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Byzantium: Its Triumphs And Tragedy
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Byzantium: Its Triumphs And Tragedy

By Rene Guerdan

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is slight bumping on the corners of the cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "The work which I have the pleasure of introducing is not merely a popularization. Certainly the personality of the Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, his campaigns and his government are fairly well known; Gustave Schlumberger's important work offers a picture of this glorious regime with perhaps, indeed, an excess of detail. But this large volume was intended for specialists and will hardly attract the general reader...." - Preface from Byzantium: Its Triumphs And Tragedy

$7.50

The Robe
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The Robe

By Lloyd C. Douglas

This book is in good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners have not been bumped. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings "The book explores the aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus. Through the experiences of the Roman tribune, Marcellus Gallio and his Greek slave Demetrius. Prince Gaius, in an effort to rid Rome of Marcellus, banishes Marcellus to the command of the Roman garrison at Minoa, a port city in southern Palestine. In Jerusalem during Passover, Marcellus ends up carrying out the crucifixion of Jesus but is troubled since he believes Jesus is innocent of any crime.Marcellus and some other soldiers throw dice to see who will take Jesus' seamless robe. Marcellus wins and asks Demetrius to take care of the robe. Following the crucifixion, Marcellus takes part in a banquet attended by Pontius Pilate. During the banquet, a drunken centurion insists that Marcellus wear Jesus' robe. Reluctantly wearing the garment, Marcellus apparently suffers a nervous breakdown and returns to Rome. Sent to Athens to recuperate, Marcellus finally gives in to Demetrius' urging and touches the robe, and his mind is subsequently restored. Marcellus, now believing the robe has some sort of innate power, returns to Judea, follows the path Jesus took, and meets many people whose lives Jesus had affected. Based upon their experiences first Demetrius and then Marcellus becomes a follower of Jesus. Marcellus then returns to Rome, where he must report his experiences to the emperor, Tiberius Marcellus frees Demetrius, who escapes. However, later on, because of his uncompromising stance regarding his Christian faith, both Marcellus and his new wife Diana are executed by the new emperor, Caligula...." - Anonymous

$23.08

The Early Roman Liturgy
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The Early Roman Liturgy

By Josef A. Jungman, S.J.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corner are bumped and there is a dent on the front cover board. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned. There are markings on some pages, but the book is still readable. "These lectures, which I gave at Notre Dame in the summer of 1949, were not originally intended for publication. But the editor of The University of Notre Dame Liturgical Series asked me to present them in book form in order to include in this series as introduction into the oldest and most important period in the history of the liturgy...." - Preface from The Early Roman Liturgy: To The Time Of Gregory The Great

$24.01

Diocletian And The Roman Recovery
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Diocletian And The Roman Recovery

By Stephen Williams

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front and back covers and the spine and edges and corners.The previous owners signature is on the inside of the front cover board. There are also marking on pages 16-17. However, the rest of the book is clean and the pages are white and crisp. The binding is in perfect condition. "When the young Marcus Aurelius became Emperor of the Roman world in the spring of 161, he had never even seen a real army, far less commanded one in the field.The long run of his predecessor and adoptive father Antoninus ('the Pious') had been one of almost unbroken peace and internal tranquility: on the far-flung frontiers the static garrisons had continued their careful and orderly routine, legionary commanders had been appointed, served their time and had been replaced without once leading their forces into battle. It was well over a generation since an Emperor had conducted a serious war in person. The Empire of the second century was a supreme achievement of statecraft, never since repeated, in which all the diverse nationalities of the Mediterranean world from the Atlantic coast to the Euphrates were ruled by a single state which ensured that peace and security were the normal conditions of existence," - Prologue, Diocletian And The Roman Recovery

$23.80

The Pre-Conquest Church In England
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The Pre-Conquest Church In England

By Margaret Deansley

This book is in good condition.There is some wear on the cover corners and edges as well as a large stain on the front board. The previous owners signature is on the inside of the front board. The pages inside are yellowed and tanned. "In trying to deal with so large a subject as church history in Britain from the Roman occupation till 1066, I am very conscious of writing with sufficient knowledge. I have tried chiefly to look at the Celtic and English church from the human angle, so far as the sources permit:; I have not aimed at writing a constitutional history of the church, nor an art history." - Preface To The First Edition, The Pre-Conquest Of The Church Of England

