Land des Anbieters
B.T. Batsford Ltd 1996., 1996
XVIII, 206 pp. Illustrated. Publisher's boards, dust-jacket. Artikel-Nr.: 117861.
Routledge, London, 2000. 1st paperback ed. XVII,206p. ills.(line drawings and B&W photographs). Paperback. Nice copy. 'The book is both readable and enjoyable, and it can be heartily recommended as a starting point for the study of the Late Roman army.' (BORIS RANKOV in The Classical Review (New Series), 1999, p.185). From the library of Professor Carl Deroux. Antiquarian. Antiquarian. Artikel-Nr.: 44503.
London, Batsford, 1996., 1996
XVIII,206 S. 83 Abb. 19 Taf. 4 Ktn 25 cm Ln. Artikel-Nr.: 2N27758.
London, B.T.Batsford, 1996
mit zahlr. Illustr., 206 S., `Schutzumschlag mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. In englischer Sprache, in english language. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 850 24 cm, gebunden (hardcover) Pp., SU (dust-jacket). Artikel-Nr.: 55563.
Wiley & Sons
247x174x32 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - This companion provides an extensive account of the Roman army, exploring its role in Roman politics and society as well as the reasons for its effectiveness as a fighting force. An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire Examines the army as a military machine - its recruitment, training, organization, tactics and weaponry Explores the relationship of the army to Roman politics, economics and society more broadly Considers the geography and climate of the lands in which the Romans fought Each chapter is written by a leading expert in a particular subfield and takes account of the latest scholarly and archaeological research in that area 600 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781444339215.
New York, Jewish Theological Press, 1992
Hardcover. Xxiii, 410 pages. Illus. 24 cm. CONTENTS: Early Christianity in the Galilee : reassessing the evidence from the Gospels / Howard Clark Kee -- The Gospel of Matthew and Jewish-Christian conflict in the Galilee / Anthony J. Saldarini -- Literary evidence for Jewish Christianity in the Galilee / Albert I. Baumgarten -- The socio-economic and cultural ethos of the lower Galilee in the first century : implications for the nascent Jesus movement / Douglas Edwards -- Urban-rural relations in first-century Galilee : some suggestions from the literary sources / Sean Freyne -- How anti-Roman was the Galilee? / Uriel Rappaport -- The Roman army in the Galilee / Zeev Safrai -- Roman rule and the cities of the Galilee in Talmudic literature / Aharon Oppenheimer -- The Roman State and the Jewish patriarch in the third century / Martin Goodman -- Was there a Galilean Halakha? / Lawrence H. Schiffman -- The place of the Rabbi in Jewish society of the second century / Shaye J. D. Cohen -- R. Hanina bar Hama at Sepphoris / Stuart S. Miller -- The sages and the synagogue in late antiquity : the evidence of the Galilee / Lee I. Levine -- The Galilean background of Mishnaic Hebrew / Gary A. Rendsburg -- The Aramaic Targum as a mirror of Galilean Jewry / Avigdor Shinan -- Rabbinic views on the practice of Targum, and multilingualism in the Jewish Galilee of the third-sixth centuries / Steven D. Fraade -- The ancient synagogues of the Galilee / Gideon Foerster -- Roman Sepphoris in light of new archeological evidence and recent research / Eric M. Meyers -- Six campaigns at Sepphoris : the University of South Florida excavations, 1983-1989 / James F. Strange -- Social aspects of burial in Beth Shea? Rim : archeological finds and Talmudic sources / Zeev Weiss. ISBN: 0674341139. "The papers included in this volume were delivered at the First International Conference on Galilean Studies in Late Antiquity . August 13-15, 1989"--page xvii. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. New Condition. (JTS1-25). Artikel-Nr.: 28236.
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Mai 2015, 2015
200x130x10 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - First staged at London's National Theatre in 1980, having been commissioned by Peter Hall, The Romans in Britain contrasts Julius Caesar's Roman invasion of Celtic Britain with the Saxon invasion of Romano-Celtic Britain, and finally Britain's involvement in Northern Ireland during The Troubles of the late twentieth century. As these scenes bleed into one another, Brenton suggests what it might have been like for these people to meet. Three Roman soldiers sexually assault a young druid priest. A lone, wounded Saxon soldier stumbles into a field, a nightmare made real. An army intelligence officer begins to lose his mind in the Irish fields. Brenton's sinewy vernaculars summon a lost history of cultural collision and oppression, of fear and sorrow. This edition features an introduction by Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Drama & Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds, and a foreword by director Sam West. 136 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781472574398.
University Press Group Ltd Feb 1995, 1995
249x165x45 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Available for the first time in paperback, with a new introduction that reviews related scholarship of the past twenty years, Erich Gruen's classic study of the late Republic examines institutions as well as personalities, social tensions as well as politics, the plebs and the army as well as the aristocracy. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780520201538.
