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The book also looks at how the Roman Empire has been considered and depicted in more recent times, from the writings of Edward Gibbon to the Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator. It will prove a valuable introduction for readers interested in classical history.

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This is an exceedingly well written book on many levels. The writing is quite witty at times and always easy to understand. It covers a lot of stuff that I've studied already but the way the material is written gives me a new and profoundly inciteful perspective. There is a Chapter entitled: "Christians to the lions" with the first heading called: "Blood on the sand".

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The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions). Christopher Kelly is a University Lecturer in Classics and a Fellow and Senior Tutor of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He is a major contributor to Harvard University Press' Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World and The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine.

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This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the Empire from Augustus (the first Emperor) to Marcus Aurelius, describing . Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction. Seller Inventory BBS-9780192803917.

This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the Empire from Augustus (the first Emperor) to Marcus Aurelius, describing how the empire was formed, how it was run, its religions and its social structure.

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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, and from 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. This Very Short Introduction examines how they "romanised" the cultures they conquered, imposing their own culture in order to subsume them completely. The book also looks at how the Roman Empire has been considered and depicted in more recent times, from the writings of Edward Gibbon to the Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator. It will prove a valuable introduction for readers interested in classical history.

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Coiron
This Very Short Introduction is blessedly free of the typos that usually infect this otherwise excellent series, and for once, the illustrations are relevant, indeed central, to the text. There is a timeline and a very useful map at the end of the book, but the text itself is not a conventional, chronological narrative of the rise of Empire. It is rather a series of essays on a selection of topics, covering the period from Augustus to Commodus, that is, from around 30 BC to about AD 190. These excursions through aspects of the subject are concerned almost as much with how history is rewritten and reinterpreted as it is with the actual facts of history. There is an emphasis on architecture, particularly as an expression of social status and political ideology, an emphasis that will suit the taste of some readers more than others. The prose is clear and very readable, with the occasional topical, colloquial flourish ("The Empire writes back", "Through the keyhole") which can seem somewhat forced. Authoritative and illuminating, this little book is an essential addition to the reading list of anyone interested in ancient history.
Doukasa
Great introduction for readers like myself, curious about the subject and looking for a quick overview. I think the best thing is that this book gives you some idea of where to go next in studying the Roman Empire. I bought this to get a look at the mechanical and scientific advances the Romans are responsible for, but ended up wanting to see more of the parallels between us and them in the political realm. Quick read and worth the time. Buy this book.
Trex
Attempts to cover a long complex history in a short space but spends too much time talking about the perception of Rome in things like movies. More space could better have been used for real history. And the actual players, not movie stars.
Gozragore
The author highlights some distinguishing aspects of the Roman Empire that are quite interesting. Among these: the bureaucracy that governed the huge geographic area of the Empire was astonishingly small, compared to later empires. The chapter on Christians is quite interesting, particularly the "martyr complex" of the early communities of the faithful and their belief that the world's end was imminent.

There is a good outline of debates within the Roman empire at the time, about how civilized an empire that used brutal means to establish and maintain its authority really was.
Samugor
I would recommend this book to people trying to understand the basic aspects of the Roman Empire. I liked it a lot because it left me with even more questions and desire to expand my knowledge, and that is exactly what an introduction is about: giving pieces of knowledge that you can then use to dig deeper using more focused literature. Now I can dive into the branches of roman studies that caught my attention by using this book's references.
skriper
One reason I bought the book was because I read that it included a description of the logistics required to support a legion for a year. If that's in the book I never found it. To some extent it was interesting to see how commemorative buildings and ceremonies held the Empire together and were expressions of loyalty. There was some brief mention of the charters or constitutions that established towns that was interesting.
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It is indeed very short, and quite pleasant to read. No doubt the author might have selected other topics from the vast field of possibilities, but in the spirit of reviewing the book he wrote rather than some other that he might possibly have written I must rate this quite highly. He manages a balance between political and social history, with a dollop of economic history as well, and adds a coda about the uses to which Roman history is put in the modern world, including commentary about films.
The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction download epub
Humanities
Author: Christopher Kelly
ISBN: 0192803913
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 14, 2006)
Pages: 168 pages