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151 Hägg, Thomas & Philip Rousseau, Eds. GREEK BIOGRAPHY AND PANEGYRIC IN LATE ANTIQUITY
University of California Press 2000 0520223888 / 9780520223882 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
DJ is protected in mylar. ; The two centuries between a. D. 250 and a. D. 450 witnessed the creation of a distinctive Christian Greek culture in the eastern part of the Roman empire. This book focuses on the transition from ancient to Christian Hellenism as it was expressed in the biographical and panegyric literature of the period. The essays show how literary genres focusing on individual lives help to reveal this historical process. The contributors are leading scholars who bring several disciplines to bear on these texts: they are historians, theologians, classicists, and historians of religion. Together, the collection presents much new research and helps show Late Antiquity not only as an important transitional period but also as an era with an identity of its own. Among the figures the biographical texts bring to life are Antony the Great, the charismatic desert father, and Basil of Caesarea, the influential church politician. Collectively the essays go beyond discussion of particular texts to consider such general topics as strategies of rhetoric and representation, the place of classical Greek culture in both pagan and Christian education, and what is meant by philosophy as a way of life. ; 288 pages 
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152 Instinsky, Hans Ulrich BISCHOFSSTUHL UND KAISERTHRON
Munich Kösel-Verlag 1955 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has 1 small tear. ; 124pp. Nicely printed, title page in red and black.; 124 pages 
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153 Instinsky, Hans Ulrich DIE ALTE KIRCHE UND DAS HEIL DES STAATES
Munich Kösel-Verlag 1963 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book is fine. ; 77pp. Nicely printed, title page in red and black.; 77 pages 
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154 Instinsky, Hans Ulrich MARCUS AURELIUS PROSENES - FREIGELASSENER UND CHRIST AM KAISERHOF
Wiesbaden Franz Steiner Verlag 1964 Softcover Very Good 
Mibor shelfwear. ; Akademie Der Wissenschaften Und Der Literatur. Abhandlungen Der Geistes- Und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Klasse Jahrgang 1964 3; 19 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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155 James, Edward THE FRANKS
Blackwell Publishers 1988 0631148728 / 9780631148722 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. One small chip at head of spine DJ. Very light bump to head of spine. ; The Franks first come to light in historical sources in the third century AD as a group of barbarians living in the marshy lowlands north and east of the Rhine frontier of the Roman Empire. Within three centuries they had become the most powerful of all the barbarian kingdoms, the effective heirs of the Roman Empire, and the founders of France. ; The Peoples of Europe; 256 pages 
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156 Jeffreys, Elizabeth and Michael, and Ann Moffatt (Eds. ) with Ihor Sevcenko BYZANTINE PAPERS Proceedings of the First Australian Byzantine Studies Conference Canberra, 17-19 May 1978
Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 1981 0867840099 / 9780867840094 Softcover Near Fine 
A couple of faint scratches to wraps else fine. ; Contents: John Moorhead Thoughts on Some Early Medieval Miracles; Roger Scott Malalas and Justinian's Codification; Jenny Ferber Theophanes' Account of the Reign of Heraclius; Ahmad Shboul Byzantium and the Arabs: The Image of the Byzantines as Mirrored in Arabic Literature; Margaret Riddle Illustrations of the 'Triumph' of Joseph the Patriarch; Leslie Rogers Anglo-Saxons and Icelanders at Byzantium, with Special Reference to the Icelandic Saga of St. Edward the Confessor; Sasha Grishin Literary Evidence for the Dating of the Backovo Ossuary Frescoes; Michael Jeffreys The Vernacular eisithrioi for Agnes of France; Elizabeth Jeffreys The Later Greek Verse Romances: A Survey; E. J. Stormon Bessarion Before the Council of Florence: A Survey of His Early Writings (1423-1437) ; Australian Association for Byzantine Studies. Byzantina Australiensia 1.; 156 pages 
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157 Jeffreys, Elizabeth and Michael, and Ann Moffatt (Eds. ) with Ihor Sevcenko BYZANTINE PAPERS Proceedings of the First Australian Byzantine Studies Conference Canberra, 17-19 May 1978
Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 1981 0867840099 / 9780867840094 Softcover Fine 
Contents: John Moorhead Thoughts on Some Early Medieval Miracles; Roger Scott Malalas and Justinian's Codification; Jenny Ferber Theophanes' Account of the Reign of Heraclius; Ahmad Shboul Byzantium and the Arabs: The Image of the Byzantines as Mirrored in Arabic Literature; Margaret Riddle Illustrations of the 'Triumph' of Joseph the Patriarch; Leslie Rogers Anglo-Saxons and Icelanders at Byzantium, with Special Reference to the Icelandic Saga of St. Edward the Confessor; Sasha Grishin Literary Evidence for the Dating of the Backovo Ossuary Frescoes; Michael Jeffreys The Vernacular eisithrioi for Agnes of France; Elizabeth Jeffreys The Later Greek Verse Romances: A Survey; E. J. Stormon Bessarion Before the Council of Florence: A Survey of His Early Writings (1423-1437) ; Australian Association for Byzantine Studies. Byzantina Australiensia 1.; 156 pages 
