The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Johann P. Arnason, Kurt A. Raaflaub
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 23, 2010 - History - 432 pages
Through a series of original essays by leading international scholars, The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives offers a comparative historical analysis of the Roman empire’s role and achievement and, more broadly, establishes Rome’s significance within comparative studies.
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The End of Rome? The Transformation of
The First Islamic Empire
The Authority and Means
Universal Hegemony Imperial
P r V n l n Th r i l
Religious Mutations of Late
Romes Heirs in the West
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