Author: Nick Hodgson
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Built around AD122, Hadrian's Wall was guarded by the Roman army for over three centuries and has left an indelible mark on the landscape of northern Britain. It was a wonder of the ancient world and is a World Heritage Site. Written by a leading archaeologist who has excavated widely on the Wall, this is an authoritative yet accessible treatment of the archaeological evidence. The book explains why the expansion of the Roman empire ground to a halt in remote northern Britain, how the Wall came to be built and the purpose it was intended to serve. It is not a guidebook to the remains, but an introduction to the Wall and the soldiers and civilians, men, women and children, who once peopled the abandoned ruins visited by tourists today. Contents include: Historical background to the Wall; How the Wall was built and its appearance on completion; The history of the Wall from Hadrian to the end of Roman Britain; The purpose of the Wall. This introduction to Hadrian's Wall, the most impressive and famous physical reminder of Britain's Roman past, will be of great interest to all students and keen amateurs of Roman history, archaeology and general history, and is profusely illustrated throughout with 60 colour and 30 black & white photographs and 10 Maps.
A Companion to the Roman Empire provides readers with a guide both to Roman imperial history and to the field of Roman studies, taking account of the most recent discoveries. This Companion brings together thirty original essays guiding readers through Roman imperial history and the field of Roman studies Shows that Roman imperial history is a compelling and vibrant subject Includes significant new contributions to various areas of Roman imperial history Covers the social, intellectual, economic and cultural history of the Roman Empire Contains an extensive bibliography
Author: Frank Schätzing
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Frank Schätzing LIMIT als eBook – das Digitalbuch mit dem gewissen Extra! Mai 2025: Die Energieversorgung der Erde scheint gesichert, seit die USA auf dem Mond das Element Helium-3 fördern. Bahnbrechende Technologien des Konzerngiganten Orley Enterprises haben die Raumfahrt revolutioniert, in einem erbitterten Kopf-an-Kopf-Rennen versuchen Amerikaner und Chinesen, auf dem Trabanten ihre Claims abzustecken. Während der exzentrische Konzernchef Julian Orley mit einer Schar prominenter Gäste zu einer Vergnügungstour ins All aufbricht, soll Detektiv Owen Jericho, den eine unglückliche Liebe nach Shanghai verschlagen hat, die untergetauchte Dissidentin Yoyo ausfindig machen. Was nach Routine klingt, ist tatsächlich der Auftakt zu einer alptraumhaften Jagd von China über Äquatorialguinea und Berlin bis nach London und Venedig. Denn auch andere interessieren sich für Yoyo, die offenbar im Besitz streng gehüteter Geheimnisse und ihres Lebens nicht mehr sicher ist. Jericho muss sich mit der bildschönen, aber ziemlich anstrengenden Chinesin zusammentun, um den phantomgleichen Gegnern auf die Spur zu kommen. In einer Zeit, in der multinationale Konzerne der Politik zunehmend das Zepter aus der Hand nehmen, führen beide einen verzweifelten Kampf ums Überleben, gehetzt von einer Übermacht hochgerüsteter Killer. Die Suche nach den Drahtziehern führt mitten hinein in die Wirren afrikanischer Söldnerkriege, Machtkämpfe um Öl und alternative Energien, Vorherrschaftsträume im Weltraum – und zum Mond, auf dem sich Orleys Reisegruppe unvermittelt einer tödlichen Bedrohung gegenüber sieht. Das LIMIT Digitalbuch erscheint mit Zusatzmaterial: Die gegenüber dem gedruckten Buch erweiterte Digitalbuchversion erscheint als sogenanntes Enhanced eBook und enthält Zeichnungen sowie Bonus-Texte von Frank Schätzing. Darunter eine Erläuterung der zentralen Handlungsschauplätze auf Erde und Mond, eine Charakterisierung der wichtigsten Romanfiguren, Frank Schätzings persönliche Lektüretipps sowie zehn Zeichnungen aus der Hand des Autors, die während der Arbeit am Roman entstanden sind. Das LIMIT eBook für das iPhone bzw. für iPodTouch zeigt zudem einen Videoclip mit Ausschnitten der LIMIT live-Bühnenshow.
In the first single-author account of German history from the Reformation to the early nineteenth century since Hajo Holborn's study written in the 1950s, Dr Whaley provides a full account of the history of the Holy Roman Empire. Volume I extends from Maximilian I to the Peace of Westphalia.
