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    DescriptionThis sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235 has three purposes: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army camps; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other. Colin Wells's vivid account is now available in an up-to-date second edition.


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    Title
    The Roman Empire 2ed
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wells
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 435 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674777705
    ISBN 10: 0674777700
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC, HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 937.06
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 937.06
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBIBARC
    DC22: 937/.06
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DG276 .W39 1995, DG276.W39
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHC, NHDJ
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd edition
    Illustrations note
    9 maps
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 December 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    Colin Wells is Professor of Classical Studies, Trinity University.
    Review quote
    This concise but illuminating history of a government that provided peace and prosperity longer than any other has no equal. Antioch Review When a modest, single volume on the Roman Empire proves informative, provocative, and exciting, the reader gladly acknowledges an exceptional author. Professor Colin Wells is expert in the various aspects of Roman history, he reflects on issues independently and creatively, and he writes elegantly, and sometimes brilliantly. -- Eleanor G. Huzar Classical Outlook This is historical writing with a bite usually missing in fast surveys...Novices and advanced students of Roman history alike will be stimulated by this book to think deeply on a grand scale about matters of great importance in ancient history. -- Thomas R. Martin History Book Club Review An admirable volume. -- A. T. Kraabel Religious Studies Review
    Table of contents
    Preface to the Second Edition List of Maps and Illustrations List of Abbreviations Introduction I. The New Order II. The Sources III. The Work of Augustus IV. Italy under Augustus: the Social and Intellectual Climate V. The Consolidation of the Principate VI. The Army and the Provinces in the First Century AD VII. 'Emperors Made Elsewhere than at Rome': Galba to Trajan VIII. The State of Italy from Petronius to Pliny IX. The Orderly Government of the Empire: Hadrian to Marcus Aurelius X.'The Immeasurable Majesty of the Roman Peace' XI. An Age of Transition: Commodus to Maximinus the Thracian Maps Lists of dates: Reigns of Roman Emperors, Augustus to Diocletian Greek and Latin Authors Mentioned in this Book Further Reading Index of Citations General Index