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    The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180-395 (Routledge History of the Ancient World) (Hardback) By (author) David S. Potter


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    DescriptionDavid S. Potter's comprehensive survey of two critical and eventful centuries traces the course of imperial decline, skillfully weaving together cultural, intellectual and political history. Particular attention is paid throughout to the structures of government, the rise of Persia as a rival, and the diverse intellectual movements in the empire. There is also a strong focus on Christianity, transformed in this period from a fringe sect to the leading religion. Against this detailed background, Potter argues that the loss of power can mainly be attributed to the failure in the imperial elite to respond to changes inside and outside the empire, and to internal struggles for control between different elements in the government, resulting in an inefficient centralization of power at court. A striking achievement of historical synthesis combined with a compelling interpretative line, The Roman Empire at Bay enables students of all periods to understand the dynamics of great imperial powers.

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    The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180-395
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David S. Potter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 1,430 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415100571
    ISBN 10: 0415100577

    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
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 937/.07, 937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 937.07
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DG271 .P68 2004, DG271 \.P6
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    3 black & white tables
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    30 June 2004
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    Review quote
    ""The Roman Emipre at Bay is an excellently written, well-documented, clearly structured, very complete and extensive book. Extremely well furnished with numismatic and prosopographical evidence and including the latest scholarship, it cannot be ignored by future scholars of the third and fourth centuries and will certainly take the place of many previous works on the subject."-David Engels, University of Aachen, "Bryn Mawr Classical Review