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Empire, 27 B.C. - 476 A.D.

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  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Kelly

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 7.99

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence,... more...

  • Caligulaby Aloys Winterling

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of... more...

  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empireby Edward Gibbon

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    With notes by the Rev. H. H. MilmanThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published in quarto... more...

  • Constantineby Timothy D. Barnes

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.00 US$ 26.10

    Drawing on recent scholarly advances and new evidence, Timothy Barnes offers a fresh and exciting study of Constantine and his life. First study of Constantine to make use of Kevin Wilkinson's re-dating of the poet Palladas to the reign of Constantine, disproving the predominant scholarly belief that Constantine remained tolerant in matters of religion... more...

  • Spätantike und Völkerwanderungby Jochen Martin

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 126.99

    "Die dreiteilige Grundkonzeption der Reihe (Darstellung - Grundprobleme und Tendenzen der Forschung - Quellen und Literatur) muss hier nicht diskutiert werden. Das Konzept ist so bestechend und praktikabel, dass sich die Oldenbourg-Reihe seit Langem mühelos gegen andere Studienbuchreihen behauptet, die es mittlerweile bekanntlich in... more...

  • Julian's Godsby Rowland B. E. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Julian's brief reign (360-363 AD) had a profound impact on his contemporaries, as he worked fervently for a pagan restoration in the Roman Empire, which was rapidly becoming Christian. Julian's Gods focuses on the cultural mentality of `the last pagan Emperor' by examining a wide variety of his own writings. The surviving speeches and treatises,... more...

  • Augustusby Patricia Southern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The first Emperor of Rome holds a perennial fascination for anyone with an interest in the Romans and their Empire. Augustus was a truly remarkable man who brought peace after many years of civil wars and laid the foundations of an Empire that lasted for nearly five centuries. Even today the Roman world still underpins modern society. This revised... more...

  • Aspects of Roman History 31 BC-AD 117by Richard Alston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This new edition of Aspects of Roman History 31 BC- AD 117 provides an easily accessible guide to the history of the early Roman Empire. Taking the reader through the major political events of the crucial first 150 years of Roman imperial history, from the Empire’s foundation under Augustus to the height of its power under Trajan, the book examines... more...

  • 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...