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Empire of the Romans - From Julius Caesar to Justinian: Six Hundred Years of Peace and War, Volume II: Select Anthology... Empire of the Romans - From Julius Caesar to Justinian: Six Hundred Years of Peace and War, Volume II: Select Anthology (Paperback)
John Matthews
R1,104 R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Save R322 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Offers a broad range of texts spanning six centuries of imperial Roman history--Volume II of Empire of the Romans, from Julius Caesar to Justinian Empire of the Romans: From Julius Caesar to Justinian: Six Hundred Years of Peace and War, Volume II: Select Anthology is a compendium of texts that trace the main historical changes of the empire over six hundred years, from the death of Julius Caesar to the late Middle Ages. The second volume of Empire of the Romans, from Julius Caesar to Justinian, this anthology balances literary texts with other documentary, legal, and epigraphic sources. Acclaimed author John Matthews presents texts that reflect individual, first-person experiences rather than those from historians outside of the time periods of which they write. Each selection includes an introduction, annotations on points of interest, author commentary, and suggestions for further reading. Excerpts are organized thematically to help readers understand their meaning without requiring an extensive knowledge of context. Six sections--running in parallel to the structure and content to Volume I--explore the topics such as the building of the empire, Pax Romana, the new empire of Diocletian and Constantine, and barbarian invasions and the fall of the Western Empire. Selected texts span a wide array of subjects ranging from political discourse and Roman law, to firsthand accounts of battle and military service, to the civic life and entertainment of ordinary citizens. This volume: Covers a vast chronological and topical range Includes introductory essays to each selected text to explain key points, present problems of interpretation, and guides readers to further literature Balances the different categories and languages of original texts Enables easy cross-reference to Volume I Minimizes the use of technical language in favor of plain-English forms Whether used as a freestanding work or as a complement to Volume I, the Select Anthology is an ideal resource for students in Roman history survey courses as well as interested general readers seeking a wide-ranging collection of readings on the subject.

The Fabric of Civilization - How Textiles Made the World (Paperback): Virginia Postrel The Fabric of Civilization - How Textiles Made the World (Paperback)
Virginia Postrel
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The story of humanity is the story of textiles-as old as civilization itself. Textiles created empires and powered invention. They established trade routes and drew nations' borders. Since the first thread was spun, fabric has driven technology, business, politics, and culture. In The Fabric of Civilization, Virginia Postrel traces this surprising history, exposing the hidden ways textiles have made our world. The origins of chemistry lie in the coloring and finishing of cloth. The beginning of binary code-and perhaps all of mathematics-is found in weaving. Selective breeding to produce fibers heralded the birth of agriculture. The belt drive came from silk production. So did microbiology. The textile business funded the Italian Renaissance and the Mughal Empire; it left us double-entry bookkeeping and letters of credit, the David and the Taj Mahal. From the Minoans who exported woolen cloth colored with precious purple dye to Egypt, to the Romans who wore wildly expensive Chinese silk, the trade and production of textiles paved the economic and cultural crossroads of the ancient world. As much as spices or gold, the quest for fabrics and dyes drew sailors across strange seas, creating an ever-more connected global economy. Synthesizing groundbreaking research from economics, archaeology, and anthropology, Postrel weaves a rich tapestry of human cultural development.

Empire of the Romans - From Julius Caesar to Justinian: Six Hundred Years of Peace and War, Volume I: A History (Paperback,... Empire of the Romans - From Julius Caesar to Justinian: Six Hundred Years of Peace and War, Volume I: A History (Paperback, Volume I: A History)
John Matthews
R1,105 R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Save R322 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A wide-ranging survey of the history of the Roman Empire--from its establishment to decline and beyond Empire of the Romans, from Julius Caesar to Justinian provides a sweeping historical survey of the Roman empire. Uncommonly expansive in its chronological scope, this unique two-volume text explores the time period encompassing Julius Caesar's death in 44 BCE to the end of Justinian's reign six centuries later. Internationally-recognized author and scholar of Roman history John Matthews balances broad historical narrative with discussions of important occurrences in their thematic contexts. This integrative approach helps readers learn the timeline of events, understand their significance, and consider their historical sources. Defining the time period in a clear, yet not overly restrictive manner, the text reflects contemporary trends in the study of social, cultural, and literary themes. Chapters examine key points in the development of the Roman Empire, including the establishment of empire under Augustus, Pax Romana and the Antonine Age, the reforms of Diocletian and Constantine, and the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Discussions of the Justinianic Age, the emergence of Byzantium, and the post-Roman West help readers understand the later Roman world and its impact on the subsequent history of Europe. Written to be used as standalone resource or in conjunction with its companion Volume II: Selective Anthology, this innovative textbook: Combines accessible narrative exposition with thorough examination of historical source material Provides well-rounded coverage of Roman economy, society, law, and literary and philosophical culture Offers content taken from the author's respected Roman Empire survey courses at Yale and Oxford University Includes illustrations, maps and plans, and chapter-by-chapter bibliographical essays Empire of the Romans, from Julius Caesar to Justinian is a valuable text for survey courses in Roman history as well as general readers interested in the 600 year time frame of the empire.

Studies in World History Vol 2 Jr High Student - The New World to the Modern Age (1500 A.D. to 1900 A.D) (Paperback): James... Studies in World History Vol 2 Jr High Student - The New World to the Modern Age (1500 A.D. to 1900 A.D) (Paperback)
James Stobaugh, Stobaugh James
R450 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R79 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The middle school student will see history come to life no matter what their pace or ability. Developed by James Stobaugh the courses grow in difficulty with each year, preparing students for high school work. This is a comprehensive examination of history, geography, economics, and government systems. This educational set meets national social studies curriculum standards.

