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Late Antiquity

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  • Fourteen Byzantine Rulersby Michael Psellus; E. R. A. Sewter; E. R. A. Sewter

    Penguin Books Ltd 1979; Not Available

    This chronicle of the Byzantine Empire, beginning in 1025, shows a profound understanding of the power politics that characterized the empire and led to its decline. more...

  • Theory and practice in late antique archaeologyby L. Lavan; W. Bowden

    BRILL 2003; US$ 150.00

    An exploration of theoretical frameworks, methodology and field practice suited to the late antique Mediterranean. Broad themes such as long-term change, topography, the economy and social life are covered, but in terms of the issues and problems being tackled by scholars of late antiquity. more...

  • Justinian's Fleaby William Rosen

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00

    The epic story of the collision between one of nature?s smallest organisms and history?s mightiest empire During the golden age of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian reigned over a territory that stretched from Italy to North Africa. It was the zenith of his achievements and the last of them. In 542 AD, the bubonic plague struck. In weeks, the... more...

  • Late Antiquityby Gillian Clark

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Late antiquity: decline or transformation, conflict or interaction?Late antiquity is the period (c.300 - c.800) in which barbarian invasions ended Roman Empire in Western Europe by the fifth century and Arab invasions ended Roman rule over the eastern and southern Mediterranean coasts by the seventh century. Asking 'what, where, and when' Gillian... more...

  • In The Shadow Of The Swordby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    Tom Holland, author of Rubicon and Persian Fire , gives a thrilling panoramic account of the rise of Islam more...

  • The Black Deathby Joseph P. Byrne

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2004; US$ 50.00

    Eight thematic chapters guide the reader through the medical perspective of the plague - medieval and modern - and the plague's impact on society, cities, individuals, and art of the time. An annotated timeline guides the reader through the key events and dates of this recurring disaster. more...

  • Merovingian Military Organization, 481-751by Bernard S. Bachrach

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 67.50

    In the area which is now France and was then Gaul, military institutions fundamentally influenced the successes and failures of the Merovingian dynasty, from 481 to 751. Professor Bachrach examines this period in detail, studying the forms of military org 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...

  • A Companion to Late Antiquityby Philip Rousseau

    Wiley 2012; US$ 225.95

    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...

  • The Inheritance of Romeby Chris Wickham

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 20.00

    A unique and enlightening look at Europe's so-called Dark Ages Defying the conventional Dark Ages view of European history between A.D. 400 and 1000, award-winning historian Chris Wickham presents The Inheritance of Rome , a work of remarkable scope and rigorous yet accessible scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of new material and featuring a... more...