Rome

Author : Amanda Claridge
ISBN : 9780199546831
Genre : History
File Size : 21.92 MB
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The ultimate guide to all the important archaeological sites in the city of Rome from the period 800 BC to AD 600, with over 200 site maps, plans, and photographs, covering everything from the Colosseum to the Catacombs and including an introduction that offers essential background to the culture and history of ancient Rome, information about museums and opening times, a chronology for reference, and comprehensive glossaries of essential terms. For this newedition the original text has been extensively revised, adding over 20 more sites and illustrations, the itineraries have been re-organized and expanded to suit the many changes that have taken place in thepast decade, and the practical information and references have been fully updated.
Category: History

Spain

Author : Roger Collins
ISBN : 0192853007
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 40.70 MB
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Spain's opulent mixture of cultures and religions have left it rich with notable sites for the traveler to explore, from the Arab Walls of Madrid to the Roman hippodrome in Toledo, from the palace complex of Saville to the Islamic fortress in Malaga. Diagrams & Maps.
Category: Social Science

Rome

Author : Amanda Claridge
ISBN : 0192880039
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 48.44 MB
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The largest archaeological site in the world, Rome includes such breathtaking structures as the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Mausoleums of Augustus and Hadrian, the Circus Maximus, and the Catacombs. Maps & diagrams.
Category: Social Science

England

Author : Timothy Darvill
ISBN : 0192841017
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 60.18 MB
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Travelling around England is in many senses a journey back in time. On all sides, and sometimes even under the road or footpath itself, there are fragments of the ancient past side by side with the clutter of the modern world. Medieval villages, castles, ancient churches, and Roman villas arecommonplace and take us back to the time of Christ. Far older, yet equally abundant, are the barrows, hillforts, stone circles, camps, standing stones, trackways, and other relics of prehistoric times that have survived for several thousand years.This Guide is all about these ancient remains: the prehistoric, Roman, and medieval sites which date from the time between the first appearance of people in what we now call England during the last Ice Age and the end of medieval times around 1600 AD.
Category: Social Science

Topography Of Rome Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0199803226
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 45.61 MB
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
Category: Literary Criticism

Scotland

Author : Anna Ritchie
ISBN : UOM:39015050708000
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 81.51 MB
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This excellent guide is the perfect companion for the archaeologically-inclined traveller in Scotland. A very useful introduction details the evolution of the human and natural environment from prehistory to medieval times, and is followed by a gazetteer, arranged by region, of over 250 sites. With maps, plans, photographs and line-drawings.
Category: Social Science

Emperor Alexander Severus

Author : John S McHugh
ISBN : 9781473845824
Genre : History
File Size : 65.71 MB
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Alexander Severus' is full of controversy and contradictions. He came to the throne through the brutal murder of his cousin, Elagabalus, and was ultimately assassinated himself. The years between were filled with regular uprisings and rebellions, court intrigue (the Praetorian Guard slew their commander at the Emperor's feet) and foreign invasion. Yet the ancient sources generally present his reign as a golden age of just government, prosperity and religious tolerance Not yet fourteen when he became emperor, Alexander was dominated by his mother, Julia Mammaea and advisors like the historian, Cassius Dio. In the military field, he successfully checked the aggressive Sassanid Persians but some sources see his Persian campaign as a costly failure marked by mutiny and reverses that weakened the army. When Germanic and Sarmatian tribes crossed the Rhine and Danube frontiers in 234, Alexander took the field against them but when he attempted to negotiate to buy time, his soldiers perceived him as weak, assassinated him and replaced him with the soldier Maximinus Thrax. John McHugh reassesses this fascinating emperor in detail.
Category: History

The Holy Land

Author : Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
ISBN : 9780191528675
Genre : Travel
File Size : 62.89 MB
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Of immense significance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the Holy Land has been attracting visitors since the fifth century BC. Covering all the main sites both in the city of Jerusalem and throughout the Holy Land and including over 150 high quality site plans, maps, diagrams, and photographs, this book provides the ultimate visitor guide to the rich archaeological heritage of the region. Fully updated with all the latest information, this new edition includes updates on the crucial recent developments at the Holy Sepulchre and on six completely new sites, including a Middle Bronze Age water system in Jerusalem and what may be the original Pool of Siloam.
Category: Travel

Egypt Greece And Rome

Author : Charles Freeman
ISBN : 9780199651924
Genre : Art
File Size : 51.50 MB
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Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.
Category: Art