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158 John E. B. Mayor (Ed. ) & Alex. Souter (Trans. ) Q. SEPTIMII FLORENTIS: TERTULLIANI APOLOGETICUS The Text of Oehler Annotated, with an Introduction, with a Translation
Cambridge At the University Press 1917 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Spine has chipping and a few small tears to cloth. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Lower corners a bit bumped. Light foxing. Writing in pencil to rear endpaper. ; 496 pages 
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159 Johnson, Aaron & Jeremy Schott (Eds. ) EUSEBIUS OF CAESAREA Tradition and Innovations
Center for Hellenic Studies 2013 0674073290 / 9780674073296 Paperback Fine 
Eusebius of Caesarea was one of the most significant and voluminous contributors to the development of late antique literary culture. Despite his significance, Eusebius has tended to receive attention more as a source for histories of early Christianity and the Constantinian empire than as a writer and thinker in his own right. He was a compiler and copyist of pagan and Christian texts, collator of a massive chronographical work, commentator on scriptural texts, author of apologetic, historical, educational, and biographical works, and custodian of one of the greatest libraries in the ancient world. As such, Eusebius merits a primary place in our appreciation of the literary culture of late antiquity for both his self-conscious conveyance of multiple traditions and his fostering of innovative literary and intellectual trajectories. By focusing on the full range of Eusebius’s literary corpus, the collection of essays in Eusebius of Caesarea offers new and innovative studies that will change the ways classicists, theologians, and ancient historians think about this major figure. ; Hellenic Studies 60; 390 pages 
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160 Johnson, Allan Chester & Louis C. West BYZANTINE EGYPT: ECONOMIC STUDIES
Adolf M. Hakkert 1967 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Endpapers tanned. Upper corners slightly bumped. ; Unchanged Reprint of 1949 edition. ; 344 pages; An economic study of Byzantine Egypt presenting material from literature, papyri, and excavations dealing with Egypt from the age of Diocletian to the Arab conquest. 
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161 Johnson, Allan Chester; Coleman-Norton, Raul R. STUDIES IN ROMAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY In Honor of Allan Chester Johnson
Books for Libraries Press 1951 0836910273 / 9780836910278 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light Soiling to boards. Foxing to textblock and pastedowns. ; Reprint 1969. 23 papers including: Charles Henry Coster "The Economic Position of Cyrenaica in Classical Times"; George E. Duckworth "Wealth & Poverty in Roman Comedy"; Alfred R. Bellingen "The Early Coinage of Roman Syria"; Peter Charanais " The Aristocracy of Byzantium in the Thirteenth Century", M P Charlesworth "Roman Trade with India", Harold Mattingly "Clash of the Coinages circa 270-296", Louis West "Coinage of Diocletian and Edict of Prices", Glanville Downey "Economic Crisis at Antioch under Julian the Apostate" and others... ; Essay Index Reprint Series; 373 pages 
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162 Jones, A. H. M. THE GREEK CITY FROM ALEXANDER TO JUSTINIAN
Oxford University Press 1940 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Front board is bowed. Solid condtion. ; Contents: The Diffusion of the City: Work of Kings, Hellenization, roman Republic, Principate, Byzantine age; Relations with the Suzerain; Internal Politics; Civc Services: education, religion and games, public works and records, finance, byzantine age; Achievement of the Cities: Economic, Political and Administrative, Cultural. ; 393 pages 
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163 Jones, A. H. M. THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, 284-602 A Social, Economic, and Administrative Survey
University of Oklahoma Press 1964 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
No DJs as issued. The set is Fine with the most minor of shelfwear. (The slipcase is present but is split in places in fair condition). ; The present massive work must be considered one of the greatest historical achievements of our age. The period chosen is from the accession of Diocletian to the death of Maurice-- an interval of 318 years. The author devotes himself to the empire as such, its social characteristics, economic life, and administrative structure. His account of a declining state and culture, drawn from rich historical sources, must be considered of prime importance to all students of the period. ; 2 Volume Set 
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164 Jones, A. H. M. THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, 284-602 A Social, Economic, and Administrative Survey
University of Oklahoma Press 1964 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Spine labels a bit scratched. Else very light shelfwear to both volumes. ; The present massive work must be considered one of the greatest historical achievements of our age. The period chosen is from the accession of Diocletian to the death of Maurice-- an interval of 318 years. The author devotes himself to the empire as such, its social characteristics, economic life, and administrative structure. His account of a declining state and culture, drawn from rich historical sources, must be considered of prime importance to all students of the period. ; 2 Volume Set; Overseas shipping may be extra. 
