgotten. The treasure trove promises to shed unprecedented light on the most mysterious period of British history?the so-called "Dark Ages"?when the Saxons, Anglos, Celts, Picts, Jutes, and... more...

  • Constructing Communities in the Late Roman Countrysideby Cam Grey

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    The first comprehensive treatment of the 'small politics' of rural communities in the Late Roman world. more...