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Pirate Tales from Scotland (Paperback): Antony Kamm Pirate Tales from Scotland (Paperback)
Antony Kamm
R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tales of pirates, whether in fact or fiction, have long excited young imaginations. The pirate stories here all have a Scottish connection. The title is part of the Scotties series of activity books for young readers and includes an 8pp black and white section of activities which are photocopiable for home or classroom use.

Wallace & Bruce - Two Scottish Heroes (Paperback): Antony Kamm Wallace & Bruce - Two Scottish Heroes (Paperback)
Antony Kamm
R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book tells the history of Scotland between 1249 and 1371 from the Golden Age of Alexander III to Robert II, the first Stewart king. This takes in the Scottish Wars of Independence: William Wallace and the Battle of Stirling Bridge; and Robert the Bruce and the decisive Battle of Bannockburn. Find out ...* Who was the 'Maid of Norway' * How John Balliol got his nickname * What was the 'Ragman Roll' * What the name Wallace means * What is the Stone of Destiny

Scottish Explorers - Amazing Facts (Paperback): Antony Kamm Scottish Explorers - Amazing Facts (Paperback)
Antony Kamm
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scots have travelled across the globe as aviators, botanists, geologists, mountaineers, and scientists - and some just wanted to wander the world. This book is arranged by place and the explorers presented include David Livingstone, 'Birdie' Bowers and many other intrepid men and women, several of whom came to grisly ends.

The Jacobites (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Antony Kamm The Jacobites (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Antony Kamm
R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a new edition of this best-selling "Scottie", recast and rewritten for readers of 10 upwards. The aims of the Jacobites and the background to the risings of Viscount Dundee (1689), the Earl of Mar (1715), and Charles Edward Stuart (1745) are explained, and this colourful but bloody period in Scotland's past brought vividly to life. The telling is illuminated by extracts from original documents, genealogical chart of the royal families of Scotland and England, and maps and battle plans. Illustrated in full colour with drawings, and with portraits, prints, and objects from National Museums Scotland and other national collections, this work includes an additional 8-page section in black and white that includes Jacobite songs and story-poems, a Jacobite quiz, and the original Rob Roy board game.

The Israelites - An Introduction (Paperback): Antony Kamm The Israelites - An Introduction (Paperback)
Antony Kamm
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Antony Kamm presents an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the people of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah from earliest times up to AD 135.
Charting the history of the Israelites, Kamm discusses their origins, land, society, culture and religion, as well as their relationship to the Roman world and their legacy. An appendix provides:
* a chronology
* the Hebrew alphabet
* weights, measures and coins
* the Jewish calendar
* a guide to further reading for easy reference.

Julius Caesar - A Life (Paperback, New Ed): Antony Kamm Julius Caesar - A Life (Paperback, New Ed)
Antony Kamm
R933 Discovery Miles 9 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Julius Caesar was a brilliant politician who became sole ruler of a Roman Empire increased in size by his own military exploits. As a military strategist he never lost a campaign; he was also a considerable speaker and historical writer. A lavish spender, who at the outset of his career was often hugely in debt, he had by his death amassed by various means a personal fortune estimated as equal to one-seventh of the entire Roman treasury. His influence was profound and his sexual habits were the scandal of the age.
Antony Kamm provides a fresh account, for the general reader and the student, of his life, set against the historical, political, and social background of the times, with new translations from classical sources. Julius Caesar also features key figures such as Marius, Sulla, Cicero, Catiline, Pompey, Cato, Crasssus, Clodius, Mark Antony, Gaius Octavius, who became emperor Augustus, Calpurnius Piso and his daughter Calpurnia (Caesar's wife), and Cleopatara, as well as the named and unnamed warriors who fought for or against him and politicians who supported or opposed him. For those people interested in the end of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire, and the great figures of Roman history, this new look at an extraordinary man will be indispensable.