Simon & Schuster UK Mrz 2016, 2016
200x130x30 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - In a place where everyone is keeping secrets all the time, how do you know who you can trust A brilliant novel of lies and intrigue at Bletchley Park by the author of the bestselling debut The Hourglass Factory. Perfect for all fans of The Imitation Game. On a delayed train, deep in the English countryside, two strangers meet. It is 1942 and they are both men of fighting age, though neither is in uniform. As strangers do in these days of war, they pass the time by sharing their stories. But walls have ears and careless talk costs lives. At Bletchley Park, Honey Deschamps spends her days at a type-x machine in Hut 6, transcribing decrypted signals from the German Army. One winter's night, as she walks home in the blackout, she meets a stranger in the shadows. He tells her his name is Felix, and he has a package for her. The parcel, containing a small piece of amber, postmarked from Russia and branded with two censor's stamps, is just the first of several. Someone is trying to get a message to her, but who As a dangerous web weaves ever tighter around her, can Honey uncover who is sending these mysterious packages and why before it's too late. 464 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781471139284.
Franz Steiner Verlag, 01.02.2000., 2000
gebunden. 339 S. It was Romes army which conquered first Italy, then a wide geographical area centred on the Mediterranean basin. Transition and change are important themes in this collection of papers, transition not only from the short-service army of the Roman Republic to a long-serving army of professionals, but also from an army of Romans to an army defending Rome, a city the soldiers were pledged to defend but which few would ever visit.The legions came increasingly to be recruited from the provinces in which they were stationed. On retirement, they often received land, initially in Italy but later in the provinces, which formed the basis for an upward move in society. A wide variety of archaeological, epigraphic, sculptural, numismatic and literary evidence is deployed. ISBN 9783515077446 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 691. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 44016.
Kensington Dez 2012, 2012
171x106x41 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Young Queen Elizabeth I's path to the throne has been a perilous one, and already she faces a dangerous crisis. French troops have landed in Scotland to quell a rebel Protestant army, and Elizabeth fears once they are entrenched on the border, they will invade England. Isabel Thornleigh has returned to London from the New World with her Spanish husband, Carlos Valverde, and their young son. Ever the queen's loyal servant, Isabel is recruited to smuggle money to the Scottish rebels. Yet Elizabeth's trust only goes so far--Isabel's son will be the queen's hostage until she completes her mission. Matters grow worse when Isabel's husband is engaged as military advisor to the French, putting the couple on opposite sides in a deadly cold war. . . 'Starts strong and doesn't let up. . .Kyle's latest is extremely accessible for readers unfamiliar with the series.' -- Publishers Weekly 'Memorable characters, lush historical details, fascinating intrigues, and court drama. History and romance merge, loyalty and passions run high and readers are riveted to the pages.' -- RT Book Reviews , 4 Stars 'Riveting, adventurous. . .superb!' -- Historical Novel Society 448 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780758271747.
Brill, Leyden / New York / Köln, 1998
RARE collection of twenty-seven studies on the Roman Empire in the East, the Roman army, Judaea in the Roman period, and Jewish history divided into several sections: Hellenistic and Herodian Palestine, Judaea under Roman Rule, Arabia and Syria, The Roman Army (General), and The Late Roman Army, with published inscriptions and extensive discussions of recent publications and newly published material. Benjamin Isaac is Fred and Helen Lessing Professor of Ancient History at Tel Aviv University, an eminent authority on Greek and Roman history and the archaeology of the Near East, the author the acclaimed "The Limits of Empire: the Roman Army in the East" (Oxford, 1992, 2nd edition). Contains an index. 245x160mm. XX+481 pages. Light-blue cloth Hardcover with dust-jacket. Gilt front cover and spine. Jacket rubbed. Jacket edges/corners wrinkled. Spine edges slightly bumped and yellowing. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare book, of interest to any serious student of ancient Greece and Rome, as well military history of the ancient world, is otherwise in very good condition. The book is in : English. Artikel-Nr.: MC 18 11.
Norton Nov 2012, 2012
229x155x25 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Mo Yan (b. February 17, 1955) is a modern Chinese author, described as 'one of the most famous, oft-banned and widely pirated of all Chinese writers'. His works have been translated into more than a dozen languages, including English, German and French. 'Mo Yan' meaning 'don't speak' in Chinese, is the pen name of Guan Moye. Born in the Shandong province to a family of farmers, he left school during the Cultural Revolution to work in a factory that produced oil. He joined the People's Liberation Army at age twenty, and began writing while he was still a soldier, in 1981. Three years later, he was given a teaching position at the Department of Literature in the Army's Cultural Academy. Mo Yan's works are predominantly social commentaries, and he is strongly influenced by the political critique of Lu Xun and the magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Using dazzling, complex, and often graphically violent images, Mo Yan draws readers into the disturbing yet beautiful, kaleidoscopic universes of his stories. Awards he has received include: Kiriyama Prize Notable Books (for Big Breasts and Wide Hips, 2005), Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize XVII (2006), Man Asian Literary Prize nominee (for Big Breasts and Wide Hips, 2007), Newman Prize for Chinese Literature (for Soaring, 2009). Mo Yan was winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature. 384 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781611457292.
