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            Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History

            Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History (Hardback)

            By Rodgers, Nigel; Consultant editor Dodge, Hazel

            • RRP: $59.99
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            An authoritative account of Ancient Rome, its political and military history, art, architecture and culture, sumptously illustrated throughout with 1000 photographs and reproductions, chronicling the story of the most important and influential civilisation the world has ever know...n.
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            ISBN 9780754834205
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2018
            Publisher Anness Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe
             

            Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe (Paperback)

            By Herrin, Judith

            • RRP: $32.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            'Magisterial - an outstanding book that shines a bright light one of the most important, interesting and under-studied cities in European history. A masterpiece.' Peter Frankopan 'A wonderful new history of the Mediterranean from the fifth to eighth centuries through a lens focus...sed on Ravenna, gracefully and clearly written, which reconceptualises what was 'East' and what was 'West'.' Caroline Goodson 'A masterwork by one of our greatest historians of Byzantium and early Christianity. Judith Herrin tells a story that is at once gripping and authoritative and full of wonderful detail about every element in the life of Ravenna. Impossible to put down.' David Freedberg
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            ISBN 9780241954454
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Cities: The First 6,000 Years
             

            Cities: The First 6,000 Years (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Monica L.

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            A sweeping history of cities through the millennia--from Mesopotamia to Manhattan--and how they have propelled Homo sapiens to dominance. Six thousand years ago, there were no cities on the planet. Today, more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and that num...ber is growing. Weaving together archeology, history, and contemporary observations, Monica Smith explains the rise of the first urban developments and their connection to our own. She takes readers on a journey through the ancient world of Tell Brak in modern-day Syria; Teotihuacan and Tenochtitlan in Mexico; her own digs in India; as well as the more well-known Pompeii, Rome, and Athens. Along the way, she presents the unique properties that made cities singularly responsible for the flowering of humankind: the development of networked infrastructure, the rise of an entrepreneurial middle class, and the culture of consumption that results in everything from take-out food to the tell-tale secrets of trash. Cities is an impassioned and learned account full of fascinating details of daily life in ancient urban centers, using archaeological perspectives to show that the aspects of cities we find most irresistible (and the most annoying) have been with us since the very beginnings of urbanism itself. She also proves the rise of cities was hardly inevitable, yet it was crucial to the eventual global dominance of our species--and that cities are here to stay.
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            ISBN 9780735223684
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Imperial Tragedy: From Constantine's Empire to the Destruction of Roman Italy AD 363-568

            Imperial Tragedy: From Constantine's Empire to the Destruction of Roman Italy AD 363-568 (Paperback, Main)

            By Kulikowski, Professor Michael

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            Two hundred years of Roman imperial politics and power brought to life in an action-packed narrative.

            ISBN 9781781256336
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Profile History of the Ancient World Series
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            A Brief History of the Mediterranean: Indispensable for Travellers

            A Brief History of the Mediterranean: Indispensable for Travellers (Paperback)

            By Black, Jeremy

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            A wonderfully concise and readable, yet comprehensive, history of the Mediterranean Sea, the perfect companion for any visitor, whether cruising or staying ashore.

            ISBN 9781472144409
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Great Cities: The stories behind the world's most fascinating places
             

            Great Cities: The stories behind the world's most fascinating places (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Stunningly illustrated biographies of the world's greatest cities, packed with paintings, photographs, maps, and artifacts Delve into the social and cultural history of over 75 of the world's most important cities. From the first towns in Mesopotamia to today's global metropolise...s, cities have marked the progress of civilization. Written in the form of illustrated biographies, Great Cities offers a rich historical overview of each featured city, brought to vivid life with maps, paintings, photographs, and artifacts. The latest title in the series style of Artists, Writers, Philosophers, and Composers, this lavish book goes under the skin of cities both ancient and modern--from Babylon and Tikal, Paris, and Palermo to Prague, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Sao Paulo. Which ancient civilization founded the precursor to Mexico City? Why was Venice the gateway to the East? What was the Belle Epoque? Which was the first city to build sewers? Great Cities takes you there. Stunning images of city life and key moments in history are complemented by close-ups of revealing details and feature panels that provide additional context. A book not just about history but also about art, architecture, commerce, and politics, Great Cities provides a fascinating insight into what has shaped where we live. Perfect for history, geography, and cartography enthusiasts and a stunning gift for armchair explorers of all ages, it is your window into the world's most fascinating cities.
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            ISBN 9780744029222
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series DK Great
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            Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern
             

            Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern (Hardback)

            By Beard, Mary

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Jan 22

            From the bestselling author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, the fascinating story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years What does the face of power look like? Who gets commemorated in art and w...hy? And how do we react to statues of politicians we deplore? In this book-against a background of today's sculpture wars -Mary Beard tells the story of how for more than two millennia portraits of the rich, powerful, and famous in the western world have been shaped by the image of Roman emperors, especially the twelve Caesars, from the ruthless Julius Caesar to the fly-torturing Domitian. Twelve Caesars asks why these murderous autocrats have loomed so large in art from antiquity and the Renaissance to today, when hapless leaders are still caricatured as Neros fiddling while Rome burns. Beginning with the importance of imperial portraits in Roman politics, this richly illustrated book offers a tour through 2,000 years of art and cultural history, presenting a fresh look at works by artists from Memling and Mantegna to the nineteenth-century African American sculptor Edmonia Lewis, as well as by generations of now-forgotten weavers, cabinetmakers, silversmiths, printers, and ceramicists. Rather than a story of a simple repetition of stable, blandly conservative images of imperial men and women, Twelve Caesars is an unexpected tale of changing identities, clueless or deliberate misidentifications, fakes, and often ambivalent representations of authority. From Beard's reconstruction of Titian's extraordinary lost Room of the Emperors to her reinterpretation of Henry VIII's famous Caesarian tapestries, Twelve Caesars includes some fascinating detective work and offers a gripping story of some of the most challenging and disturbing portraits of power ever created. Published in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
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            ISBN 9780691222363
            Released NZ 3 Jan 2022
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Bollingen Series
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            Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible
             

            Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible (Paperback)

            By Wallace, J. Warner

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 21

            In Person of Interest, cold-case homicide detective, former atheist, and bestselling author J. Warner Wallace investigates Jesus, the most significant person in history, like one of his missing body, cold-cases, demonstrating the historicity and Deity of Jesus from nothing more t...han his impact on the world.
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            ISBN 9780310111276
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher Zondervan
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            24 Hours in Ancient Egypt: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There
             

            24 Hours in Ancient Egypt: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There (Paperback)

            By Ryan, Donald P.

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              1 Dec 21

            Have you ever wondered what it was like to live and work in Egypt, the most powerful kingdom of the ancient world? Spend a day with 24 Egyptians to see Egypt through their eyes.

            ISBN 9781789293517
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series 24 Hours in Ancient History
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            A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder in Ancient Rome
             

            A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder in Ancient Rome (Paperback)

            By Southon, Emma

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              2 Nov 21

            CSI: Ancient Rome - what can everyday killings tell us about the Empire and its people?

            ISBN 9780861540518
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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