Roman Europe: 1000 BC - AD 400

Paperback | December 21, 2008

EditorEdward Bispham

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This volume traces the rise of Rome and the extension of Roman power across Europe, from the viewpoints of both conquerors and conquered, and also Rome's barbarian heirs, covering the period from 1000 BC through to AD 400. The book reconstructs as far as possible the indigenous experience ofcontact with Rome, showing how Roman domination impacted upon the already complex world of Iron Age Europe, before leaving a new 'barbarian' world in its wake. Using both literary and archaeological evidence, the eight expert contributors analyse the transformation of Europe, and the laying of the foundations of the Middle Ages, including chapters on Iron Age Europe, Roman society, warfare and the army, economy and trade, religions, and the culturalimplications of Roman conquest, as well as narrative chapters on war and politics.

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This volume traces the rise of Rome and the extension of Roman power across Europe, from the viewpoints of both conquerors and conquered, and also Rome's barbarian heirs, covering the period from 1000 BC through to AD 400. The book reconstructs as far as possible the indigenous experience ofcontact with Rome, showing how Roman dominati...

Edward Bispham is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Brasenose and St Anne's Colleges. He has published widely on various aspects of Roman history, including (as editor) The Edinbrugh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome and From Asculum to Actium: The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.84 inPublished:December 21, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199266018

ISBN - 13:9780199266012

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Edward Bispham: Introduction1. Peter S. Wells: Iron Age Europe2. Guy Bradley: The Roman Republic: Political History3. Benet Salway: The Roman Empire from Augustus to Diocletian4. Mary Harlow: Roman Society5. Edward Bispham: Warfare and the Army6. Andrew Wilson: Economy and Trade7. Edward Bispham: Religions8. Nicola Terrenato: The Cultural Implications of the Roman Conquest9. William Bowden: The Fourth Century10. Peter S. Wells: People Living Beyond the Imperial Roman FrontiersFurther ReadingChronologyIndex