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Adkins, Roy (Roy A.)

Overview
Works: 57 works in 296 publications in 9 languages and 10,819 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals  Naval history  Terminology  Juvenile works  Chronologies  Biography 
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 )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,551 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 2,292 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
Dictionary of Roman religion by Lesley Adkins( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 996 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
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 859 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 )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Empire died out nearly 1500 years ago,...the legacy of the Romans is still with us. Their language, law, literature, customs, technology and architectural styles have passed into our own everyday lives
An introduction to archaeology by Lesley Adkins( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 504 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 495 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
A thesaurus of British archaeology by Lesley Adkins( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handbook of British archaeology by Roy Adkins( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned places by Lesley Adkins( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 304 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 266 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
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 211 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 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind-powered wooden warships. Drawn from all over Britain and beyond, often unwillingly, these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. They cast a long shadow, with millions of their descendants alive today, and many of their everyday expressions, such as 'skyscraper' and 'loose cannon', continuing to enrich our language. Yet their contribution is frequently overlooked, while the officers 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. Through personal letters, diaries and other manuscripts, the emotions and experiences of these people are explored, from the dread of press-gangs, shipwreck and disease, to the exhilaration of battle, grog, prize money and prostitutes. JACK TAR is an authoritative and gripping account that will be compulsive reading for anyone wanting to discover the vibrant and sometimes stark realities of this wooden world at war." --Publisher
The little book of Egyptian hieroglyphs by Lesley Adkins( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 117 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 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The keys of Egypt : the race to crack the hieroglyph code by Lesley Adkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking archaeology : a handbook for lecturers and organizers by Lesley Adkins( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of a battle by Roy Adkins( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the true story of the Battle of Trafalgar, Britain's most significant sea battle. Trafalgar set the seal on British naval supremacy, and in the short term not only prevented Napoleon from invading Britain, but also enabled Britain and its continental allies to mount a campaign to defeat him
Under the sludge : Beddington Roman Villa : excavations at Beddington Sewage Works 1981-1983 by Lesley Adkins( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 29 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 (209)

Spanish (10)

Dutch (5)

French (4)

Japanese (4)

Chinese (2)

Czech (2)

German (1)

Finnish (1)

Covers
Handbook to life in ancient GreeceDictionary 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 hieroglyphsThe handbook of British archaeologyThe keys of Egypt : the race to read the hieroglyphsJack Tar : life in Nelson's navy