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Holland, Tom

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Rubicon : the last years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland( Book )

51 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One January morning, Julius Caesar, the governor of Gaul, arrived at a river named the Rubicon, which marked the frontier with Italy. A governor was forbidden to lead troops out of his province, but Caesar was a gambler. Quoting a line from one of Menander's plays: "The die is cast," he ordered his legion over the river and on toward Rome. Crossing the Rubicon has come to stand for every fateful step in history since. The result was a civil war which destroyed Rome's traditional freedoms and established a permanent dictatorship on the wreckage of its constitution. This book gives readers a harrowing account of the fall of the Republic, capturing the suspense and drama of Rome's most famous political rivalries, its vibrant and charged atmosphere, and featuring some of the most celebrated personalities in history: Caesar, Cicero, Spartacus, Cleopatra, Brutus, Pompey, Virgil.--From publisher description
Persian fire : the first world empire and the battle for the West by Tom Holland( Book )

47 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 480 B.C.E., Xerxes, the King of Persia, led an invasion of mainland Greece. Its success should have been a formality. For seventy years, victory--rapid, spectacular victory--had seemed the birthright of the Persian Empire. They had swept across the Near East, shattering ancient kingdoms, storming famous cities, putting together an empire which stretched from India to the shores of the Aegean. Xerxes ruled as the most powerful man on the planet. Yet somehow, astonishingly, against the largest expeditionary force ever assembled, the Greeks managed to hold out. Had the Greeks been defeated in the epochal naval battle at Salamis, not only would the West have lost its first struggle for independence and survival, but it is unlikely that there would ever have been such an entity as the West at all. Historian Holland combines scholarly rigor with novelistic depth and finds extraordinary parallels between the ancient world and our own.--From publisher description
Dynasty : the rise and fall of the House of Caesar by Tom Holland( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The follow-up to Rubicon picks up with the murder of Julius Caesar and vividly depicts the intrigue, murder, ambition and treachery of Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero"--NoveList
In the shadow of the sword : the birth of Islam and the rise of the global Arab empire by Tom Holland( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The remarkable story of an imperial civilization that endures as perhaps the only one to have survived from antiquity into the present day. No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story of manifest destiny that is dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. Just like the Romans, the Arabs came from nowhere; yet by 632, when the Prophet Muhammad is supposed to have died, all the tribes of the Arabian peninsula had come to acknowledge the authority of his teachings. During the next two hundred years, they carved out a stupefyingly vast dominion, overcoming seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day."--Book cover
The forge of Christendom : the end of days and the epic rise of the West by Tom Holland( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Forge of Christendom is a study of a truly fateful revolution: the emergence of Western Europe for the first time as a distinctive and expansionist power. It was the age of Otto the Great and William the Conqueror, of Caliphs and Viking sea-kings, of hermits, monks, and serfs. --from publisher description
The histories by Herodotus( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the causes and history of the wars between the Greek city-states and Persia
Millennium : the end of the world and the forging of Christendom by Tom Holland( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With an epic sweep that transports us from the crucifixion to the First Crusade, and from the glitter of Constantinople to the bleak shores of Canada, Millennium is a study of a truly fateful revolution: the emergence of Western Europe for the first time as a distinctive and expansionist power." "It was the age of Otto the Great and William the Conqueror, of Caliphs and Viking sea-kings, of hermits, monks and serfs. It witnessed the spread of castles, the invention of knighthood and the founding of a papal monarchy. Above all, it brought people to dread that the end days might be at hand, and yet also - with an effort so prodigious that it has the power to move us still - to invent themselves anew."--Jacket
In the shadow of the sword : global empire and the rise of a new religion by Tom Holland( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two venerable empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished forever, while the other seemed almost finished. Ruling in their place were the Arabs: an upheaval so profound that it spelt, in effect, the end of the ancient world. In The Shadow of the Sword, Tom Holland explores how this came about. Spanning Constantinople to the Arabian desert, and starring some of the most remarkable rulers who ever lived, he tells a story vivid with drama, horror and startling achievement
Tales from the crypt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cadaverous scream legend/all-around punster the Crypt Keeper hosts these forays of fright and fun based on the classic E.C. Comics tales from back in the day"--Container
Tales from the crypt( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crypt Keeper is back to host this scare-rific collection of all 14 complete and uncut episodes from Season 3 of the series that ran seven memorably spooktacular seasons
Supping with panthers by Tom Holland( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deliver us from evil by Tom Holland( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vampyre : the secret history of Lord Byron by Tom Holland( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Byron drages af en mystisk bortløben slave, mens han vandrer i de græske bjerge
The sleeper in the sands by Tom Holland( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt, 1922, the Valley of the Kings, after years of fruitless labour, the archaeologist Howard Carter discovers a mysterious tomb, sealed and marked with a terrible curse. But what is the nature of the tomb's deadly secret?
The bonehunter by Tom Holland( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover - The old and the new world collide in a gripping adventure of love, murder and the buried past
The Langoliers by Tom Holland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten passengers on a red-eye flight from L.A. to Boston discover that they are not the only people on the plane, but after making an emergency landing in Bangor, Maine, they discover that they are the only people on the planet. This film was based off the Stephen King short story Four Past Midnight
Lord of the dead by Tom Holland( Recording )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The secret history of Lord Byron."
Dynasty : the rise and fall of the House of Caesar by Tom Holland( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon-his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic-with Dynasty, a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors.Dynasty continues Rubicon's story, opening where that book ended: with the murder of Julius Caesar. This is the period of the first and perhaps greatest Roman emperors. It's a colorful story of rule and ruination, from the rise of Augustus to the death of Nero. Holland's expansive history also has distinct shades of I, Claudius, with five wonderfully vivid (and in three cases, thoroughly depraved) emperors-Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero-featured, along with numerous fascinating secondary characters. Intrigue, murder, naked ambition and treachery, greed, gluttony, lust, incest, pageantry, decadence-the tale of these five Caesars continues to cast a mesmerizing spell across the millennia
Rubicon : the last years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holland gives an account of the fall of the Republic, one that begins in 100 B.C., the approximate birth date of the generation that was to bring about the Republic's ruin. He traces the development of these men into the ruling minds of the Republic, to the rise of Alexandria as a thriving metropolis and East-to-West port, the rule of Augustus, and the occurrence at the Rubicon that marked Rome's end of expansionism
Romans : the divine marriage : a biblical theological commentary by Tom Holland( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rubicon : the last years of the Roman Republic
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Том Холанд

Холланд, Том

הולנד, טום

טום הולנד (סופר) סופר בריטי

تام هولاند نویسنده و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

トム・ホランド

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汤姆·霍兰 英国作家、历史学家

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Persian fire : the first world empire and the battle for the WestIn the shadow of the sword : the birth of Islam and the rise of the global Arab empireThe forge of Christendom : the end of days and the epic rise of the WestMillennium : the end of the world and the forging of ChristendomSupping with panthersDeliver us from evilThe vampyre : the secret history of Lord ByronThe sleeper in the sandsThe bonehunter