The Roman Empire : a very short introduction

Christopher Kelly

The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. It had a population of sixty million people spread across lands encircling the Mediterranean and stretching from drizzle-soaked northern England to the sun-baked banks of the Euphrates in Syria, and from the Rhine to the North African coast. It was, above all else, an empire of force - employing a mixture of violence, suppression, order, and tactical use of power to develop an astonishingly uniform culture. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the Empire from Augustus (the first Emperor) to Marcus Aurelius, describing how the empire was formed, how it was run, its religions and its social structure. It examines how local cultures were "romanised" and how people in far away lands came to believe in the emperor as a god. The book also examines how the Roman Empire has been considered and depicted in more recent times, from the writings of Edward Gibbon, to the differing attitudes of the Victorians and recent Hollywood blockbuster films. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

「Nielsen BookData」より

[目次]

  • 1. Conquest
  • 2. Imperial Power
  • 3. Collusion
  • 4. History Wars
  • 5. Christians to the Lions
  • 6. Living and Dying
  • 7. Rome Revisited

「Nielsen BookData」より

この本の情報

書名 The Roman Empire : a very short introduction
著作者等 Kelly, Christopher
シリーズ名 Very short introductions
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2006
ページ数 153 p.
大きさ 18 cm
ISBN 9780192803917
NCID BA78568596
※クリックでCiNii Booksを表示
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
この本を: 
このエントリーをはてなブックマークに追加

このページを印刷

外部サイトで検索

この本と繋がる本を検索

ウィキペディアから連想