Meyer & Jessen Verlag, München, 1928
RARE German translation of a novel on the figure of Samson, one of the last of the judges of the ancient Israelites mentioned in the Old Testament. The author - Ze'ev Jabotinsky (born Vladimir Yevgenyevich Zhabotinsky 1880-1940) was an eminent Russian Jewish Revisionist Zionist leader, author, poet, orator and soldier, who founded the Jewish Self-Defense Organization in Odessa, and co-founded with Joseph Trumpeldor the Jewish Legion of the British army in WWI. Later he also established several militant Jewish organizations in Palestine, including Beitar, HaTzohar and the Irgun (Etzel). This novel, considered a precursor of Thomas Mann's "Joseph and his Brothers", was published in the original Russian in 1927, and immediately translated into German. 205x130mm. 382 pages [+2]. Orange cloth Hardcover. Cover and spine slightly stained. Spine rubbed. Cover corners and spine edges bumped and peeling/tattered. Spine hinges partly cracked and glued. Binding visible between inner cover and whitepages. Rear whitepage somewhat stained. Pages slightly yellowing and wavy. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare German edition of a novel about the biblical hero Samson, written by one of the most influential figures in 20th-century Jewish history, is otherwise in good condition. The book is in : German. Artikel-Nr.: MA 14 08.
Clarendon Press, Oxford (.), 1992. 1st paperback ed. 326p. Paperback. Nice copy. 'This book, bringing together a number of Liebeschuetz's recent articles, focuses on Constantinopolian politics, illustrated by reference to the Gainas and Chrystostom crises. The first part discusses the role of barbarians in the Roman army in the late fourth century. L. raises a number of important points. The ease of assimilation of Romans by barbarians, and vice versa, is well brought out, as are the different objectives of Gothic groups operating in the Balkans (.). The second part deals with politics in Constantinople between Rufinus' assassination and the aftermath of Gainas' revolt. It is built around Gainas' actions, which L. uses as a backdrop to explore other aspects of political life in the city at this time. The focus is, rightly, on inidividuals, their politics and their relationships. But by dividing military and civil politicians into radically different groups at time L. seems almost to envisage 'military' and 'civilian' factions (.). The actual account of Gainas' rebellion is well-handled (.) and differing sources are carefully reconciled. (.) The third part begins with a strong analysis of Chrysostom and his sermons and a weaker discussion of the clashes with Theophilus and Eudoxia. (.) The work closes with a long conclusion, briefly discussing Montesquieu and Gibbon on the fall the Empire, then analyzing Jones' and de Ste Croix's views at more lenth. (.) What L. does show is the importance of individuals' actions and motives. Under a weak emperor the energies and ambitious of prominent officials tended to turn inwards, on their political rivals, rather than being focused outwards on the efficient running of the state.' (H. ELTON in The Journal of Roman Studies, 1991, pp.233-34). From the library of Prof. Carl Deroux. Antiquarian. Antiquarian. Artikel-Nr.: 47776.
Oxford / New York, Osprey Publishing, 2007
18.5cm x 25cm. 64 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition. From the Elite series (Number 155). The book clearly explains and illustrates the mechanics of how Roman commanders - at every level - drew up and committed their different types of troops for open-field battles. It includes the alternative formations used to handle different tactical problems and different types of terrain; the possibilities of ordering and controlling different deployments once battle was joined; and how all this was based on the particular strengths of the Roman soldier. Covering the period of "classic" legionary warfare from the late Republic to the late Western Empire, Ross Cowan uses case studies of particular battles to provide a manual on how and why the Romans almost always won, against enemies with basic equality in weapon types - giving practical reasons why the Roman Army was the Western World's outstanding military machine for 400 years. Artikel-Nr.: 90552AB.
Pen & Sword Books Ltd Sep 2015, 2015
244x168x43 mm. Buch. Neuware - Narrative of Rome's wars during a tumultuous period of civil war and mounting external threats Discusses development of the Roman army and the armies of her major enemies eg Goths and Sassanid Persians Includes such pivotal events as the battles of the Milvian Bridge, and Strasbourg. 320 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781848848559.
