Publisher: Pluto Press (August 4, 2010)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
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A millennium and a part after the top of the interval of its unquestioned dominance, Rome continues to be an important presence in western tradition. This ebook explores what the empire intended to its subjects.The inspiration of Rome has lengthy outlived the actual empire that gave it shape, and now holds sway over enormously extra humans and a much larger geographical sector than the Romans ever governed. It keeps to form our figuring out of the character of imperialism, and therefore, notwithstanding subtly, to steer the workings of the realm. not like such a lot works on Roman historical past, this ebook doesn't supply a simplistic narrative, with army triumph through decline and fall. as a substitute, it analyses the origins and nature of Roman imperialism, its fiscal, social and cultural impression at the areas it conquered, and its carrying on with impression in discussions and debates approximately sleek imperialism.