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The Later Roman Empire (Text Only)
     

The Later Roman Empire (Text Only)

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by Averil Cameron
 

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A comprehensive study - recently updated for the eBook edition - which introduces the reader to the vigour and variety of the fourth century AD.After being beset by invasion, civil war and internal difficulties for a century, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in AD 284 desperately needed the organizational drive he brought to the task of putting its

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A comprehensive study - recently updated for the eBook edition - which introduces the reader to the vigour and variety of the fourth century AD.After being beset by invasion, civil war and internal difficulties for a century, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in AD 284 desperately needed the organizational drive he brought to the task of putting its administration and defences on a newly secure footing. His successor, Constantine, sustained this consolidation of imperial strength by adopting a vibrant new religion, Christianity.The fourth century AD was a decisive period; its many new challenges and wide cultural diversity are reflected in the pages of its chief historian, Ammianus Marcellinus, and represented by figures as different as Julian the Apostate and St Augustine.Not only providing a vivid narrative of events, this book also draws on archaeological and artistic evidence to illuminate such central issues as economy, social structure, defence, religion and culture.‘The Later Roman Empire’ is indispensable to students, and a compelling guide for anyone interested in the cultural development of late antiquity, or in the structure, evolution and fate of empires more generally.

Averil Cameron is the former Warden of Keble College Oxford and an authority on late antiquity and Byzantium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007391844
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/07/2013
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,226,838
File size:
678 KB

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Averil Cameron is the former Warden of Keble College Oxford and an authority on late antiquity and Byzantium.

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