The Romans and their world / Brian Campbell
- Campbell, J. B.
- New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- x, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Becoming master of Italy -- Conquering the Mediterranean -- The transformation of Rome -- The sewer of Romulus -- Augustus and the new order -- Running the empire -- Soldiers and wars -- The world of imperial Rome -- Crisis and recovery -- The Christian empire.
- 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 colourful 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.--Book jacket.
- 9780300117950 (cloth : alk. paper) and 0300117957 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -269) and index.
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