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Adkins, Roy (Roy A.)

Overview
Works: 62 works in 358 publications in 9 languages and 13,883 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Reference works  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals  Terminology  Juvenile works  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: DF77, 937
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Most widely held works by Roy Adkins
Handbook to life in ancient Rome by Lesley Adkins( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 2,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both archaeological and historical evidence are represented in this thematically arranged guide to the history of Rome from its beginnings in the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D. The first chapter, "Republic and Empire," gives a chronological overview as well as geographies, a list of emperors, and basic information about government and law. This framework is followed by chapters on the military, daily life, travel and trade, religion, and the economy as well as geography, and language and literature. The articles are summaries with references for further exploration. About 150 black and white illustrations and 4 tables add meaning tot he text. The useful and readable information will answer question for both world history and Latin students and for readers of novels set in the era. Highly recommended for high school collections
Handbook to life in ancient Greece by Lesley Adkins( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This excellent resource covers, in broad subject areas, 3,000 years of Greek history, from the Minoan civilization of Crete to the defeat of the Greeks by the Romans in 30 b.c. Gathers information on leaders, the military, economy, industry, commerce, towns, architecture, the Greek language, Greek literature, religion, myths, art, philosophy, science, and everyday life
Nelson's Trafalgar : the battle that changed the world by Roy Adkins( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 21, 1805, as Britain's Royal Navy under the command of Horatio Nelson clashed with Napoleon's forces in an epic sea battle off the coast of Spain, the fate of Europe hung in the balance. Though the cost was high--and Nelson himself was killed--the British victory prevented Napoleon from invading Britain and paved the way for the eventual defeat of the French emperor. Without Trafalgar there would have been no Waterloo. The Battle of Trafalgar set Britain on its vast imperial course. Now, on the battle's 200th anniversary, Roy Adkins offers readers a brutally vivid, gunport-level account. Capturing the harsh conditions in which sailors lived and died, the mechanics of nautical warfare, and the relentless violence of 19th century naval combat, this book will be appreciated by fans of military history and Patrick O'Brian.--From publisher description
Dictionary of Roman religion by Lesley Adkins( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A who's who of all the Roman gods and those from other cultures that were a part of the Roman empire. Also contains articles on spirits, places, buildings, and religions that existed in the Roman world such as Judaism, Christianity and Druidism
Jane Austen's England by Roy Adkins( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly two centuries after her death, Jane Austen remains the most beloved of novelists in the English language, incomparable in the wit, warmth and insight with which she chronicles the wayward hearts of her unforgettable characters. Her work also offers a vivid depiction of rural life in late Georgian and Regency England, its country balls and ivy-covered vicarages, its social hierarchies and its anxieties about property and income. Yet the milieu Austen depicted is only one aspect of her era. For 29 of her 41 years the country was embroiled in war. Dramatic changes in industry and agriculture were transforming the country's physical and social landscape. This book offers a new view of her world in a wide-ranging and detailed social history of English life in the early nineteenth century, from weddings to childbearing, from education to fashion, from labor to leisure and finally to the rituals of death.--From publisher description
The war for all the oceans : from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo by Roy Adkins( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War, a naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, beginning with Napoleon's seizing power and ending with the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, the authors draw on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailor's life--shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war. This epic narrative history will appeal to fans of Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester, as well as all readers of military and social history.--From publisher description
Introduction to the Romans by Lesley Adkins( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Empire died out nearly 1500 years ago, but unlike other civilizations in the world which are long forgotten and have passed into obscurity, a legacy of the Romans is still with us today. Their language, law, literature, customs, technology, and architectural styles have passed into our own everyday lives. As well as the "invisible" legacy, the Romans left us many buildings and monuments, some ephemeral ruins, others whole cities, which still survive right across the Empire, from Scotland to Syria. We can still wonder at Roman feats of engineering, art, and architecture, from the soaring aqueducts to the exquisitely worked jewelry. This book looks at many fascinating aspects of everyday life for the Romans two centuries ago, in towns, the countryside, and the army -- the clothes people wore, their jewelry, food, religious beliefs, the entertainment they enjoyed, and how they traveled across their vast Empire, to expand and control it. The text is beautifully illustrated with a wealth of evocative and informative pictures, which bring the exciting past alive and put it into its context. - Jacket flap
An introduction to archaeology by Lesley Adkins( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a full account of what archaeology is all about
