Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History

Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History

by Christopher S. Mackay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521711495

ISBN-13: 9780521711494

Pub. Date: 08/13/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ancient Rome is a short and comprehensive political and military history of the Roman Republic and Empire, from the origins of the city in the Italian Iron Age, until the deposition of the last emperor in 476 AD. Christopher Mackay describes how military events undermined the political institutions of the Republic, how the Empire was administered and controlled, why…  See more details below

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Ancient Rome is a short and comprehensive political and military history of the Roman Republic and Empire, from the origins of the city in the Italian Iron Age, until the deposition of the last emperor in 476 AD. Christopher Mackay describes how military events undermined the political institutions of the Republic, how the Empire was administered and controlled, why Christianity was adopted as the state religion under Constantine, and how military and economic pressures of the third and fourth centuries eventually led to the downfall of the western empire. Illustrated with relevant art works from Rome’s long history, this volume will serve as an up to date overview of one of the most extraordinary civilizations of human history

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521711494
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/13/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Sales rank:
919,797
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Obscure beginnings, to 264 B.C.3
1Foundations and kingdom, to ca. 507 B.C.9
2Domestic history of the early republic, ca. 507 B.C.-ca. 287 B.C.23
3Conquest of Latium and Italy, ca. 507 B.C.-264 B.C.40
Pt. 2Conquest of the Mediterranean, 264 B.C.-146 B.C.57
4Struggle with Carthage, 264 B.C.-146 B.C.61
5Wars in the east, 215 B.C.-146 B.C.76
6Conquest of Spain, 218 B.C.-134 B.C.89
7Effects of the conquests on Rome93
Pt. 3Collapse of the republic, 133 B.C.-27 B.C.101
8Assault on the oligarchy, 133 B.C.-81 B.C.106
9Restored oligarchy, 81 B.C.-59 B.C.130
10Caesar and the end of republican government, 59 B.C.-44 B.C.143
11Conflict of the warlords, 44 B.C.-27 B.C.159
12Politics in the late republic170
Pt. 4The principate, 27 B.C.-A.D. 235177
13Augustus and the establishment of the principate, 31 B.C.-A.D. 14182
14Julio-Claudian dynasty, A.D. 14-A.D. 68192
15Civil war and the Flavian dynasty, A.D. 68-A.D. 96210
16Pinnacle of the principate, A.D. 96-A.D. 192223
17Civil war and the Severan dynasty, A.D. 193-A.D. 235236
18Institutions of the principate249
Pt. 5The late empire, A.D. 235-A.D. 476261
19Military and dynastic crisis, A.D. 235-A.D. 284266
20Rise of Christianity283
21Diocletian and the restoration of imperial authority, A.D. 284-A.D. 305291
22Civil war and the triumph of Constantine and Christianity, A.D. 305-A.D. 337303
23Heyday of the Christian empire, A.D. 337-A.D. 395316
24Demise of the empire in the west, A.D. 395-A.D. 476331
Epilogue : survival and transformation of the empire in the east after A.D. 476354

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