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Rome : an Empire's Story.

Author: Greg Woolf
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2012.
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The idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today the Roman empire offers a powerful image for thinking about imperialism. Traces of its monuments and literature can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa - and sometimes even further afield. This is the story of how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects - a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Woolf, Greg.
Rome : An Empire's Story.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Woolf
ISBN: 9780191626852 0191626856
OCLC Number: 797916348
Description: 1 online resource (383 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Maps; Notes on Further Reading; 1. The Whole Story; 2. Empires of the Mind; 3. Rulers of Italy; 4. Imperial Ecology; 5. Mediterranean Hegemony; 6. Slavery and Empire; 7. Crisis; 8. At Heaven's Command?; 9. The Generals; 10. The Enjoyment of Empire; 11. Emperors; 12. Resourcing Empire; 13. War; 14. Imperial Identities; 15. Recovery and Collapse; 16. A Christian Empire; 17. Things Fall Apart; 18. The Roman Past and the Roman Future; Notes; Bibliography; Glossary of Technical Terms; A; C; D; E; F; H; I; L; M; P; T; Photographic Acknowledgements. IndexA; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.
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The story of the Roman empire, from the beginnings to the crisis of the Middle Ages: why it was so large, why it was so durable, and why it was different from any other empire before or since.  Read more...

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