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Tom Holland

Tom Holland is the author of Rubicon, Persian Fire, The Forge of Christendom, and In the Shadow of the Sword and is the translator of The Histories by Herodotus. He wrote and presented Islam: The Untold Story, a documentary commissioned for Channel 4 in Britain based on In the Shadow of the Sword. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.


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The Histories
Written by Herodotus, Translated by Tom Holland, Introduction by Paul Cartledge, Noted by Paul Cartledge
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | May 2015
$23.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310754-5 (0-14-310754-2)

“Unquestionably the best English translation of Herodotus to have appeared in the past half-century.” —The Times Literary Supplement

In Tom Holland’s vibrant translation, one of the great masterpieces of Western history springs to life. Herodotus of Halicarnassus—hailed by Cicero as the “Father of History”—composed his histories around 440 BC. The earliest surviving work... Read more






The Histories
Written by Herodotus, Translated by Tom Holland, Introduction by Paul Cartledge, Noted by Paul Cartledge
Viking | Hardcover | May 2014
$40.00/46.00(Canada) | 978-0-670-02489-6 (0-670-02489-9)

One of Western history’s greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland’s vibrant new translation
 
Herodotus of Halicarnassus—who was hailed by Cicero as “the father of history”—wrote his histories around 440 BC. It is the earliest surviving work of nonfiction and a thrilling narrative account of (among other things) the war between... Read more






Dynasty
Written by Tom Holland
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 2016
$17.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-80672-7 (0-345-80672-7)

In this dazzling portrait of Rome’s first imperial dynasty, Tom Holland traces the astonishing century-long story of the rise and fall of the Julio-Claudians—Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero. Capturing both the brilliant allure of their rule and the blood-steeped shadows cast by their crimes, Dynasty travels from the great capital... Read more






Dynasty
Written by Tom Holland
Doubleday | Hardcover | October 2015
$30.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-53784-1 (0-385-53784-0)

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... Read more






The Forge of Christendom
Written by Tom Holland
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2010
$19.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27870-8 (0-307-27870-0)

A grand narrative history of the re-emergence of Europe following the collapse of the Roman Empire. At the approach of the first millennium, the Christians of Europe did not seem likely candidates for future greatness. Weak, fractured, and hemmed in by hostile nations, they saw no future beyond the widely anticipated... Read more






In the Shadow of the Sword
Written by Tom Holland
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$17.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47365-3 (0-307-47365-1)

A thrillingly panoramic and incredibly timely account of the rise of Islam, from the acclaimed author of Rubicon and Persian Fire.
 
The evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. In this exciting and sweeping history—the...

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Persian Fire
Written by Tom Holland
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2007
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27948-4 (0-307-27948-0)

In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The... Read more






Rubicon
Written by Tom Holland
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2005
$17.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7897-4 (1-4000-7897-0)

A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account... Read more





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