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The Roman World 44 BC-AD 180
     

The Roman World 44 BC-AD 180

by Martin Goodman
 

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The Roman World 44 BC – AD 180 deals with the transformation of the Mediterranean regions, northern Europe and the Near East by the military autocrats who ruled Rome during this period. The book traces the impact of imperial politics on life in the city of Rome itself and in the rest of the empire, arguing that, despite long periods of apparent peace

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The Roman World 44 BC – AD 180 deals with the transformation of the Mediterranean regions, northern Europe and the Near East by the military autocrats who ruled Rome during this period. The book traces the impact of imperial politics on life in the city of Rome itself and in the rest of the empire, arguing that, despite long periods of apparent peace, this was a society controlled as much by fear of state violence as by consent.

Martin Goodman examines the reliance of Roman emperors on a huge military establishment and the threat of force. He analyses the extent to which the empire functioned as a single political, economic and cultural unit and discusses, region by region, how much the various indigenous cultures and societies were affected by Roman rule. The book has a long section devoted to the momentous religious changes in this period, which witnessed the popularity and spread of a series of elective cults and the emergence of rabbinic Judaism and Christianity from the complex world of first-century Judaea. This book provides a critical assessment of the significance of Roman rule for inhabitants of the empire, and introduces readers to many of the main issues currently faced by historians of the early empire.

This new edition, incorporating the finds of recent scholarship, includes a fuller narrative history, expanded sections on the history of women and slaves and on cultural life in the city of Rome, many new illustrations, an updated section of bibliographical notes, and other improvements designed to make the volume as useful as possible to students as well as the general reader.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136509339
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/17/2013
Series:
Routledge History of the Ancient World
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
436
File size:
9 MB

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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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