The Social History of Rome (Hardcover): Geza Alfoldy The Social History of Rome (Hardcover)
Geza Alfoldy
R3,833 Discovery Miles 38 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alfoeldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the meaning of Roman social history? What is entailed in Roman social history? How is it to be conceived as history? Alfoeldy's approach brings social structure much closer to political development, following the changes in social institutions in parallel with the broader political milieu. He deals with specific problems in seven periods: Archaic Rome, the Republic down to the Second Punic War, the structural change of the second century BC, the end of the Republic, the Early Empire, the crisis of the third century AD and the Late Empire. Excellent bibliographical notes specify the most important works on each subject, making it useful to the graduate student and scholar as well as to the advanced and well-informed undergraduate.

Studies in World History, Vol. 1 - Creation Through the Age of Discovery (4004 BC to AD 1500) (Paperback, Teacher Guide ed.):... Studies in World History, Vol. 1 - Creation Through the Age of Discovery (4004 BC to AD 1500) (Paperback, Teacher Guide ed.)
James Stobaugh
R450 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R79 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This teacher guide is to be used with Studies in World History Volume 1 (9780890517840). An essential addition for your coursework - team your student book with this convenient teacher guide filled with testing materials, chapter helps, and essential ways to extend the learning program.

Rome: An Empire of Many Nations - New Perspectives on Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Identity (Hardcover): Jonathan J Price,... Rome: An Empire of Many Nations - New Perspectives on Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Identity (Hardcover)
Jonathan J Price, Margalit Finkelberg, Yuval Shahar
R2,438 R2,261 Discovery Miles 22 610 Save R177 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The center of gravity in Roman studies has shifted far from the upper echelons of government and administration in Rome or the Emperor's court to the provinces and the individual. The multi-disciplinary studies presented in this volume reflect the turn in Roman history to the identities of ethnic groups and even single individuals who lived in Rome's vast multinational empire. The purpose is less to discover another element in the Roman Empire's "success" in governance than to illuminate the variety of individual experience in its own terms. The chapters here, reflecting a wide spectrum of professional expertise, range across the many cultures, languages, religions and literatures of the Roman Empire, with a special focus on the Jews as a test-case for the larger issues.

The Temple of Peace in Rome 2 Volume Hardback Set (Hardcover): Pier Luigi Tucci The Temple of Peace in Rome 2 Volume Hardback Set (Hardcover)
Pier Luigi Tucci
R5,122 Discovery Miles 51 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this magisterial two-volume book, Pier Luigi Tucci offers a comprehensive examination of one of the key complexes of Ancient Rome, the Temple of Peace. Based on archival research and an architectural survey, his research sheds new light on the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque transformations of the basilica, and the later restorations of the complex. Volume 1 focuses on the foundation of the complex under Vespasian until its restoration under Septimius Severus and challenges the accepted views about the ancient building. Volume 2 begins with the remodelling of the library hall and the construction of the rotunda complex, and examines the dedication of the Christian Basilica of SS Cosmas and Damian. Of interest to scholars in a range of topics, The Temple of Peace in Rome crosses the boundaries between classics, archaeology, history of architecture, and art history, through Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the early modern period.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire... Volume 2 (Paperback): Edward Gibbon The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire... Volume 2 (Paperback)
Edward Gibbon
R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire... Volume 1 (Paperback): Edward Gibbon The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire... Volume 1 (Paperback)
Edward Gibbon
R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire... Volume 5 (Paperback): Edward Gibbon The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire... Volume 5 (Paperback)
Edward Gibbon
R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Explorations in the Island of Mochlos... (Paperback): Richard B Seager Explorations in the Island of Mochlos... (Paperback)
Richard B Seager
R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Fresh Light from the Ancient Monuments - A Sketch of the Most Striking Confirmations of the Bible from Recent Discoveries in... Fresh Light from the Ancient Monuments - A Sketch of the Most Striking Confirmations of the Bible from Recent Discoveries in Egypt, Palestine, Assyria, (Paperback)
A.H. Sayce
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

History of Rome, and of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians... Volume 7 (Paperback): Victor... History of Rome, and of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians... Volume 7 (Paperback)
Victor Duruy
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Prometheus Bound... (Paperback): Aeschylus Prometheus Bound... (Paperback)
Aeschylus
R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Life in Ancient Egypt (Paperback): Adolf Erman Life in Ancient Egypt (Paperback)
Adolf Erman
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Life in Ancient Egypt (Paperback): Adolf Erman Life in Ancient Egypt (Paperback)
Adolf Erman
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Imperial Purple (Paperback): Edgar Saltus Imperial Purple (Paperback)
Edgar Saltus
R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Egypt and Babylon from Sacred and Profane Sources .. (Paperback): George Rawlinson Egypt and Babylon from Sacred and Profane Sources .. (Paperback)
George Rawlinson
R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Electra (Paperback): Euripides The Electra (Paperback)
Euripides
R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The History of Babylonia and Assyria (Paperback): Hugo Winckler The History of Babylonia and Assyria (Paperback)
Hugo Winckler
R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The History of Herodotus (Paperback): Herodotus The History of Herodotus (Paperback)
Herodotus
R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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The Trojan Women of Euripides (Paperback): Euripides The Trojan Women of Euripides (Paperback)
Euripides
R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Characters and Events of Roman History, from Caesar to Nero (Paperback): Guglielmo Ferrero Characters and Events of Roman History, from Caesar to Nero (Paperback)
Guglielmo Ferrero
R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Religions of the Ancient World (Paperback): George Rawlinson The Religions of the Ancient World (Paperback)
George Rawlinson
R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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