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Roman Empire

ISBN-10: 0192803913
ISBN-13: 9780192803917
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. It had a population of sixty million people spread across lands encircling the Mediterranean and stretching from drizzle-soaked northern England to the sun-baked banks of the Euphrates in Syria, and from the Rhine to the North African coast. It was, above all else, an empire of force - employing a mixture of violence, suppression, order, and tactical use of power to develop an astonishingly uniform culture. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the Empire from Augustus (the first Emperor) to Marcus Aurelius, describing how the empire was formed, how it was run, its religions and its social structure. It examines how local cultures were "romanised" and how people in far away lands came to believe in the emperor as a god. The book also examines how the Roman Empire has been considered and depicted in more recent times, from the writings of Edward Gibbon, to the differing attitudes of the Victorians and recent Hollywood blockbuster films.

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Imperial Power
Collusion
History Wars
Christians to the Lions
Living and Dying
Rome Revisited

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