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The Resource Pax Romana : war, peace and conquest in the Roman world, Adrian Goldsworthy

Pax Romana : war, peace and conquest in the Roman world, Adrian Goldsworthy

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Pax Romana : war, peace and conquest in the Roman world
Title
Pax Romana
Title remainder
war, peace and conquest in the Roman world
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Adrian Goldsworthy
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War, peace and conquest in the Roman world
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eng
Summary
The Pax Romana provided a remarkable period of peace and stability, rarely seen before or since. Yet the Romans were first and foremost conquerors, imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates in the east to the Atlantic coast in the west. They were aggressive and ruthless, and during the creation of their empire millions died or were enslaved. But the Pax Romana was real, not merely the boast of emperors, and some of the regions in the Empire have never again lived for so many generations free from major wars. So what was the Pax Romana and what did it mean for the people who found themselves brought under Roman rule? Adrian Goldsworthy tells the story of the creation of the Empire, revealing how and why the Romans came to control so much of the world and asking whether the favourable image of the Roman peace is a true one
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Best-selling author Adrian Goldsworthy turns his attention to the Pax Romana, the famous peace and prosperity brought by the Roman Empire at its height in the first and second centuries AD. Yet the Romans were conquerors, imperialists who took by force avast empire stretching from the Euphrates to the Atlantic coast. Ruthless, Romans won peace not through coexistence but through dominance; millions died and were enslaved during the creation of their empire. Pax Romana examines how the Romans came to control so much of the world and asks whether traditionally favorable images of the Roman peace are true. Goldsworthy vividly recounts the rebellions of the conquered, examining why they broke out, why most failed, and how they became exceedingly rare. He reveals that hostility was just one reaction to the arrival of Rome and that from the outset, conquered peoples collaborated, formed alliances, and joined invaders, causing resistance movements to fade away
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10530267
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Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith
Dewey number
937
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Political stability
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
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adult
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war, peace and conquest in the roman world
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Pax Romana : war, peace and conquest in the Roman world, Adrian Goldsworthy
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-496) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
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  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058562545
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 513 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297864288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP11863377
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)956956960
Label
Pax Romana : war, peace and conquest in the Roman world, Adrian Goldsworthy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058562545
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 513 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297864288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP11863377
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)956956960

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