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165 Jones, A. H. M. THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, 284-602 A Social, Economic, and Administrative Survey. Volumes 1-3
Basil Blackwell 1964 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Light foxing to DJs. Dustjackets have minor shelfwear and rubbing. Set is missing the map volume. ; The present massive work must be considered one of the greatest historical achievements of our age. The period chosen is from the accession of Diocletian to the death of Maurice-- an interval of 318 years. The author devotes himself to the empire as such, its social characteristics, economic life, and administrative structure. His account of a declining state and culture, drawn from rich historical sources, must be considered of prime importance to all students of the period. ; 3 Volume Set 
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166 Jones, A. H. M., J. R. Martindale, & J. Morris THE PROSOPOGRAPHY OF THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE Volume 1: A. D. 260-395
Cambridge 1971 0521072336 / 9780521072335 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Former owner's name on ffep. DJ is tattered with tears and chipping. Writing in ink to DJ flap. ; Xxii, 1152pp. ; Vol. 1; 1152 pages 
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167 Kaegi, Jr. , Walter Emil BYZANTIUM AND THE DECLINE OF ROME
Princeton University Press 1968 0691035105 / 9780691035109 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Bookstore label on inner cover. Small stain to textblock. Light chipping to DJ at upper corners and top of spine. Mild rubbing to DJ. ; Shows the Byzantine thinking on the western roman decline by surveying systematically the extant pagan and christian writings for the fifth and sixth centuries. ; 302 pages 
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168 Kaegi, Jr. , Walter Emil BYZANTIUM AND THE DECLINE OF ROME
Princeton University Press 1969 0691035105 / 9780691035109 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Scholars' bookplate to inner cover. Very light browning to inner covers else book is Fine. DJ has edgewear with some fraying to top of spine. Light waviness to DJ. ; Shows the Byzantine thinking on the western roman decline by surveying systematically the extant pagan and christian writings for the fifth and sixth centuries. ; 302 pages 
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169 Kaster, Robert A. GUARDIANS OF LANGUAGE The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity
Berkeley, CA, U.S.A. University of California Press 1997 0520212258 / 9780520212251 Softcover Very Good+ 
Spine slightly sunned and creased. Light shelfwear ; What did it mean to be a professional teacher in the prestigious "liberal schools"—the schools of grammar and rhetoric—in late antiquity? How can we account for the abiding prestige of these schools, which remained substantially unchanged in their methods and standing despite the political and religious changes that had taken place around them? The grammarian was a pivotal figure in the lives of the educated upper classes of late antiquity. Introducing his students to correct language and to the literature esteemed by long tradition, he began the education that confirmed his students' standing in a narrowly defined elite. His profession thus contributed to the social as well as cultural continuity of the Empire. The grammarian received honor—and criticism; the profession gave the grammarian a firm sense of cultural authority but also placed him in a position of genteel subordination within the elite. Robert A. Kaster provides the first thorough study of the place and function of these important but ambiguous figures. He also gives a detailed prosopography of the grammarians, and of the other "teachers of letters" below the level of rhetoric, from the middle of the third through the middle of the sixth century, which will provide a valuable research tool for other students of late-antique education. ; 524 pages 
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170 Kaster, Robert A. GUARDIANS OF LANGUAGE The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity
Berkeley, CA, U.S.A. University of California Press 1988 0520055357 / 9780520055353 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Lower corners bumped else book has minor shelfwear. DJ has light edgewear with a couple of chips and light creasing. ; What did it mean to be a professional teacher in the prestigious "liberal schools"—the schools of grammar and rhetoric—in late antiquity? How can we account for the abiding prestige of these schools, which remained substantially unchanged in their methods and standing despite the political and religious changes that had taken place around them? The grammarian was a pivotal figure in the lives of the educated upper classes of late antiquity. Introducing his students to correct language and to the literature esteemed by long tradition, he began the education that confirmed his students' standing in a narrowly defined elite. His profession thus contributed to the social as well as cultural continuity of the Empire. The grammarian received honor—and criticism; the profession gave the grammarian a firm sense of cultural authority but also placed him in a position of genteel subordination within the elite. Robert A. Kaster provides the first thorough study of the place and function of these important but ambiguous figures. He also gives a detailed prosopography of the grammarians, and of the other "teachers of letters" below the level of rhetoric, from the middle of the third through the middle of the sixth century, which will provide a valuable research tool for other students of late-antique education. ; 524 pages 
