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Late Antiquity

  • 428 ADby Giusto Traina; Averil Cameron

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95 US$ 16.33

    This is a sweeping tour of the Mediterranean world from the Atlantic to Persia during the last half-century of the Roman Empire. By focusing on a single year not overshadowed by an epochal event, 428 AD provides a truly fresh look at a civilization in the midst of enormous change--as Christianity takes hold in rural areas across the empire, as western... more...

  • Agrarian Change in Late Antiquityby Jairus Banaji

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 79.99

    In a critique of Max Weber's influential ideas about the Mediterranean region in late antiquity, Jairus Banaji shows that the fourth to seventh centuries were in fact a period of major social and economic change, bound up with an expanding circulation of gold. more...

  • Agricola and Germanyby Tacitus; Anthony Birley

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 8.99

    Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian, was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. Agricola is the biography of his late father-in-law and an account of Roman Britain. Germania gives insight into Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans, and is the only surviving specimen from... more...

  • The Alamanni and Rome 213-496by John F. Drinkwater

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 169.99

    A pioneering study of the Alamanni, one of the so-called barbarian tribes raiding the Roman Empire in the third century AD. John Drinkwater uses new archaeological and historical findings to trace their complex, and sometime surprising, relationship with the world of imperial Rome. more...

  • Alpha - Gammaby Margarethe Billerbeck; Jan Felix Gaertner; Beatrice Wyss; Christian Zubler

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 307.00

    Das umfangreiche geographische Lexikon, verfasst um 530 n. Chr., verzeichnet ca. 3.600 Orts-, Berg-, Gewässer- und Völkernamen der antiken Welt. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit gilt der Namensetymologie sowie der grammatischen Ableitung der Ethnika . Für die kulturhistorischen Angaben – hier mit Nachweis der Autorenzitate – ist Stephanos oft... more...

  • Archaeology, Economy and Societyby David A. Hinton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 53.95

    Many books have been written on particular aspects of medieval archaeology, or on particular parts of the period, but synthesis across the whole spectrum has not been attempted before. The aim of this book is to examine the contribution that archaeology can make to an understanding of the social, economic, religious and other developments that took... more...

  • The Army in the Roman Revolutionby Arthur Keaveney

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 40.95

    The Roman Revolution is one of the most momentous periods of change in history, in which an imperial but quasidemocratic power changed into an autocracy.  This book studies the way the Roman army changed in the last eighty years of the Republic, so that an army of imperial conquest became transformed into a set of rival personal armies under the control... more...

  • The Art of Roman Britainby Martin Henig

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 133.95

    With the help of over 100 illustrations, many of them little known, Martin Henig shows that the art produced in Britannia--particularly in the golden age of Late Antiquity--rivals that of other provinces and deserves comparison with the art of metropolitan Rome. The originality and breadth of Henig's study is shown by its systematic coverage, embracing... more...

  • Aurelian and the Third Centuryby Alaric Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.95

    Aurelian and the Third Century provides a re-evaluation, in the light of recent scholarship, of the difficulties facing the Roman empire in the AD 260s and 270s, concentrating upon the reign of the Emperor Aurelian and his part in summoning them. With introduction examining the situation in the mid third century, the book is divided into two parts:... more...

  • Barbar – König – Tyrannby Andreas Goltz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    Theoderich der Große (um 453–526) gehört zu den faszinierendsten Herrschergestalten der Völkerwanderungszeit. Wie kein anderer Germanenkönig beeindruckte und polarisierte der Ostgote seine Mit- und Nachwelt. Die Urteile schwanken zwischen Verklärung als idealer Herrscher und Verdammung als Tyrann und häretischer Verfolger. Die vorliegende Arbeit... more...