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Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome, the Penguin

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Traces the Roman Empire's rise and fall, looking at its provinces and cities, trade and economy, armies and frontier defenses; following its foreign wars and internecine struggles; charting its transformation into a Christian theocracy; and assessing its lasting impact on the modern world. Full-color maps and illustrations throughout.

Synopsis:

This atlas traces the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. It examines its provinces and cities, its trade and economy, its armies and frontier defences, and follows its foreign wars and internecine struggles. The transformation of Ancient Rome into a Christian theocracy is charted and assessed.

Synopsis:

More than 15 centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire continues to profoundly influence world history. This atlas traces the empire's rise and fall, looking at its provinces and cities, trade and economy, armies and frontier defenses; charting its transformation into a Christian theocracy; and assessing its lasting impact. Full color.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 138) and index.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Timeline

Part I: From City to Empire

The Origins of Rome

The Unification of Italy

The Wars with Carthage

Rome's Conquest of the East

The Over-Mighty Generals

Caesar's Conquest of Gaul

Crossing the Rubicon

The Civil Wars

Shades of the Departed

Part II: The Imperial Regime

The New Order

The City of Rome under Augustus

Claudius and the Conquest of Britain

Nero and the Year of the Four Emperors

The Western Provinces

Three Western Cities

Vespasian and the Jewish War

Trajan's Wars

The Roman Army

Part III: The Imperial Peace

Hadrian's Travels

The Eastern Provinces

Three Eastern Cities

Writing and Literacy

Trade and Transport

The Roman Amphitheatre

Roman Spain

Guarding the Frontiers

Part IV: The Troubled Century

The Year of the Six Emperors

The Parthian Wars

The City of Rome under the Severans

Mystery Cults

Roman Africa

Three African Cities

The Empire at Bay

The West Breaks Away

The Rise and Fall of Palmyra

Part V: Restoration and Fall

Diocletian and the Division of Power

The Spread of Christianity

Constantine the Great

Technology and Engineering

A Fragile Prosperity

The Fall of the Western Empire

The Inheritors

Kings, Dictators and Emperors

Further Reading

Index

Credits and Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140513295
Other:
Scarre, Chris
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Scarre, Chris
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Maps
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Atlases - Historical
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Classical geography
Subject:
Rome History Chronology.
Subject:
Rome Historical geography Maps.
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Rome History.
Subject:
Classical geography -- Maps.
Subject:
Travel-Atlases
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Hist Atlas
Series Volume:
v. 6
Publication Date:
19950901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.65x7.05x.40 in. .93 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This atlas traces the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. It examines its provinces and cities, its trade and economy, its armies and frontier defences, and follows its foreign wars and internecine struggles. The transformation of Ancient Rome into a Christian theocracy is charted and assessed.
"Synopsis" by , More than 15 centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire continues to profoundly influence world history. This atlas traces the empire's rise and fall, looking at its provinces and cities, trade and economy, armies and frontier defenses; charting its transformation into a Christian theocracy; and assessing its lasting impact. Full color.

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