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    DescriptionThis work provides, for the first time, a chronological reference for the entire Roman state and its neighbours. Events of each year are covered in detail listing the elected consuls, major battles as well as political and social events. Opening with a discussion on the ancient sources and the myth of the foundation of Rome, it proceeds to the end of the empire in 476. Some explanation is given when sources may conflict on the precise timing of such events, but interpretation and conjecture are kept to a minimum. All material is derived from original sources and has been painstakingly researched by the editor. The introduction considers key historiographical questions and concerns of the period. Professor John Drinkwater considers the importance of questioning sources, most notably Livy, and what can be said with any authority. He places the period in its historical, political and cultural context and challenges some of the scholarship to date. It will become the standard reference work and an indispensable tool for anyone studying the period.


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    Title
    A Chronology of the Roman Empire
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Timothy Venning, Edited by John Drinkwater
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 832
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,438 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781441154781
    ISBN 10: 1441154787
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 937.06
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    LC classification: DG201 .C48 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 937
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    4 bw illustrations
    Publisher
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    10 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Timothy Venning is a Freelance researcher and writer. His work includes A Chronology of the Byzantine World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006 884pp GBP 140) as well as Cromwellian Foreign Policy(Macmillan) and contributions to the revised DNB (OUP). John Drinkwater is Emeritus Professor of Classics at Nottingham University. A specialist on the early period of Empire, his publications include The Alamanni and Rome 213-416 (OUP).
    Review quote
    By its size, this volume is obviously intended for libraries where it would be a valuable addition to any collection of works on the Empire... It is certainly well researched and well written... If one were only allowed one reference text on Rome's history, then it would have to be this one.--Contemporary Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction by Prof. John Drinkwater; Maps; Chronology; BC 753 - 264 Monarchy and Early Republic; BC 264 - 146; BC 146 - 30; 30 BC - AD 68; AD 68 - 235; AD 234 - 330; Bibliography; Index.