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    The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180-395 (Routledge History of the Ancient World) (Paperback) 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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,120 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415100588
    ISBN 10: 0415100585

    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
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    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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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 41
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    DC22: 937/.07, 937.07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001040
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DG271 .P68 2004, DG271 \.P68 2004
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    3 black & white tables
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    17 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