The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

೏ Kindle Read @The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction ⚫ Kindle By 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 northern England to the sun baked banks of the Euphrates, 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.Here, historian Christopher Kelly covers the history of the Empire from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, describing the empire s formation, and its political, religious, cultural, and social structures It looks at the daily lives of the Empire s people both those in Rome as well as those living in its furthest colonies Romans used astonishing logistical feats, political savvy, and military oppression to rule their vast empire This Very Short Introduction examines how they romanised the cultures they conquered, imposing their own culture in order to subsume them completely The book also looks at how the Roman Empire has been considered and depicted in recent times, from the writings of Edward Gibbon to the Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator It will prove a valuable introduction for readers interested in classical history. The Roman Empire: A Very Short IntroductionThe Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction


    • Kindle
    • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction
    • Christopher Kelly
    • English
    • 2017-03-16T07:46+02:00
    • 3.1
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