Thursday, October 01, 2009

From Rome to Reformation

From Rome to Reformation:
Early European History for the New Millennium

by Rose Williams





Rose Williams skillfully leads the reader through the maze of power plays and the gradual rise of sovereign states that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire.

Readers will appreciate Williams’ engaging style and her ability to synthesize succinctly this busy period of history. Recognizing the symbiotic relationship between literature and the era in which it was produced, From Rome to Reformation: Early European History for the New Millennium provides a comprehensive overview of the interconnecting historical events, literary figures, and intellectual developments in European history and its Latin literature. This is a perfect companion text for courses in the humanities, western civilization, and Latin.

Features:
• Overview of the history of ideas developed in western civilization
• Assessment of the critical events in early European history
• Presentation of the key historical and literary figures of early Europe
• Timeline of European history from the fifth century to the eighteenth
• Notes section for Latin and other special terms employed in the text
• Illustrations enhance the text

A longtime Latin instructor at the high school and university level, Rose Williams holds a BA from Baylor University and an MA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with post graduate work in Latin and the Humanities at the University of Dallas and the University of Texas in Arlington. On a Rockefeller Grant she did research at the Bodleian Library of Oxford University in England and at the University of Pisa. She is the author of numerous classics textbooks and teaching guides as well as humorous books of Latin phrases. She serves on various classics consultant boards and maintains a website, www.roserwilliams.com, devoted to Latin teaching materials.

xviii + 95pp. (2009) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-718-6

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