The Roman World 44 BC-AD 180 [NOOK Book]

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This volume provides a comprehensive outline of the Roman world from 44 BC to AD 180, the period from the death of Julius Caesar to Marcus Aurelius. Goodman presents a lucid and balanced picture of the Roman world, examining the Roman Empire from a variety of perspectives - cultural, political, civic, social and religious. Goodman's volume represents a broad approach to the study of the Roman Empire, exploring the influence of the provinces and the fringes of the Empire on Rome, and the effects of Rome on the ...
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Overview

This volume provides a comprehensive outline of the Roman world from 44 BC to AD 180, the period from the death of Julius Caesar to Marcus Aurelius. Goodman presents a lucid and balanced picture of the Roman world, examining the Roman Empire from a variety of perspectives - cultural, political, civic, social and religious. Goodman's volume represents a broad approach to the study of the Roman Empire, exploring the influence of the provinces and the fringes of the Empire on Rome, and the effects of Rome on the provinces and the emergence within pagan society of rabbinic Judaism and Christianity. The Roman World 44 BC-AD 180 will be of vital interest to the student of Roman history and civilization.
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The author reviews recent scholarship on the early Roman empire and presents his own perspective on its history. He notes an emphasis on writings by and about the Jews. Subject areas include political and military leadership, state operation in the city and provinces, social organization, Roman culture and life, images of the emperor, the economy, and attitudes towards Rome throughout Europe, Northern Africa, and the Near East. Includes numerous maps and black- and-white photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136509339
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Series: Routledge History of the Ancient World
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 436
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Martin Goodman is Professor of Jewish Studies at Oxford. He is a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has written numerous books, including The Ruling Class of Judaea (1987) and Rome and Jerusalem: the clash of ancient civilizations (2007).

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Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
Preface
List of dates
List of abbreviations
1 Sources and Problems 3
2 The Roman World in 50 BC 10
3 The Political Language of Rome 21
4 Caesar to Augustus, 50 BC-AD 14 28
5 Julio-Claudians, AD 14-68 47
6 Civil War and Flavians, AD 68-96 58
7 Nerva to Marcus Aurelius, AD 96-180 67
8 Military Autocracy 81
9 The Operation of the State in Rome 87
10 The Operation of the State in the Provinces 100
11 The Army in Society 113
12 The Image of the Emperor 123
13 The Extent of Political Unity 135
14 The Extent of Economic Unity 142
15 The Extent of Cultural Unity 149
16 Reactions to Imperial Rule 159
17 The City of Rome: Social Organization 165
18 The City of Rome: Culture and Life 179
19 Italy and Sicily 190
20 The Iberian Peninsula and the Islands of The Western Mediterranean 197
21 France and Britain 203
22 The Rhineland and the Balkans 217
23 Greece and the Aegean Coast 229
24 Central and Eastern Turkey 237
25 The Northern Levant and Mesopotamia 242
26 The Southern Levant 251
27 Egypt 262
28 North Africa 276
29 Paganism 287
30 Judaism 302
31 Christianity 315
Notes 331
Bibliographical notes 359
Index 367
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