Author: J. R. Martindale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521201605

Category: History

Page: 1626

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Volume 3 of The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire consists of two volumes sold together in a slipcase. It provides a complete secular biographical dictionary (prosopography) of the period AD 527 (the beginning of the reign of Justinian) to 641 (the death of Heraclius). The information has been gathered from a wide variety of sources in Latin, Greek, Arabic, Syriac and other languages. The project makes available for the first time in one work a mass of information relating to the personnel of the Roman Empire and the western kingdoms that were its heirs, and of other nations with which Rome had dealings, and is intended as a research tool for historians of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.
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Author: J. R. Martindale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521201605

Category: History

Page: 1626

View: 7833

Volume 3 of The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire consists of two volumes sold together in a slipcase. It provides a complete secular biographical dictionary (prosopography) of the period AD 527 (the beginning of the reign of Justinian) to 641 (the death of Heraclius). The information has been gathered from a wide variety of sources in Latin, Greek, Arabic, Syriac and other languages. The project makes available for the first time in one work a mass of information relating to the personnel of the Roman Empire and the western kingdoms that were its heirs, and of other nations with which Rome had dealings, and is intended as a research tool for historians of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.
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A Social Economic and Administrative Survey

Author: Arnold Hugh Martin Jones

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801833533

Category: History

Page: 1518

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The book presents a narrative account of Roman political, military, and religious history from 284 to 602.
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Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD

Author: Daniela Rosenow,Matt Phelps,Andrew Meek,Ian Freestone

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787351173

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

View: 7143

Recent research has demonstrated that, in the Roman, Late Antique, Early Islamic and Medieval worlds, glass was traded over long distances, from the Eastern Mediterranean, mainly Egypt and Israel, to Northern Africa, the Western Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Things that Travelled, a collaboration between the UCL Early Glass Technology Research Network, the Association for the History of Glass and the British Museum, aims to build on this knowledge. Covering all aspects of glass production, technology, distribution and trade in Roman, Byzantine and Early Medieval/Early Islamic times, including studies from Britain, Egypt, Cyprus, Italy and many others, the volume combines the strengths of the sciences and cultural studies to offer a new approach to research on ancient glass. By bringing together such a varied mix of contributors, specialising in a range of geographical areas and chronological time frames, this volume also offers a valuable contribution to broader discussions on glass within political, economic, cultural and historical arenas.
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Conquest and Identity in Africa and the Mediterranean, 439-700

Author: Jonathan Conant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521196973

Category: History

Page: 438

View: 850

This is the first systematic study of the changing nature of Roman identity in post-Roman North Africa.
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c. 500 BC – c. AD 300

Author: Antonia Sarri

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110423480

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 8193

Letter writing was widespread in the Graeco-Roman world, as indicated by the large number of surviving letters and their extensive coverage of all social categories. Despite a large amount of work that has been done on the topic of ancient epistolography, material and formatting conventions have remained underexplored, mainly due to the difficulty of accessing images of letters in the past. Thanks to the increasing availability of digital images and the appearance of more detailed and sophisticated editions, we are now in a position to study such aspects. This book examines the development of letter writing conventions from the archaic to Roman times, and is based on a wide corpus of letters that survive on their original material substrates. The bulk of the material is from Egypt, but the study takes account of comparative evidence from other regions of the Graeco-Roman world. Through analysis of developments in the use of letters, variations in formatting conventions, layout and authentication patterns according to the sociocultural background and communicational needs of writers, this book sheds light on changing trends in epistolary practice in Graeco-Roman society over a period of roughly eight hundred years. This book will appeal to scholars of Epistolography, Papyrology, Palaeography, Classics, Cultural History of the Graeco-Roman World.
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Author: Leonard A. Curchin

Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 275

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Local aristocracies were crucial to the administrative and social assimilation of provincial communities in the Roman world. Leonard Curchin focuses on local political elites in the Iberian Peninsula, providing the first comprehensive and up-to-date prosopographical catalogue of all known local magistrates in Roman Spain. Curchin makes full use of the latest epigraphic discoveries, including not only the recorded careers of local magistrates but also the new Lex lrnitana. In his introduction he examines both the political role of the magistrates and the social mechanics of elite romanization. Among the traditional assumptions he challenges are the standard size of the local senates, the fixed order of offices, and the nature of the 'quattuorvirate. ' He also discusses magistrates' origins, career progression, duties, social status, personal nomenclature, and private wealth. Entries in the catalogue are arranged alphabetically by city within each province. Indexes of names and magistracies facilitate cross-referencing. The volume includes statistical tables as well as maps.
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Current Perspectives

