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Talbert, Richard J. A. 1947-

Works: 79 works in 404 publications in 6 languages and 15,248 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Gazetteers  Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Honoree, Other, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: G1033, 911
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard J. A Talbert
Atlas of classical history by Richard J. A Talbert( )

70 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 3,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coverage includes growth of the greek city states, ancient trade routes, religious cults, the roman empire, and early Christianity
The Romans, from village to empire by Mary Taliaferro Boatwright( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Romans unfolds Rome's remarkable evolution from village to monarchy and then republic and finally to one-man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the book captures and analyzes the outstanding political and military landmarks from the Punic Wars, to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, to Constantine's adoption of Christianity. Here too are some of the most fascinating individuals ever to walk across the world stage, including Hannibal, Mithridates, Pompey, Cicero, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Nero, Marcus Aurelius, and Shapur. The authors bring to life many aspects of Rome's cultural and social history, from the role of women, to literature, entertainments, town-planning, portraiture, and religion. The book incorporates more than 30 maps."--Jacket
Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world by Richard J. A Talbert( )

71 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 99 full-color maps spread over 175 pages, the Barrington Atlas recreates the entire world of the Greeks and Romans from the British Isles to the Indian subcontinent and deep into North Africa. It spans the territory of more than 75 modern countries. Its large format (13 x 19 ins or 33 x 48 cm) has been custom-designed by the leading cartographic supplier, Inc., and is unrivalled for range, clarity and detail. Over 70 experts, aided by an equal number of consultants, have worked from satellite-generated aeronautical charts to return the modern landscape to its ancient appearance, and to mark ancient names and features in accordance with the most up-to-date historical scholarship and archaeological discoveries. Chronologically, the Barrington Atlas spans archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire, and no more than two standard scales (1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000) are used to represent most regions. Since the 1870s, all attempts to map the classical world comprehensively have failed. This new initiative has finally achieved that elusive and challenging goal. It began in 1988 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, under the direction of the distinguished ancient historian Richard Talbert, and has been developed with approximately $4 million in funding support. The resulting Barrington Atlas is a reference work of permanent value. It has an exceptionally broad appeal to everyone worldwide with an interest in ancient Greeks and Romans, the lands they penetrated, and the peoples and cultures they encountered in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Scholars and libraries should all find it essential, although it is not just for them. It is also for students, travelers and lovers of fine cartography, as well as for anyone eager to retrace Alexander's eastward marches, to cross the Alps with Hannibal, to traverse the Eastern Mediterranean with St. Paul, or to ponder the roads, aqueducts and defense works of the Roman Empire. For the new millennium the Barrington Atlas brings the ancient past back to life in an unforgettably vivid and inspiring way.--Publisher description
The Senate of Imperial Rome by Richard J. A Talbert( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard J.A. Talbert examines the composition, procedure, and functions of the Roman senate during the Principate (30 B.C.-A.D. 238). Although it is of central importance to the period, this great council has not previously received such scholarly treatment. Offering a fresh approach to major ancient authors (Pliny and Tacitus in particular), the book also draws on inscriptions and legal writers never before fully exploited for the study of the senate
Timoleon and the revival of Greek Sicily, 344-317 B.C. by Richard J. A Talbert( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome's world : the Peutinger map reconsidered by Richard J. A Talbert( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From back cover: "The Peutinger Map is the only map of the Roman world to come down to us from antiquity. An elongated object, full of colorful detail and featuring land routes across Europe, North Africa, and the Near East, it was rediscovered mysteriously around 1500 and the came into the ownership of Konrad Peutinger, for whom it is named. Today it is among the treasures of the Austrian National Library in Vienna. Richard J.A. Talbert's Rome's World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered offers a long overdue reinterpretation and appreciation of the map as a masterpiece of both mapmaking and imperial Roman ideology. Here, the ancient world's traditional span, from the Atlantic to India, is dramatically remolded; lands and routes take pride of place, whereas seas are compressed. Talbert posits that the map's true purpose was not to assist travelers along Rome's highways, but rather to celebrate the restoration of peace and order by Diocletian's Tetrarchy. Such creative cartography, he shows, influenced the development of medieval mapmaking. With the aid of digital technology, this book enables readers to engage with the Peutinger Map in all of its fascinating immensity more closely than ever before."
