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Ancient History - to 500 CE

 

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Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Chris Gosden

9780198803515
Paperback
June 2018

Very Short Introductions

Recent archaeological discoveries from China and central Asia have changed our understanding of how human civilization developed in the period of some 4 million years before the start of written history. In this new edition of his Very Short Introduction, Chris Gosden explores the current theories on the ebb and flow of human cultural variety.

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Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Trevor Bryce

9780198726470
Paperback
September 2016

Very Short Introductions

The history of Ancient Babylonia in ancient Mesopatamia is epic. Trevor Bryce offers an exploration of the rich world of Babylonia, providing insight into the intricacies of this ancient civilization and its important social, historical, and cultural legacies.

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Hellenistic Lives: including Alexander the Great

£12.99

Plutarch, Robin Waterfield, Andrew Erskine

9780199664337
Paperback
January 2016

Oxford World's Classics

These ten Lives trace the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans. Plutarch's biographies of eminent politicians, rulers, and soldiers combine vivid portraits with a wealth of historical information.

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Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Peter Salway

9780198712169
Paperback
May 2015

Very Short Introductions

For centuries Britain was an integral part of the Roman Empire. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Salway weaves together the latest archaeological investigations and historical scholarship to chart life in Roman Britain from the first Roman invasion under Julius Caesar to the final collapse of the Roman Empire in the West around AD 500.

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Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Karen Radner

9780198715900
Paperback
March 2015

Very Short Introductions

From city state to empire, in the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC, Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. Using archaeological discoveries from across the Middle East, Karen Radner demonstrates the vast, socially diverse, multicultural nature of Ancient Assyria and the Assyrian Empire.

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The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Christopher Smith

9780199547913
Paperback
May 2014

Very Short Introductions

The Etruscans (c. 900 - 400 BC) were a highly sophisticated and wealthy elite. Christopher Smith explores their archaeological record and the myths that remain about their existence. Placing the Etruscans within the context of the historical period and geographical location, he looks at how they have been perceived and received throughout history.

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Selected Speeches

£11.99

Demosthenes, Robin Waterfield, Chris Carey

9780199593774
Paperback
May 2014

Oxford World's Classics

Demosthenes was one of the greatest of the classic Athenian orators. He wrote for the courts in public and private cases and in major political trials and is a major source for the history of Athens' struggle against Macedon. This is the widest selection of his speeches in a single volume.

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The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Amanda H. Podany

9780195377996
Paperback
December 2013

Very Short Introductions

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Alexander the Great: The Anabasis and the Indica

£9.99

Arrian, Martin Hammond, John Atkinson

9780199587247
Paperback
February 2013

Oxford World's Classics

Arrian's account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its companion piece the Indica, is our prime source for the history of Alexander, told with great narrative skill. This edition features a new translation of both texts, introduction, notes, guide to military systems and terminology, maps and a full index.

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Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Paul Cartledge

9780199601349
Paperback
October 2011

Very Short Introductions

A highly stimulating Very Short Introduction to the history of Ancient Greek civilization, from the first documented use of the Greek language in about 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in about CE 330.

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Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Gillian Clark

9780199546206
Paperback
February 2011

Very Short Introductions

The time known as Late Antiquity (c.300-c.800) was a fascinatingly diverse and important period which saw the 'Fall of Rome' and the growth of Christianity and Islam. Gillian Glark explores its historical controversies, introducing the main characters and themes, and demonstrating the transition between the medieval and ancient.

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The Histories

£11.99

Polybius, Robin Waterfield, Brian McGing

9780199534708
Paperback
November 2010

Oxford World's Classics

Polybius' account of Rome's rise to world power and her method of rule is a major source for the history of the years 220-146 BC. This new translation includes Books 1-5 in their entirety and all of the fragmentary Books 6 and 12 on the Roman constitution and historiography. It is accompanied by an illuminating introduction and notes.

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The Expedition of Cyrus

£8.99

Xenophon, Robin Waterfield, Tim Rood

9780199555987
Paperback
August 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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The Peloponnesian War

£10.99

Thucydides, Martin Hammond, P. J. Rhodes

9780192821911
Paperback
June 2009

Oxford World's Classics

Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War combines brilliant narrative and penetrating analysis; his writing has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This masterly new translation is the most comprehensive single-volume edition currently available.

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Lives of the Caesars

£9.99

Suetonius, Catharine Edwards

9780199537563
Paperback
October 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Second Edition

£13.99

Timothy Darvill

9780199534043
Paperback
July 2008

Oxford Quick Reference

The most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and up-to-date dictionary of archaeology available. Over 4,000 entries cover artefacts, techniques, terminology, people, places, and periods. The second edition includes strong coverage of archaeological resource management and archaeological theory. An essential book for amateurs and professionals alike.

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The Annals: The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero

£10.99

Cornelius Tacitus, J. C. Yardley, Anthony A. Barrett

9780192824219
Paperback
June 2008

Oxford World's Classics

The Annals is a gripping account of the Roman emperors Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero and the brutality that marked their reigns. Tacitus deplores their depravity, proof of the corrupting force of absolute power. J.C. Yardley's vivid and accurate translation is complemented by a thorough introduction and notes.

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The Civil War

£10.99

Julius Caesar, J. M. Carter

9780199540624
Paperback
May 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius

£8.99

Julius Caesar, Carolyn Hammond

9780199540266
Paperback
April 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Christopher Kelly

9780192803917
Paperback
August 2006

Very Short Introductions

The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence, 'romanisation', and tactical power to develop an astonishingly uniform culture from Rome to its furthest outreaches.

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