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1. What and when is late antiquity?

1. What and when is late antiquity?  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777295
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0001
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‘What and when is late antiquity?’ examines the meaning of late antiquity and how the classical world began to change during this period. Debates surrounding the definition of the late ... More
7. Bronze elephants: classical and Christian culture

7. Bronze elephants: classical and Christian culture  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777295
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0007
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9780199546206
‘Bronze elephants: classical and Christian culture’ looks at the Roman empire and Gothic, classical, and Christian culture. Some of the writings of Augustine are outlined, including On ... More
8. Decisive change?

8. Decisive change?  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777295
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10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0008
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‘Decisive change?’ looks at the forces ranged against the Christian Roman empire — including Islam, the Saracens, Persians, and Arabs — and investigates the fall of Rome. The Arab conquest ... More
1. Archaeology and environment

1. Archaeology and environment  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0001
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‘Archaeology and environment’ introduces the civilization of the ancient Near East. The region is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’ as the men and women who lived in the ancient Near ... More
5. Strategy

5. Strategy  

Harry Sidebottom

in Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776045
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.003.0005
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9780192804709
Examining the grand but unfulfilled decisions and plans of various leaders and races from the ancient world allows us to learn a great deal about ancient strategy in warfare.‘Strategy’ ... More
2. Origins and the historian

2. Origins and the historian  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777707
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0003
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Without an understanding of origins, there can be no understanding of causality, and without causality, the concept of history is meaningless. ‘Origins and the historian’ explains that the ... More
4. Herodotus as ethnographer

4. Herodotus as ethnographer  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777707
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0005
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‘Herodotus as ethnographer’ explains how Herodotus's natural curiosity led him to pioneer a new field that would greatly broaden his fellow Greeks' understanding of the human community and ... More
10. The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce

10. The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0010
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9780195377996
‘The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce’ looks at the period that followed Assyrian rule, when the Neo-Babylonian kings took over. The Neo-Babylonian kingdom was short-lived, lasting just ... More
Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction  

Gillian Clark

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777295
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.001.0001
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9780199546206
Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction debates the concept of and the events that took place in late antiquity. Was late antiquity a period of decline or transformation, ... More
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction  

Amanda H. Podany

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.001.0001
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9780195377996
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction describes a momentous time in human history and explains why the ancient Near East is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’. ... More
Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer T. Roberts

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199575992
Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction explores the recurring themes of Herodotus's work. Like Homer, he set out to memorialize great deeds in words; more narrowly, he determined ... More
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.001.0001
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9780198706151
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the profound influence the legends of Alexander's life have had on our historical understanding of him by focusing ... More
6. King of the world: Alexander and Persia

6. King of the world: Alexander and Persia  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0007
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9780198706151
‘King of the World: Alexander and Persia’ examines where the title ‘King of the World’ to describe Alexander came from and his image as a ‘King of the World’. It first appears in the ... More

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