Roman Imperialism Readings and Sources
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Description: Rome was founded as a tiny city-state on the Tiber, yet by the first century bc it ruled nearly the entire Mediterranean world. This broad-ranging reader on Roman imperialism brings together ancient documents in translation and a selection of the best recent scholarly essays, in order to introduce students to the major problems and controversies in studying this central aspect of Roman history. This book examines diverse aspects of Roman imperialism, from the Romansrsquo; motivations in acquiring an empire and their ideological justifications for imperial domination, to the complex political, economic, and cultural interactions between the Romans, their allies, and the subjected peoples. An introduction surveys modern work on Roman imperialism within the framework of recent theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of empires in general.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/7/2003
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Figures and Maps|
|Introduction: The Study of Roman Imperialism|
|The Growth of Roman Power and Imperial Motivations|
|On War and Greed in the Second Century BC|
|Material Rewards and the Drive for Empire|
|Fear, Greed, and Glory: The Causes of Roman War Making in the Middle Republic|
|Political, Economic, and Social Consequences of Empire|
|Rome and the Greek World: Economic Relationships|
|Conquerors and Slaves: The Impact of Conquering an Empire on the Political Economy of Italy|
|Ideology and Government of Empire|
|Rome and the Enemy: Imperial Strategy in the Principate|
|"Romanization": Cultural Assimilation, Hybridization, and Resistance|
|Romanization in the Time of Augustus|
|Becoming Roman: The Origins of Provincial Civilization in Gaul|
|The Barbarians Speak: How the Conquered Peoples Shaped Roman Europe|
|The Frontier: Imperial Strategy and Defense of Empire|
|The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire|
|The Limits of Empire: The Roman Army in the East|