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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.
  • The 2300 Bc Event

    By M. M. Mandelkehr

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781598002959
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: June 2006
  • The 2300 Bc Event

    By M. M. Mandelkehr

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781598002775
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: June 2006
  • The 2300 Bc Event

    By M. M. Mandelkehr

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781598002973
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: June 2006
  • 428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire

    By Giusto Traina

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691150253
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • 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: $84.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783598714962
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 1998
    Written primarily in Latin, 1989 edition
  • Ab Urbe Condita

    By Livy

    Our Price: $84.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783598714979
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 1998
    Written primarily in Latin, 1986 edition
  • Ab Urbe Condita

    By Livy

    Our Price: $140.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783598714931
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 1998
    Written primarily in Latin, 1991 edition
  • Ab Urbe Condita

    By Livy

    Our Price: $140.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783598714917
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 1998
    Written primarily in Latin, 1986 edition
  • 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

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