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004252584

Category: History

Page: 1120

View: 3132

This collection of papers, arising from the Late Antique Archaeology conference series, explores war and warfare in Late Antiquity. Papers examine strategy and intelligence, weaponry, literary sources and topography, the West Roman Empire, the East Roman Empire, the Balkans, civil war and Italy.
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Author: J.B Bury

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1614304629

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2761

History of the Later Roman Empire:From the Death of Theodosius I to the Death of Justinianby noted historian J.B. Bury, consists of two volumes: The German Conquest of Rome, and The Age of Justinian.It chronicles the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the emergence of the Eastern Roman Empire.
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Author: Liz James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444320022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 482

View: 2695

Using new methodological and theoretical approaches, A Companion to Byzantium presents an overview of the Byzantine world from its inception in 330 A.D. to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Provides an accessible overview of eleven centuries of Byzantine society Introduces the most recent scholarship that is transforming the field of Byzantine studies Emphasizes Byzantium's social and cultural history, as well as its material culture Explores traditional topics and themes through fresh perspectives
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An Annotated Survey

Author: Leslie Brubaker,John Haldon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351953656

Category: History

Page: 392

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Iconoclasm, the debate about the legitimacy of religious art that began in Byzantium around 730 and continued for nearly 120 years, has long held a firm grip on the historical imagination. Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era is the first book in English to survey the original sources crucial for a modern understanding of this most elusive and fascinating period in medieval history. It is also the first book in any language to cover both the written and the visual evidence from this period, a combination of particular importance to the iconoclasm debate. The authors, an art historian and a historian who both specialise in the period, have worked together to provide a comprehensive overview of the visual and the written materials that together help clarify the complex issues of iconoclasm in Byzantium.
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Blues and Greens at Rome and Byzantium

Author: Alan Cameron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page: 364

View: 6775

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Economic and Social Aspects of Periodic Trade in a Pre-industrial Society

Author: L. de Ligt

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

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Periodic markets are institutions of crucial importance in all pre-industrial economies. Yet the subject has been given little atten-tion by Roman historians. The aim of this book is to remedy this state of affairs through an empire-wide study of annual, bi-annual, monthly and 'weekly' markets. The method used involves the interpretation of the ancient evidence in terms of economic and anthropo-logical theory and against the background of comparative data. Dr de Ligt starts by demonstrat-ing the continued importance of local and regional fairs throughout the im-perial period. Special attention is devoted to the role of both annual fairs and high-frequency periodic markets in the rural economy. In the second half of the book the scope of the discussion is extended to social and political aspects. Finally, the book addresses such topics as urban resistance towards neighbouring rural markets and the widespread practice of waiving customs duties for the duration of largescale religious festivals.
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Seven Years in Navajo Country

Author: Lucy Moore

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826334176

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 547

"A delight to read; an invaluable historical and cultural narrative."--Leslie Marmon Silko
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A History

Author: John Haldon

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750956739

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 9855

John Haldon’s beautifully illustrated book tracks the checkered history of an oriental enigma, a ‘lost empire’ which stood for a 1,000 years against the might of Islam. He retells the story of the cycle of conquest and re-conquest of its lands by Goths, Arabs, Slavs, and Crusaders, and finally its complete destruction by the Ottoman Turks in 1453.
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From New Kingdom Egypt to the Roman Empire

Author: Karen Radner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199354774

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 8133

Introduction : long-distance communication and the cohesion of early empires / Karen Radner -- Egyptian state correspondence of the New Kingdom : the letters of the Levantine client kings in the Amarna correspondence and contemporary evidence / Jana Mynarova -- State correspondence in the Hittite world / Mark Weeden -- An imperial communication network : the state correspondence of the neo-Assyrian empire / Karen Radner -- The lost state correspondence of the Babylonian empire as reflected in contemporary administrative letters / Michael Jursa -- State communications in the Persian Empire / Amelie Kuhrt -- The king's words : Hellenistic royal letters in inscriptions / Alice Bencivenni -- State correspondence in the Roman Empire from Augustus to Justinian / Simon Corcoran.
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