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A Brief History of the Roman Empire. Stephen Kershaw - Stephen Kershaw
A Brief History of the Roman Empire. Stephen Kershaw
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In this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's "Satires" to recent archaeological finds. He examines extraordinary personalities such as... show more
In this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's "Satires" to recent archaeological finds. He examines extraordinary personalities such as Caligula and Nero and seismic events such as the conquest of Britain and the establishment of a 'New Rome' at Constantinople and the split into eastern and western empires. Along the way we encounter gladiators and charioteers, senators and slaves, fascinating women, bizarre sexual practices and grotesque acts of brutality, often seen through eyes of some of the world's greatest writers. He concludes with a brief look at how Rome lives on in the contemporary world, in politics, architecture, art and literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781780330488 (1780330480)
ASIN: 1780330480
Publisher: Robinson
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Category:
History
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2.0 A Brief History of the Roman Empire. Stephen Kershaw
Does what it says on the cover - a BRIEF history of the Roman Empire (excluding the Byzantium Empire). Somewhat slow. The book has nice maps and genealogical tables, which were useful.
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