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Talbert, Richard J. A. 1947-

Works: 95 works in 438 publications in 6 languages and 16,139 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Atlases  Early maps 
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( )

71 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 3,117 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 )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,724 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
The Senate of Imperial Rome by Richard J. A Talbert( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 756 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 )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English 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 397 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 by Richard J. A Talbert( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 363 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did a single village in Italy grow to become a world-class imperial power? This introduction, a new and shorter version of the authors' The Romans: From Village to Empire, is an inviting guide to the stages of Rome's remarkable political and military evolution over 1,500 years - through monarchy, republic, and then empire. With extensive illustrations, maps, and excerpts from writings by Romans themselves, this is a book that leaves its readers informed and eager tolearn more
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 307 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( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 276 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 )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 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 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How was space perceived and presented in the Roman world? While it is tempting to assume that any modern historical atlas, with its maps of "the world as the Romans saw it", gives a sufficient answer to these questions, recent research has suggested that the issue is more complex than this. To follow up such questions in more detail, the five original contributions to this volume, by leading experts from Britain, Germany, the United States, and Switzerland, discuss the tradition of scientific geography, Roman itinerary literature, and the Tabula Peatingeriana."--BOOK JACKET
Highways, byways, and road systems in the pre-modern world by Susan E Alcock( Book )

19 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 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
Roman portable sundials : the empire in your hand by Richard J. A Talbert( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an unscientific era when maps were rarities, how did ancient Romans envisage their far flung empire? This was done by various means for certain, including with the aid of an ingenious type of portable sundial that has barely attracted notice. As the Romans understood before the first century BCE, to track the passage of the sun across the sky hour-by-hour one needed to know one's latitude and the time of year, and that, furthermore, sundials did not have to be fixed objects. These portable instruments, crafted in bronze, were adjustable for the changes of latitude to be expected on long journeys?say, for instance, from Britain to Spain, or from Alexandria to Rome, or even on a Mediterranean tour. For convenient reference, these sundials incorporated lists of twenty to thirty names of cities or regions, each with its specific latitude. One of the insights of Roman Portable Sundials is that the choice of locations offers unique clues to the mental world-map and self-identity of individuals able to visualize Rome's vast empire latitudinally
Aspects of ancient institutions and geography : studies in honor of Richard J.A. Talbert by Lee L Brice( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 59 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

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

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercury's wings : exploring modes of communication in the ancient world by Richard J. A Talbert( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World' is the first-ever volume of essays devoted to ancient communications. Comparable previous work has been mainly confined to articles on aspects of communication in the Roman empire. This set of 18 essays with an introduction by the co-editors marks a milestone, therefore, that demonstrates the importance and rich further potential of the topic. The authors, who include art historians, Assyriologists, Classicists and Egyptologists, take the broad view of communications as a vehicle not just for the transmission of information, but also for the conduct of religion, commerce, and culture. Encompassed within this scope are varied purposes of communication such as propaganda and celebration, as well as profit and administration. Each essay deals with a communications network, or with a means or type of communication, or with the special features of religious communication or communication in and among large empires
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

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


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The Romans, from village to empireThe 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 methodsPlutarch on Sparta