Peter Lang Jul 2008, 2008
223x149x17 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - This book offers a new reading of Miguel de Cervantes's play La destrucción de Numancia (c.1583), analysing the work in relation to theories of empire in sixteenth-century Spain, in the context of plays written immediately before the rise in popularity of Lope de Vega and the comedia nueva, and the playwright's innovative use of dramatic techniques in this transitional period of Spanish drama. Dramatic writers have always used the stage as a medium through which they could comment on current events involving politics, religion, philosophy, and society; Cervantes was no exception. His discourse concerning imperial expansion in La Numancia has resulted in many conflicting interpretations of the play's meaning. This book explores the drama's thematic and generic ambiguities, as well as Cervantes's representation and interpretation of the historical record in the creation of his characters and his portrayal of the fall of Numancia in 133 BC to the Roman army of Scipio Aemilianus. Finally, this study addresses the significance of seemingly intentionally unclear discourse in reference to La Numancia and the turbulent political and religious environment of late sixteenth-century Spain. 243 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783039110988.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1990
XIV, 312 Seiten, mit einigen Tafeln, Aus dem Klappentext: "Barbarians and Bishops is concerned with two fundamental themes of late antiquity: barbarization of the Roman army and the interrelation of Church and secular government. The conspicuous role, played by barbarian, particulary German, soliders in the late Roman state has always been recognized but has still not been satisfactorily explained. This is not surprising, since the development which compelled the Empire to call in foreigners for its defence is a complex one, related to changes in basic structures and attitudes of Roman society. One of these was the triumph of Christianity, which required the abandonment of a civic religion closely integrated to secular government. Conflict between representatives of the pagan Empire and major religious leaders was unthinkable and at the same time only too easy, when the Church had an elaborate empire-wide organization which reccived some support from the Empire but was quite independent of it. In this book, Professor Liebeschuetz provides illuminating discussion an a number of themes relating to the simultaneous demilitarization and Christianization of the Roman Empire. Part I deals with Alaric's Goths, whilst parts II and III deal with two conflicts at Constantinople: the Gainas rising and the confliet between the authorities and-the bishop of Constantinople, John Chrysostom." - Einband etwas berieben. Mit geklebter Rückensignatur. Wenige Seiten, Schnitte und Titelblatt gestempelt. Sonst guter Zustand. ISBN: 0198140738 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 Gr. 8° (23,5 x 16 cm), Orig.-Pappeinband. Gut. Artikel-Nr.: 3028426.
Hamburg : Zsolnay Verlag, 1955
401 (3) Seiten. 21 cm. Guter Zustand. - Walter Baxter (17 May 1915 – 25 July 1994) was an English novelist, best known for writing two controversial novels. His first novel received very positive reviews. He was prosecuted on obscenity charges after the publication of his second novel, but was acquitted after two trials. He was also a successful restaurateur. Early career: Baxter was born in London and raised in Kent, he was educated at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate and Trinity College, Cambridge where he studied law. He was articled to a solicitor in London before the war but following his service in the Army he never returned to the law. Baxter served in the British Army during the Second World War, as a company commander. The company fought in Burma, retreating to India. Later, he was aide-de-camp to Lieutenant General William Slim of the Fourteenth Army. He came back to London after the war and briefly joined his family's business, but in September 1949 he decided to pursue a career in writing. A few months later he became a Catholic. He was close to completing his first book when he was presented with an opportunity to volunteer with the Jesuits as a missionary. He performed that work for seven months at a jungle mission station in a remote village about 40 miles (64 km) from Ranchi, India. . The Image and the Search: His second novel, The Image and the Search, was published in October 1953. Baxter writes of Sarah, who is very happily married to RAF member Robert. Robert is the ideal "image" alluded to in the book's title. After Robert is killed in the war, Sarah embarks on a search for love to match that which she shared with Robert. She takes many lovers, but none can compare to Robert. While in India on business, she encounters Johan, who, although dark, bears a resemblance to Robert. Sarah tries to seduce Johan, but she does not succeed. Her quest for love has been futile. The novel was praised by E. M. Forster as "a serious and beautiful book". However, a Saturday Review Book Service critic wrote that the book's theme was intractable and the protagonist was unsympathetic; this critic also quipped that the heroine's climax in her pursuit "sets some sort of a new high in phallic symbolism". In March 1954, the Sunday Express printed a column in which Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook stated that the lesson to be surmised from the book's "erotic odyssey" was that "sexual excess can be indulged in with a light heart and a clear conscience". The column went on to suggest that Alexander Stewart Frere, the chairman of the book's publisher Heinemann, should immediately withdraw the book. A week later the Express quoted a Heinemann official as saying, "We have not withdrawn the book, it just isn't for sale any more." Heinemann also withheld copies of the book from Putnam's, its New York publisher. A representative from Putnam's said that "the Sunday Express??'? attack has succeeded in having the book banned. We regard this as an extremely unfortunate case of arbitrary censorship. We do not in the least agree with the Express??'? position nor Heinemann's action." In October 1954, Baxter and Frere were put on trial at the Old Bailey, charged under the Obscene Publications Act 1857 for The Image and The Search. Baxter released a statement that "my object was a serious portrayal of the vulnerability to evil of any ego-centred personality and the disintegrating effect of sin on such a personality". Frere also released a statement, saying in part, "I regard Walter Baxter as one of the most gifted writers of this generation, whose powers are not yet fully developed. I feel that the publishers owe a duty to such writers and to the public to ensure that their creative work is not still-born. If it has value and is not deleterious to potential readers, I was, and am myself, satisfied that this book would not harm any readers." The case was prosecuted by Mervyn Griffith-Jones, who six years later led the unsu. Deutsche Erstausgabe.. Gut. Artikel-Nr.: 55879.
