Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History

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Cambridge University Press, 2004 - History - 395 pages
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Ancient Rome is a concise, comprehensive political and military history of the Roman Republic and Empire, from the origins of the city in the Italian Iron Age, until the deposition of the last emperor in 476 AD. Christopher Mackay describes how military events undermined the political institutions of the Republic, how the Empire was administered and controlled, why Christianity was adopted as the state religion under Constantine, and how military and economic pressures of the third and fourth centuries eventually led to the downfall of the Western empire. Illustrated with relevant art works from Rome's long history, this volume serves as an up-to-date overview of one of the most extraordinary civilizations in human history.
  

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This volume does not claim to be exhaustive but it concentrates on the political and military history of Rome. In this regard it should be considered in the same category as other general surveys of ... Read full review

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Wholly informative and exactly what I wanted it to be: a broad overview of the Roman Republic and Empire. It portrays a thousand years' history through the empire's many ups and downs, allowing for ... Read full review

Contents

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IV
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V
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VI
40
VII
57
VIII
61
IX
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192
XXI
210
XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
249
XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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Christopher Mackay is Associate Professor in the department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. Associate Editor of the American Journal of Ancient History, he has published extensively on all periods of Roman history.

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