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  • 'liberal Utopianism Is Destroying the United States

    By Charles Keltz

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781615790357
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: July 2009
  • 100 Great Archaeological Discoveries

    By Paul G. Bahn

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780760700709
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
    • Published: 1995
  • 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691168388
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: September 2015
    In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, suddenly ceased to exist, along with writing systems, technology, and monumental architecture. But the Sea Peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. How did it happen?In this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age--and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.
  • 428 AD

    By Giusto Traina

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691150253
    • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
    • Published: April 2011
    "The history of late antiquity has inspired some of the most vital historical writing of the last half-century. Giusto Traina sustains the tradition with his vivid snapshot of a year. The very ordinariness of 428 AD makes us see the period afresh. In transcending the partisan language of 'transformation' and 'decline, ' Traina reimagines in ecstasy a world racked by agony."--Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, author of "The Americas: A History of Two Continents" and "Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration""This is one of those books for which one has longed for a very long time. Only by the decision to place one year on the map of an entire segment of Europe and the Middle East is it possible to seize the full dynamics of the history of the later Roman Empire. I have read nothing like it and I have benefitted from it on every page. It is the sense of different landscapes that lingers with the reader, and also the sense of a common imperial energy that pulses through the entire world as here described. It is a tour de force to have found, in this way, a new Archimedes point from which to move the great mass of the history of the fifth century and in such a way that it does not splinter. This is truly a book which opens a window on to the world of late antiquity."--Peter Brown, author of "Augustine of Hippo: A Biography""Giusto Traina's "428 AD" demands attention. Not only is it a first-rate piece of scholarship, it is engaging, original, and a pleasure to read. Focusing his book on the year 428 is a brilliant idea. Traina is completely successful in using this device to give a synoptic view of late antiquity, not just the late Roman Empire. The narrative is never forced; his journey progresses quite naturally, delighting the reader with fascinating information at every step. This is a commendable achievement in the same spirit as Peter Brown's "The World of Late Antiquity." 428 will be an 'anonymous' year no more."--Michael Maas, Rice University"This is one of those books for which one has longed for a very long time. Only by the decision to place one year on the map of an entire segment of Europe and the Middle East is it possible to seize the full dynamics of the history of the later Roman Empire. I have read nothing like it and I have benefitted from it on every page."--Peter Brown, author of "Augustine of Hippo: A Biography"
  • AD 410: The Year That Shook Rome

    By Sam Moorhead

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781606060247
    • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
    • Published: September 2010
    On a sweltering August night in the year A.D. 410, the unthinkable happened. The Goths swarmed into Rome and sacked the city—not just any city, but the Eternal City, unbreached for eight hundred years. The calamity shook the empire to its core. Ever since, historians have struggled to fathom the reason why Rome fell but few have told the tale of exactly what transpired.The year 2010 marks 1600 years since the fall and this compelling new chronicle is being published to coincide with the anniversary. Brought vividly to life by evocative storytelling, AD410 explores the chain of events that culminated in the collapse of the empire. Interwoven with contemporary histories, letters, and testimonies—many newly translated for the book—this epic tale of imperial folly and court intrigue, honor and duplicity, and heroism and cowardice, paints an illuminating portrait of ordinary individuals grappling with an extraordinary crisis at a defining moment in history.
  • Ab Urbe Condita

    By Livy

    Our Price: $112.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783598714924
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 1998
    Written primarily in Latin, 1991 edition
  • The Abenaki Indians: Their Treaties of 1713 & 1717, and a Vocabulary

    By Frederic Kidder

    Our Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781409911487
    • Publisher: Dodo Press
    • Published: January 2009
  • Abusir: Realm of Osiris

    By Miroslav Verner

    Our Price: $59.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789774247231
    • Publisher: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO
    • Published: February 2003
    At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis there lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the more familiar pyramids at Giza and Saqqara, this area has nonetheless been the site, for the last forty years, of an extensive operation to discover its past.This book documents the uncovering by a team of Czech archaeologists of a hitherto neglected wealth of ancient remains dating from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period. This is Abusir, realm of Osiris, God of the dead, and its story is one of both modern archaeology and the long-buried mysteries that it seeks to uncover.Drawing on his own experience as well as the full range of historical material from early excavations, Dr. Verner brings to life a world as distant in time as its uncovered remains are immediate and striking.
  • An Account of Egypt

    By Herodotus

    Our Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781409968283
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: July 2009
  • Actors and Audience in the Roman Courtroom

    By Leanne Bablitz

    Our Price: $54.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415594837
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: August 2010
  • Adrianople AD 378: The Goths Crush Rome's Legions (Campaign, No. 84)

    By Simon MacDowall

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781841761473
    • Publisher: Osprey Military
    • Published: April 2001
    Osprey's examination of the Battle of Adrianople (378 AD), fought between Goth rebels, led by Fritigern, and the Roman army, led by Emperor Valens. ’Never, except in the battle of Cannae, had there been so destructive a slaughter recorded in our annals.’ Thus the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus recorded the battle of Adrianople, which spelled the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. Such a crushing Roman defeat by Gothic cavalry proved to the Empire, as well as to the Goths themselves, that the migratory barbarians were a force to be reckoned with. This book tells the story of the misguided Roman plans and the surprise attack of Gothic cavalry, and puts forward the most recent theories as to the true location of the battlefield.
  • The Adventure of Archaeology

    By Brian M. Fagan

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780870448157
    • Publisher: National Geographic Society
    • Published: September 1989
  • The Aegean Bronze Age

    By Oliver Dickinson

    Our Price: $62.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521456647
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: May 1994

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