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The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine

Author: Pat Southern
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the third century, the Roman Empire was in crisis. The growing threat from Germanic tribes and the Persian Empire, combined with internal difficulties, shook Rome to the core. In many respects the Empire should have collapsed, yet it didn't. Pat Southern's narrative synthesizes a wealth of recent scholarship to bring the era to life. She shows that many of the third century leaders, particularly Gallienus,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Southern
ISBN: 0415239435 9780415239431 0415239443 9780415239448
OCLC Number: 46421874
Description: xii, 401 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: G 1. The third century: the nature of the problem --
2. Emperors and usurpers: 180-260 --
3. Schism and reunification: 260-84 --
4. A world geared for war: 284-324 --
5. Beyond the northern frontiers --
6. Beyond the eastern frontiers --
7. The Empire transformed.
Responsibility: Pat Southern.
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It might have been thought that the Roman Empire should have collapsed in the 260s - yet it did not. Pat Southern shows how this was possible by providing a chronological history from the end of the  Read more...

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