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  • The Pope's Daughterby Caroline P. Murphy

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    The untold story of Felice della Rovere, the illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II, and her rise to wealth and power in Renaissance Rome. more...

  • Popular Culture in Ancient Romeby J. P. Toner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95

    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...

  • Race and Ethnicity in the Classical Worldby Rebecca F. Kennedy; C. Sydnor Roy; Max L. Goldman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95

    By offering fluent, accurate translations of extracts and fragments from a wide assortment of ancient texts, this volume allows a comprehensive overview of ancient Greek and Roman concepts of "otherness," as well as Greek and Roman views of non-Greeks and non-Romans. A general introduction, thorough annotation, maps, a select bibliography, and an index... more...

  • Resurrecting Pompeiiby Estelle Lazer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    Resurrecting Pompeii  provides an in-depth study of a unique site from antiquity with information about a population who all died from the same known cause within a short period of time. Pompeii has been continuously excavated and studied since 1748. Early scholars working in Pompeii and other sites associated with the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius... more...

  • Roman Pompeiiby Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    In this fully revised and updated edition of Roman Pompeii , Dr. Laurence looks at the latest archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Enhancing our general understanding of the Roman world, this new edition includes new chapters that reveal how the young... more...

  • Roman Urban Street Networksby Alan Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    The streets of Roman cities have received surprisingly little attention until recently. Traditionally the main interest archaeologists and classicists had in streets was in tracing the origins and development of the orthogonal layout used in Roman colonial cities. Roman Urban Street Networks is the first volume to sift through the ancient literature... more...

  • Rome and Religion in the Medieval Worldby Professor Owen M Phelan; Professor Valerie L Garver; Dr Brenda Bolton; Professor Anne J Duggan; Dr Damian J Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    Rome and Religion in the Medieval World provides a panoramic and interdisciplinary exploration of Rome and religious culture. The studies build upon or engage Thomas F.X. Noble?s interest in Rome, especially his landmark contributions to the origins of the Papal States and early medieval image controversies. Scholars from a variety of disciplines... more...

  • Romulus' Asylumby Emma Dench

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 204.99

    Modern treatments of Rome have projected in highly emotive terms the perceived problems, or the aspirations, of the present: 'race-mixture' has been blamed for the collapse of the Roman empire; more recently, Rome and Roman society have been depicted as 'multicultural'. Moving beyond these and beyond more traditional, juridical approaches... more...

  • The Sack of Romeby Judith Hook; Patrick Collinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 47.00

    The sack of Rome shocked the Christian world. Following the battle of Pavia, Pope Clement VII joined (1526) the French-led League of Cognac to resist the threatened Habsburg domination of Europe. Emperor Charles V appealed to the German diet for support and raised an army, which entered Italy in 1527 and joined the imperial forces from Milan, commanded... more...

  • Society and Individual in Renaissance Florenceby William J. Connell

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 68.95

    Renaissance Florence has often been described as the birthplace of modern individualism, as reflected in the individual genius of its great artists, scholars, and statesmen. The historical research of recent decades has instead shown that Florentines during the Renaissance remained enmeshed in relationships of family, neighborhood, guild, patronage,... more...