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The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180–395

The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180–395

David S. Potter
December 24, 2013

The Roman Empire at Bay is the only one volume history of the critical years 180-395 AD, which saw the transformation of the Roman Empire from a unitary state centred on Rome, into a new polity with two capitals and a new religion—Christianity. The book integrates social and intellectual...

The Roman World 44 BC–AD 180

The Roman World 44 BC–AD 180

Martin Goodman
November 10, 2011

The Roman World 44 BC – AD 180 deals with the transformation of the Mediterranean regions, northern Europe and the Near East by the military autocrats who ruled Rome during this period. The book traces the impact of imperial politics on life in the city of Rome itself and in the rest of the empire,...

The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: AD 395-700

The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: AD 395-700

Averil Cameron
September 13, 2011

This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, now covering the period 395-700 AD, provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Roman empire. Leading scholar Averil Cameron focuses...

The Greek World 479–323 BC

The Greek World 479–323 BC

Simon Hornblower
January 28, 2011

The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication nearly thirty years ago. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively revised and partly rewritten his original text, bringing it up-to-date for yet another generation of readers. In...

Greece in the Making 1200–479 BC

Greece in the Making 1200–479 BC

Robin Osborne
March 12, 2009

Greece in the Making 1200–479 BC is an accessible and comprehensive account of Greek history from the end of the Bronze Age to the Classical Period. The first edition of this book broke new ground by acknowledging that, barring a small number of archaic poems and inscriptions, the majority of our...

The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC

The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC

Graham Shipley
December 23, 1999

The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms. An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion...

The Ancient Near East: c.3000–330 BC (2 volumes)

The Ancient Near East: c.3000–330 BC (2 volumes)

Amélie Kuhrt, Eva Von Dassow
May 22, 1997

The Ancient Near East embraces a vast geographical area, from the borders of Iran and Afghanistan in the east to the Levant and Anatolia, and from the Black Sea in the north to Egypt in the south. It was a region of enormous cultural, political and linguistic diversity. In this authoritative new...

The Beginnings of Rome: Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c.1000–264 BC)

The Beginnings of Rome: Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c.1000–264 BC)

Tim Cornell
September 14, 1995

Using the results of archaeological techniques, and examining methodological debates, Tim Cornell provides a lucid and authoritative account of the rise of Rome. The Beginnings of Rome offers insight on major issues such as: Rome’s relations with the Etruscans the conflict between patricians and...

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