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Late Antiquity

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  • Jewish Slavery in Antiquityby Catherine Hezser

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 164.99

    This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish attitudes towards slavery in Hellenistic and Roman times. Against the traditional opinion that after the Babylonian Exile Jews refrained from employing slaves, Catherine Hezser shows that slavery remained a significant phenomenon of ancient Jewish everyday life and generated a discourse which... more...

  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    A leading authority on the late Roman Empire, Peter Heather reveals how how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek... more...

  • Constantine and the Christian Empireby Charles Odahl

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This biographical narrative is a detailed portrayal of the life and career of the first Christian emperor Constantine the Great (273 – 337). Combining vivid narrative and historical analysis, Charles Odahl relates the rise of Constantine amid the crises of the late Roman world, his dramatic conversion to and public patronage of Christianity, and his... 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...

  • War in Late Antiquityby A. D. Lee

    Wiley 2009; US$ 133.00 US$ 119.70

    The first book to focus on the social impact of warfare and the Roman army in Late Antiquity. Explores the implications of war and the army in a broad range of areas encompassing politics, the economy, and social life Pays particular attention to the experience of war from the perspective of non-combatants Investigates the religious... more...

  • Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 560-1204by John Haldon

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    Warfare, State and Society in the Byznatine World is the first comprehensive study of the warfare and the Byzantine World from the sixth to the twelfth century. The book examines Byzantine attitudes to warfare, the effects of war on society and culture, and the relations between the soldiers, their leaders and society. The communications, logistics,... more...

  • Rome's Eastern Tradeby Gary K Young

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Gary K. Young's study offers unprecedented coverage of the major trading regions of Egypt, Arabia, Palmyra, and Syria, with detailed analysis of the routes used and of the roles of all the participants. He looks closely at the influence of the commerce in eastern goods both on the policy of the Roman imperial government, and upon local communities... more...

  • The Romanization of Central Spainby Leonard A Curchin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Curchin explores how, why and to what extent the peoples of Central Spain were integrated into the Roman Empire during the period from the second century BC to the second century AD. He approaches the question from a variety of angles, including the social, economic, religious and material experiences of the inhabitants as they adjusted to change,... more...

  • Roman Berytusby Linda Jones Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Examining the numerous primary sources, including inscriptions, religions, histories, literary references, legal codes, and archaeological reports, Linda Jones Hall presents a composite history of late antique Berytus - from its founding as a Roman colony in the time of Augustus, to its development into a center of legal study under Justinian. The... more...

  • Byzantium at War AD 600-1453by John Haldon

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...