Collapse and Recovery of the Roman Empire / Edition 1

Collapse and Recovery of the Roman Empire / Edition 1

by Michael Grant, Grant Michael
     
 

Collapse and Recovery of the Roman Empire presents a study of third century Rome, which is lavishly illustrated and a lucid read, typical of Michael Grant's inimitable style.
In Collapse and Recovery of the Roman Empire, Michael Grant asserts that the fact that the Roman empire of the third century AD did not collapse is one of the miracles of

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Collapse and Recovery of the Roman Empire presents a study of third century Rome, which is lavishly illustrated and a lucid read, typical of Michael Grant's inimitable style.
In Collapse and Recovery of the Roman Empire, Michael Grant asserts that the fact that the Roman empire of the third century AD did not collapse is one of the miracles of history. He argues that at that time the empire seemed ripe for disintegration and expresses amazement that it continued, in the west, for another two hundred years, and in the east, for far longer.

Michael Grant examines the reasons for collapse, including analyses of the succession of emperors, the Germans and the Persians and also, the reasons for its remarkable recovery, including discussions of strong emperors, a reconstituted army, finance and coinage and state religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415173230
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Routledge Key Guides
Edition description:
ILLUSTRATE
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of emperors
Maps
Introduction
Pt. 1Collapse1
1The succession of emperors3
2The Germans16
3The Persians19
Pt. 2Recovery21
4Strong emperors23
5The army reconstituted35
6Diocletian39
7Coinage and finance44
8State religion49
Pt. 3Away from politics55
9Philosophy and personal religion57
10Heliodorus and the Aethiopica62
Epilogue67
Appendix69
Notes95
Sources109
Bibliography112
Index116

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