Ancient perspectives : maps and their place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece & Rome( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Perspectives encompasses a vast arc of space and time--Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BCE to the fifth century CE--to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In each society, maps served as critical economic, political, and personal tools, but there was little consistency in how and why they were made. Much like today, maps in antiquity meant very different things to different people. Ancient Perspectives presents an ambitious fresh overview of cartography and its uses. The seven chapters range from broad-based analyses of mapping in Mesopotamia and Egypt to a close focus on Ptolemy's ideas for drawing a world map based on the theories of his Greek predecessors at Alexandria. The remarkable accuracy of Mesopotamian city-plans is revealed, as is the creation of maps by Romans to support the proud claim that their emperor's rule was global in its reach. By probing the instruments and techniques of both Greek and Roman surveyors, one chapter seeks to uncover how their extraordinary planning of roads, aqueducts, and tunnels was achieved. Even though none of these civilizations devised the means to measure time or distance with precision, they still conceptualized their surroundings, natural and man-made, near and far, and felt the urge to record them by inventive means that this absorbing volume reinterprets and compares
A brief history of the Romans by Mary Taliaferro Boatwright( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography and ethnography : perceptions of the world in pre-modern societies by Kurt A Raaflaub( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors of this volume bring together leading specialists who have analyzed the thoughts and records of a wide range of pre-modern societies from around the globe and across the ages. A wide range of common questions are examined, from evidence, interpretations, and methodology to the way geographic and ethnographic concepts and views of the cosmos were developed and expressing.--[book cover]
Cartography in antiquity and the Middle Ages : fresh perspectives, new methods by Richard J. A Talbert( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In scope, this book matches The History of Cartogmphy, vol. 1 (1987) edited by Brian Harley and David Woodward. Now, twenty-one years after the appearance of that work, classicists and medievalists from Europe and North America highlight, distill and reflect on the remarkably productive progress made since in many different areas of the study of maps. The interaction between experts on antiquity and on the Middle Ages evident in the thirteen contributions offers a guide to the future and illustrates close relationships in the evolving practice of cartography over the first millenium and a half of the Christian era."--Jacket
Plutarch on Sparta by Plutarch( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through his Lives of Sparta's leaders and his recording of memorable Spartan Sayings, Plutarch depicts a people who lived frugally and mastered their emotions in all aspects of life, who disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm, introduced a gruelling regimen of military training for boys, and treated their serfs brutally. Plutarch's writing brings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta. Revised edition includes a new introduction, a new essay on Plutarch, notes, a glossary, updated further reading, and an index
Space in the Roman world : its perception and presentation by Richard J. A Talbert( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highways, byways, and road systems in the pre-modern world by Susan E Alcock( Book )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The unparalleled network of roads in the empire of ancient Rome was a remarkable achievement--yet this Roman road network is just the most notable example of an important feature of many pre-modern societies worldwide. Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World presents a comparative analysis of several sophisticated systems of overland transport and communication networks across pre-modern cultures. Featuring contributions from an international team of scholars, these readings delve deeply into the societal, cultural, and religious implications of various transportation networks around the globe. The latest research from the Mediterranean and the Near East is brought together with fresh work from the Americas, Africa, and Asia to reveal the significance and logistics of the movement of people and ideas in the pre-modern world. Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World sheds important new light--and fills a gap in contemporary scholarship--by exploring the importance and interconnectedness of the countless physical pathways of peoples and cultures"--Provided by publisher
Aspects of ancient institutions and geography : studies in honor of Richard J.A. Talbert( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Aspects of Ancient Institutions and Geography, colleagues and students honor Richard J.A. Talbert for his numerous contributions and influence on the fields of ancient history, political and social science, as well as cartography and geography. This collection of original and useful examinations is focused around the core theme of Talbert's work--how ancient individuals and groups organized their world, through their institutions and geography. The first half of the book considers institutional history in chapters on such diverse topics as the Roman Senate, Roman provincial politics and administration, healing springs, gladiators, and soldiers. Chapters on the geography of Thucydides and Alexander III, imperial geography, tracking letters and using sundials round out the second half of the book"--Provided by publisher
Formae orbis antiqui by Heinrich Kiepert( )

2 editions published in 1996 in Latin and Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From village to empire : the Romans and their history by Mary Taliaferro Boatwright( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Empire by Richard J. A Talbert( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Richard J.A. Talbert

Richard Talbert Brits historicus

Richard Talbert English historian

Talbert, R. J. A.

Talbert, R. J. A. 1947-

Talbert, R. J. A. (Richard J. A.)

Talbert, R. J. A. (Richard J. A.), 1947-

Talbert, Richard

Talbert, Richard 1947-

Talbert, Richard J.

Talbert, Richard J. 1947-

Talbert, Richard J.A. 1947-

Talbert, Richard John Alexander

Talbert, Richard John Alexander 1947-

タルバート, リチャード・J. A


English (319)

French (3)

German (2)

Japanese (2)

Italian (1)

Latin (1)

The Romans, from village to empireBarrington atlas of the Greek and Roman worldThe Senate of Imperial RomeTimoleon and the revival of Greek Sicily, 344-317 B.C.Rome's world : the Peutinger map reconsideredA brief history of the RomansGeography and ethnography : perceptions of the world in pre-modern societiesCartography in antiquity and the Middle Ages : fresh perspectives, new methods