The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

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More than fifteen centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire remains one of the most formative influences on the history of Europe. Its physical remains dot the landscape from Scotland to Syria. Its cities are still the great metropolises of the continent. Its law and institutions have shaped modern practice, and its ideal of a united Europe has haunted politicians ever since. Fully illustrated and featuring more than sixty full- colour maps, this atlas traces the rise and fall of the first great multinational ...

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Overview

More than fifteen centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire remains one of the most formative influences on the history of Europe. Its physical remains dot the landscape from Scotland to Syria. Its cities are still the great metropolises of the continent. Its law and institutions have shaped modern practice, and its ideal of a united Europe has haunted politicians ever since. Fully illustrated and featuring more than sixty full- colour maps, this atlas traces the rise and fall of the first great multinational state. It looks at its provinces and cities, its trade and economy, its armies and frontier defences; follows its foreign ward and internecine struggles; and charts its transformation into a Christian theocracy and its fall in 476.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140513295
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Series: Hist Atlas Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 86,510
  • Product dimensions: 7.09 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Scarre is Professor of Prehistory in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Durham.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Timeline

Part I: From City to Empire
The Origins of Rome
The Unification of Italy
The Wars with Carthage
Rome's Conquest of the East
The Over-Mighty Generals
Caesar's Conquest of Gaul
Crossing the Rubicon
The Civil Wars
Shades of the Departed

Part II: The Imperial Regime
The New Order
The City of Rome under Augustus
Claudius and the Conquest of Britain
Nero and the Year of the Four Emperors
The Western Provinces
Three Western Cities
Vespasian and the Jewish War
Trajan's Wars
The Roman Army

Part III: The Imperial Peace
Hadrian's Travels
The Eastern Provinces
Three Eastern Cities
Writing and Literacy
Trade and Transport
The Roman Amphitheatre
Roman Spain
Guarding the Frontiers

Part IV: The Troubled Century
The Year of the Six Emperors
The Parthian Wars
The City of Rome under the Severans
Mystery Cults
Roman Africa
Three African Cities
The Empire at Bay
The West Breaks Away
The Rise and Fall of Palmyra

Part V: Restoration and Fall
Diocletian and the Division of Power
The Spread of Christianity
Constantine the Great
Technology and Engineering
A Fragile Prosperity
The Fall of the Western Empire
The Inheritors

Kings, Dictators and Emperors
Further Reading
Index
Credits and Acknowledgements

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    thirteenth century techonics abounds

    The book realm dignifies the builders of rome and how their geniuses created an empire that would eventually fallen under further techonics and technologies developing in the region. The builders no doubt new of their shortfalls over time in the half millenium exixtence of the empire and continued realm of the cities existence today. five star realm of definitive armory

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    The book was purchased as a companion to an iTunes podcast titled The History of Rome by Mike Duncan. I did not expect a full history. The purchase was to allow for some visualization of the spoken work. I have found this product to be helpful.

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