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Seller: ancientgifts (4,323) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381790666320 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 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Walck Archaeology: Rome and the Barbarians by Barry Cunliffe. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 127 pages. Publisher: Henry Z. Walck, Inc; (1975). On the even of their greatest period of expansion, in the time of Julius Caesar, the Romans classed as “barbarians” the inhabitants of the whole of Northern Europe, and within the next two centuries were able to carve out a huge empire that stretched as far north as Scotland and to the Black Sea in the east. By the fourth century A.D. though, the frontiers of the Roman Empire were under increasingly strong barbarian attack. The civilized order imposed by Roman rule began to crumble, and imperceptibly the Northern Provinces slipped back into a state of near-anarchy and barbarism. Relating archaeological discovery to the “Commentaries” of Julius Caesar and Tacitus’s “Agricola”, Professor Cunliffe traces the conquest of Gaul and Scotland. Then he turns to Eastern Europe. Recent excavations in Romania have filled in many of the details of Trajan’s conquest of Dacia, and in Hungary they have provided a vivid picture of what life was like on the edge of the Roman frontier. On the site of modern Budapest the remains of the Roman town and fortifications mark the base of a large garrison which faced across the Danube the ever-present threat of attack from the Germanic tribes. A chapter on the shrines and temples built to the gods of springs and rivers in France and Britain gives an insight into religious beliefs prevalent in the Empire. Finally Professor Cunliffe examines some of the fortresses and defenses built along the Northern Frontier during the fourth century A.D. and shows something of the pressures that were by that time bearing down, by land and sea, on the perimeter of the Empire. By using recent archaeological evidence Professor Cunliffe has highlighted some fascinating and unusual aspects of the confrontation between Roman and barbarian. CONDITION: Dust Jacket in Mylar, light shelf wear, previous owner name on front end paper, otherwise clean pages and appears unread, Very Good, almost Like New. 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: Describes what the work of archaeologists has revealed about the Roman armies and the "barbarians" from Northern Europe whom they fought in the period of approximately 150 B.C. to 150 A.D. Highlights some features of the confrontation and contacts between Rome and her barbarian neighbors. The Bodley head Archaeologies series. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: The Roman's considered most of the peoples of Northern Europe and all lands of modern Russia as barbarians, Rome was to carve out much of their Empire from these lands, but it was the barbarian tribes that were ultimately to cause the end of the empire. This book tells of Roman involvement with the barbarian tribes, their successes and failures. Includes many black and white and color illustrations. Extremely lucid and well-written. Highly recommended. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: A great introduction to the relationships which existing in the late Republic and early Imperial Periods between Rome and her “barbarian” neighbors. This is not a 600 page dry discourse which will put all but the most serious asleep. This is a well-written, entertaining and informative introduction laced with lots of photographs. It is very “reader friendly”, informative but not overwhelming. This might not be your primary source for your Master’s Thesis, but as a very readable introduction to the confrontational nature of Rome toward her “barbarian” neighbors, this is quite a treat. Five stars! I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is 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."

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