The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction

The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction

by Brian Campbell

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The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction by Brian Campbell

This one-volume history of the Roman world begins with the early years of the republic and carries the story nearly a thousand years forward to 476, when Romulus Augustus, the last Western Roman emperor, was deposed. Brian Campbell, respected scholar and teacher, presents a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to Rome, drawing on an array of ancient sources and covering topics of interest to readers with little prior background in Roman history as well as those already familiar with the great civilization.

Campbell explores several themes, including the fall of the republic, the impact of colorful and diverse emperors on imperial politics, the administrative structure of empire, and the Roman army and how warfare affected the Roman world. He also surveys cultural and social life, including religion and the rise of Christianity. Generously enhanced with maps and illustrations, this book is a rich and inspiring account of a mighty civilization and the citizens who made it so.

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ISBN-13: 9780300208641
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Brian Campbell is professor of Roman history, Queen's University, Belfast. He lives in Belfast, UK.

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