$9.41

The Horizon History Of Christianity
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The Horizon History Of Christianity

By Roland H. Bainton

This book is in fair condition. The cover has some wear on the front, the spine, the edges and the corners. No dust jacket. There is highlighting inside the book, but the pages are still readable. The previous owners stamp is affixed to the inside front board. There are water stains on the front pages of the book. In this single absorbing volume, the noted historian and religious scholar Roland Bainton offers a comprehensive, critical portrait of Christianity from its beginnings two thousand years ago to the modern day. From Christ's lowly birth in a stable to the rise of cathedrals and kings, from Roman soldiers to Franciscan monks to Puritans fleeing persecution to a new world across the sea, Bainton paints a rich history of a vast and varied people united by a singular belief. Illustrated with fifty black-and-white photographs, Christianity is a perfect introduction for lay readers and a classic in its field.

$12.50

The Temple
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The Temple

By Reverend Dr. Edersheim

This book is in good condition. The cover is worn as well as the corners and the edges. The previous owners name is written on the first page.Im not sure of the age of this book, because it was not listed. However, if circa 1900, is correct, that would make this boo an antique. Jerusalem's temple represented not only the glory of Israel's past but the splendor of its future, when the Messiah would come and reign over God's people. To recapture the essence of the temple's significance, both in the life of Israel and in the life and theology of the early Christians, readers are fortunate indeed to have as a tour guide that eminent scholar of Judaism and the New Testament, Alfred Edersheim. Readers who want to experience the grandeur of Herod's temple - the temple that Jesus "cleansed" - or the anguish of a temple trodden by Roman soldiers will appreciate Edersheim's knowledge of and passion for the temple of Scripture. Readers will also welcome this newly typeset, highly readable edition with illustrations and marginal references from Scripture, Philo, Josephus, and the Mishnah.

$22.50

Plain Reasons Against Joining The Church Of Rome
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Plain Reasons Against Joining The Church Of Rome

By Richard Frederick Littledale

This book is an antique and is in good condition.The previous owner's stamps and mark are on the inside front cover. The inside pages are tanning. This book makes no attempt to cover the whole area of the controversy to which it relates. Indeed, as Roman disputants are perpetually shifting their ground, instead of always appealing, as Anglicans do, to the Word of God and the historical witness of the Church Catholic, it would be practically impossible to do that. It is confined strictly to a few practical questions which affect all members of the Church, laity and clergy alike, and omits not only all purely speculative discussions, interesting to theologians alone, but also all matters of which it can fairly be said that Rome and England have any common ground of agreement, however they may differ in details, or in mode of expression. II. It is defensive, and not aggressive in design, and is therefore not addressed to born Roman Catholics, nor does it undertake to measure their responsibility, or to point out their duty. To their own Master they stand or fall. But it is addressed to those who have seceded, or are tempted to secession, from the Church of England to the Roman Communion; that they may see what is the true nature of the accountability with which they are charging themselves in following their own private judgment, rather than the providential order of God; and to remind them of that saying of the Master: "No man, also, having drunk old wine, straightway desireth new; for he saith, The old is better" (St. Luke v. 39).... - Plain Reasons Against Joining The Church Of Rome

$54.00

Vergil's Aeneid Books I-VI
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Vergil's Aeneid Books I-VI

By Vergil

A rare classic book published in 1930. This is a first edition book written in Latin. There is writing on the inside cover and the cover page. This edition of selections from Vergil's Aeneid (the Shield of Aeneas from Book 8 (8.608-731) and the Camilla sequence from Book 11 (11.498-596, 664-835), totaling 394 lines) is designed for high school and undergraduate use. It follows the special format of Clyde Pharr's widely-used edition of Books 1-6,1 like Boyd's recent volume of selections from 1-6, 10 and 12.2 namely the provision of vocabulary (and commentary) on the same page as the text. Boyd's larger volume included all passages on the syllabus for the Advanced Placement course 'Latin: Vergil', whereas the book under review, designed as a supplement (p.vii), is for use in other teaching and reading situations by fans of Pharr's presentation style. Whether teachers of Latin choose this edition will depend mainly on their opinion of this pedagogic strategy, but the commentary is well-pitched to its target audience, explaining difficult constructions and never specifically citing other scholarship. Bibliographies by theme offer further reading for studious teachers or students.

$52.18