The Roman Empire
Peter Garnsey, Richard Saller
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Sachbuch / Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Antike
During the Principate (roughly 27 BCE to 235 CE), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? How did the official religion react in the face of the diffusion of alien cults and the emergence of Christianity?
These are some of the many questions posed here, in the new, expanded edition of Garnsey and Saller's pathbreaking account of the economy, society, and culture of the Roman Empire. This second edition includes a new introduction that explores the consequences for government and the governing classes of the replacement of the Republic by the rule of emperors. Addenda to the original chapters offer up-to-date discussions of issues and point to new evidence and approaches that have enlivened the study of Roman history in recent decades. A completely new chapter assesses how far Rome’s subjects resisted her hegemony. The bibliography has also been thoroughly updated, and a new color plate section has been added.
ancient rome, ancient society, greco roman history, ancient history, roman society, social hierarchy in roman empire, classics, enemies of rome, thematic history of rome, economy of roman empire, roman empire, world history, ancient europe, classical studies, families in roman empire, rome, principate era, roman religion before christianity, roman history, history civilization, history of europe, roman culture and society, early roman empire, roman imperialism, classical study