Government Of The Roman Empire / Edition 2

Government Of The Roman Empire / Edition 2

by Dr Barbara Levick, Barbara Levick
     
 

This book reveals how an empire that stretched from Glasgow to Aswan in Egypt could be ruled from a single city and still survive more than a thousand years. The Government of the Roman Empire is the only sourcebook to concentrate on the administration of the empire, using the evidence of contemporary writers and historians.
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This book reveals how an empire that stretched from Glasgow to Aswan in Egypt could be ruled from a single city and still survive more than a thousand years. The Government of the Roman Empire is the only sourcebook to concentrate on the administration of the empire, using the evidence of contemporary writers and historians.
Specifically designed for students, with extensive cross-referencing, bibliographies and introductions and explanations for each item, this new edition brings the book right up-to-date, and makes it the ideal resource for students of the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415232364
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/17/2000
Series:
Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Weights, Measures, Currency and Wealth
Maps 1-6
1Introduction: the Power of Rome1
2Structure7
3Force34
4Law51
5Financing74
6Communications, Transport and Supplies107
7Loyalty: the Role of the Emperor125
8Patronage147
9Assimilation162
10Failings187
11Resistance214
12Crisis?227
Chronological List of Emperors244
Select Bibliography246
Index of Passages Cited252
Index and List of Ancient and Modern Geographical Equivalents265

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