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    DescriptionA short and comprehensive political and military history of ancient Rome, from the origins of the city in the Italian Iron Age, until the deposition of the last emperor in 476 AD. Outlining Rome's absorption of the Italian peninsula, Christopher Mackay explains how this conquest provided the Romans with the man power that allowed them to conquer the Mediterranean in a mere half-century. Mackay details how the military responsibilities of empire undermined the political institutions of the Republic and how the Imperial adoption of Christianity as the state religion, as well as the military and economic pressures of the third and fourth centuries, eventually led to the downfall of the western empire through invasion. Illustrated with the relevant art works from Rome's long history, this volume will serve as a timely and up to date overview of one of the most extraordinary civilizations of human history.


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    Title
    Ancient Rome
    Subtitle
    A Military and Political History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher S. Mackay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 412
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521711494
    ISBN 10: 0521711495
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    57 half-tones 7 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    13 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Christopher Mackay is Associate Professor in the department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. Associate Editor of the American Journal of Ancient History, he has published extensively on all periods of Roman history.
    Review quote
    'The work is particularly compelling for the discussion of the Republic and Late Empire ... The clear and detailed accounts of all major Roman military campaigns ... should assure this volume an enduring place in undergraduate libraries.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review '... the author has taken great pains to do a careful job ... a highly readable form.' Arctos 'The style is lively, and the intended readership will no doubt benefit from this book.' L'Antiquite Classique
    Table of contents
    Part I. Obscure Beginnings, to 264 B.C.: 1. Foundations and kingdoms, to ca. 507 B.C.; 2. Domestic history of the Early Republic, ca. 507 B.C.-ca. 287 B.C.; 3. Conquest of Latium and Italy, ca. 507 B.C.-264 B.C.; Part II. Conquest of the Mediterranean, 264 B.C.-146 B.C.: 4. Struggle with Carthage, 264 B.C.-146 B.C.; 5. Wars in the East, 215 B.C.-146 B.C.; 6. Conquest of Spain 218 B.C.-134 B.C.; 7. Effects of the conquests on Rome; Part III. Collapse of the Republic, 133 B.C.-27 B.C.: 8. Assault on the oligarchy, 133 B.C.-81 B.C.; 9. Restored oligarchy, 81 B.C.-59 B.C.; 10. Caesar and the end of republican government, 59 B.C.-44 B.C.; 11. Conflict of the warlords, 44 B.C.-27 B.C.; 12. Politics in the Late Republic; Part IV. The Principate, 27 B.C.-A.D. 235: 13. Augustus and establishment of the Principate, 31 B.C.-A.D. 14; 14. Julio-Claudian Dynasty, A.D. 14-A.D. 68; 15. Civil war and the Flavian Dynasty, A.D. 68-A.D. 96; 16. Pinnacle of the Principate, A.D. 96-A.D. 192; 17. Civil war and the Severan Dynasty, A.D. 193-A.D. 235; 18. Institutions of the Principate; Part V. The Late Empire, A.D. 235-A.D. 476: 19. Military and dynastic crisis, A.D. 235-A.D. 284; 20. Rise of Christianity; 21. Diocletian and the restoration of imperial authority, A.D. 284-A.D. 305; 22. Civil war and the triumph of Constantine and Christianity, A.D. 305-A.D. 337; 23. Heyday of the Christian Empire, A.D. 337-A.D. 395; 24. Demise of the Empire in the West, A.D. 395-A.D. 476; Epilogue: Survival and transformation of the Empire in the East after A.D. 476.