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Roman power : a thousand years of empire

Author: William V Harris
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explains the growth, durability and eventual shrinkage of Roman imperial power alongside the Roman state's internal power structures.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2016008143
(OCoLC)945169869
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William V Harris
ISBN: 9781316591420 1316591425 9781316686584 1316686582 9781316685778 1316685772
OCLC Number: 953552904
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface; List of illustrations; List of maps; Abbreviations; Timeline; Part I. The Long-Term Evolution of Roman Power; Part II. The Romans against Outsiders, 400 BC to 16 AD: 1. Armed force and enduring control under the Middle Republic: an outline; 2. Techniques of domination under the Middle Republic, to 241 BC; 3. World power, 241 to 146 BC; 4. Questions and controversies; 5. Almost irresistible; 6. Conclusion; Part III. The Romans against Each Other, from Republic to Monarchy: 7. Inside an aristocratic society; 8. The form and nature of the polity in the Middle Republic; 9. Late-republican discontents; 10. One-man rule and its effects on wider power-relationships; 11. Charismatic power, economic power; 12. Internal power, external power; Part IV. The Romans against Outsiders, 16 to 337 AD: 13. Expansion slows and ceases; 14. Desires and reasons; 15. Emperors and their rivals; 16. Military strength and weakness; 17. Knowledge and methods; 18. Conclusion; Part V. The Romans against Each Other: from Empire to Nation?: 19. Durability and docility: the historical problem; 20. Assimilation and identity; 21. The emperor; 22. Imperial questions; 23. Diocletian and Constantine; 24. High and mid-level officials; 25. Order and law; 26. Lower officials; 27. Social and gender power; 28. The power of ideas; 29. Internal power, external power; Part VI. The Romans against Outsiders, 337 to 636 AD: 30. The crucial decades; 31. Western woes; 32. An attempt at explanation; 33. Two centuries later; 34. The unsustainability of Justinian's empire; 35. Conclusion; Part VII. The Romans against Each Other in Two Long Crises: 36. Sixty crucial years of imperial power; 37. Bishops, priests and the state; 38. Social disintegration; 39. Ideas; 40. From Justinian to Heraclius and beyond; 41. Internal rivals; 42. Internal power, external power; Part VIII. Retrospect and Some Reflections; References; Index.
Responsibility: W.V. Harris.

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