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Holland, Tom

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

56 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,043 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 )

58 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,627 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
Dynasty : the rise and fall of the House of Caesar by Tom Holland( Book )

30 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,188 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 )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 999 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 604 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 history by Herodotus( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the causes and history of the wars between the Greek city-states and Persia
In the shadow of the sword : global empire and the rise of a new religion by Tom Holland( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No less than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of an Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history; a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character and achievement. Just like the Romans, the Arabs came from nowhere to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion - except that they achieved their conquests, not over the course of centuries, as the Romans did, but in a matter of decades. Just like the Greeks during the Persian wars, they overcame seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day - not by standing on the defensive, however, but by hurling themselves against all who lay in their path. IN THE SHADOW OF THE SWORD effectively completes Tom Holland's trilogy describing the Ancient World. It represents an extraordinary achievement by the most exciting and readable young British historian working today
Millennium : the end of the world and the forging of Christendom by Tom Holland( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 440 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
Tales from the crypt( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 318 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 236 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 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the late 1880s, this novel meshes fact with fiction as Jack Eliot returns to the slums of Whitechapel after making a disturbing discovery in India. When the wife of a missing friend enlists his investigative help, Jack becomes drawn into a world of dark passions and decadence
The sleeper in the sands by Tom Holland( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 165 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?
Deliver us from evil by Tom Holland( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiltshire, during the dying days of Oliver Cromwell's Republic. Robert Vaughn is the son of a Parliamentary officer, investigating a series of grisly murders which suggest a link with Satanic rituals. Led along a dark path to vampirism and beyond, he attempts to fight an evil killer
The Langoliers by Tom Holland( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 152 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
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 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover - The old and the new world collide in a gripping adventure of love, murder and the buried past
Die Würfel sind gefallen : der Untergang der Römischen Republik by Tom Holland( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible and exciting narrative history of the final 100 years of the Republic. Fascinating and thrilling, it's international politics as played out by the sopranos
Athelstan : the making of England by Tom Holland( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formation of England happened against the oddsthe division of the country into rival kingdoms, the assaults of the Vikings, the precarious position of the island on the edge of the known world. But King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex, his son Edward expanded it, and his grandson Athelstan finally united Mercia and Wessex, conquered Northumbria and became Rex totius Britanniae. Tom Holland recounts this extraordinarily exciting story with relish and drama. We meet the great figures of the age, including Alfred and his daughter Aethelflaed, 'Lady of the Mercians', who brought Athelstan up at the Mercian court. At the end of the book we understand the often confusing history of the Anglo-Saxon kings better than ever before. -- Amazon.com
Rome and her enemies : an empire created and destroyed by war by Jane Penrose( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning over a thousand years, the Roman Empire was the greatest in world history. The Etruscans, the Carthaginians, the British, the Persians, the Goths and the Huns are among the forces that battled the might of Rome. This illustrated book juxtaposes the society and military structure of these peoples with those of the contemporary Roman army
Dynasty : the rise and fall of the House of Caesar by Tom Holland( Recording )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 91 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
 
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Rubicon : the last years of the Roman Republic
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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 panthersThe sleeper in the sandsDeliver us from evilThe vampyre : the secret history of Lord Byron
Alternative Names
Holland, Thomas.

Holland, Thomas 1968-

Holland, Tom

Holland, Tom 1968-

Kholland, Tom.

Kholland, Tom, 1968-

Thomas Holland

Tom Holland britischer Schriftsteller

Tom Holland britisk historikar og skribent

Tom Holland britisk historiker og skribent

Tom Holland brittisk historiker och författare

Tom Holland écrivain britannique

Tom Holland Engels schrijver

Tom Holland Escriptor i historiador britànic

Tom Holland Escritor e historiador británico

Tom Holland scrittore e storico inglese

Том Холанд

Холланд, Том

הולנד, טום

טום הולנד סופר בריטי

تام هولاند نویسنده و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

توماس هولاند

톰 홀랜드

トム・ホランド

ホランド, トム

汤姆·霍兰 英国作家、历史学家

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