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  • 101 Amazing Facts about Ancient Romeby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Do you know what the ancient Romans used instead of soap? Which emperor made his horse into a senator? Who was the god of music, light and truth? And how would a gladiator request an honourable death in battle? All these questions and more are answered in this fascinating easy-to-read guide to ancient Rome. Whether you are studying the subject and... more...

  • The Tombs of Pompeiiby Virginia L. Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation, and developing a broad understanding of Pompeii?s funerary epigraphy and business. The Pompeian corpus of evidence has heretofore been studied... more...

  • Mistress of the Vaticanby Eleanor Herman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Eleanor Herman, the talented author of the New York Times bestselling Sex with Kings and Sex with the Queen goes behind the sacred doors of the Catholic Church in Mistress of the Vatican , a scintillating biography of a powerful yet little-known woman whose remarkable story is ripe with secrets, sex, passion, and ambition. For almost four centuries... more...

  • Machiavelliby Ross King

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    The author of The Prince ?his controversial handbook on power, which is one of the most influential books ever written?Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was no prince himself. Born to an established middle-class family, Machiavelli worked as a courtier and diplomat for the Republic of Florence and enjoyed some small fame in his time as the author of... more...

  • Rome in the Eastby Warwick Ball

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    In this lavishly illustrated and arresting study, Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East through a coverage of the historical, architectural and archaeological evidence unparalleled in both breadth and detail. This was a fascination of the new world for the old, and of the mundane for the exotic - a love affair... more...

  • Cultural Identity in the Roman Empireby Dr Joanne Berry; Joanne Berry; Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This provocative and often controversial volume examines concepts of ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood, to determine what constituted cultural identity in the Roman Empire. The contributors draw together the most recent research and use diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from archaeology, classical studies and ancient history to... more...

  • The English in Rome, 1362?1420by Margaret Harvey

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    A study of the English community in Rome between 1362 and 1420 in its political, commercial and religious setting. more...

  • Roman Urbanismby Helen Parkins

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    The contributors to this volume provide an accessible and jargon-free insight into the notion of the Roman city; what shaped it, and how it both structured and reflected Roman society. Roman Urbanism challenges the established economic model for the Roman city and instead offers original and diverse approaches for examining Roman urbanization, bringing... more...

  • Fire in the Cityby Lauro Martines

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    A gripping and beautifully written narrative, Fire in the City presents a compelling account of a key moment in the history of the Renaissance, illuminating the remarkable man who dominated the period, the charismatic Girolamo Savonarola. Lauro Martines, whose decades of scholarship have made him one of the most admired historians of Renaissance... more...

  • A History of Florence by John M. Najemy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 127.95 US$ 110.89

    In this history of Florence, distinguished historian John Najemy discusses all the major developments in Florentine history from 1200 to 1575. Captures Florence's transformation from a medieval commune into an aristocratic republic, territorial state, and monarchy Weaves together intellectual, cultural, social, economic, religious, and political... more...