The Romans - An Introduction (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Abigail Graham, Antony Kamm The Romans - An Introduction (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Abigail Graham, Antony Kamm
R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Romans: An Introduction, 3rd edition engages students in the study of ancient Rome by exploring specific historical events and examining the evidence. This focus enables students not only to learn history and culture but also to understand how we recreate this picture of Roman life. The thematic threads of individuals and events (political, social, legal, military conflicts) are considered and reconsidered in each chapter, providing continuity and illustrating how political, social, and legal norms change over time. This new edition contains extensive updated and revised material designed to evoke the themes and debates which resonate in both the ancient and modern worlds: class struggles, imperialism, constitutional power (checks & balances), the role of the family, slavery, urbanisation, and religious tolerance. Robust case studies with modern parallels push students to interpret and analyze historical events and serve as jumping off points for multifaceted discussion. New features include: Increased emphasis on developing skills in interpretation and analysis which can be used across all disciplines. Expanded historical coverage of Republican history and the Legacy of Rome. An expanded introduction to the ancient source materials, as well as a more focused and analytical approach to the evidence, which are designed to engage the reader further in his/her interaction and interpretation of the material. A dedicated focus on specific events in history that are revisited throughout the book that fosters a richer, more in-depth understanding of key events. New maps and a greater variety of illustrations have been added, as well as updated reading lists. A further appendix on Roman nomenclature and brief descriptions of Roman authors has also been provided. The book's successful website has been updated with additional resources and images, including on-site videos from ancient sites and case studies which provide closer "tutorial" style treatment of specific topics and types of evidence. Those with an interest in classical language and literature, ancient history, Roman art, political and economic systems, or the concept of civilization as a whole, will gain a greater understanding of both the Romans and the model of a civilization that has shaped so many cultures.

The Last Frontier - The Roman Invasions of Scotland (Paperback): Antony Kamm The Last Frontier - The Roman Invasions of Scotland (Paperback)
Antony Kamm; Illustrated by Robert Burns, Jennifer Campbell
R391 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R68 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The lands in the north of Britain in what we now called Scotland, then occupied by Celtic settlers, never became part of the Roman empire, in spite of being invaded several times.

The northernmost frontier of the empire was fortified for only a few years after the battle of Mons Graupius in AD 84, when Gnaeus Julius Agricola defeated the Caledonians. Work on the construction of an alternative frontier, represented by the elaborate defenses of the Antonine Wall, began in about 142. It was maintained hardly longer than 25 years, and by 180 the Roman invaders had retreated back to Hadrian's Wall.

After further Celtic activity, a temporary truce was negotiated personally by the emperor Septimus Severus in 209. Thereafter, until their empire began to collapse, the Romans maintained a fragile hold on Hadrian's Wall in the face of furious attacks by marauding Picts and Scotti (Scots), and a combined operation by land and sea in 367 against the whole of Roman Britain by the northern Celts in an alliance with the Franks and Saxons.

The Last Frontier is a fresh account of these momentous events and the background to them, based on a reassessment of the original sources and on recent archaeological evidence. Extracts from Latin texts, including Tacitus, who wrote a biography of Agricola, are in new translations. The author also sets the involvement of Rome in the context of the development of Scotland from prehistoric times to nationhood.

The Last Frontier - The Roman Invasions of Scotland (Paperback): Antony Kamm The Last Frontier - The Roman Invasions of Scotland (Paperback)
Antony Kamm
R465 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R79 (17%) Out of stock

The campaign to secure for Rome what would have been the most northern outpost of its empire--Scotland--was continually resisted and ultimately thwarted. Despite a significant victory in AD 83, the Roman army was forced to retreat to the Antonine Wall around 142 and back to Hadrian's Wall around 180. Despite an invasion by the emperor himself in 209, the combined forces of the Picts and Scots proved too strong for the Romans.

The Romans - An Introduction (Hardcover, Reissue): Antony Kamm The Romans - An Introduction (Hardcover, Reissue)
Antony Kamm
R2,096 Discovery Miles 20 960 Out of stock


The Romans is a concise, but readable and comprehensive, survey of the civilization of ancient Rome.

