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    DescriptionArgues that bureaucrats and military leaders acting for their own gain caused Rome to lose control of its government and decline


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    Title
    Corruption and the Decline of Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ramsay MacMullen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 332
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 524 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300047998
    ISBN 10: 0300047991
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM, CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC21: 937.09
    DC22: 937.06
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
    DC22: 937/.06
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG270 .M33 1988
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG270.M33
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    08 August 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Back cover copy
    Ramsay MacMullen, Dunham Professor of History and classics at Yale, here offers a new perspective on the decline and fall of Rome. He argues that a key factor in the empire's military and administrative failures was a steady loss of control over government, as its aims and focus were thwarted for private gain by officials and military men at all ranks. The fruit of a decade of research and analysis presented in an informal and lively style, this book offers the first survey of just what evidence exists for the 'decline, ' and provides a fascinating, fresh line of explanation for the empire's most obvious inadequacies in the face of its economic and military challenges.