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81 Collins, Roger VISIGOTHIC SPAIN 409 - 711
Blackwell Publishers 2004 0631181857 / 9780631181859 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Minor bumping to top corners. ; Between the end of Roman rule in the early fifth century and the Arab conquest in the eighth, Spain's destiny lay with the Visigoths, a confederacy of different ethnic groups formed in the Balkans in the later fourth century. Taking account of important new documentary evidence and of the latest archaeological findings, the author presents a wealth of original theories, challenging many traditional assumptions about Visigothic Spain about how the Visigothic kingdom was governed, law in the kingdom, the nature and methods of the Arab conquest, and the rise of Spain as an intellectual force in the West. The book falls into two parts: the first providing a chronological overview of political and military events; the second reviewing the evidence for social life and organization in Visigothic Spain. A historiographical introduction summarizes the current state of research on the history and archaeology of the period. ; A History of Spain; 272 pages 
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82 Cooper, Kate THE VIRGIN AND THE BRIDE Idealized Womanhood in Late Antiquity
Harvard University Press 1999 0674939506 / 9780674939509 Softcover Fine 
During the last centuries of the Roman Empire, the prevailing ideal of feminine virtue was radically transformed: the pure but fertile heroines of Greek and Roman romance were replaced by a Christian heroine who ardently refused the marriage bed. How this new concept and figure of purity is connected with--indeed, how it abetted--social and religious change is the subject of Kate Cooper's lively book. The Romans saw marital concord as a symbol of social unity--one that was important to maintaining the vigor and political harmony of the empire itself. This is nowhere more clear than in the ancient novel, where the mutual desire of hero and heroine is directed toward marriage and social renewal. But early Christian romance subverted the main outline of the story: now the heroine abandons her marriage partner for an otherworldly union with a Christian holy man. Cooper traces the reception of this new ascetic literature across the Roman world. How did the ruling classes respond to the Christian claim to moral superiority, represented by the new ideal of sexual purity? How did women themselves react to the challenge to their traditional role as matrons and matriarchs? In addressing these questions, Cooper gives us a vivid picture of dramatically changing ideas about sexuality, family, and morality--a cultural revolution with far-reaching implications for religion and politics, women and men. The Virgin and the Bride offers a new look at central aspects of the Christianization of the Roman world, and an engaging discussion of the rhetoric of gender and the social meaning of idealized womanhood. ; 192 pages 
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83 Corcoran, Simon THE EMPIRE OF THE TETRARCHS Imperial Pronouncements and Government AD 284-324
Oxford University Press 1996 0198149840 / 9780198149842 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
1 small chip to DJ at head of spine. Small red dot taped to DJ spine. Else Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Inner cover has two institution plates from School of History and Archaeology--Ancient History Library-- No other markings. Minor shelfwear to book. ; Oxford Classical Monographs; 1.11 x 8.74 x 5.7 Inches; 424 pages; The era of Diocletan and Constantine is a significant period for the Roman empire, with far-reaching administrative changes that established the structure of government for three hundred years - a time when the Christian church passed from persecution to imperial favour. It is also a complex period of co-operation and rivalry between a number of co-emperors, the result of Diocletian's experiment of government by four rulers (the tetrarchs). This book examines imperial government at this crucial but often neglected period of transition, through a study of the the pronouncement that the emperors and their officials produced, drawing together material from a wide variety of sources: the law codes, Christian authors, inscritpions, and papyri. The study covers the format, composition, and promulgation of documents, and includes chronological catalogues of imperial letters and edicts, as well as extended discussions of the Gregorian and Hermogenian Codes, and the ambitious Prices Edict. Much of this has had little detailed coverage in English before. There is also a chapter that elucidates the relative powers of the members of the imperial college. Finally, Dr Corcoran assesses how effectively the machinery of government really matched the ambitions of the emperors. 
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84 Corcoran, Simon THE EMPIRE OF THE TETRARCHS Imperial Pronouncements and Government AD 284-324. Revised Edition.
Oxford University Press 2000 019815304X / 9780198153047 Softcover Very Good 
Creasing to spine. Minor rubbing to wraps. Light lifting of corners. ; Revised Paperback Edition. ; Oxford Classical Monographs; 1.11 x 8.74 x 5.7 Inches; 424 pages; The era of Diocletan and Constantine is a significant period for the Roman empire, with far-reaching administrative changes that established the structure of government for three hundred years - a time when the Christian church passed from persecution to imperial favour. It is also a complex period of co-operation and rivalry between a number of co-emperors, the result of Diocletian's experiment of government by four rulers (the tetrarchs). This book examines imperial government at this crucial but often neglected period of transition, through a study of the the pronouncement that the emperors and their officials produced, drawing together material from a wide variety of sources: the law codes, Christian authors, inscritpions, and papyri. The study covers the format, composition, and promulgation of documents, and includes chronological catalogues of imperial letters and edicts, as well as extended discussions of the Gregorian and Hermogenian Codes, and the ambitious Prices Edict. Much of this has had little detailed coverage in English before. There is also a chapter that elucidates the relative powers of the members of the imperial college. Finally, Dr Corcoran assesses how effectively the machinery of government really matched the ambitions of the emperors. 
