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  • Roman Archaeology for Historiansby Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    Roman Archaeology for Historians provides students of Roman history with a guide to the contribution of archaeology to the study of their subject. It discusses the issues with the use of material and textual evidence to explain the Roman past, and the importance of viewing this evidence in context. It also surveys the different approaches to the... more...

  • Readings in Late Antiquityby Michael Maas

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Late Antiquity (ca. 250-650) witnessed the transition from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. Christianity displaced polytheism over a wide area, offering new definitions of identity and community. The Roman Empire collapsed in Western Europe to be replaced by new "Germanic" kingdoms. In the East,... more...

  • Leisure and Ancient Romeby J. P. Toner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    In this book Toner offers a new way of looking at Roman society at all levels, not just among the elite, by examining the imperial games and the baths as well as gambling, the taverns, theatre and carnivals. more...

  • The Roman Worldby JOHN WACHER

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.95

    When originally published in 1987, this book was hailed as a landmark in the study of the Roman World. Now back in print with a new preface by the author, it is still the most comprehensive survey of the Roman World available. Ranging from the founding of Rome in the eighth century BC, and throughout the Empire and beyond this book will continue to... more...

  • Tuscany & Umbria Adventure Guideby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    This history-rich region offers some of Italy's classic landscapes - pole-straight cypress trees lining dusty farm roads, rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see, fields of vibrant sunflowers, medieval villages perched on rocky spurs above crashing surf. Visit them all with this comprehensive guide that helps you explore the very best... more...

  • Tuscany's San Gimignano, Montepulciano & Beyondby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    Here we focus on the many attractions in the province of Siena, beyond the city itself, such as Montepulciano, the Crete, San Gimignano, Val d'Elsa, Pienza and the Val d'Orcia, Monte Amiata and more. The Introduction, however, provides extensive information about all of Tuscany and Umbria as well. This is the countryside of a thousand postcards,... more...

  • Italy's Orvieto, Foligno, Spoleto & Southwestern Umbriaby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 3.99

    Close to the border where Umbria meets Tuscany and Lazio, the city of Orvieto and the western corner of Umbria occupy a stunning and uncontaminated countryside that ranges from basalt and tufa precipices in the volcanic hinterland to rolling hills and alluvial plains of the Paglia and Tiber rivers, both of which are now regional parks. It is a history-rich... more...

  • Florence, Italyby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 3.99

    Visitors have been drawn to Florence's architectural and artistic treasures for centuries - and for good reason. But, with an historical center of only half a square-mile, it can be hard to see the sights through the crowds. The throng on the Duomo steps, the lines for the Uffizi and the jostling for photos on Piazzale Michelangelo all require... more...

  • Rom - eine Biografieby Stephan Elbern

    Nünnerich Asmus Verlag & Media 2013; US$ 10.51

    Menschen prägen eine Stadt und geben ihr ein Gesicht. Kaum eine Stadt hat so viel zu erzählen wie Rom: Mythische Gründer und Könige, charismatische Kaiser und unsterbliche Feldherren, großartige Dichter und ewigwährende Denker, göttliche Künstler und faszinierende Päpste, politische Revolutionäre und geistliche Reformatoren hat Rom hervorgebracht.... more...

  • Machiavelliby Cary J. Nederman

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Machiavelli has been among the most commented upon, criticized and feared thinkers of the modern world. Infamous for his support of brutality and repression as valid political instruments, he is often portrayed as the pantomime villain of political theorists. In this whirlwind tour of Machiavelli?s writings and eventful life, Nederman highlights... more...