LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Importitall
Register/Login Login Contact UsContacts BlogBlog
Cart Items : 0 | Cart Total : R0
Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Historical > 0395436354
  1. Imperial Purple
    Image(s) provided for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product
  2. Imperial Purple

    [0395436354]
    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (2 reviews)
    Price R1362.00

     pinterest 
Similar Products

The Bearkeeper's DaughterThe Beacon at AlexandriaHorses of HeavenThe Sand-Reckoner (Tom Doherty Associates Books)Alchemy of FireRender Unto CaesarDark NorthSun's Bride
Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Gillian Bradshaw
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780395436356
ISBN
0395436354
Label
Houghton Mifflin (T)
Manufacturer
Houghton Mifflin (T)
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
324
PublicationDate
1988-11
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin (T)
Studio
Houghton Mifflin (T)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Fans of historical novels ought not to miss this one. "Imperial Purple" is set in the early Christian era during the reign of Theodosius II (408-450)and with the author's "The Bearkeeper's Daughter" and "The Beacon at Alexandria" the novel examines why "Byzantine" has entered our language as an adjective. Well written and reasearched.(alternate selection of the History Book Club)
I like Gillian Bradshaw's work very much. Like the best of the historical novelists (Sharon Kay Penman, Mary Renault, Robert Graves) she has done her research on the times and places where her characters are set. A reader does not feel these are 20th/21st century people wearing costumes as is too common in the worst of the historical fiction I've read.

Trying NOT to give away the plot, I will just say the main characters are a family of State Slaves (ie, belonging to the Emperor and working for the state) but surprisingly well off--almost middle class if that were not a current concept--but still, after all, slaves: a mother, father and child.

The time and place is 4th Century AD Constantinople, at the time when it had taken over the leadership of what was left of the Roman Empire. Nevertheless, though splintered and under attack everywhere by Barbarian tribes (including, at this time, Attila the Hun)there was still great wealth and power at the top, with the... Read more
Please Note

The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.

Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.

Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.