A Brief History of the Roman Empire Book PDF

A Brief History of the Roman Empire

  • Author : Stephen P. Kershaw
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-06-20
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781780330495

A Brief History of the Roman Empire Book Description :

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.

Peoples of the Roman World Book PDF

Peoples of the Roman World

  • Author : Mary T. Boatwright
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-13
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9780521840620

Peoples of the Roman World Book Description :

In this highly-illustrated book, Mary T. Boatwright examines five of the peoples incorporated into the Roman world from the Republican through the Imperial periods: northerners, Greeks, Egyptians, Jews, and Christians. She explores over time the tension between assimilation and distinctiveness in the Roman world, as well as the changes effected in Rome by its multicultural nature. Underlining the fundamental importance of diversity in Rome's self-identity, the book explores Roman tolerance of difference and community as the Romans expanded and consolidated their power and incorporated other peoples into their empire. The Peoples of the Roman World provides an accessible account of Rome's social, cultural, religious, and political history, exploring the rich literary, documentary, and visual evidence for these peoples and Rome's reactions to them.

A Brief History of Education Book PDF

A Brief History of Education

  • Author : Francesco Cordasco
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0822600676

A Brief History of Education Book Description :

A concise overview of educational practices throughout history and the world.

A Brief History of Roman Britain Book PDF

A Brief History of Roman Britain

  • Author : Joan P. Alcock
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-05-26
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781849018135

A Brief History of Roman Britain Book Description :

In BC 55 Julius Caesar came, saw, conquered and then left. It was not until AD 43 that the Emperor Claudius crossed the channel and made Britain the western outpost of the Roman Empire that would span from the Scottish border to Persia. For the next 400 years the island would be transformed. Within that period would see the rise of Londinium, almost immediately burnt to the ground in 60 AD by Boudicca; Hadrian's Wall which was constructed in 112 AD to keep the northern tribes at bay as well as the birth of the Emperor Constantine in third century York. Interwoven with the historical narrative is a social history of the period showing how roman society grew in Britain.

A Brief History of the Celts Book PDF

A Brief History of the Celts

  • Author : Peter Berresford Ellis
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-02-07
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781472107947

A Brief History of the Celts Book Description :

For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview of their world. With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early history and investigates their rich and complex society. His use of recently uncovered firnds brings fascinating insights into Celtic kings and chieftains, architecture and arts, medicine and religions, myths and legends, making this esesntial reading for any search for Europe's ancient past.

Roman Scandal Book PDF

Roman Scandal

  • Author : Frank H. Wallis
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-02-03
  • Genre : Rome
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1523733063

Roman Scandal Book Description :

The subject of Roman scandal has been recounted at various points in all histories of Rome, but not in one unified place. Roman scandal often depended on the social class, not to mention the sex, of the perpetrator and that of the victim. As we survey the thousand year history of Rome and its western rump state stumbling into final oblivion in 476, one notes that it ran on the fuel of extreme violence and brutality, such as most modern people in the West have not had to deal with, at least since Hitler was defeated in 1945. Romans were continuously at war with foreigners, against tribes beyond the pale, and with each other in civil strife, for centuries. When the ruling elite were not plundering abroad to fuel the empire, they were plotting and killing each other in the palace, the Senate, and the Forum. In fact, they often combined the two pursuits all at once. Plunder gave them wealth and slaves, and with wealth came leisure, and in their leisure the Romans chose to entertain themselves with blood spectacles. Men and women fought to the death as gladiators in the Colosseum and hippodrome, and wild animals were killed for fun. Surely the depravity and excess that took place under the emperors proves not that success and luxury assured the empire's destruction, as Livy feared, but that the empire could function well enough to last several centuries, despite moral and political anarchy at the very top. Historian of empire, Dr. Frank H. Wallis, makes a valuable contribution to Roman studies based on the ancient authorities, including Tacitus, Suetonius, Herodian, Livy, Plutarch, Zosimus, Ammianus, Dio, Eutropius, Zonares, Josephus.

A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors Book PDF

A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors

  • Author : Anthony Blond
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-10-25
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781472103628

A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors Book Description :

With the recent success of 'Rome' on BBC2, no one will look at the private lives of the Roman Emperors again in the same light. Anthony Blond's scandalous expose of the life of the Caesars is a must-read for all interested in what really went on in ancient Rome. Julius Caesar is usually presented as a glorious general when in fact he was an arrogant charmer and a swank; Augustus was so conscious of his height that he put lifts in his sandals. But they were nothing compared to Caligula, Claudius and Nero. This book is fascinating reading, eye-opening in its revelations and effortlessly entertaining.

The Romans Book PDF

The Romans

  • Author : Mary Taliaferro Boatwright
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : 0195118766

The Romans Book Description :

How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? In The Romans: From Village to Empire, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard J.A. Talbert explore this question as they guide readers through a comprehensive sweep of Roman history, ranging from the prehistoric settlements to the age of Constantine. Vividly written and accessible, The Romans traces Rome's remarkable evolution from village, to monarchy, to republic, and eventually to one-man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the book describes and analyzes major political and military landmarks, from the Punic Wars, to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, and to Constantine's adoption of Christianity. It also introduces such captivating individuals as Hannibal, Mithridates, Pompey, Cicero, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Nero, Marcus Aurelius, and Shapur. The authors cover issues that still confront modern states worldwide, including warfare, empire building, consensus forging, and political fragmentation. They also integrate glimpses of many aspects of everyday Roman life and perspective--such as the role of women, literature, entertainment, town-planning, portraiture, and religion--demonstrating how Rome's growth as a state is inseparable from its social and cultural development. Ideal for courses in Roman history and Roman civilization, The Romans is enhanced by almost 100 illustrations, more than 30 maps (most produced by the Ancient World Mapping Center), and 22 textual extracts that provide fascinating cultural observations made by ancient Romans themselves.