It covers:
* More than 1200 years of the history of Rome and of the famous, and infamous, people who ruled its empire
* Religion and social life, including the position of women, slavery, education, food, dress and entertainment
* Literature, art, architecture and technology

And includes:
* Maps, chronology, appendices on the Roman calendar and numerals, and reading-list
* Extracts in translation from contemporary Latin and Greek authors
* 50 illustrations

The Romans is an indispensable introduction for students of classics and classical studies. It is also an invaluable guide for those studying other disciplines for which an understanding of the civilization and literature of Rome is desirable, and for the general reader.


eBook available with sample pages: 0203107322

The Romans - An Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Antony Kamm, Abigail Graham The Romans - An Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Antony Kamm, Abigail Graham
R655 R597 Discovery Miles 5 970 Save R58 (9%) Out of stock

The second edition of The Romans: An Introduction is a concise, readable, and comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome. It covers more than 1200 years of political and military history, including many of the famous, and infamous, personalities who featured in them. Further, it describes the religions, society, and daily life of the Romans, and their literature, art, architecture, and technology, illustrated by extracts in new translations from Latin and Greek authors of the times. This second edition contains extensive additional and revised material designed to enhance the value of the book to students especially of classical or Roman civilization, Roman history, or elementary Latin, as well as to general readers and students of other disciplines for whom an understanding of the civilization and literature of Rome is desirable. In particular, the chapter on religions has been expanded, as have the sections on the role of women and on Roman social divisions and cultural traditions. There is more, too, on the diversity and administration of the empire at different periods, on changes in the army, and on significant figures of the middle and later imperial eras. New features include a glossary of Latin terms and timelines. Maps have been redrawn and new ones included along with extra illustrations, and reading lists have been revised and updated. The book now has its own dedicated website at www.the-romans.co.uk, which is packed full of additional resources.

Julius Caesar - A Life (Hardcover): Antony Kamm Julius Caesar - A Life (Hardcover)
Antony Kamm
R2,849 Discovery Miles 28 490 Out of stock

Julius Caesar was a brilliant politician who became sole ruler of a Roman Empire increased in size by his own military exploits. As a military strategist he never lost a campaign; he was also a considerable speaker and historical writer. A lavish spender, who at the outset of his career was often hugely in debt, he had by his death amassed by various means a personal fortune estimated as equal to one-seventh of the entire Roman treasury. His influence was profound and his sexual habits were the scandal of the age.
Antony Kamm provides a fresh account, for the general reader and the student, of his life, set against the historical, political, and social background of the times, with new translations from classical sources. Julius Caesar also features key figures such as Marius, Sulla, Cicero, Catiline, Pompey, Cato, Crasssus, Clodius, Mark Antony, Gaius Octavius, who became emperor Augustus, Calpurnius Piso and his daughter Calpurnia (Caesar's wife), and Cleopatara, as well as the named and unnamed warriors who fought for or against him and politicians who supported or opposed him. For those people interested in the end of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire, and the great figures of Roman history, this new look at an extraordinary man will be indispensable.

Biographical Companion to Literature in English (Hardcover, New): Antony Kamm Biographical Companion to Literature in English (Hardcover, New)
Antony Kamm
R2,531 Discovery Miles 25 310 Out of stock

This first U.S. editon of Collins Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (1993) was prepared with the the general reader in mind and students of literature of all ages. The lives and principal literary achievements of over 1500 writers are outlined in brief essays that emphasize the links between the life and art of each writer. Authors of works in other languages are included if they are widely read in English or have influenced the development of literature in English. Kamm also pays special attention to black, Jewish, and women's writing. Kamm takes into account the contributions of individual authors to the development of national literatures and cultural traditions. He covers novelists in numerous genres, from Petronius to Bellow, Stephen King to Vargas Llosa; short story writers from Hawthorne and Henry James to Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro and Eudora Welty; poets from Homer, Virgil, and Petrarch, to Heaney, Denise Levertov, and Walcott; dramatists from Sophocles to Shepard; diarists from Pepys to Anne Frank; as well as travelers, historians, biographers, critics, philosophers, clerics, religious reformers, and children's writers. The many suggestions for further reading have been chosen for their accessibility. The latest edition is listed for each, together with comprehensive bibliographical details, including subtitle and full name of translator and editors where appropriate.

