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Late Antiquity

  • 428 ADby Giusto Traina; Averil Cameron

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    This is a sweeping tour of the Mediterranean world from the Atlantic to Persia during the last half-century of the Roman Empire. By focusing on a single year not overshadowed by an epochal event, 428 AD provides a truly fresh look at a civilization in the midst of enormous change--as Christianity takes hold in rural areas across the empire, as western... more...

  • Agrarian Change in Late Antiquityby Jairus Banaji

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 60.00

    In a critique of Max Weber's influential ideas about the Mediterranean region in late antiquity, Jairus Banaji shows that the fourth to seventh centuries were in fact a period of major social and economic change, bound up with an expanding circulation of gold. - ;The economy of the late antique Mediterranean is still largely seen through the prism... more...

  • Agricola and Germanyby Tacitus

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian, was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. Agricola is the biography of his late father-in-law and an account of Roman Britain. Germania gives insight into Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans, and is the only surviving... 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...

  • Alpha - Gammaby Margarethe Billerbeck; Jan Felix Gaertner; Christian Zubler; Beatrice Wyss

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 280.00

    This encyclopaedia, compiled around 530 AD,is more or less the Byzantine Encyclopaedia Britannica of the ancient world. It lists some 3,600 names of places, mountains, lakes, rivers, waters and peoples, explaining their origins and derivations. The founding legends and wealth of cultural historical information contained in it make it a source text... more...

  • Archaeology, Economy and Societyby David A. Hinton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 53.95

    This book examines the contribution that archaeology can make to an understanding of the social, economic, religious and other developments that took place in England from the migrations of the 5th and 6th centuries to the Renaissance. more...

  • The Army in the Roman Revolutionby Arthur Keaveney

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 40.95

    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 control of the triumvirs. more...

  • The Art of Roman Britainby Martin Henig

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 133.95

    With the help of over 100 illustrations, many of them little known, Martin Henig shows that the art produced in Britannia rivals that of other provinces and deserves comparison with the art of metropolitan Rome. more...

  • Aurelian and the Third Centuryby Alaric Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.95

    A key re-evaluation, in the light of recent scholarship, of the difficulties facing the Roman empire in the AD 260s and 270s, concentrating upon the reign of the Emperor Aurelian and his part in summoning them. more...

  • Barbar ? König ? Tyrannby Andreas Goltz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    Theodoric the Great is one of the most fascinating characters among the rulers from the time of the migrations of the Germanic peoples. Like no other Germanic king, this East Goth polarised the world of his time and made an impression on posterity. Opinions on him range from glorifying him as the ideal ruler to condemning him as a tyrant and heretical... more...