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    Public Order in Ancient Rome (Key Themes in Ancient History) (Paperback) By (author) Wilfried Nippel, Other adaptation by P.A. Cartledge, Other adaptation by Peter Garnsey

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    DescriptionThe absence of a professional police force in the city of Rome in classical times is often identified as a major cause of the collapse of the Republic. But this alleged 'structural weakness' was not removed by the Emperor Augustus and his successors, and was in fact shared with other pre-modern states: a specialised police force is a modern invention. In this critical study of the system of law and order in ancient Rome in both Republican and Imperial periods, Wilfried Nippel identifies the mechanisms of self-regulation which operated as a stabilising force within Roman society. This case-study of ancient Rome has a comparative dimension and will interest legal historians of other pre-modern societies as well as ancient historians, anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists.


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    Title
    Public Order in Ancient Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wilfried Nippel, Other adaptation by P.A. Cartledge, Other adaptation by Peter Garnsey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 270 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521387491
    ISBN 10: 0521387493
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JKV
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 363.2/0937
    LC classification: HV8212 .N56 1995
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 363.20937
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 363.20937
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC, JKV
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    27 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    ' ... this is a persuasive and helpful book'. Prudentia
    Back cover copy
    In this critical new study of the system of law and order in ancient Rome in both Republican and Imperial periods, Wilfried Nippel identifies the mechanisms of self-regulation which operated as a stabilizing force within Roman society. This case-study of ancient Rome has a comparative dimension and will interest legal historians of other pre-modern societies as well as ancient historians, anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Republican principles of policing; 2. Late Republican political violence; 3. The collapse of the Republican order; 4. Features of the new Imperial order; Epilogue: Law and order in comparative perspective; Bibliographical essay; Bibliography; Index.