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James, Simon 1957-

Works: 67 works in 414 publications in 13 languages and 10,968 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Illustrator, Other, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Simon James
Ancient Rome by Simon James( Book )
131 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 5,733 libraries worldwide
A photo essay documenting ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry. Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating story of ancient Rome. Superb color photographs of Roman armor, tools, jewelry and more give the reader a unique "eyewitness" insight into the history of the Roman Empire. See the sword of Tiberius, a gladiator's helmet and shield, the contents of a Roman burial urn, real food cooked from Roman recipes, marbles Roman children played with, and inside the colosseum. Learn how the Romans built roads, why the baths were so popular, how Roman physicians healed the sick, why the army was so efficient, and how wine was made. Discover how sea battles were staged in the colosseum, what Roman children learned at school, how Roman society was organized, and much, much, more
The world of the Celts by Simon James( Book )
44 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,408 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and history of the Celts, their wars, gods, craftsmanship in metal, wood, and stone, life under Roman rule, and continuing traditions after 400 A.D
The Roman empire by Peter Chrisp( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 791 libraries worldwide
Explore one of the greatest civilizations in history and discover how the Roman world still influences our lives
Rome & the sword : how warriors & weapons shaped Roman history by Simon James( Book )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
A pathbreaking study that integrates military theory with the historical account to explain how the Roman armies functioned, triumphed, and ultimately failed
The Atlantic Celts : ancient people or modern invention? by Simon James( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
"In this book Simon James surveys ancient and modern ideas of the Celts and challenges them in the light of revolutionary new thinking on the Iron Age peoples of Britain. Examining how ethnic and national identities are constructed, he presents an alternative history of the British Isles, proposing that the idea of insular Celtic identity is really a product of the rise of nationalism in the eighteenth century. He considers whether the 'Celticness' of the British Isles is a romantic fantasy, even a politically dangerous falsification of history which has implications in the current debate on devolution and self-government for the Celtic regions."--Jacket
Rome, 750 B.C.-500 A.D. by Simon James( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
A brief overview of the development and eventual demise of the Roman Empire
La antigua Roma by Simon James( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 216 libraries worldwide
A photo essay on ancient Rome and the artifacts left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics and jewelry
Becoming Roman, being Gallic, staying British : research and excavations at Ditches "Hillfort" and villa, 1984-2006 by Stephen Trow( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
"Excavations at Ditches in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds during the 1980s investigated a large late Iron Age enclosure which proved to contain a remarkably early Roman villa. Discoveries included a well-preserved cellar and a range of finds, including Gallo-Belgic wares, Iron Age coins, coin moulds, Venus figurines and brooches indicating high-status occupation in the late Iron Age and early Roman period. This volume not only includes a report on the excavations of 1984-5, but also additional work, including a new geophysical survey and reassessment of the finds. Alongside re-appraisal of much of the 1980s evidence, this analysis allows the earlier material to be compared with more recent studies of the late Iron Age-Roman transition contributing to debates over processes of 'Romanization', questions of social and political continuity and the nature of villa development in Britain."--Jacket
Britain and the Celtic Iron Age by Simon James( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Eisenzeit - Latènezeit - Trachtgeschichte
Ancient Rome by Peter Chrisp( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Examines the lives and culture of the people of the Roman Empire, discussing clothing, society, homes, work, food and drink, the military, and other topics; and includes instructions for a variety of related craft projects
Identifying Roman coins : a practical guide to the identification of site finds in Britain by Richard Martin Reese( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Ancient civilizations by Simon James( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Britons and Romans : advancing an archaeological agenda by Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
"This challenging book encourages those with an interest in the subject to think broadly, and to engage actively in shaping the future priorities of research into Roman Britain." "The volume brings together leading specialists in the field whose chapters develop the themes of the English Heritage-sponsored session 'Romano-British Research Agendas' at the Roman Archaeology Conference at Durham. The contributors provide up-to-date syntheses of significant new knowledge, and suggest what we still need to know on themes as diverse as: the Iron Age/Roman and Roman/Medieval transitions; Romanisation; material culture and identity; the identification of different Romano-British site types; rural society; urbanism; zooarchaeology; and soldiers and civilians." "Within these themes, the contributors seek to break down the relative insularity of Romano-British studies, to open it up to new external perspectives, and to promote the value of its outstandingly rich archaeological evidence to archaeologists working in other fields, and on other territories. It is hoped these papers will help to integrate academic research with the opportunities provided by continued intense archaeological activity in Britain, especially in developer-funded archaeology." "The book will be of value to field-workers, researchers, artefact and environmental specialists, curators, heritage managers, the voluntary sector, and anyone with an active interest in advancing our understanding of Britain's Roman past. Book jacket."--Jacket
The excavations at Dura-Europos conducted by Yale University and the French Academy of Inscriptions and Letters 1928 to 1937 by Simon James( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
This is a paperback reprint of the first edition, which appeared in 2004, published by British Museum Press. The ancient city of Dura-Europos, destroyed by a Sasanian Persian siege in the AD 250s, was an important regional centre of commerce, government and military control under the Seleucid, Parthian and Roman empires. During excavations in the 1920s and 1930s it became famous for finds such as a painted synagogue and early Christian chapel. Not the least spectacular of the discoveries in this 'Pompeii of the Syrian Desert' were the remains of the town's garrisons and siegeworks and massive
Roman forts by Margaret Mulvihill( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Examines the structure and defenses of an ancient Roman fort, Roman military life, and the campaigns waged by the Roman Empire against its enemies
Rom und das Schwert wie Krieger und Waffen die römische Geschichte prägten by Simon James( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in German and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Die Armee als militärischer und politischer Faktor römischer Macht und Expansion von ca 300 v. Chr. bis zum Ende Westroms
Rome 750 BC-500 AD by Simon James( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of Rome and discusses the Roman army, senate, and daily life
Doura-Europos : études IV, 1991-1993 by Pierre Leriche( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 51 libraries worldwide
British government : a reader in policy making by Simon James( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
This reader presents over seventy case studies of policy making in Whitehall and Westminster, combining newspaper coverage, official documents, academic analysis and the recollections of participants. Simon James demonstrates the various ways in which policy originates, the way it is shaped within Whitehall, the different modes of parliamentary control, and the problems of implementation and policy review. He illustrates civil servants' part in developing policy, ministers' relations with their departments and their colleagues, and the role of the prime minister and cabinet. Case studies help to examine cabinet committees, the influence of pressure groups and select committees as well as the consequences of independent inquiries, the impact of the European Community and the restraining power of parliament and the courts. The case studies range from national controversies such as the pits closure crisis and the "Satanic Verses" affair, through to the hidden side of policy making including deals struck with pressure groups in Whitehall conference and wrangling in Brussels over the tax on whisky. Designed as a textbook for A-level students and undergraduates, "Policy Making in the British Government" provides a broad range of source material and analysis that will be of value to students of British politics, policy making and political institutions
The arms and armour and other military equipment by Simon James( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
James, Simon
James, Simon Timothy 1957-
Simon James 1957-
Джеймс, Саймон 1957-
ジェームズ, サイモン
English (200)
German (49)
Spanish (17)
Italian (9)
Dutch (9)
French (5)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (2)
Portuguese (2)
Swedish (1)
Irish (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Russian (1)
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