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A History of the Roman People (Mysearchlab Series 15% Off)by Allen M Ward
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The Fifth Edition of A History of the Roman People continues to provide a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity in A.D. 600. Clearly organized and highly readable, the text's narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological and conceptual framework for the social, economic, and cultural developments of the periods covered. Major topics are treated separately so that students can easily grasp key concepts and ideas.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: PRE-ROMAN ITALY AND THE RISE OF ROME
I Roman History: Its Geographic and Human Foundations
II Phoenicians, Etruscans, and Greeks in Pre-Roman Italy
III Early Rome to 500 B.C.
IV Early Roman Society, Religion, and Values
V The Evolution of the Roman Republican Constitution, 509 to 287 B.C.
VI The Roman Conquest of Peninsular Italy and Its Impact, 509 to 264 B.C.
PART TWO: THE HIGH POINT OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
VII The First Punic War, Northern Italy, and Illyrian Pirates, 264 to 219 B.C.
VIII The Second Punic War, 218 to 201 B.C.
IX Roman Imperialism East and West, 200 to 133 B.C.
X The Transformation of Roman Life, 264 to 133 B.C.
XI The Great Cultural Synthesis, 264 to 133 B.C.
PART THREE: THE WORLD OF THE LATE REPUBLIC
XII The Gracchi and the Struggle over Land Reform, 133 to 121 B.C.
XIII The Breakdown of the System, 121 to 88 B.C.
XIV Marius and Sulla: Civil War and Reaction, 88 to 78 B.C.
XV Personal Ambitions and Public Crises, 78 to 60 B.C.: Pompey’s Arrangements in the East
XVI The Rise of Caesar, 60 to 52 B.C.
XVII Caesar Wins and Is Lost, Mid-50s to 44 B.C.
XVIII The Last Days of the Republic, 44 to 30 B.C.
XIX Social, Economic, and Cultural Life in the Late Republic, ca. 133 to 30 B.C.
PART FOUR: THE EARLY ROMAN EMPIRE
XX The Establishment of the Principate, 29 B.C. to A.D. 14
XXI Systematic Reform under Augustus
XXII Imperial Stabilization under Augustus
XXIII The Impact of Augustus on Roman Imperial Life and Culture
XXIV The First Two Julio-Claudian Emperors: Tiberius and Gaius (Caligula), A.D. 14 to 41
XXV Claudius, Nero, and the End of the Julio-Claudians, A.D. 41 to 68
XXVI The Crisis of the Principate and Recovery under the Flavians, A.D. 69 to 96
XXVII The “Good” Emperors of the Second Century, A.D. 96 to 180
XXVIII Imperial Culture and Society in the First Two Centuries A.D.
PART FIVE: CRISIS, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE IN THE THIRD AND FOURTH CENTURIES
XXIX Changes and Conflicts in the Early Third Century, A.D. 180 to 235
XXX The Third-Century Anarchy, A.D. 235 to 285
XXXI Diocletian: Creating the Fourth-Century Empire, A.D. 285 to 305
XXXII Constantine the Great and Christianity, A.D. 306 to 337
XXXIII From Constantine’s Dynasty to Theodosius the Great, A.D. 337 to 395
XXXIV The Evolving World of the Third and Fourth Centuries A.D.
XXXV Christianity and Classical Culture in the Fourth Century
PART SIX: THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE ROMAN WORLD IN LATE ANTIQUITY
XXXVI The Fifth-Century West: The Localization of Imperial Power under Germanic Kings
XXXVII Fifth-Century Empresses and the Survival of the Empire in the East, A.D. 395 to 518
XXXVIII Justin and the Establishment of Justinian’s Autocracy, A.D. 518 to 532
XXXIX The Impossible Dream of Universal Empire, A.D. 532 to 602
XL The Transformation of the Late Antique Roman World, A.D. 395 to 600
XLI The Church and the Legacy of Rome
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