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171 Kaster, Robert A. GUARDIANS OF LANGUAGE The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity
Berkeley, CA, U.S.A. University of California Press 1988 0520055357 / 9780520055353 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing to textblock. DJ lightly sunned. ; What did it mean to be a professional teacher in the prestigious "liberal schools"—the schools of grammar and rhetoric—in late antiquity? How can we account for the abiding prestige of these schools, which remained substantially unchanged in their methods and standing despite the political and religious changes that had taken place around them? The grammarian was a pivotal figure in the lives of the educated upper classes of late antiquity. Introducing his students to correct language and to the literature esteemed by long tradition, he began the education that confirmed his students' standing in a narrowly defined elite. His profession thus contributed to the social as well as cultural continuity of the Empire. The grammarian received honor—and criticism; the profession gave the grammarian a firm sense of cultural authority but also placed him in a position of genteel subordination within the elite. Robert A. Kaster provides the first thorough study of the place and function of these important but ambiguous figures. He also gives a detailed prosopography of the grammarians, and of the other "teachers of letters" below the level of rhetoric, from the middle of the third through the middle of the sixth century, which will provide a valuable research tool for other students of late-antique education. ; 524 pages 
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172 Kelly, Christopher RULING THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2004 0674015649 / 9780674015647 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Book and DJ are fine. ; In this highly original work, Christopher Kelly paints a remarkable picture of running a superstate. He portrays a complex system of government openly regulated by networks of personal influence and the payment of money. Focusing on the Roman Empire after Constantine's conversion to Christianity, Kelly illuminates a period of increasingly centralized rule through an ever more extensive and intrusive bureaucracy. The book opens with a view of its times through the eyes of a high-ranking official in sixth-century Constantinople, John Lydus. His On the Magistracies of the Roman State, the only memoir of its kind to come down to us, gives an impassioned and revealing account of his career and the system in which he worked. Kelly draws a wealth of insight from this singular memoir and goes on to trace the operation of power and influence, exposing how these might be successfully deployed or skillfully diverted by those wishing either to avoid government regulation or to subvert it for their own ends. Ruling the Later Roman Empire presents a fascinating procession of officials, emperors, and local power brokers, winners and losers, mapping their experiences, their conflicting loyalties, their successes, and their failures. ; 341 pages 
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173 Kelly, Christopher & Richard Flower & Michael Stuart Williams UNCLASSICAL TRADITIONS Volume II: Perspectives from East and West in Late Antiquity
Cambridge Philological Society 2011 0956838103 / 9780956838100 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Very light bumping to lower corners. Minor shelfwear to book and DJ. ; Cambridge Classical Journal Supplementary Volume 35; Vol. 2; 162 pages; Unclassical Traditions. Volume II: Perspectives from East and West in Late Antiquity is the second of two collections of essays by leading scholars discussing the nature and extent of the late-antique engagement with the classical past. Rather than concentrating on developments at the centre of empire (the focus of a previous volume, Unclassical Traditions I) , the aim here is to present a set of views from the margins: social, political, religious, literary, geographical and linguistic. Ranging from Armenian ecclesiastical histories, Egyptian alchemy and Jewish power politics, across the Mediterranean to the challenges raised by shifting circumstances in 5th-century North Africa and Ostrogothic Italy, the eight papers in this volume seek to establish the persistent importance of the classical tradition throughout a broadly defined late antiquity. Despite the divergent forms taken by these various responses, they are united by a common preoccupation with that still authoritative past. From these eastern and western perspectives--often peripheral and sometimes isolated--the classical past appears neither monolithic nor inflexible but as offering a set of assumptions or conventions that might be opposed or accepted, subverted or ignored or reworked into a striking variety of newly imagined worlds. 
