PUGNARE : Economic Success and Failure

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Is history repeating itself? Are we making many of the mistakes that the Romans made that led to their demise? Unfortunately, yes. The causes of the economic disasters of our time are much the same as those of the Roman Empire. The Romans were people like us and the wisest of their great men and women were as wise as the best of ours. Unfortunately, the most foolish of theirs were as foolish as the worst of ours.

This thought-provoking book is the first historical account of the Roman Empire written from a practical business perspective. It is also about people, because business is about people. We can learn a lot from their behaviour, from their successes and failures.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 148 x 241 x 19mm | 408g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 52 colour illustrations and 13 graphs all embedded in the text
  • 1999626214
  • 9781999626211
  • 194,565

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 Expansion 8
Chapter 3 Peace 29
Chapter 4 Money 57
Chapter 5 Cities 85
Chapter 6 Prosperity 113
Chapter 7 Life 141
Chapter 8 Chaos 165
Chapter 9 Survival 199
Appendix 217
Additional Reading 219
Acknowledgements 227
List of Illustrations 229
Bibliography 233
Index 251
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"A sure-footed, expert treatment of a fascinating topic" James Martin S.J. New York Times bestselling author
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About George Maher

George Maher has a rare insight into the comparative workings of the classical and modern worlds. He holds a PhD in the economy of the Roman Empire from King's College London and both a first class honours BA and MA with distinction in Classics from Birkbeck, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and holds a first-class honours degree in Special Honours Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin.
Dr Maher was a Partner at Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, the international firm of management consultants and actuaries, where he advised governments and corporations worldwide. He continues to practise as a consulting actuary. Dr Maher has served as a director and trustee of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and has taught at Kings College London.
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