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Tom Holland

Historian Tom Holland is the author of the nonfiction works of history Rubicon, Persian Fire, and The Forge of Christendom. Rubicon was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the 2004 Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History, and Persian Fire won the Anglo-Hellenic League’s 2006 Runciman Award.

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

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 Second Coming of Christ. But when the world did not end, the peoples of Western Europe... Read more






In the Shadow of the Sword
Written by Tom Holland
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$17.00/(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/(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
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7897-4 (1-4000-7897-0)

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 tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation... Read more





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