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- 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09
The mass of the Roman people constituted well over 90% of the population. Much ancient history, however, has focused on the lives, politics and culture of the minority elite. This book helps redress the balance by focusing on the non-elite in the Roman world. It builds a vivid account of the everyday lives of the masses, including their social and... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99
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...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 204.99
Who did the Romans think they were? They were a people scattered round the ancient Mediterranean world, yet they imagined a common identity for themselves, particularly through shared myths and history. This book shows how ancient means of constructing identity compare with modern means, especially that of `race'. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95
The magical landscapes and rich culture of Tuscany have fostered the inspiration and settings for literature since the works of the great Florentine poets Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio in the 14th century and has been a magnet for expatriate writers since the arrival in Florence of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in 1372. With its historic cities... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15
In Redeeming "The Prince , " one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition. Overturning popular misconceptions and challenging scholarly consensus, Maurizio Viroli also provides a fresh introduction to the... more...