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174 Kennedy, George A. GREEK RHETORIC UNDER CHRISTIAN EMPERORS
Princeton University Press 1983 0691101450 / 9780691101453 Softcover Very Good 
Creasing to spine. Minor edgewear to extremities. ; Comprehensive treatment on Greek rhetoric from late antiquity and including both pagan and Christian literature from AD 300 to 1300.; History of Rhetoric, Vol 3.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 333 pages 
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175 King, C. E. (Ed. ) IMPERIAL REVENUE, EXPENDITURE AND MONETARY POLICY IN THE FOURTH CENTURY A.D. The Fifth Oxford Symposium on Coinage and Monetary History
British Archaeological Reports 1980 0860540847 / 9780860540847 Softcover Very Good 
Tears to wrap spine ends (2cm). Creasing to front wrap. ; Contents: Inflation and the economy in the fourth century A. D. (C. R. Whittaker) ; The Economy of Egypt in the earlier fourth century (A. K. Bowman) ; Role et distribution de bronze de 348 à 392 / Distribution and the role of the bronze coinage from 348-392 (J. P. Callu) ; Privata from Diocletian to Theodosius: documentary evidence (F. Millar) ; Sacra Largitiones, revenues, expenditure and the production of coin (C. E. King) ; Frappes et trésors d'argent de 324 à 392 / Silver hoards and emissions from 324 to 392 (J P Callu) ; Fairy gold: monetary history in the Augustan history. Glossary of numismatic and related terms in the HA (R S O Tomlin). ; BAR International Series 76; 280 pages 
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176 King, P. D. LAW & SOCIETY IN THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM
Cambridge University Press 1972 0521084210 / 9780521084215 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. DJ appears to be price-clipped. ; Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life & Thought: Third Series; 332 pages; The kingdom of the Visigoths, embracing at its fullest extent Portugal and part of southern France as well as virtually the whole of Spain, boasted the most sophisticated civilization to be be found in any of the Romano-barbarian states created out of the ruin of the Western Empire. Yet its fortunes have been the subject of a curious indifference by scholars otherwise well conscious of the supreme significance of the sixth and seventh centuries for a balanced understanding of the Middle Ages. Dr King makes a searching investigation into the structure and ethos of Visigothic society as it is revealed in the legal and other other sources of the time. 
