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Published: 24 August 2006

168 Pages | 25 halftones


ISBN: 9780192803917

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The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Christopher Kelly

Very Short Introductions

  • Descibes the astonishing logistical feats, the politics, and the oppression, which the Romans used to rule their vast empire.
  • Looks at the daily lives of the empire's people: both those in Rome as well as those living in its furthest colonies. Religion, culture, social structure, and law and order all played an important part in maintaining the empire.
  • Brings the empire right up to date, examining how it has been considered and depicted since the eighteenth century, from the comparisons which the British made with their own empire, to the latest Hollywood blockbuster films.