The Romans - An Introduction (Paperback, 4th New edition): Abigail Graham, Antony Kamm The Romans - An Introduction (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Abigail Graham, Antony Kamm
R917 Discovery Miles 9 170 Out of stock

The Romans: An Introduction is a concise, readable and comprehensive survey of the Roman world, which explores 1,200 years of political, military and cultural history alongside religion, social pressures, literature, art and architecture. This new edition includes updated and revised materials designed to develop analytical skills in literary and material evidence, evoking themes that resonate in both ancient and modern societies: fake news, class struggles, urbanization, concepts of race and gender, imperialism, constitutional power and religious intolerance. The fourth edition incorporates a number of new features and evolving fields: A new chapter on provinces, provincial administration and acculturation in the Roman Empire. An extended chapter on Christianity and Rome's legacy with new case studies in the reception of Roman culture. An extended chapter on Roman society and daily life, including recent scholarship on gender and race in the ancient world. Integrated use of text and material evidence which is designed to develop analytical skills in critical source assessment. The book's successful Open Access website updated to include new case studies on emerging topics such as performance politics, religious syncretism, media sensationalism and cultural heritage. Thoroughly updated and redeveloped, this new edition of The Romans will continue to serve as the definitive introduction to the life, history and culture of the Roman world, from its foundation to its significance to later civilizations.

The Israelites - An Introduction (Hardcover): Antony Kamm The Israelites - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Antony Kamm
R2,471 Discovery Miles 24 710 Out of stock

"The Israelites" is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the people of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah up to the razing and renaming of Jerusalem and the virtual destruction of Palestine by Hadrian in A.D. 135. Drawing on Biblical, archaeological, historical and critical sources, Antony Kamm traces the history of the Israelites against the turbulent background of the times, and describes their society, religion and ultimate dispersal through the ancient world. The text is complemented by charts, maps, photographs and line drawings, and appendices provide a chronology, weights and measures, and the Jewish Calendar. Accessible and user-friendly, "The Israelites" will be indispensable for students and general readers as a starting point for the history, culture, and development of the people of Israel.

The Romans - An Introduction (Hardcover, 4th New edition): Abigail Graham, Antony Kamm The Romans - An Introduction (Hardcover, 4th New edition)
Abigail Graham, Antony Kamm
R3,132 Discovery Miles 31 320 Out of stock

The Romans: An Introduction is a concise, readable and comprehensive survey of the Roman world, which explores 1,200 years of political, military and cultural history alongside religion, social pressures, literature, art and architecture. This new edition includes updated and revised materials designed to develop analytical skills in literary and material evidence, evoking themes that resonate in both ancient and modern societies: fake news, class struggles, urbanization, concepts of race and gender, imperialism, constitutional power and religious intolerance. The fourth edition incorporates a number of new features and evolving fields: A new chapter on provinces, provincial administration and acculturation in the Roman Empire. An extended chapter on Christianity and Rome's legacy with new case studies in the reception of Roman culture. An extended chapter on Roman society and daily life, including recent scholarship on gender and race in the ancient world. Integrated use of text and material evidence which is designed to develop analytical skills in critical source assessment. The book's successful Open Access website updated to include new case studies on emerging topics such as performance politics, religious syncretism, media sensationalism and cultural heritage. Thoroughly updated and redeveloped, this new edition of The Romans will continue to serve as the definitive introduction to the life, history and culture of the Roman world, from its foundation to its significance to later civilizations.

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