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177 Klein, Richard SYMMACHUS Eine Tragische Gestalt Des Ausgehenden Heidentums
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1971 3534049284 / 9783534049288 Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear. ; Impulse Der Forschung Band 2; 170 pages 
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178 Klein, Walter STUDIEN ZU AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS
Leipzig Dieterich'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung 1914 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Bound in 1/4 cloth, boards spine appears to have been repaired at one time with chipping and fraying to spine ends. Binding worn at extremities, corners bumped and edgeworn, small dampstains to front board. Small markings to publication page. Else internally Very Good; Klio, Beiheft 13. Vi, 136pp. ; KLIO: Beiträge Zur Alten Geschichte. Beiheft 13; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 136 pages 
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179 Knight, Jeremy K. THE END OF ANTIQUITY Archaeology, Society and Religion AD 235-700
Tempus Publishing 1999 0752414488 / 9780752414485 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; Signed Bookplate on ffep: "With best wishes, Jeremy Knight"; 0.8 x 10.04 x 7.1 Inches; 192 pages; A result of several years' exploration and research, Jeremy Knight's first book chronicles the social, religious, and archaeological history behind one of Europe's most fascinating evolutions—a study of the transition from the Classical world to Medieval Europe. ; Signed by Author 
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180 Korkkanen, Irma THE PEOPLES OF HERMANARIC JORDANES, GETICA [CETICA] 116
Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia 1975 9514102312 / 9789514102318 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light creasing else Fine. ; Aim of the study is to examine certain references to tribes in Getica, a history of the Great Migration, written by Jordanes, an author of the late classic period. ; Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian Toimituksia : Sarja-Ser. B ; Nide-Tom. 187; 89 pages 
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181 Kuisma, Oiva PROCLUS' DEFENCE OF HOMER
Societas Scientiarum Fennica 1996 9516532861 / 9789516532861 Softcover Fine 
Subject of this study is Proclus and the defence of Homeric poetry. Proclus' ideas on mythology, symbolism and principles of interpretation will be clarified more particularly as integral parts of his defence of Homer. ; Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 109; 157 pages 
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182 L'Orange, Hans Peter ART FORMS AND CIVIC LIFE In the Later Roman Empire
Princeton University Press 1972 069100305X / 9780691003054 Softcover Good 
Much ink underlining and marginalia, else Very Good. 1 corner creased. ; Reprint of the 1965 ed. Vii, 131pp, illustrated. ; 131 pages 
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183 L'Orange, Hans Peter ART FORMS AND CIVIC LIFE In the Later Roman Empire
Princeton University Press 1972 069100305X / 9780691003054 Softcover Very Good 
Scholar's name to half-title (Robert Brown). Minor shelfwear. Spine sunned and a bit discolored. ; Reprint of the 1965 ed. Vii, 131pp, illustrated. ; 131 pages 
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184 Labriolle, Pierre De HISTOIRE DE LA LITTÉRATURE LATINE CHRÉTIENNE Tome I & II
Societe D'Edition, Les Belles Lettres 1947 Softcover Very Good 
Former classics scholar's name on ffeps (T. D. Barnes). 2 volume Set. Browning to spines. Pages uncut. Tanning to pages. Minor shelfwear to wraps. ; Texte En Francais. ; 2 Volume Set. Les Belles Lettres. Collection D'Etudes Anciennes 
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185 Laistner, M. L. W. THOUGHT AND LETTERS IN WESTERN EUROPE A. D. 500 to 900
London Methuen & Company 1957 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to ffep (Betty Nye Quinn). Upper corners lightly bumped. Minor foxing. DJ has somed edgewear and yellowing to rear panel. ; 416 pages 
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186 Laistner, M. L. W. THOUGHT AND LETTERS IN WESTERN EUROPE A. D. 500 to 900
London Methuen & Company 1931 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Binding rubbed and edgeworn to corners and spine ends (chipping and small tears) contents sound and tight but for a few pencil marks and the ownership name of Duckett" written on the ffep. With the bookplate of scholar G. P. Goold to inner cover. Light pencilling. ; 354pp. ; 354 pages 
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187 Laistner, M. L. W. THOUGHT AND LETTERS IN WESTERN EUROPE A. D. 500 to 900
Cornell University Press 1966 0801402433 / 9780801402432 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown, else unmarked. Very light shelfwear with minor foxing to textblock. ; Reprint of the 1957 revised ed. 416pp. ; 416 pages 
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188 Lee, A. D. INFORMATION AND & FRONTIERS Roman Foreign Relations in Late Antiquity
Cambridge University Press 1993 052139256X / 9780521392563 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Minor shelfwear. ; The Roman empire of classical antiquity was a great power without any serious rivals. By contrast, the Roman empire late antiquity faced another great power to the east, as well as increasingly troublesome barbarian tribes to the north. The ability of the empire to cope with these changed circumstance was affected in part by its access to reliable information and intelligence about these neighbours. This book offers the first systematic investigation of this dimension of late Roman foreign relations. ; 236 pages 
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189 Lenski, Noel Emmanuel FAILURE OF EMPIRE Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.
