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Penguin History Atlas of Ancient Rome

Penguin History Atlas of Ancient Rome - 95 edition

Penguin History Atlas of Ancient Rome - 95 edition

ISBN13: 9780140513295

ISBN10: 0140513299

Penguin History Atlas of Ancient Rome by Chris Scarre - ISBN 9780140513295
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 1995
International: No
Penguin History Atlas of Ancient Rome by Chris Scarre - ISBN 9780140513295

ISBN13: 9780140513295

ISBN10: 0140513299

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 95

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

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