The Roman Empire / Edition 2

The Roman Empire / Edition 2

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by Colin Wells, C. M. Wells
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674777700

ISBN-13: 9780674777705

Pub. Date: 08/11/1995

Publisher: Harvard

This sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235 has three purposes: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army camps; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other.…  See more details below

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This sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235 has three purposes: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army camps; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other. Colin Wells's vivid account is now available in an up-to-date second edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674777705
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
08/11/1995
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
390
Sales rank:
352,922
Product dimensions:
(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

List of Maps and Illustrations

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

I. The New Order

II. The Sources

III. The Work of Augustus

IV. Italy under Augustus: the Social and Intellectual Climate

V. The Consolidation of the Principate

VI. The Army and the Provinces in the First Century AD

VII. 'Emperors Made Elsewhere than at Rome': Galba to Trajan

VIII. The State of Italy from Petronius to Pliny

IX. The Orderly Government of the Empire: Hadrian to Marcus Aurelius

X.'The Immeasurable Majesty of the Roman Peace'

XI. An Age of Transition: Commodus to Maximinus the Thracian

Maps
Lists of dates:

Reigns of Roman Emperors, Augustus to Diocletian

Greek and Latin Authors Mentioned in this Book

Further Reading

Index of Citations

General Index

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For many years historians made a distinction between the Principate, the period from Augustus until the Crisis of the Third Century, and the Dominate, the period from Diocletian until the end of the Empire in the West. According to this theory, during the Principate the realities of dictatorship were concealed behind Republican forms while during the Dominate imperial power showed its naked face, with golden crowns and ornate imperial ritual. We now know that the situation was far more nuanced: certain historical forms continued until the Byzantine period, more than one thousand years after they were created, and displays of imperial majesty were common from the earliest days of the Empire. The Roman Empire's influence on government, law, military, and monumental architecture, as well as many other aspects of Western life remains inescapable. Roman titles of power were adopted by successor states and other entities with imperial pretensions, including the Frankish kingdom, the Holy Roman Empire, the first and second Bulgarian empires, the Russian/Kiev dynasties, and the German Empire. Illustrating these magnificent histories and more, this book is one that any reader will, with the motivation, have an extremely difficult time putting down.