University of California Press 2003 0520233328 / 9780520233324 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (a. D. 364-78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople. This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat among history's great losers. By the time he was killed, his empire had been coming unglued for several years: the Goths had overrun the Balkans; Persians, Isaurians, and Saracens were threatening the east; the economy was in disarray; and pagans and Christians alike had been exiled, tortured, and executed in his religious persecutions. Valens had not, however, entirely failed in his job as emperor. He was an admirable administrator, a committed defender of the frontiers, and a ruler who showed remarkable sympathy for the needs of his subjects. In lively style and rich detail, Lenski incorporates a broad range of new material, from archaeology to Gothic and Armenian sources, in a study that illuminates the social, cultural, religious, economic, administrative, and military complexities of Valens's realm. Failure of Empire offers a nuanced reconsideration of Valens the man and shows both how he applied his strengths to meet the expectations of his world and how he ultimately failed in his efforts to match limited capacities to limitless demands. ; 1.35 x 9.86 x 6.24 Inches; 454 pages 
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190 Lenski, Noel Emmanuel FAILURE OF EMPIRE Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.
University of California Press 2003 0520233328 / 9780520233324 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (a. D. 364-78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople. This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat among history's great losers. By the time he was killed, his empire had been coming unglued for several years: the Goths had overrun the Balkans; Persians, Isaurians, and Saracens were threatening the east; the economy was in disarray; and pagans and Christians alike had been exiled, tortured, and executed in his religious persecutions. Valens had not, however, entirely failed in his job as emperor. He was an admirable administrator, a committed defender of the frontiers, and a ruler who showed remarkable sympathy for the needs of his subjects. In lively style and rich detail, Lenski incorporates a broad range of new material, from archaeology to Gothic and Armenian sources, in a study that illuminates the social, cultural, religious, economic, administrative, and military complexities of Valens's realm. Failure of Empire offers a nuanced reconsideration of Valens the man and shows both how he applied his strengths to meet the expectations of his world and how he ultimately failed in his efforts to match limited capacities to limitless demands. ; 1.35 x 9.86 x 6.24 Inches; 454 pages 
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191 Levy, Ernst PAULI SENTENTIAE A Palingenesia of the Opening Titles As a Specimen of Research in West Roman Vulgar Law
Rothman Reprints 1969 067804533X / 9780678045336 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
1 corner very lightly bumped. Minor shelfwear. ; Reprint of the 1945 Cornell ed. xiii, 131pp.; 131 pages 
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192 Liebeschuetz, J. H. W. G. ANTIOCH City and Imperial Administration in the Later Roman Empire
Oxford University Press 1972 0198142951 / 9780198142959 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Former owner's name on ffep. Light knocking to boards else Fine. DJ has edgewear with light chipping and a couple of small closed tears. ; Oxford Scholarly Classics; 8.5 x 0.75 x 5.75 Inches; 314 pages; The writings of Libanius are used to illustrate trends in the public life of the great eastern metropolis in the fourth century. The study begins with a social survey of the city. Attention is then concentrated on government. 
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193 Liebeschuetz, J. H. W. G. BARBARIANS AND BISHOPS Army, Church, and State in the Age of Arcadius and Chrysostom
Oxford University Press 1990 0198148860 / 9780198148869 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Book has minor shelfwear. ; Barbarians and Bishops is concerned with two fundamental themes of Late Antiquity: the barbarization of the Roman army, and the interrelation of Church and secular government. The conspicuous role played by barbarian, particularly German, soldiers in the Late Roman state has always been recognized. It still has not been satisfactorily explained. This is not surprising since the development which compelled the Empire to call on foreigners for its defence is a complex one, related to changes in basic structures and attitudes of Roman society. One of these was the triumph of Christianity which required the abandonment of a civic religion closely integrated with secular government. ; 336 pages; Gift inscription from author: "To Andrew, With best wishes --Wolf" ; Signed by Author 
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194 Lieu, Samuel N. C. (Ed. ) THE EMPEROR JULIAN Panegyric and Polemic
Liverpool University Press 1989 0853233764 / 9780853233763 Second Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light corner creasing to a few pages and wraps. ; 2nd ed. 146pp. This collection makes available in English for the first time the panegyric of Claudius Mamertinus (Panegyrici Latini XI/3) , a substantial part of the treatise of John Chrysostom on St Babylas and against Julian (de S. Babyla c. Julianum et gentiles XIV-XIX) , and Emphrem Syrus' Hymns Against Julian. ; Translated Texts for Historians; 146 pages 
