Empire and Political Cultures in the Roman World
This book evaluates a hundred years of scholarship on how empire transformed the Roman world, and advances a new theory of how the empire worked and was experienced. It engages extensively with Rome's Republican empire as well as the 'Empire of the Caesars', examines a broad range of ancient evidence (material, documentary, and literary) that illuminates multiple perspectives, and emphasizes the much longer history of imperial rule within which the Roman Empire emerged. Steering a course between overemphasis on resistance and overemphasis on consensus, it highlights the political, social, religious and cultural consequences of an imperial system within which functions of state were substantially delegated to, or more often simply assumed by, local agencies and institutions. The book is accessible and of value to a wide range of undergraduate and graduate students as well as of interest to all scholars concerned with the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Achaemenid Empire Ancient Ando Antiquity Aramaic Asia Athenian Augustan Augustus Babatha barbarian behavior Caesar calendar Cambridge Chaniotis chapter citizenship city of Rome Classical Classical Antiquity coinage colonies consular dating contexts Crawford culture Dench Derow distinctive documents early economic emperor Erdkamp example fasti frontier Garnsey Gaul Greek hardback Haverfield Hellenistic History iconography ideology imperial cult imperial power individual inscription institutions Italian Italy Journal of Roman kings late Latin Leiden and Boston London loyalty Macedonian magistrates Mediterranean military Millar monarchy monument Noreņa officials Oxford paperback particular political Polybius processes provinces relationship Republican rituals role Roman Britain Roman center Roman citizen Roman citizenship Roman Egypt Roman empire Roman imperial Roman power Roman Republic Roman Studies Roman World Rome’s Romeʼs Rüpke Saepinum Scheidel second century BCE Seleucid senate Social Social War soldiers Strabo suggest Tacitus territorial third century town traditional Trajan violence Wallace-Hadrill Woolf