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Seller: ancientgifts (4,323) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122137449684 Details: TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see almost 800 archaeology/ancient history books and 500 authentic ancient artifacts on our eBay store! Ancient Rome: History of a Civilization that Ruled the World by Anna Maria Liberati and Fabio Bourbon. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 292 pages. Publisher: Metro Books; (2002). Perhaps no other civilization has sparked as much interest as the great empire of Ancient Rome. The legacy of its architecture, politics, culture, and art has survived throughout the centuries and even in today's technological world continues to exert an irresistible appeal. “Ancient Rome” is a magnificent volume that traces the dramatic history of the Roman Empire, paying particular attention to the rise and fall and its lasting social, cultural, military, and political influence. From great feats and everyday customs, to works of art and household objects, this comprehensive account offers a fascinating insight into the highly complex and sophisticated society that once ruled the world. Authoritative text by Anna Maria Liberati and Fabio Bourbon analyzes the development of the Roman Empire by examining all aspects of the Eternal City including the economic, legal, and military system of the conquered regions; the organization of the most powerful army in the ancient world; the town-planning problems and successes; the construction systems used to erect the great Roman public monuments; and even the smallest curiosities of everyday life. The impressive pictorial documentation of “Ancient Rome” includes hundreds of full-color images, many of them never before published. Detailed maps, cross-sections, plans, and large reconstruction plates provide fascinating documentary support and present an engaging approach to discovering the world of Ancient Rome and to understanding the origins of Western society as we know it. CONDITION: New/unread BUT NOT unblemished hardcover w/dustjacket (292 pages). Metro Books (2000) ISBN #1586637673. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. HOWEVER as is common with huge, oversized, heavy books displayed in an open-shelf book store, the book does exhibit substantial "shop wear". Books like this (14.5 x 10.5 inches, 5+ pounds) tend to get banged up as they are HEAVY + so get DRAGGED off book shelves, then DROPPED back onto bookshelves + often BANGED against bookshelf edges as drooping wrists trying to aim the book back into it's slot. So as is predictable, this book's lower front cover has a tiny little bump + the back lower corner has a BIG bump, evidence that someone (perhaps more than once) bumped the heavy (hard to hold up + properly aim) book against a book shelve edge. Bump to the lower corner of the back cover was hard enough to dent the lower corner of last 40-50 pages of book (just a faint, tiny corner crease...but still, however insginificant + small the dent is, it is still there + cannot be responsibly ignored in a discription). Also as is oftentimes the case, dustjacket too suffered some shelf "abuse". There is some mild edge + corner shelfwear which INCLUDES a number of closed (neatly mended) edge tears caused again, by book being dragged across shelves. Nonetheless relatively handsome + attractive nonetheless + blemishes are merely cosmetic. However blemishes preclude book from really being "presentable" or "giftable". Nonetheless a nice, clean, unread copy for personal use, just not a "shelf trophy". Condition is entirely consistent with new/blemished stock from an open-shelf book store (such as Barnes & Noble, for instance) wherein patrons are permitted to browse open stock, and so otherwise "new" books often show a little handling/shelf/browsing wear/damage. Satisfaction guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Anna Maria Liberati was born in Rome in 1951 and studied classical literature and archaeology at La Sapienza University, Rome. She currently occupies a senior post at the Museum of Roman Civilization in Rome, and has published numerous journal articles and essays on museology and archaeological topics relating to ancient Roman civilization. She recently published “La Casa Romana”, a monograph for the “Imago Urbis” series. Liberati also participates in archaeological congresses and scientific exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Fabio Bourbon was born in 1962 and has a classical background, specializing in books on the civilizations of the past and the history of art. A freelance journalist since 1990, he has co-authored several books including “Ancient Rome”, “Lost Civilizations”, and “The Lost Cities of the Mayas”. He is also the author or “Petra – Jordan’s Extraordinary Ancient City”. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: The cultural legacy of ancient Rome is made tangible in this extraordinary album, which combines hundreds of magnificent color photographs with an overview of Rome's political history, relentless expansion, daily life, artistic blossoming and decline. Liberati, a scholar at the Museum of Roman Civilization in Rome, and Bourbon, an Italian archeologist and art historian, have produced an album that will delight and reward both novices and specialists. Aided by color maps, dramatic aerial and on-site photographs and highly detailed color drawings, they chart the young republic's transformation into an unwieldy empire, its intensive exploitation of the lands it conquered, its architecture, literary and philosophical culture. A particularly valuable section documents the spread of Roman civilization from Gaul and Germany, cornerstones of the empire, to far-flung outposts like Britannia, the Danube provinces, Iberia, Syria and Armenia. REVIEW: In “Ancient Rome: History Of A Civilization That Ruled The World”, Anna Maria Liberati (Museum of Roman Civilization, Rome, Italy) has effectively collaborated with freelance journalist and art history expert Fabio Bourbon to lay out a beautifully illustrated and thoroughly "reader friendly" coffee table art book showcasing the architecture, politics, culture, art, and artifacts tracing the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. An ideal addition to any history enthusiast’s collection, the hundreds of full-color images (many of them never previously published and available to the general public) wonderfully enhance an informed and informative text making Ancient Rome especially accessible and recommended to the non-specialist general reader. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: The strength of this exquisite book is in the pages of beautiful reproductions of artifacts and artworks from throughout the history of the Empire. On 292 pages, the book encompasses 358 color photos, 30 color drawings (mostly architectural) and 45 maps. The book is organized in five sections: an overview of the 11 centuries of history; social aspects from shelter to spectacles; the splendors of the capital; Roman civilization in Italy; a tour of the Roman provinces. The text is accessible and the captions are packed with information but the illustrations are not only breathtaking but representative of every aspect of Roman civilization. An excellent introduction to Roman history or a valuable addition to a collection. REVIEW: Readers will no doubt wonder why they would want to read this book rather than a myriad of other coffee table books on the subject of the Roman Empire. I can not claim that I have read "almost all" of them. I have not. I have read only some of them. What makes Liberati's book different... and better... than these others is that she organizes her work topically and not just geographically. The pictures are scrumptious, simply scrumptious. The picture on the cover is bettered by a plethora of other pictures in the book. A *two-page* picture of the Coliseum appears on pages 18 and 19. Then come pictures and text portraying the history of Rome. These are followed pictures which show the promulgation of Roman civilization throughout Italy and throughout the ancient world. There are pictures of the Las Farreras aquaduct, the Temple of Diana in Nimes, and the port of Caesarea. She is not just presenting a bunch of pictures. One could find out something new. This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in Roman history. REVIEW: What a splendid book! Rather than merely a dry narrative history, this book is loaded with hundreds or superb pictures. It transforms mere history into a compelling account of the ancient Roman world. Bound to enthrall the serious ancient history buff, this would entertain even those with no interest in ancient history. It will definitely draw you in with well written text and simply amazing photography. REVIEW: I really loved this book! Every morning while drinking my coffee, I would re-enter the ancient Roman world through large beautiful color photographs and clear, fascinating text. REVIEW: This book is filled with outstanding photographs, prints, drawings, maps, and architectural plans that will be useful to anyone in the business of teaching social studies. This is one of those wonderfully inexpensive oversized hardcover books that makes you feel good just by owning it. I usually ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. However due to its susceptibility to damage, this book will ship boxed, and will be shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." On May-11-13 at 01:19:40 PDT, seller added the following information: Every buyer gets a MyStoreRewards invitation for cash back

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