Through landscape photography, advanced technology, and a treasure trove of precious artefacts, this title recreates the crucible of England's creation - the mysterious Dark Ages. It spans an era long...
Cleopatra's palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the...
The rise of Rome depended on fearsome military prowess, backed up by an unprecedented willingness to accept conquered enemies into society as Romans. This combination of the sword and the...
From Alexandria to York, this title allows us to see the great centres of classical civilization afresh. It features 120 maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places...
Looking at the rich spectrum of ancient Greek society and culture, Christian Meier seeks to identify the key to what made ancient Greece so special, both in the ancient world...
Andrea Stone; Marc Zender
A compendium of one hundred hieroglyphs that are building locks of ancient Maya painting and sculpture. Using over five hundred line drawings and photographs, it shows how to identify the...
George Henderson; Isabel Henderson
The Picts, who occupied north-eastern Scotland between the sixth and ninth centuries, are perhaps the least well-known of the Celtic people. The only real traces of their society are a...
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J. E. Lendon
Presenting the diplomatic and military history of ancient Greece from 479 BC, the flight of the Persians, to 421 BC, the Peace of Nicias, which brought an end to the...
And Man Created God is a sweeping exploration of the religions of the world at the time of Jesus: this is popular history at its best.
Erich S. Gruen
Collects essays that explore the idea of cultural identity in the ancient Mediterranean, examine the subject from a variety of angles, and encompass a range of cultures: Greek, Persian, Jewish...
Impressive in every way this hugely ambitious and assured book takes as its subject the entire history of the British Isles from their physical emergence as islands at the end...
Richard A. Gabriel
The life of Rome's fiercest would-be conquerer
In this engaging and ambitious work, John Romer aims to refocus the gaze of the non-specialist away from the Pharaonic period (about which there are any number of popular histories)...
The Roman occupation of Provence lasted six centuries, beginning more than one hundred years before the birth of Christ, and surviving until well after most of Europe had become Christian...
Dolmens and burial chambers dot the Irish countryside and fascinate all. Once dismissed as 'rude monuments' shrouded in mystery, fresh archaeological interpretations provide new ways of understanding these ancient structures...
In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while...