Aurelian and the Third Century

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Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 303 pages
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Aurelian and the Third Century provides a re-evaluation, in the light of recent scholarship, of the difficulties facing the Roman empire in the AD 260s and 270s, concentrating upon the reign of the Emperor Aurelian and his part in summoning them.

With introduction examining the situation in the mid third century, the book is divided into two parts:

* Part 1: deals chronologically with the military and political events of the period from 268 to 276
* Part 2: analyzes the other achievements and events of Aurelian's reign and assesses their importance.

A key supplement to the study of the Roman Empire.

 

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Contents

Introduction the thirdcentury crisis
1
Restorer of the World
21
A divided empire
23
Aurelian ascendant
39
Zenobia and the east
57
The Palmyrene Wars
70
War in the west the reunification of the empire
89
The end of Aurelian
101
Public works and administration
143
The emperor the senate and the armies
159
The emperor and the divine
183
Conclusion
203
Excursion on sources
209
Problems of chronology
215
Notes
226
Bibliography
281

Internal Policies
123
Economic reforms
125

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About the author (2004)

Alaric Watson has a PhD from King's College London in Roman history and has taught Roman history at the University of North London and Queen Mary and Westfield College. He is now a Barrister in Lincoln's Inn.

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