London: Bantam, 2010
kartoniert. 618 Seiten, Illustrierter Originalkartonband. Einband mit minimalen Lagerspuren, insgesamt in nahezu neuwertigem Zustand. - Aleksandr made a silent promise to the Lord. God would deliver him -- would deliver Russia -- and he would make Russia into the country that the Almighty wanted it to be. He would be delivered from the destruction that wasteth at noonday, and from the pestilence that walketh in darkness -- the terror by night. 1825, Europe -- and Russia -- have been at peace for a decade. Bonaparte is long dead and the threat of invasion is no more. For Colonel Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov, life is peaceful. The French have been defeated, as have the twelve monstrous creatures he once fought alongside, and then against, all those years before. His duty is still to his tsar, Aleksandr the First, but today the enemy is merely human. But the tsar himself knows he can never be at peace. He is well aware of the uprising fermenting within his own army, but his true fear is of something far more terrible -- something that threatens to bring damnation down upon him, his family and his country. Aleksandr cannot forget a promise: a promise sealed in blood. and broken a hundred years before. Now the victim of the Romanovs' betrayal has returned to demand what is his. The knowledge chills Aleksandr's very soul. And for Aleksei, it seems the vile pestilence that once threatened all he held dear has returned, thirteen years later. (Verlagsanzeige) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 520. Sehr gut. Artikel-Nr.: 20116.
Review Headline, 2012
Taschenbuch. Gebraucht - Akzeptabel Seiten beschädigt / Leichte Lagerspuren - Thessaloniki, 1917. As Dimitri Komninos is born, a devastating fire sweeps through the thriving Greek city where Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side. Five years later, Katerina Sarafoglou's home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army. Losing her mother in the chaos, she flees across the sea to an unknown destination in Greece. Soon her life will become entwined with Dimitri's, and with the story of the city itself, as war, fear and persecution begin to divide its people. Thessaloniki, 2007. A young Anglo-Greek hears his grandparents' life story for the first time and realises he has a decision to make. For many decades, they have looked after the memories and treasures of the people who were forced to leave. Should he become their next custodian and make this city his home 0 pp. Englisch. Gebraucht. Artikel-Nr.: INF1000922673.
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Apr 2012, 2012
247x187x4 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Soon after the Caudine Forks fiasco, where Roman citizens had suffered the humiliation of being forced to pass under the yoke, an act symbolising their loss of warrior status, the tactical formation adopted by the Roman army underwent a radical change. Introduced as part of the Servian reforms, the legion had originally operated as a Greek-style phalanx, a densely packed block of citizens wealthy enough to outfit themselves with the full panoply of an armoured spearman or hoplite. The function of a hoplite had been the privilege only of those who owned a certain amount of property, poorer citizens serving either as auxiliaries or as servants. Now, however, the Romans adopted the manipular system, whereby the legion was split into distinct battle lines, each consisting of tactical subunits, the maniples. In contrast to the one solid block of the phalanx, the legion was now divided into several small blocks, with spaces between them. The Romans, in other words, gave the phalanx 'joints' in order to secure flexibility, and what is more, each soldier, or legionary, had twice as much elbow room for individual action, which now involved swordplay instead of spear work.Even though still a citizen militia recruited from property owners supplying their own war gear, it was the manipular legion that faced Pyrrhus and his elephants, the Gauls and their long swords, Hannibal and his tactical genius, the Macedonians and their pikes, to name but a few of its formidable opponents. This book, therefore, will look at the recruitment (now based on age and experience as well as on wealth and status), training (now the responsibility of the state as opposed to the individual), weapons (new types being introduced, both native and foreign), equipment (ditto) and experiences (which included submission to a draconian regime of military discipline) of the legionary at the epoch of the middle Republic. The middle Republican era opens with the last great war with the Samnites (Third Samnite War, 298-290 BC) and closes with the Republic at the height of its imperial glory after the victory in North Africa (Iugurthine War 112-105 BC). The provisional legion in which the legionary served now exhibited many of the institutions and customs of the later professional legions, perhaps best reflected in one of its most notable practices, the construction of a temporary camp at the end of each day's march. Lest we forget, however, for our legionary, military service was not a career, but an obligation he owed to the state, and it was this militia army that conquered the peninsula of Italy, defeated the magnificent Hellenistic kingdoms and the mercantile empire of Carthage. All of the Mediterranean basin was now within the imperium of Rome, some of it organized into provinces governed by Roman magistrates, the rest reduced to client status. Romans were acquiring a sense that they possessed a world empire. 64 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781849087810.
