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    DescriptionThis was a time of civil war, anarchy, intrigue, and assassination. Between 193 and 284 the Roman Empire knew more than twenty-five emperors, and an equal number of usurpers. All of them had some measure of success, several of them often ruling different parts of the Empire at the same time. Rome's traditional political institutions slid into vacuity and armies became the Empire's most powerful institutions, proclaiming their own imperial champions and deposing those they held to be incompetent. Yet despite widespread contemporary dismay at such weak government this period was also one in which the boundaries of the Empire remained fairly stable; the rights and privileges of Roman citizenship were extended equally to all free citizens of the Empire; in several regions the economy remained robust in the face of rampant inflation; and literary culture, philosophy, and legal theory flourished. Historians have been discussing how and why this could have been for centuries. Olivier Hekster takes you to the heart of these debates and illustrates the arguments with key contemporary documents. His compelling account will engage students at all levels of study. Key Features * issues of historical significance are identified and thematically discussed * important modern debates are placed together and explored * key passages of text along with key images are gathered and accessible in one volume * includes essay questions, chronology, further reading, bibliography, and useful website resources


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    Title
    Rome and Its Empire, AD 193-284
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Olivier Hekster
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 365 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780748623044
    ISBN 10: 0748623043
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    DC22: 937
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: DG
    DC21: 937
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Illustrations note
    32 black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Olivier Hekster is Van der Leeuw Professor in Ancient History at the Radboud University, Nijmegen.