Roman Europe: 1000 BC-AD 400

Roman Europe: 1000 BC-AD 400

Paperback Short Oxford History of Europe (Paperback)

Edited by Edward Bispham


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 24mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 5 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199266018
  • ISBN 13: 9780199266012
  • Illustrations note: 4 figures, 2 maps
  • Sales rank: 744,700

Product description

This volume traces the rise of Rome and the extension of Roman power across Europe, from the viewpoints of both conquerors and conquered, and also Rome's barbarian heirs, covering the period from 1000 BC through to AD 400. The book reconstructs as far as possible the indigenous experience of contact with Rome, showing how Roman domination impacted upon the already complex world of Iron Age Europe, before leaving a new 'barbarian' world in its wake. Using both literary and archaeological evidence, the eight expert contributors analyse the transformation of Europe, and the laying of the foundations of the Middle Ages, including chapters on Iron Age Europe, Roman society, warfare and the army, economy and trade, religions, and the cultural implications of Roman conquest, as well as narrative chapters on war and politics.

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Author information

Edward Bispham is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Brasenose and St Anne's Colleges. He has published widely on various aspects of Roman history, including (as editor) The Edinbrugh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome and From Asculum to Actium: The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War to Augustus, which is also published by Oxford University Press.

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Iron Age Europe ; 2. The Roman Republic: Political History ; 3. The Roman Empire from Augustus to Diocletian ; 4. Roman Society ; 5. Warfare and the Army ; 6. Economy and Trade ; 7. Religions ; 8. The Cultural Implications of the Roman Conquest ; 9. The Fourth Century ; 10. People Living Beyond the Imperial Roman Frontiers ; Further Reading ; Chronology ; Index