A Companion to Livy

Titre : A Companion to Livy
Auteur : Bernard Mineo
Éditeur : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-13 : 9781118338971
Libération : 2014-09-15

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A Companion to Livy features a collection of essays representing the most up-to-date international scholarship on the life and works of the Roman historian Livy. Features contributions from top Livian scholars from around the world Presents for the first time a new interpretation of Livy's historical philosophy, which represents a key to an overall interpretation of Livy's body of work Includes studies of Livy's work from an Indo-European comparative aspect Provides the most modern studies on literary archetypes for Livy's narrative of the history of early Rome

Executive Power in Theory and Practice

Titre : Executive Power in Theory and Practice
Auteur : H. Liebert
Éditeur : Springer
ISBN-13 : 9781137014450
Libération : 2012-01-30

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Since September 11, 2001, long-standing debates over the nature and proper extent of executive power have assumed a fresh urgency. In this book eleven leading scholars of American politics and political theory address the idea of executive power.

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians

Titre : The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians
Auteur : Andrew Feldherr
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780521854535
Libération : 2009-09-24

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An introduction to how the history of Rome was written in the ancient world, and its impact on later periods. It presents essays by an international team of scholars that aim both to orient non-specialist readers to the important concerns of the Roman historians and also to stimulate new research.

Between Republic and Empire

Titre : Between Republic and Empire
Auteur : Kurt A. Raaflaub
Éditeur : Univ of California Press
ISBN-13 : 0520084470
Libération : 1993

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Representing five major areas of Augustan scholarship--historiography, poetry, art, religion, and politics--the nineteen contributors to this volume bring us closer to a balanced, up-to-date account of Augustus and his principate.

The Roman Triumph

Titre : The Roman Triumph
Auteur : Mary Beard
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 0674020596
Libération : 2009-06-30

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A radical reexamination of the most extraordinary of ancient ceremonies, this book explores the magnificence of the Roman Triumph--but also its darker side, as it prompted the Romans to question as well as celebrate military glory. This richly illustrated work is a testament to the profound importance of the triumph in Roman culture--and for monarchs and generals ever since.

Royal Courts in Dynastic States and Empires

Titre : Royal Courts in Dynastic States and Empires
Auteur : Jeroen Duindam
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789004206229
Libération : 2011-08-11

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This volume presents new research on royal courts from antiquity to the modern world, from Asia to Europe. It addresses the interactions of rulers and and elites at court, as well as the multiple connections between court, capital, and realm.

The Carolingian World

Titre : The Carolingian World
Auteur : Marios Costambeys
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780521563666
Libération : 2011-05-12

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A comprehensive and accessible survey of the great Carolingian empire, which dominated western Europe in the eighth and ninth centuries.

History and Memory in the Carolingian World

Titre : History and Memory in the Carolingian World
Auteur : Rosamond McKitterick
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521534364
Libération : 2004-07-29

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This study reveals the remarkable quantity of varied forms and new types of history written in the Frankish realms of Western Europe during the eighth and ninth centuries. The Franks also preserved the classical and Judaeo-Christian histories from earlier centuries. Their books reflect a highly sophisticated and many-layered understanding of the past as well as a very creative use of history. Rosamond McKitterick illuminates the extraordinarily influential role of these history texts in the formation of political ideologies and senses of identity within Europe.


Titre : Charlemagne
Auteur : Rosamond McKitterick
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781139472852
Libération : 2008-04-24

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Charlemagne is often claimed as the greatest ruler in Europe before Napoleon. This magisterial study re-examines Charlemagne the ruler and his reputation. It analyses the narrative representations of Charlemagne produced after his death, and thereafter focuses on the evidence from Charlemagne's lifetime concerning the creation of the Carolingian dynasty and the growth of the kingdom, the court and the royal household, communications and identities in the Frankish realm in the context of government, and Charlemagne's religious and cultural strategies. The book offers a critical examination of the contemporary sources and in so doing transforms our understanding of the development of the Carolingian empire, the formation of Carolingian political identity, and the astonishing changes effected throughout Charlemagne's forty-six year period of rule. This is a major contribution to Carolingian history which will be essential reading for anyone interested in the medieval past. Rosamond McKitterick has also received the 2010 Dr A. H. Heineken Prize for History for her research into the Carolingians.

Augustan Culture

Titre : Augustan Culture
Auteur : Karl Galinsky
Éditeur : Princeton University Press
ISBN-13 : 0691058903
Libération : 1998-01

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Grand political accomplishment and artistic productivity were the hallmarks of Augustus Caesar's reign (31 B.C. to A.D. 14), which has served as a powerful model of achievement for societies throughout Western history. Although much research has been done on individual facets of Augustan culture, Karl Galinsky's book is the first in decades to present a unified overview, one that brings together political and social history, art, literature, architecture, and religion. Weaving analysis and narrative throughout a richly illustrated text, Galinsky provides not only an enjoyable account of the major ideas of the age, but also an interpretation of the creative tensions and contradictions that made for its vitality and influence. Galinsky draws on source material ranging from coins and inscriptions to the major works of poetry and art, and challenges the schematic concepts and dichotomies that have commonly been applied to Augustan culture. He demonstrates that this culture was neither monolithic nor the mere result of one man's will. Instead it was a nuanced process of evolution and experimentation. Augustan culture had many contributors, as Galinsky demonstrates, and their dynamic interactions resulted in a high point of creativity and complexity that explains the transcendence of the Augustan age. Far from being static, its sophisticated literary and artistic monuments call for the active response and involvement of the reader and viewer even today.