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  • The Roman Empire Dividedby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    In 400 the mighty Roman Empire was almost as large as it had ever been; within three centuries, advances by Germanic peoples in western Europe, Slavs in eastern Europe and Arabs around the eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean had brought about the loss of most of its territory. Ranging from Britain to Mesopotamia, this book explores the... more...

  • The Severansby Michael Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Severans analyses the colourful decline of the Roman Empire during the reign of the Severans, the first non-Italian dynasty. In his learned and exciting style, Michael Grant describes the foreign wars waged against the Alemanni and the Persians, and the remarkable personalities of the imperial family. Thus the reader encounters Julia Domna's... more...

  • Domitianby Pat Southern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This is the first ever study to assess Emperor Domitian from a psychological point of view and covers his entire career from the early years and the civil war AD through the imperial rule to the dark years and the psychology of suspicion. Pat Southern strips away hyperbole and sensationalism from the literary record, revealing an individual who caused... more...

  • Augustusby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Throughout a long and spectacularly successful political life, the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was a master of spin.  Barbara Levick exposes the techniques which he used to disguise the ruthlessness of his rise to power and to enhance his successes once power was achieved. There was, she argues, less difference than might appear between the ambitious... more...

  • Siena, San Gimignano, Montepulciano & Beyondby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Most visitors arriving from the hustle and crowds of busy Florence cannot help but fall under the charm of Siena's gracefully winding (and pedestrianized) medieval streets. Laid out on the slopes of three steep hills (the historical terzi or "thirds" of the city), the center of town, geographically and emotionally, is the fan-shaped and... more...

  • Italy's Arezzo, Cortona, Sansepolero & the Val di Chianaby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Hanging onto a steep hillside first inhabited by the Etruscans, Arezzo is one of the most peaceful Tuscan cities, with a pleasant pedestrianized historical center that is a pleasure to walk around. The Aretines (inhabitants of Arezzo) are a pretty proud lot (the Florentines like to call them "snobby"). Their important commercial and military... more...

  • Italy's Assisi & Northwestern Umbriaby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 2.99

    Beautifully situated in the medieval heart of Umbria, Assisi is one of the most popular sightseeing and pilgrimage destinations in Italy. Not only does it have an historical center of distinguished monuments, collections of art and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, but it sits on the doorstep of the Parco Regionale Monte Subasio (Mt... more...

  • A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641by Stephen Mitchell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.95 US$ 42.26

    The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641.  Features a revised narrative of the political history that shaped the late Roman Empire ... more...

  • Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)by David Braund

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible. Crucial new discoveries remain buried in learned periodicals, and now that the study of the ancient world is widespread among those without... more...

  • Agrippina "Atrocious and Ferocious"by Shirin Yim Bridges; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Ambitious Roman empress Agrippina murdered and married her way to the throneand to being declared a goddess. She made many enemies, including her own son. But was she really all that atrocious? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame whose lust for power lost her the love of her people, and eventually,... more...