The Roman Empire  A Very Short Introduction Book PDF

The Roman Empire A Very Short Introduction

  • Author : Christopher Kelly
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2006-08-24
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0192803913

The Roman Empire A Very Short Introduction Book Description :

The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence, 'romanisation', and tactical power to develop an astonishingly uniform culture from Rome to its furthest outreaches.

Brief History Book PDF

Brief History

  • Author : William E. Burns
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre : Great Britain
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781438127378

Brief History Book Description :

A Brief History of Great Britain narrates the history of Great Britain from the earliest times to the 21st century, covering the entire island England, Wales, and Scotland as well as associated archipelagos such as the Channel Islands, the Orkneys, and Ireland as they have influenced British history. The central story of this volume is the development of the British kingdom, including its rise and decline on the world stage. The book is built around a clear chronological political narrative while incorporating treatment of social, economic, and religious issues. Coverage includes: Early Settlements, Celts, and Romans Anglo-Saxons, Scots, and Vikings Scotland, England, and Wales Britain in the Late Middle Ages The Making of Protestant Britain Industry and Conquest Britain in the Age of Empire An Age of Crisis The Age of Consensus A House Divided.

Roman Imperialism Book PDF

Roman Imperialism

  • Author : Dexter Hoyos
  • Publisher : I. B. Tauris
  • Release Date : 2015-04
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1780762755

Roman Imperialism Book Description :

The Roman empire existed before there were Roman emperors. The imperial Republic began its expansion in the third century BC. This imperium populi Romani not only expanded but evolved steadily over five centuries, enfranchising more and more of its subjects until from AD 212 there were no freeborn non-Romans left. Some of the most famous names in ancient history either promoted or opposed Rome's imperial fortunes, among them Hannibal, Scipio Africanus, Boudicca, Vercingetorix, Antony and Cleopatra, Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius. In this comprehensive new survey, the first to span the full four and a half centuries of Roman power, Dexter Hoyos traces what drove imperial expansion up to AD 212, what forms it took, and what impact it had on the peoples she subdued. The author shows that while Rome's rule could be harsh, it was also culturally flexible: and therein lay its success. Local communities ran their own affairs, spoke their own languages and maintained their own beliefs and cults. Attractive to general readers, this book will be an ideal entree for students of Roman history.

A Brief History of Worcester Book PDF

A Brief History of Worcester

  • Author : Rupert Green
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1802
  • Genre : Worcester (England)
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN : SRLF:A0009954983

A Brief History of Worcester Book Description :

A Brief History of the World Book PDF

A Brief History of the World

  • Author : Tao Wang
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2002-08-21
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781469762753

A Brief History of the World Book Description :

The subject of history dates back to the invention of writing thousands of years ago. From the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia to the modern nations of the 21st century, humans have continuously made history with great accomplishments. A Brief History of the World examines the great Wonders of the World like the Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Great Wall of China. A great part of history includes military achievements such as the great battles of Kadesh, Issus, Cannae, Salamis, Crecy, Waterloo, and Midway. Throughout history, great leaders like Ramesses II, Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Caesar, Genghis Khan, Elizabeth I, Mehmed the Conqueror, and Napoleon have led their people to dominance. The day-to-day lives of ordinary people must not to be neglected either, as aspects of ordinary life like shelter, food, government and politics are explained. Young or old, when reading about history, one can't help but imagine life in the past, or ponder about the wonders of the future.

A Brief History of Egypt Book PDF

A Brief History of Egypt

  • Author : Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr.
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9781438108247

A Brief History of Egypt Book Description :

Chronicles the history of Egyptian politics, economics, social and cultural developments from ancient times to the present.

A Brief History of Portugal Book PDF

A Brief History of Portugal

  • Author : Jeremy Black
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-04-02
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781472143570

A Brief History of Portugal Book Description :

This is a comprehensive history of Portugal that covers the whole span, from the Stone Age to today. An introduction provides an understanding of geographical and climatic issues, before an examination of Portugal's prehistory and classical Portugal, from the Stone Age to the end of the the Roman era. Portugal's history from ad420 to the thirteenth century takes in the Suevi, Visigoths and Moors. Then, a look at medieval Portugal, covers the development of Christian Portugal culminating with the expulsion of the Moors, with a focus on key sites. A subsequent section on Spanish rule, between 1580 and 1640, explains why Spain took over and why Spanish rule collapsed. There is a significant focus on Portugal's global role, particularly during the age of exploration, or expansion, in the fifteenth century to 1580: Manueline Portugal, Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama and Belém. Portugal was the first of the Atlantic empires, with territory in the Azores, Madeira, West Africa and Brazil, and it remained a major empire until the 1820s, retaining an African empire until the 1970s. It's empire in Asia - in Malacca, Macao, Goa and Timor - continued even longer, until the 1990s. Black shows how Portugal had a global impact, but the world, too, had an impact on Portugal. Baroque Portugal, between 1640 and 1800, is explored through palaces in Mafra, Pombal and elsewhere and the wealth of Brazil. The nineteenth century brought turmoil in the form of a French invasion, the Peninsular War, Brazilian independence, successive revolutions, economic issues and the end of the monarchy. Republican Portugal brought further chaos in the early years of the twentieth century, then the dictatorship of Salazar and its end in the Carnation Revolution of 1974. Portugal's role in both world wars is examined, also its wars in Africa. From the overthrow of autocracy to a new constitution and the leadership of Soares, contemporary, democratic Portugal is explored, including the fiscal crisis of r