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Byzantine Civilization
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Byzantine Civilization

By Steven Runciman

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear to the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards and there is some bumping on the corners. The pages are still white, crisp and clear of any markings. "This book is intended to give a general picture of the civilization of the Roman Empire during the period when its capital was Constantinople - that Orientalised Graeco-Roman civilization that is best called Byzantine. It is a lengthy period; and dur Its eleven centuries many changes and modifications took place. I have tried, however, to concentrate rather on the qualities that characterized Byzantine history throughout its length...." - Preface from Byzantine Civilization

$2.43

The Age Of Constantine The Great
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The Age Of Constantine The Great

By Jacob Burckhardt

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards and minor bumping on the corners. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are beginning to yellow, but are clear of any markings. "The epoch of remote history can be so relevant to modern interests as the period of transition between the ancient and the medieval world, when a familiar order of things visibly died and was supplanted by a new. Other transitions became apparent only in retrospect; that of the age of Constantine, like our own, was patent to contemporaries.Old institutions, in the sphere of culture as of government, had grown senile; economic balances were altered; peoples wither to on the peripheries of civilization demanded attention, and a new and revolutionary social doctrine with an enormous emotional appeal was spread abroad by men with a religious certainty that their end justified their means...." -Translator's Foreword from The Age Of Constantine The Great

$5.00

Myths Of The Greeks And Romans
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Myths Of The Greeks And Romans

By Michael Grant

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the font, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has left his name card on the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but are clear of any markings. "The myths told by the Greeks and Romans are as important as history for our understanding of what those peoples, ancestor of our own civilization, believed and thought and felt, and expressed in writing and visual art. For their mythologies were inextricably interwoven, to an extent far beyond anything in our own experience, with the whole fabric of their public and private lives...." - Foreword from Myths Of The Greeks And Romans

$22.94

History Of Ancient Civilizations
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History Of Ancient Civilizations

By Albert A. Trever

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The first three pages are very loose. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning , but the pages are clear of any markings. "Rome holds a key position in the history of Western civilization, for she welded all Mediterranean cultures into a new unity stamped with her own national character and passed this on to the West. Her language, law, political institutions, economic and social organization, universal church, and culture became the foundation of medieval civilization, and are now interwoven into the very texture of our own social and individual life. Roman history is therefore in no sense isolated or without vital significance to us, for here are the true origins of medieval and modern civilization. To one who has no understanding of imperial Rome, much in them must be, forever, a closed book...." - Chapter One from History Of Ancient Civilizations

$11.80

Roman Life
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Roman Life

By Mary Johnston

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the book. There is some bumping and fraying of the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. The previous owner has signed the inside of the front cover board. "How buildings and whole cities fell into ruin, how some vanished from sight and were rediscovered, is part of history. Archaeology, the study of ancient things, interprets what is found and explains, or even rewrites, history. From the places where the Romans lived, worked, worshiped, and amused themselves---from their burial places, too---from their art, their inscriptions, and their literature, we build up a picture of the Roman way of life, and people the past with living figures---not merely with stately statues...." - Chapter One from Roman Life

$219.10

A History Of The Church In England
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A History Of The Church In England

By John R. H. Moorman, D.D. Litt.D, Lord Bishop Of Ripon

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. "The exact date when the Christian message first came to England is unknown. At the time when the Christian Church was gradually extending its influence in the countries on both sides of the Mediterranean, England was in process of being colonized by Rome. Roman legionaries were marching along their own well-made roads, Roman officers were bringing the old British tribes to heel, Roman law was being administered, and one more province was in process of being absorbed into the great Roman Empire which now dominated the known world...." - Chapter One from A History Of The Church In England

$17.29

Enemy Of Rome
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Enemy Of Rome

By Leonard Cottrell

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping and little fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but there are no markings on the pages. "The consul had encamped in the evening on the side of the lake just within the present Roman frontier, and on the Tuscan side of Passignano; he had made a forced march, and had arrived at his position so late that he could not examine the ground before him. Early next morning he set forward again; the morning mist hung thickly over the lake and the low ground, leaving the heights, as is often the case, quite clear. Flaminius, anxious to overtake his enemy, rejoiced in the friendly veil which thus concealed his advance, and hoping to fall upon Hannibal's army while it was still in marching order and in columns encumbered with the plunder of the valley of Arno. He passed through the defile of Passignano and found no enemy; this confirmed him in his belief that Hannibal did not mean to fight. Already Hannibal's Numidian calvary were on the edge of the basin of the Tiber; unless he could overtake them speedily they would have reached the plain, and Africans, Spaniards and Gauls would be rioting in the devastation of the garden of Italy. In a R.A.F. hospital near Naples, in 1944, it is almost time for Lights Out. The Night Sister, making her inspection, consults her watch, Through the open windows which face north, distant flashes of gunfire suddenly silhouette the hills. Kesselring's army is retreating towards the Gustav Line, pressed hard by the advancing Allies, but not one of the figures under the mosquito nets looks up. Some are reading, some with hands clasped behind their heads, lie just thinking. A few are asleep...." - Chapter One from Enemy Of Rome

$12.32

Nero
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Nero

By John Bishop

This book is in very good condition. There is little or no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, however the pages are clear of markings. "It was on October 13th in the year 54 that the young Nero was hailed as Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. The senate followed suit together with the soldiers of the armies in the provinces. Nero's reign had thus begun in an atmosphere of unanimity and enthusiasm that could hardly have been hoped for. The young man, not yet seventeen, seemed to be the signal for a new beginning and perhaps this marked the return to the longed-for stability of the Augustan age. This atmosphere of goodwill had another origin beside this, however. A young man of seventeen may perhaps have symbolized the innocence and guilelessness of one not yet corrupted by the rigors of political life. More certainly his very youth was likely to produce a deeper and more insidious corruption as the various elements in the state that were traditionally jealous of power maneuvered themselves into positions from which they and not the Emperor could wield it. A young and not unintelligent boy of seventeen seemed to suit exactly the requirements of the situation. The opening acts of his reign were conventional and proper, although Tacitus, to set the scene according to his own requirements, tells the story of a couple of political murders, probably engineered by Agrippina without Nero's knowledge or at least against his wishes, as a curtain-raiser to his thirteenth book of Annals, before going on to the story of Nero's opening acts as Emperor...." - Chapter One from Nero

$7.43

Augustus To Constantine
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Augustus To Constantine

By Robert M. Grant

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is little bumping and fraying. The previous owner has signed and dated the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing, but they are free from markings. "The emperor Caesar Augustus died at Nola, north of Mount Vesuvius, on August 19 in the fourteenth year of the Christian era. He was nearly seventy-six years old. During his lifetime and under his guidance the Roman state had been transformed from a republic into a monarchy. In the year of his birth the Roman general Pompey had taken the supposedly impregnable fortress of Jerusalem; by the year 14 it belonged to a province governed by a Roman prefect whose capital was named Caesarea...." - Chapter One from Augustus To Constantine: The Thrust Of The Christian Movement Into The Roman World

$10.30

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