Books by Derek Williams

Released: Feb. 23, 1999

"A vivid picture of the clash between ancient civilization and prehistoric cultures. (8 maps, b&w photos, not seen)"
In an erudite look beyond the Roman Empire's walls (which he traced in The Reach of Rome, 1997), freelancer Williams examines the frontier of first-century Rome from the Roman perspective and, more speculatively, from the viewpoint of nearby barbarian tribes. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1997

"A fine look at the Roman frontier's function in the empire's political and military life, and at its meaning for history. (8 pages b&w photos, 30 maps)"
In a distinctive and lucidly reasoned contribution to classical scholarship, freelancer Williams traces the military history of the moenia mundi (the world's walls) encircling the Roman Empire, which made possible the long pax Romana of the ancient world. Read full book review >