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195 Limmer, Josef KONZILIEN UND SYNODEN IM SPÄTANTIKEN GALLIEN VON 314 BIS 696 NACH CHRISTI GEBURT [2 VOLUME SET] Teil 1: Chronologische Darstellung; Teil 2: Zusammenschau Wichtiger Themenkreise
Peter Lang 2004 3631533039 / 9783631533031 Softcover Very Good+ 
Paperclip indent to front wrap and first 2 pages of V1. V2 has light edgewear to 1 corner. Else books are fine. ; Complete in 2 volumes. 463pp; 375pp.; 2 Volume Set. Wissenschaft Und Religion Band 10; Vol. 2019-01-02 
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196 Lindsay, Jack SONG OF A FALLING WORLD Culture During the Break-Up of the Roman Empire (A. D. 350-600)
Andrew Dakers Limited 1948 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Upper corners bumped. Light foxing to textblock. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ is price-clipped. DJ is yellowed with a few small tears. ; 303 pages 
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197 Little, Lester K. PLAGUE AND THE END OF ANTIQUITY The Pandemic of 541-750
Cambridge University Press 2007 0521846390 / 9780521846394 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Plague was a key factor in the waning of Antiquity and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Eight centuries before the Black Death, a pandemic of plague engulfed the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and eventually extended as far east as Persia and as far north as the British Isles. Its persisted sporadically from 541 to 750, the same period that witnessed the distinctive shaping of the Byzantine Empire, a new prominence of the Roman papacy and of monasticism, the beginnings of Islam and the meteoric expansion of the Arabic Empire, the ascent of the Carolingian dynasty in Frankish Gaul and, not coincidentally, the beginnings of a positive work ethic in the Latin West. In this volume, the first on the subject, twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines-history, archaeology, epidemiology, and molecular biology- have produced a comprehensive account of the pandemic's origins, spread, and mortality, as well as its economic, social, political, and religious effects. The historians examine written sources in a range of languages, including Arabic, Syriac, Greek, Latin, and Old Irish. Archaeologists analyze burial pits, abandoned villages, and aborted building projects. The epidemiologists use the written sources to track the disease's means and speed of transmission, the mix of vulnerability and resistance it encountered, and the patterns of reappearence over time. Finally, molecular biologists, newcomers to this kind of investigation, have become pioneers of paleopathology, seeking ways to identity pathogens in human remains from the remote past. ; 380 pages 
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198 Löhken, Henrik ORDINES DIGNITATUM Untersuchungen Zur Formalen Konstituierung Der Spätantiken Führungsschicht
Böhlau 1982 3412030813 / 9783412030810 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to boards. ; Kölner Historische Abhandlungen; 166 pages 
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199 Maas, Michael JOHN LYDUS AND THE ROMAN PAST Antiquarianism and Politics in the Age of Justinian
Routledge 1992 0415060214 / 9780415060219 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light spotting to top of textblock. Very light shelfwear to DJ. Small knock to middle of foreedge of front board else Fine. ; 220 pages; John Lydus, a retired official at Justinian's court in the mid-6th century, is an important, neglected source for the study of the fate of the classical legacy in the newly Christianized Roman empire, Byzantium.

Examining his work On Portents, On the Months and On Magistracies, Michael Maas establishes Lydus as a credible witness to the political and cultural milieu in the age of Justinian--at the moment when the state re-historicized itself and its Roman legacy in Christian terms. Within a few generations, addressing antiquity from a non-Christian viewpoint would have been unthinkable. From his place on the edge of this shifting paradigm, Lydus' writings help us to see the emergence of medieval Byzantium through Roman eyes. 
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200 Maas, Michael JOHN LYDUS AND THE ROMAN PAST Antiquarianism and Politics in the Age of Justinian
Routledge 1992 0415060214 / 9780415060219 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to book. DJ has minor creasing and shelfwear. ; 220 pages; John Lydus, a retired official at Justinian's court in the mid-6th century, is an important, neglected source for the study of the fate of the classical legacy in the newly Christianized Roman empire, Byzantium.

Examining his work On Portents, On the Months and On Magistracies, Michael Maas establishes Lydus as a credible witness to the political and cultural milieu in the age of Justinian--at the moment when the state re-historicized itself and its Roman legacy in Christian terms. Within a few generations, addressing antiquity from a non-Christian viewpoint would have been unthinkable. From his place on the edge of this shifting paradigm, Lydus' writings help us to see the emergence of medieval Byzantium through Roman eyes. 
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