Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History

Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History

by Christopher S. Mackay
ISBN-10:
0521711495
ISBN-13:
9780521711494
Pub. Date:
08/13/2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History

Ancient Rome is a concise, comprehensive political and military history of the Roman Republic and Empire, from the origins of the city in the Italian Iron Age, until the deposition of the last emperor in 476 AD. Christopher Mackay describes how military events undermined the political institutions of the Republic, how the Empire was administered and controlled, why Christianity was adopted as the state religion under Constantine, and how military and economic pressures of the third and fourth centuries eventually led to the downfall of the Western empire. Illustrated with relevant art works from Rome's long history, this volume serves as an up-to-date overview of one of the most extraordinary civilizations in human history.

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ISBN-13: 9780521711494
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/13/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Obscure Beginnings, to 264 B.C.: 1. Foundations and kingdoms, to ca. 507 B.C.; 2. Domestic history of the Early Republic, ca. 507 B.C.-ca. 287 B.C.; 3. Conquest of Latium and Italy, ca. 507 B.C.-264 B.C.; Part II. Conquest of the Mediterranean, 264 B.C.-146 B.C.: 4. Struggle with Carthage, 264 B.C.-146 B.C.; 5. Wars in the East, 215 B.C.-146 B.C.; 6. Conquest of Spain 218 B.C.-134 B.C.; 7. Effects of the conquests on Rome; Part III. Collapse of the Republic, 133 B.C.-27 B.C.: 8. Assault on the oligarchy, 133 B.C.-81 B.C.; 9. Restored oligarchy, 81 B.C.-59 B.C.; 10. Caesar and the end of republican government, 59 B.C.-44 B.C.; 11. Conflict of the warlords, 44 B.C.-27 B.C.; 12. Politics in the Late Republic; Part IV. The Principate, 27 B.C.-A.D. 235: 13. Augustus and establishment of the Principate, 31 B.C.-A.D. 14; 14. Julio-Claudian Dynasty, A.D. 14-A.D. 68; 15. Civil war and the Flavian Dynasty, A.D. 68-A.D. 96; 16. Pinnacle of the Principate, A.D. 96-A.D. 192; 17. Civil war and the Severan Dynasty, A.D. 193-A.D. 235; 18. Institutions of the Principate; Part V. The Late Empire, A.D. 235-A.D. 476: 19. Military and dynastic crisis, A.D. 235-A.D. 284; 20. Rise of Christianity; 21. Diocletian and the restoration of imperial authority, A.D. 284-A.D. 305; 22. Civil war and the triumph of Constantine and Christianity, A.D. 305-A.D. 337; 23. Heyday of the Christian Empire, A.D. 337-A.D. 395; 24. Demise of the Empire in the West, A.D. 395-A.D. 476; Epilogue: Survival and transformation of the Empire in the East after A.D. 476.

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