Paris, (Nicolaus Sauetier) for Jean Petit, 1526., 1526
Folio. (188), (34), CCCCCXXXVI [= CCCCCXXXVIII; 538] pp. Title-page in red and black and separate title-page to index, both with woodcut border. Elaborately decorated calf, with image of the crucifixion on both panels. Blind-tooled spine. First and only Paris edition of Historiae naturalis, with the annotations by Hermolaus Barbarus (1454-1494), an Italian Renaissance scholar. His discussions of Pliny's Naturalis Historia was first published as Castigationes Plinianae in 1492, in which he made over 5000 corrections to the original text. Due to this work and other classical works he translated or edited he was considered a leader authority on Latin and Greek work on antiquity. The present copy was published by Jean Petit, in his days a leading book seller in Paris, who's name and device are shown on the title-page with decorative woodcut border. The title-page to the index, here bound before the text, has the initials of the printer Nicolaus Sauetier. - The original text was by Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23 - August 25, AD 79), better known as Pliny the Elder. He was a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian. - The Naturalis Historia is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. He claims to be the only Roman ever to have undertaken such a work. It comprised 37 books in 10 volumes and covered over 20.000 facts on topics including the fields of botany, zoology, astronomy, geology and mineralogy as well as the exploitation of those resources. It remains a standard work for the Roman period and the advances in technology and understanding of natural phenomena at the time. Some technical advances he discusses are the only sources for those inventions, such as hushing in mining technology or the use of water mills for crushing or grinding corn. Much of what he wrote about has been confirmed by archaeology. ''We know from Pliny that there were important pearl fisheries in the Gulf [.] Pliny identifies Tylos (Bahrain) as a place famous for its pearls [. He] attests that pearls were the most highly rated valuable in Roman society, and that those from the Gulf were specially praised [.] The pearl related finds at the site of El-Dur indicate the site was integrated into the maritime trade routes linking the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, India and South Arabia'' (Carter). Book 6 holds a chapter that gives the first detailed account of the regions around the Gulf, including what are now Qatar, the Emirates and Oman. - Not only is it virtually the only work which describes the work of artists of the time, and has it become an important reference work for the history of art, due to the wide range of topics, the referencing system and index it became a model for later encyclopaedias. - Panels shaved, affecting the decoration, spine cracked on the hinges. With owner's manuscript ownership on title-page of the index, which is bound before text. A good copy. Bird 1910. USTC (2 copies). Not in Adams, BMC French, Durling, Hunt, Wellcome. Artikel-Nr.: 45403.
(Cologne, Eucharius Cervicornus, 1524)., 1524
Folio. (16), 311, (60) ff. Title-page and sub-title to index with ornamental woodcut border. Woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. Calf, gold-tooled ribbed spine with title-label. Sprinkled edges. First edition of the "Natural history" edited by Johannes Caesarius (1468-1550), a humanist and close friend of Erasmus. The original text was by Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23 - August 25, AD 79), better known as Pliny the Elder. He was a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian. The text in the present edition is decorated with woodcut borders and many woodcut initials. - The "Naturalis Historia" is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. He claims to be the only Roman ever to have undertaken such a work. It comprised 37 books in 10 volumes and covered over 20,000 facts on topics including the fields of botany, zoology, astronomy , geology and mineralogy as well as the exploitation of those resources. It remains a standard work for the Roman period and the advances in technology and understanding of natural phenomena at the time. Some technical advances he discusses are the only sources for those inventions, such as hushing in mining technology or the use of water mills for crushing or grinding corn. Much of what he wrote about has been confirmed by archaeology. ''We know from Pliny that there were important pearl fisheries in the Gulf [.] Pliny identifies Tylos (Bahrain) as a place famous for its pearls [. He] attests that pearls were the most highly rated valuable in Roman society, and that those from the Gulf were specially praised [.] The pearl related finds at the site of El-Dur indicate the site was integrated into the maritime trade routes linking the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, India and South Arabia'' (Carter). Book 6 holds a chapter that gives the first detailed account of the regions around the Gulf, including what are now Qatar, the Emirates and Oman. - Not only is it virtually the only work which describes the work of artists of the time, and has it become an important reference work for the history of art, due to the wide range of topics, the referencing system and index it became a model for later encyclopaedias. - With manuscript notes of multiple owners on pastedown (including written ex-libris by Antonii Mauritii Seguin 1713 and Mathon de la cour 1744). Some underling in text, and notes in the margins (partly lost due to trimmed edges). A very good copy with bookplate of De Ponsainpierre on pastedown. VD 16, P 3531. Adams P 1556. BM-STC German 704. Durling 3689 (imperfect copy). Hunt 23. USTC (11 copies). Artikel-Nr.: 45404.
