Название: The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction Автор: Christopher Kelly Издательство: Oxford University Press ISBN: 0192803913 Год: 2006 Формат: EPUB/MOBI/PDF (conv) Страниц: 168 Для сайта:gayrussia.ru Размер: 5,1 МБ Язык: Английский
The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. It had a population of sixty million people spread across lands encircling the Mediterranean and stretching from northern England to the sun-baked banks of the Euphrates, andfrom the Rhine to the North African coast. It was, above all else, an empire of force–employing a mixture of violence, suppression, order, and tactical use of power to develop an astonishingly uniform culture. Here, historian Christopher Kelly covers the history of the Empire from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, describing the empire's formation, and its political, religious, cultural, and social structures. It looks at the daily lives of the Empire's people: both those in Rome as well as those living in its furthest colonies. Romans used astonishing logistical feats, political savvy, and military oppression to rule their vast empire.