Author: Robert K. Martin, Leland S. Person
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Featuring essays by twelve prominent American literature scholars, Roman Holidaysexplores the tradition of American travel to Italy and makes a significant contribution to the understanding of nineteenth-century American encounters with Italian culture and, more specifically, with Rome. The increase in American travel to Italy during the nineteenth century was partly a product of improved conditions of travel. As suggested in the title, Italy served nineteenth-century writers and artists as a kind of laboratory site for encountering Others and “other” kinds of experience. No doubt Italy offered a place of holiday—a momentary escape from the familiar—but the journey to Rome, a place urging upon the visitor a new and more complex sense of history, also forced a reexamination of oneself and one's identity. Writers and artists found their religious, political, and sexual assumptions challenged. Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun has a prominent place in this collection: as Henry James commented in his study of Hawthorne, the book was “part of the intellectual equipment of the Anglo-Saxon visitor to Rome.” The essayists also examine works by James, Fuller, Melville, Douglass, Howells, and other writers as well as such sculptors as Hiram Powers, William Wetmore Story, and Harriet Hosmer. Bringing contemporary concerns about gender, race, and class to bear upon nineteenth-century texts, Roman Holidays is an especially timely contribution to nineteenth-century American studies.
Covering material from the time of Julius Caesar to the sack of Rome, this topically arranged reference volume provides substantive entries on people, cities, government, institutions, military developments, material culture, and other topics related to the Roman Empire. • Covers all aspects of Imperial Rome, from politics to social life • Provides a selection of primary source documents • Organizes reference entries in topical categories and provides cross-references • Cites works for further reading and closes with a bibliography of the most important print and electronic resources
In the first volume in this new series on Roman society and law, Saskia T. Roselaar traces the social and economic history of the ager publicus, or public land, identifying the developments in Roman economy and demography which led to a gradual process of privatization.
A collection of essays dealing with apocalypticism, Daniel, the Sibylline oracles, Dead Sea Scrolls and wisdom and apocalypticism. Two of the essays appear here for the first time. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
Author: Greg Woolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa--and sometimes even further afield. In Rome, historian Greg Woolf expertly recounts how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects--a story spanning a millennium and a half of history. The personalities and events of Roman history have become part of the West's cultural lexicon, and Woolf provides brilliant retellings of each of these, from the war with Carthage to Octavian's victory over Cleopatra, from the height of territorial expansion under the emperors Trajan and Hadrian to the founding of Constantinople and the barbarian invasions which resulted in Rome's ultimate collapse. Throughout, Woolf carefully considers the conditions that made Rome's success possible and so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and religion. Woolf also compares Rome to other ancient empires and to its many later imitators, bringing into vivid relief the Empire's most distinctive and enduring features. As Woolf demonstrates, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet Rome was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within its borders, in the process generating an image and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible. Based on new research and compellingly told, this sweeping account promises to eclipse all previously published histories of the empire.
Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from his farm to save the state -- these and many more are stories which, immortalized by Livy in his history of early Rome, have become part of our cultural heritage. This new annotated translation includes maps and an index and is based on R. M Ogilvie's Oxford Classical text, the best to date. - ;`the fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the world's mightiest empire, second only to the power of the gods' Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from his farm to save the state - these and many more are stories which, immortalised by Livy in his history of early Rome, have become part of our cultural heritage. The historian's huge work, written between 20 BC and AD 17, ran to 12 books, beginning with Rome's founding in 753 BC and coming down to Livy's own lifetime (9 BC). Books 1-5 cover the period from Rome's beginnings to her first great foreign conquest, the capture of the Etruscan city of Veii and, a few years later, to her first major defeat, the sack of the city by the Gauls in 390 BC. -
Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell
A progressive Christian approach to soteriology and missiology in a global, postcolonial context.
Author: Rosemary Rees, Nigel Kelly, Jane Shuter
Living Through History is a complete Key Stage 3 course which brings out the exciting events in history. The course is available in two different editions, Core and Foundation. Every core title in the series has a parallel Foundation edition. Each Evaluation Pack includes the Assessment and Resource Pack and a free compendium volume student book. The resource packs include a variety of tasks which students should find interesting and enjoyable. They also include differentiated exercises to provide support for less able students and challenging work for more able students. Assessment exercises for the compulsory study units aim to help teachers monitor progress through NC levels.