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The Resource Rome : an empire's story, Greg Woolf

Rome : an empire's story, Greg Woolf

Label
Rome : an empire's story
Title
Rome
Title remainder
an empire's story
Statement of responsibility
Greg Woolf
Title variation
Rome
Title variation remainder
an empires story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today the Roman Empire offers a touchstone for thinking about imperialism. Traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa, and sometimes even further afield. In this work, the author, a historian recounts how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects, a story spanning a millennium and a half of history. The personalities and events of Roman history have become part of the West's cultural lexicon, and the author provides retellings of each of these, from the war with Carthage to Octavian's victory over Cleopatra, from the height of territorial expansion under the emperors Trajan and Hadrian to the founding of Constantinople and the barbarian invasions which resulted in Rome's ultimate collapse. Throughout, he considers the conditions that made Rome's success possible and so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and religion. He also compares Rome to other ancient empires and to its many later imitators, bringing into vivid relief the Empire's most distinctive and enduring features. As is demonstrated, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet Rome was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within its borders, in the process generating an image and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible
Summary
Describes how the Roman Empire was created, how it was sustained during crises, and how it shaped the world
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10109739
Cataloging source
MNG
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Woolf, Greg
Dewey number
937
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imperialism
  • Rome
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an empire's story
Label
Rome : an empire's story, Greg Woolf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The whole story -- Empires of the mind -- Rulers of Italy -- Imperial ecology -- Mediterranean hegemony -- Slavery and empire -- Crisis -- At heaven's command? -- The generals -- The enjoyment of empire -- Emperors -- Resourcing empire -- War -- Imperial identities -- Recovery and collapse -- A Christian empire -- Things fall apart -- The Roman past and the Roman future
Control code
000052332079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780199325184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)865580143
Label
Rome : an empire's story, Greg Woolf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The whole story -- Empires of the mind -- Rulers of Italy -- Imperial ecology -- Mediterranean hegemony -- Slavery and empire -- Crisis -- At heaven's command? -- The generals -- The enjoyment of empire -- Emperors -- Resourcing empire -- War -- Imperial identities -- Recovery and collapse -- A Christian empire -- Things fall apart -- The Roman past and the Roman future
Control code
000052332079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780199325184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)865580143

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