Roman Europe: 1000 BC-AD 400 (Paperback)
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Short Description for Roman Europe An international team of expert contributors provides both an introduction to and an interpretation of the key themes and developments in the history of Europe, from the earliest days of Rome through to AD 400.
- Published: 05 January 2009
- Format: Paperback 392 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780199266012 ISBN 10: 0199266018
- Sales rank: 840,478
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This volume traces the rise of Rome and the extension of Roman power across Europe, from the viewpoints of both conquerors and conquered, and also Rome's barbarian heirs, covering the period from 1000 BC through to AD 400. The book reconstructs as far as possible the indigenous experience of contact with Rome, showing how Roman domination impacted upon the already complex world of Iron Age Europe, before leaving a new 'barbarian' world in its wake. Using both literary and archaeological evidence, the eight expert contributors analyse the transformation of Europe, and the laying of the foundations of the Middle Ages, including chapters on Iron Age Europe, Roman society, warfare and the army, economy and trade, religions, and the cultural implications of Roman conquest, as well as narrative chapters on war and politics.