The Roman Empire, 27 B.C.-A.D. 476: A Study in Survival

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Oxford University Press, 1982 - History - 206 pages
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In this probing study, Starr covers the whole sweep of imperial Roman history, analyzing the binding forces of government and the army as initiated by Augustus, the maturing of these forces under subsequent emperors, and the eventual collapse of this network in the western provinces. Not simply a chronological summary, the book explores in piquant, telling detail the elements and institutions that shaped the empire's history.

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This is a clear, concise overview of the Roman Empire with a strong focus on the early emperors. I found it thoughtful and engaging, and it provides a wonderful framework for further reading in the area. Read full review

Review: The Roman Empire, 27 BC-AD 476: A Study in Survival

User Review  - Goodreads

This is a clear, concise overview of the Roman Empire with a strong focus on the early emperors. I found it thoughtful and engaging, and it provides a wonderful framework for further reading in the area. Read full review

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Chester G. Starr is at University of Michigan (Emeritus).

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