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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Fabulous short work by a classic ancient historian. Marvelous. The work reminds me of the "Very Short" introductory series by Cambridge University although the series originated many years after Starr ... Read full review

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

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