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85 Coster, Charles Henry LATE ROMAN STUDIES
Harvard University Press 1968 0674512006 / 9780674512009 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Light discoloration to spine; Contents include: The Iudicium Quinquevirale in Constantinople; Iudicium Quinquevirale Reconsidered; Procopius and Boethius; Fall of Boethius: his Character; Economic Position of Cyrenaica in Classical Times; Synesius, a Curialis of the Time of the Emperor Arcadius; Christianity and the Invasions: Paulinus of Nola, Rutilius Namatianus, Synesius of Cyrene. ; 308 pages 
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86 Courtois, Christian LES VANDALES ET L'AFRIQUE
Arts Et Métiers Graphiques 1955 Softcover Very Good 
Wraps browned on spine and along top edge of front wrap. Else minor shelfwear. One of 2500 numbered copies. ; 455 pages 
Price: 160.00 USD
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87 Craig, J. D. JOVIALIS AND THE CALLIOPIAN TEXT OF TERENCE
Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press 1927 Softcover Good 
Front wrap detached but present. Former owner's name on ffep. Tanning to pages. ; An attempt to elucidate the history of the text of Terence from about the fourth century AD to the Carolingian Age. ; St. Andrews University Publications. No. XXII; 51 pages 
Price: 33.00 USD
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88 Crees, James Harold Edward CLAUDIAN AS AN HISTORICAL AUTHORITY
L'Erma Di Bretschneider 1968 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light foxing to ffeps. In red cloth with gilt letters on spine. Interior clean and tight. ; Unchanged Reprint of 1908 Edition. ; Studia Historica 62; 259 pages; Estimates the value of Claudian's poems as historical authorities, chiefly for the years 395-404 AD. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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89 De Ley, Herman MACROBIUS AND NUMENIUS A Study of Macrobius, in Somn. , I, c. 12
Latomus 1972 Softcover Near Fine 
Pages unopened. Light crease near top of spine. Very light shelfwear else fine. ; Collection Latomus Volume 125; 74 pages 
Price: 85.00 USD
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90 De Sismondi, J. C. L. A HISTORY OF THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, COMPRISING A VIEW OF THE INVASION AND SETTLEMENT OF THE BARBARIANS In Two Volumes.
Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans N.D. Hardcover Very Good 
Former owner's name on ffeps (A. G. Moore - Jan 7th 1857). Frontispieces are foxed. Brown boards are rubbed. Gilt lettering on spine is faded. Light bumping to boards. Vol 1: back board is starting. Vol 2: back fep has strip torn (no loss of text). Still solid set. ; No date (1834? ) ; 2 Volume Set. COMPLETE. Cabinet Cyclopaedia 
Price: 140.00 USD
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91 Delougaz, Pinhas & Richard C. Haines A BYZANTINE CHURCH AT KHIRBAT AL-KARAK
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1960 Softcover Very Good- 
Former owner's name to half-title. Faint creasing to wraps. Minor bump to lower corner. Covers smudged/soiled, else VG. ; Oriental Institute Publications, LXXXV. Xi, 68pp + 62pls and 2 folding tables. ; University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications Volume LXXXV 
Price: 65.00 USD
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92 Demandt, Alexander GESCHICHTE DER SPÄTANTIKE Das Römische Reich Von Diocletian Bus Justinian
Munich C. H. Beck 1998 3406441076 / 9783406441073 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Faint rounding to corners. Else book is fine. DJ in glassine wrapper. ; xxv, 515pp, 3 folding maps.; Beck's Historische Bibliothek; 515 pages 
Price: 42.00 USD
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93 Den Boeft, J. & J. W. Drijvers, D. Den Hengst, H. C. Teitler PHILOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL COMMENTARY ON AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS XXIV
Leiden Brill 2002 9004123350 / 9789004123359 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very faint shelfwear else fine. ; Xxvii, 279pp. In XXIV the Persian expedition of Julian is described, from its successful start until the failure to take the capital Ctesiphon. The commentary deals both with the philological, literary and linguistic problems in the Latin text and with the historical and geographical details that are necessary for an understanding of the course of events. Special attention is given to the author's highly personal involvement as a participant in the expedition. ; 279 pages 
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94 Dill, Sir Samuel ROMAN SOCIETY IN GAUL IN THE MEROVINGIAN AGE
MacMillan and Co. 1926 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Foxing To textblock. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold) with additional plate to ffep. DJ has chipping and small tears. ; 0.37 x 8.25 x 5.55 Inches; 566 pages 
Price: 37.00 USD
