The Roman Empire Paperback
by Colin Wells
This history of the Roman Empire, from 44 BC to AD 235, has three purposes: to describe what was happening in the central administration of the Empire; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army camps; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other.
The book comprises a vivid account of the most intriguing period in ancient history.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, b&w photographs, illustrations, maps, plans, bibliography, index
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 24/09/1992
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780006862529
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Review by the.ken.petersen
This is an excellent overview of the Roman Empire for those of us with little more than a schoolboy/girl understanding of the growth and decline of same.The style is eminently readable and I found out many things that I did not previously know and enhanced the chronology of many more of which I had a vague knowledge. perhaps the most interesting thing to note is that, whilst the Empire might have grown in a planned manner, the cliques around the leadership gave rise to periods of violent and, in many cases, unforeseen change.A potentially dry subject given an excellent rendition: I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.