The keys of Egypt : the obsession to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs by Lesley Adkins( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating true story of the race to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs and of the rediscovery of ancient Egypt-a world that had been closed to the West for centuries
Archaeological illustration by Lesley Adkins( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thesaurus of British archaeology by Lesley Adkins( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handbook of British archaeology by Lesley Adkins( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned places by Lesley Adkins( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at abandoned places in Pakistan, Pueblo Bonito, Scotland, Libya, Poland, Turkey, Tunisia, Iran, Syria, India, Cambodia, Mexico, Iraq, Italy, Greece, England, Jamaica, Egypt, Zimbabwe
The keys of Egypt : the race to read the hieroglyphs by Lesley Adkins( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, his troops and scientists were astonished to discover ancient temples, tombs, and statues, all covered with strange markings - the last remnants of a language lost in time. After the Rosetta Stone was uncovered, hope was raised that the mystery of this ancient writing could be solved. Egyptomania spread throughout Europe, and the quest to decipher the hieroglyphs began in earnest, for it was understood that fame and fortune awaited the scholar who succeeded." "The Keys of Egypt is the fascinating true story of the race to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs and of the rediscovery of the world of ancient Egypt - a world that had been closed to the West for centuries."--Jacket
Trafalgar : the biography of a battle by Roy Adkins( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle, Roy Adkins embraces the battle, its prelude and its aftermath. This was the great deciding conflict of the Napoleonic Wars - one that Adkins describes, with the use of many newly published first-hand accounts. He evokes a smoke-hazed, claustrophobic world where sixty ships fought at terrifyingly close quarters, where cannon-balls splintered through wooden walls with deafening noise, where searing heat scalded the gun-deck and the surgeon's cockpit became a 'vision of hell'. Nelson, though heavily outnumbered, directed this theatre of war from the outset and, with his calculated risk-taking, changed the course of history." "Charting a magisterial route through the mass of contradictory accounts that have subsequently appeared, Adkins also describes the scenes of jubilant celebration that followed the triumph of battle, and the hysterical mourning that greeted the tragedy of Nelson's death. Thirty thousand people besieged his coffin, yet an infinitely greater number were affected by Nelson's most lasting legacy - the removal of the threat of invasion of England and Britain's expansion into the largest empire the world has ever seen."--Jacket
Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England : how our ancestors lived two centuries ago by Roy Adkins( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, lived from 1775 to 1817. Her fiction focuses on the gentry and aristocracy, and her heroines are young women looking for love. Yet the comfortable, tranquil country that she brilliantly devised is a complete contrast to the England in which she actually lived. Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray fascinating aspects of the daily lives of ordinary people, from forced marriages and the sale of wives in marketplaces to boys and girls working down mines or as chimney sweeps
Jack Tar : life in Nelson's navy by Roy Adkins( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest hero, was born 250 years ago, the navy for which he sacrificed his life depended on one thing above all else: the thousands of sailors and marines who manned the great wind-powered wooden warships. These ordinary men were drawn - often unwillingly - from all over Britain and beyond, and they made the Royal Navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution has frequently been overlooked, while the officers who led them became celebrities." "Jack Tar gives these forgotten men a voice in an exciting, enthralling, often unexpected and always entertaining picture of what their life was really like during this age of sail. Personal letters, diaries and other manuscripts reveal how these men - and even some women and children - lived, worked, fought and died on board the warships. Their emotions and experiences are explored, from the dread of press-gangs, shipwreck and disease to the exhilaration of battle, grog, prize-money and prostitutes."--Jacket
The little book of Egyptian hieroglyphs by Lesley Adkins( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war for all the oceans : [from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo] by Roy Adkins( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War, a naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, beginning with Napoleon's seizing power and ending with the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, the authors draw on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailor's life--shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war. This epic narrative history will appeal to fans of Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester, as well as all readers of military and social history.--From publisher description
Neolithic stone and flint axes from the River Thames : an illustrated corpus by Roy Adkins( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Handbook to life in ancient Rome
Alternative Names
Adkins, Roy

Adkins, Roy 1951-

Adkins, Roy A.

Adkins Roy A. 1951-....

Adkins, Roy Arthur 1951-

앳킨스, 로이

アドキンズ, ロイ

Languages
English (251)

Spanish (17)

Dutch (5)

French (4)

Japanese (4)

German (1)

Chinese (1)

Finnish (1)

Czech (1)

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Handbook to life in ancient GreeceNelson's Trafalgar : the battle that changed the worldDictionary of Roman religionThe war for all the oceans : from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at WaterlooIntroduction to the RomansThe keys of Egypt : the obsession to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphsArchaeological illustrationThe handbook of British archaeology