Published by George C. Leighton, London, 1869
, iv, 652 pages, notable engravings: The Main Street of Irkutsk, The Great Electric Induction Coil at the Polytechnic Institution, The Musk Deer at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Railway Bridge and Viaduct at Runcorn, The Explorations at Jerusalem: Robinson's Arch, Wilson's Arch, Gallery at the Golden Gate, Rock Cut Tunnel, Embarkation of Dockyard Workmen as Emigrants at Portsmouth, Prince Arthur in Ireland, Art Collections in the South Kensington Museum, Port Erin, The Durbar at Umballah, The Crimea Revisited: Ruins of City of Sebastopol, Interior of the Round Town of the Malakoff, The new Elephant-House in the Zoological Society’s Gardens, Roman Pavement Found in the Poultry near the Mansion House, The Town and Camp of Colchester, Experiments with new Life Saving Apparatus on the Thames, The Disturbance in Paris: Cavalry Clearing the Boulevards on the Night of June 10, The Mob Attempting to Construct a Barricade on the Boulevard Montmartre, Opening of Southwark Park, The Regatta at Henley-on-Thames, The New Army Filter-van, The Friar's Head in the Organ Mountains, Floods at Windsor, Coronation of the Queen of Madagascar, Mount Ida, Enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Late Collision off the Lizard, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal, View of Belfast, Fireworks at The Crystal Palace, Execution of Political Prisoners at Cuba, Japan: Hakodadi The New treaty Port, Chinese Vase Purchased by the King of the Belgians, Scenes of the Accident at Glasgow, Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Constantinople, The Royal Caverns at Jerusalem, King Thackembau of the Feejee Islands, The Volunteer Review at Portsmouth First Edition , spine sunned and with tear at tail, few small specks to front cover, binding firm, lacking pages 41-42, internally clean and with many nice engravings, the book is in good+ condition , green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to front and spine Folio, 42 x 30 cm Hardback ISBN: Artikel-Nr.: 60130.
John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore / London, 2003. XIV,461p. Original grey cloth with dust wrps. Initials stamp, date and personal library mark on free endpaper. B. treats 500 years of Roman interaction with northerners, from the day of the Cimbri and Teutones until the morrow of the Gothic influx. (.) The principles first: (i) the most abiding contacts between Romans and northerners were those occurring in the Roman army; and (ii) the interactions were not the result of massive intrusions of northerners into Roma territory. Borrowing from the Greeks, the romans called the northerners 'barbari'- savages, stammering brutes. The cultural animus behind such a term is evident, and thus B. keeps a distance from it. He prefers another Roman characterization, one which the supposedly speech-impaired roughnecks were disposed to accept. The northerners were clients, their patrons at first being individual (and distinguished) Romans and later the Roman state. The Roman government maintained treaty relations with a leader, the principal client, and by extension the people he ruled. Now, having set perceptions and principles in order (pp.1-41 (.), B, is ready to generate the two dramas. From Caesar's Rhineland campaigns until the aftermath of Julian's victory at Argentoratum, the mingling of Romans and their neighbors in Northern Frontierland produced a composite society (.). Meanwhile, the second and perhaps more chaotic drama was unfolding in the centers of roman power. In the time of the Roman Dominate, some of the habits and even the players from Northern Frontierland came to the top of Roman society. (.) In general, B. has presented a remarkably even-handed portrait of Roman-northern action and reaction, as portrait made effective especially by the novel distancing from the Roman conception of 'the barbarian'. (.) B. has written a useful book.' (FRANK M. CLOVER in The Classical Review (New Series), 2005, pp.258-60). Antiquarian. Antiquarian. Artikel-Nr.: 48971.
Dublin, Veritas Publications, 1979
First Edition. 14 x 21,5 cm. XV, 173 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. Cahal Brendan Daly (1 October 1917 – 31 December 2009) was an Irish philosopher, theologian, writer and international speaker and, in later years, a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Daly served as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland from 1990 to 1996, the most elderly man to take up this role for nearly 200 years. He was then elevated to the cardinalate in 1991. He was the country's highest ranking Cardinal by the end of his life. His death in 2009 brought to an end a two-year period during which Ireland had three Cardinals for the first time in its history. Prior to this Daly was based for three decades in Longford as Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise. He served for much of the 1980s as Bishop of Down and Connor at which time he was based in Belfast during The Troubles. Considered "the hierarchy's foremost theologian", he strongly criticised the Irish Republican Army (IRA) throughout his reign. Daly had many published works, as recently as 2004, and was known for his views on philosophy, theology and on the Northern Ireland situation, attracting global acclaim for writing the speech which Pope John Paul II used on his 1979 visit to Drogheda to ask for an end to violence on the island. (Wikipedia). Artikel-Nr.: 3005BB.