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95 Dillon, John Noël THE JUSTICE OF CONSTANTINE Law, Communication, and Control
University of Michigan Press 2012 0472118293 / 9780472118298 Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Very faint bump to 1 corner of book. Else fine. ; As the first Christian emperor of Rome, Constantine the Great has long interested those studying the establishment of Christianity. But Constantine is also notable for his ability to control a sprawling empire and effect major changes. The Justice of Constantineexamines Constantine's judicial and administrative legislation and his efforts to maintain control over the imperial bureaucracy, to guarantee the working of Roman justice, and to keep the will of his subjects throughout the Roman Empire. John Dillon first analyzes the record of Constantine's legislation and its relationship to prior legislation. His initial chapters also serve as an introduction to Roman law and administration in later antiquity. Dillon then considers Constantine's public edicts and internal communications about access to law, trials and procedure, corruption, and punishment for administrative abuses. How imperial officials relied on correspondence with Constantine to resolve legal questions is also considered. A study of Constantine's expedited appellate system, to ensure provincial justice, concludes the book. Constantine's constitutions reveal much about the Theodosian Code and the laws included in it. Constantine consistently seeks direct sources of reliable information in order to enforce his will. In official correspondence, meanwhile, Constantine strives to maintain control over his officials through punishment; trusted agents; and the cultivation of accountability, rivalry, and suspicion among them. ; Law And Society In The Ancient World; 310 pages 
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96 Dirlmeier, Camilla & Gunther Gottlieb QUELLEN ZUR GESCHICHTE DER ALAMANNEN Von Libanios Bis Gregor Von Tours
Jan Thorbecke Verlag 1978 3799563032 / 9783799563031 Softcover Very Good 
Spine and part of wraps are sunfaded. Light wear to corners. ; 119pp. Greek and Latin texts with German translation. ; Heidelberger Akademie Der Wissenschaften Bd. 3. Quellen Zur Geschichte Der Alamannen II; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 119 pages 
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97 Domaszewski, Alfred Von DIE PERSONENNAMEN BEI DEN SCRIPTORES HISTORIAE AUGUSTAE
Heidelberg Carl Winter Universitätsverlag 1918 Softcover Fair 
Paper Wraps tattered and torn. Rear wrap detached. Suitable for binding. Creasing to lower edge of book. A few pages have small tears and chipping. ; bottom corner bumped, else Very Good, a sound working copy. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 165 pages 
Price: 38.00 USD
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98 Downey, Glanville A HISTORY OF ANTIOCH IN SYRIA From Seleucus to the Arab Conquest
Princeton University Press 1961 0691035202 / 9780691035208 Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
In original fragile chipped glassine wrapper which has been taped down to boards. ; Looks at the history of Antioch from Seleucus I through the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire to Heraclius. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 752 pages 
Price: 150.00 USD
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99 Drinkwater, John & Hugh Elton (Eds. ) FIFTH-CENTURY GAUL A Crisis of Identity?
Cambridge University Press 1992 0521414857 / 9780521414852 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Small tears at bottom of spine panel of DJ. Former owner's bookplate on inner cover. ; 398 pages; The papers presented in this book take as their subject the military, political and economic changes forced upon the inhabitants of Gaul during the fifth century AD. They seek to describe and explain how Gallo-Romans of all orders of society reacted to barbarian invasion and the growing debilitation of the western imperial government. The unusually wide range of topics dealt with allows the Gallic experience to be viewed and interpreted from many different directions. Much is made of the problematic, because highly subjective, nature of the literary sources; but close attention is also given to modern advances in our understanding of the archaeological and numismatic data. The whole presents a picture of a society under immense stress, as the people of the Gallic provinces abandoned, perforce, their allegiance to Roman emperors and yielded to the rule of Germanic kings, while yet preserving a significant element of their late antique culture. 
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100 Dörries, Hermann; Roland H. Bainton (Trans. ) CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
NY Harper & Row 1972 Softcover Good 
Large bookstore ink-stamp on ffep. Highlighting to about 4 pages. ; Xi, 250pp. ; 250 pages 
Price: 6.00 USD
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