Collapse and Recovery of the Roman Empire [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Analyzes the reasons for the collapse of the third-century Roman Empire, including the succession of Roman emperors and the Germans and the Persians, as well as the factors in its recovery such as strong emperors, a reconstituted army, finance and coinage, and state religion. B&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
Peter Skinner
Grant presents a gallery of unforgettable characters...Illustrations...seize the reader's imagination...The notes, bibliography and source listings will benefit any reader. In these, Grant is at his best, a seasoned classical historian opening the door to rich resources...
ForeWord
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135954574
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Grant
Michael Grant

Michael Grant is the cocreator and cowriter of the bestselling middle-grade science fiction series Animorphs and Everworld. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of emperors
Maps
Introduction
Pt. 1 Collapse 1
1 The succession of emperors 3
2 The Germans 16
3 The Persians 19
Pt. 2 Recovery 21
4 Strong emperors 23
5 The army reconstituted 35
6 Diocletian 39
7 Coinage and finance 44
8 State religion 49
Pt. 3 Away from politics 55
9 Philosophy and personal religion 57
10 Heliodorus and the Aethiopica 62
Epilogue 67
Appendix 69
Notes 95
Sources 109
Bibliography 112
Index 116
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