The Cambridge Ancient History

Author: J. A. Crook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521256038
Release Date: 1994-02-24
Genre: History

This volume of 'The Cambridge Ancient History' embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarships which have in recent decades transformed our view of late antiquity.

The Cambridge Ancient History

Author: A. E. Astin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521234484
Release Date: 1989-12-07
Genre: History

Volume VIII covers the period from immediately before the Second Punic War to 133 B.C., the time when Rome acquired effective political mastery of the Mediterranean lands. From the Carthaginians in Spain, the Second Punic War, and the first Roman involvement across the Adriatic, the advance of Roman power is traced through the conquests in Cisalpine Gaul, Spain and Africa in the west and through the conflicts in the east with Macedonia, the Seleucid empire, and finally the Greeks. Interspersed with these themes are chapters on the Seleucids and their rivals, the Greeks of Bactria and India, the internal political life of Rome, and developments in Rome's relationships with her allies and neighbors in Italy. Two concluding chapters explore the interactions, both intellectual and material, between the Roman and Italian tradition and the Greek world.

The Cambridge History of China Volume 8 The Ming Dynasty

Author: Denis C. Twitchett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521243335
Release Date: 1998-01-28
Genre: History

A companion to volume seven of The Cambridge History of China, this volume offers detailed, topical studies of Ming institutions and society.

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians

Author: Andrew Feldherr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139827690
Release Date: 2009-09-24
Genre: History

No field of Latin literature has been more transformed over the last couple of decades than that of the Roman historians. Narratology, a new receptiveness to intertextuality, and a re-thinking of the relationship between literature and its political contexts have ensured that the works of historians such as Livy, Sallust, and Tacitus will be read as texts with the same interest and sophistication as they are used as sources. In this book, topics central to the entire tradition, such as conceptions of time, characterization, and depictions of politics and the gods, are treated synoptically, while other essays highlight the works of less familiar historians, such as Curtius Rufus and Ammianus Marcellinus. A final section focuses on the rich reception history of Roman historiography, from the ancient Greek historians of Rome to the twentieth century. An appendix offers a chronological list of the ancient historians of Rome.