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The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction
     

The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction

by Brian Campbell
 

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ISBN-10: 0300117957

ISBN-13: 9780300117950

Pub. Date: 11/22/2011

Publisher: Yale University Press


This one-volume history of the Roman world begins with the early years of the republic and carries the story nearly a thousand years forward to 476, when Romulus Augustus, the last Western Roman emperor, was deposed. Brian Campbell, respected scholar and teacher, presents a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to Rome, drawing on an array of ancient sources

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This one-volume history of the Roman world begins with the early years of the republic and carries the story nearly a thousand years forward to 476, when Romulus Augustus, the last Western Roman emperor, was deposed. Brian Campbell, respected scholar and teacher, presents a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to Rome, drawing on an array of ancient sources and covering topics of interest to readers with little prior background in Roman history as well as those already familiar with the great civilization.

Campbell explores several themes, including the fall of the republic, the impact of colorful and diverse emperors on imperial politics, the administrative structure of empire, and the Roman army and how warfare affected the Roman world. He also surveys cultural and social life, including religion and the rise of Christianity. Generously enhanced with maps and illustrations, this book is a rich and inspiring account of a mighty civilization and the citizens who made it so.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300117950
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Preface xi

1 Becoming Master of Italy 1

2 Conquering the Mediterranean 24

3 The Transformation of Rome 45

4 The Sewer of Romulus 64

5 Augustus and the New Order 93

6 Running the Empire 120

7 Soldiers and Wars 142

8 The World of Imperial Rome 166

9 Crisis and Recovery 195

10 The Christian Empire 216

Suggested Reading 249

Index 270

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