Rome In Africa / Edition 3

Rome In Africa / Edition 3

by Susan Raven
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415081505

ISBN-13: 9780415081504

Pub. Date: 03/11/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Nearly three thousand years ago the Phoenicians set up trading colonies on the coast of North Africa, and ever since successive civilizations have been imposed on the local inhabitants, largely from outside. Carthaginians, Romans, vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, TUrks, French and Italians have all occupied the region in their time.
The Romans governed this part of

Overview

Nearly three thousand years ago the Phoenicians set up trading colonies on the coast of North Africa, and ever since successive civilizations have been imposed on the local inhabitants, largely from outside. Carthaginians, Romans, vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, TUrks, French and Italians have all occupied the region in their time.
The Romans governed this part of Africa for six hundred cities, twelve thousand miles of roads and hundreds of aquaducts, some fifty miles long. The remains of many of these structures can be seen today.
At the height of its prosperity, during the second and third centuries AD, the area was the granary of Rome, and produced more olive oil than Italy itself.
The broadening horizons of the Roman Empire provided scope for the particular talents of a number of Africa's sons: the writers Terence and Apuleius; the first African Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, famous Christian theologians like Tertulllian and Saint Augustine - these are just some who rose to meet the challenges of their age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415081504
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/11/1993
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
556,439
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface Chronology A note on certain words Introduction I Between the desert and the sea II The rise of Carthage III The wars between Rome and Carthage IV New masters for Africa V The Conquest of a country VI Granary of the Empire VII The six hundred cities VIII Careers open to talent IX The first African Emperor X The new religion XI A Church divided XII The greatest African XIII The Vandal interregnum XIV Africa returns to the East List of illustrations

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