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Author Kelly, Christopher, 1964-

Title The Roman Empire : a very short introduction / Christopher Kelly
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (153 pages) : illustrations
Series Very short introductions
Very short introductions.
Contents Conquest -- Imperial power -- Collusion -- History wars -- Christians to the lions -- Living and dying -- Rome revisited
Summary The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. This introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence, 'romanisation', and tactical power to develop an astonishingly uniform culture from Rome to its furthest outreaches
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-146) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.
Rome -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191516783 (electronic bk.)
9780191516788 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)