Polak 4478 & 10297; USTC 29853 (3 copies); cf. Graesse III, p. 288 (Regnault issue); for the authorship: Thieury, ed., Combat naval-1555 (1861); not in JCB. Rare issue of one of the first editions (priority uncertain) of an account of a ferocious sea battle in the Habsburg-Valois Wars (also known as the Italian Wars): 18 small French ships from Dieppe, mostly only 15-60 tonne though some are nevertheless described as galleons, defeated 23 larger Flemish ships. The battle, which took place in August 1555, was one of the fiercest of the day putting both sides in great danger. It was recently the subject of a Discovery channel television documentary. The book gives a remarkably detailed account, especially from the French side, with the names, captains and capacities of all the French ships. Our undated issue of the book, with a Paris imprint must be one mentioned by Polak: "J'ai vu un autre exemplaire avec le même titre, imprimé à Paris chez Estienne Denise, s.d." The small owner's label of J.-A.-H. Dupré, printed letterpress on blue paper, is 19th-century in style, as are the binding and endpapers, but René Aussour appears to have been active to 1931 so the binding and label cannot be earlier than late nineteenth-century. With an early manuscript date "1555" on the title-page. Trimmed close to the text but with no loss and in good condition, with minor water stains. Artikel-Nr.: 17075.
[Southeastern Borneo, circa ]., 1862
Manuscript, pen and ink with watercolour, on fine laid paper watermarked "EDB" / "De Erven Dk. Blauw" (Very Good, old stains with some smudging to ink in a few places, wear along old folds with very minor loss at margin lower-centre), 44.5 x 56 cm A magnificent Dutch military manuscript map depicting the theatre and decisive action of the Banjarmasin War (1859-63), an important conflict that determined the political fate of Southeastern Borneo. This important manuscript is one of the finest surviving original cartographic artifacts of the Banjarmasin War (1859 – 1863), a conflict during which the Netherlands asserted her colonial power over Southeastern Kalimantan (Borneo). While the map’s author remains anonymous, the carefully drafted manuscript map was based on original reconnaissance conducted by the Dutch East Indian Army during the conflict. Is thus one of the earliest maps to detail the interior of the southeastern portion of the phenomenally rugged interior of the vast island of Borneo. The map was clearly drafted by an officer who had close proximity to the Dutch high command towards the later part of the war, as the map features incredibly detailed and militarily sensitive information, then only available to a well-placed participant in the conflict. The map is clearly a working manuscript intended to be employed for planning military operations in the field during the heady latter days of the conflict. The map is dominated by the Barito River Basin, which flows in a generally southerly direction from deep in the interior of Borneo down into the Java Sea. The region around the basin comprises the traditional territory of the Sultanate of Banjarmasin, a state with which the Dutch had maintained a relationship (of a various nature) for over 250 years. On the map, Banjarmasin is shown divided into various Dutch political jurisdictions (the sultanate was formally annexed and dissolved by the Dutch in 1860), while the various overlaying jurisdictions, labelled with Roman numerals, refer to military sub-districts, with the grater military districts divided by double intermittent red lines. The delineation of the region’s complex river systems is very thorough and broadly accurate, even if not generally based on precise scientific measurements. Numerous towns and villages are labelled, as the Dutch, by this time, had extended their control deep into the interior. The chain of locations hosting a Dutch military presence is distinguished by the appearance the Netherlands’ tricolour flag. Importantly, labelled, in the upper centre of the map, is the route of the decisive operation of the war, Lieutenant-Colonel Verspyck’s march through the jungle to Bayan Begok, which occurred in October-November 1862. The map does not feature a title or legend and is not signed, likely because it was intended to be used in the field by the mapmaker and his associates, who naturally had no need for such information to be added to the map. All original manuscript maps made in what is today Indonesia are extremely rare, and the present map is remarkable in that it contemporarily records an important historical event. It is thus an extraordinary and unique artifact of both Indonesian and Dutch colonial history. Early Relations between the Netherlands and Banjarmasin - The Banjarmasin War and the Dutch expansionist policies in Kalimantan must be regarded within their greater historical context. The Dutch East India Company (known as the VOC, or, formally, the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie), was founded in 1602 as a commercial enterprise interested in profit, as opposed to gaining political power in and of itself. Establishing its headquarters in the Indonesian Archipelago at Batavia (Jakarta), in 1619, it attempted to maintain a limited footprint while extracting as great a yield as possible from the islands’ immense wealth in spices, precious woods and minerals. The Company tended to restrict its operations to fortified coastal bases and onl. Artikel-Nr.: 63058.