The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Google eBook)

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Johann P. Arnason, Kurt A. Raaflaub
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 23, 2010 - History - 432 pages
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Through a series of original essays by leading internationalscholars, The Roman Empire in Context: Historical andComparative Perspectives offers a comparative historicalanalysis of the Roman empire’s role and achievement and, morebroadly, establishes Rome’s significance within comparativestudies.
  • Fills a gap in comparative historical analysis of the Romanempire’s role and achievement
  • Features contributions from more than a dozen distinguishedscholars from around the world
  • Explores the relevance of important comparativist themes ofstate, empire, and civilization to ancient Rome

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Notes on Contributors
Michael Loewe
Adam Ziolkowski
Rome in Comparative
Comparing the Roman
The Background to the ThirdCentury Crisis of
The End of Rome? The Transformation of
The First Islamic Empire
The Authority and Means
Kings Elites
Universal Hegemony Imperial
P r V n l n Th r i l
State Empire

Religious Mutations of Late
The First
Romes Heirs in the West
General Index
Index of Sources selective

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About the author (2010)

Johann P. Arnason is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and Visiting Professor atthe Charles University in Prague. His recent publications includeCivilizations in Dispute: Historical Questions and TheoreticalTraditions (2003); Axial Civilizations and World History(co-ed., 2005); Eurasian Transformations, 10th to 13thCenturies: Crystallizations, Divergences, Renaissances (co-ed.,2005), and Domains and Divisions of European History(co-ed., 2010)

Kurt A. Raaflaub is David Herlihy University Professor andProfessor of Classics and History Emeritus at Brown University,where he was also Director of the Program in Ancient Studies.Recent publications include The Discovery of Freedom in AncientGreece (2004, winner of the American HistoricalAssociation’s James Henry Breasted Prize), War and Peacein the Ancient World (ed., 2007); Origins of Democracy inAncient Greece (co-author, 2007); A Companion to ArchaicGreece (co-ed., 2009); and Epic and History(co-ed., 2010).

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