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eBook Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History epub

by Christopher S. Mackay

eBook Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History epub
  • ISBN: 0521809185
  • Author: Christopher S. Mackay
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First American Edition edition (January 24, 2005)
  • Pages: 460 pages
  • ePUB size: 1519 kb
  • FB2 size 1154 kb
  • Formats lrf rtf mbr lit


Mackay reminds us all of the value in focusing on military conflicts and governmental affairs, particularly .

Mackay reminds us all of the value in focusing on military conflicts and governmental affairs, particularly for understanding the breakdown of the Republican system and the collapse of the western empire. Darryl A. Phillips, College of Charleston, South Carolina, BMCR. This volume is a short and comprehensive political and military history of ancient Rome, from the origins of the city in the Italian Iron Age, until the deposition of the last emperor in 476 AD. Illustrated with the relevant art works from Rome's long history, this volume will serve as a timely and up to date overview of one of the most extraordinary civilizations of human history.

Ancient Rome is a concise, comprehensive political and military history of the Roman Republic and Empire, from the origins of the city in the Italian Iron Age, until the deposition of the last emperor in 476 AD. Christopher Mackay describes how military events undermined the political institutions of the Republic, how the Empire was administered and controlled, why Ancient Rome is a concise, comprehensive political and military history of the Roman Republic and Empire, from the origins of the city in the Italian Iron Age, until the deposition of the last emperor in 476 AD.

Christopher S. Mackay. A short and comprehensive political and military history of ancient Rome, from the origins of the city in the Italian Iron Age, until the deposition of the last emperor in 476 AD.

A short and comprehensive political and military history of ancient Rome, from the origins of the city in the Italian . Just got the news that Cambridge University Press has given me till August 2019 to provide a revision of Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History. This is the public page about my life as an author  . I still stand by the general "take" on things, but that book was basically written twenty years ago, so I've had a lot of time since then to ruminate on Roman history! Christopher S.

Ancient Rome: A Military. has been added to your Basket. This is a fantastic textbook. Mackay keeps Ancient Rome very alive while he delivers the monumental history of the civilization that shaped our modern world. It truly is a pleasure to read and easily points out the key facts for which a professor would find testable. Honestly, Mackay style had me forget that I read the book as an assignment and would often have me reading ahead in the class because of the sheer readability and entertainment of the text.

In his introduction, Mackay explains he seeks to present a nuts-and-bolts, no-nonsense introduction to Roman history.

Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History Christopher S. Mackay Many scholars these days have an agenda, but Mackay is very up front about his. In his introduction, Mackay explains he seeks to present a nuts-and-bolts, no-nonsense introduction to Roman history

A Military and Political History. Popular items with this book

A Military and Political History. Popular items with this book. Mackay details how the military responsibilities of empire undermined the political institutions of the Republic and how the Imperial adoption of Christianity as the state religion, as well as the military and economic pressures of the third and fourth centuries, eventually led to the downfall of the western empire through invasion.

Ancient Rome is a concise, comprehensive political and military history of the Roman Republic and Empire, from the origins of the city in the Italian Iron Age, until the deposition of the last emperor in 476 AD. Christopher Mackay describes how military events undermined the political institutions of the Republic, how the Empire was administered and controlled, why Christianity was adopted as the state religion under Constantine, and how military and economic pressures of the third and fourth centuries eventually led to the downfall of the Western empire. Illustrated with relevant art works from Rome's long history, this volume serves as an up-to-date overview of one of the most extraordinary civilizations in human history.
Comments: (7)
tref
This is an unashamedly old-fashioned political and military narrative history of the Roman Republic and Empire. There are no sections on daily life or the lives of women, for instance. There is some discussion of government, but that fits under politics. The military history is at the operational or strategic level, not at the tactical level. Battles are very briefly described, mainly just stating who the victor was. However, the book is not just a bare recital of "one thing after another"; the author also tries to get inside the head of the leading personalities to divine their intentions. Whatever the author discusses, it is so engagingly written that the story just carries the reader along. Several times I tried dipping into the book to just read a page or two but invariably found myself swept along until at least the end of the chapter. Highly recommended for those who like this approach to history.
FEISKO
This book would best serve readers who have a basic knowledge of Roman history. It is a good overview of the political events of the Roman Republic and Empire. Sometimes Mckay does a poor job presenting the details of the events and in these places the narrative is difficult to follow. However, in other places he does an excellent job of explaining concepts, themes and sources.
Άνουβις
This textbook was very helpful and useful in my Roman history class this past semester.
Jack
I greatly appreciated Professor Mackay critical reveiew of the historical records, and his unbaised reconcilations of previous interpretations. However, a thousand years of history is a lot to cover in one book. My difculity is his coverage of the late empire. It is too short for me. I think that this could be a very interesting period to study in detail, when it seems, as professor Mackay suggests, the empire was essentally disintegrating. Perhaps Professor Mackay will apply his critical skills to a detalied analysis of the social and economic conditions of this period. On to the next book.
Araath
Great information.
Tygrarad
Good product
Jediathain
This book arrived in good time and was just how described. I would recommend this vendor. It is an excellent history of Ancient Rome and its conquests-- established colonies over two continents and still influences culture today.
I desired to read a book that could offer a historical overview of Roman history. This book fulfilled.

It can exhaust you a bit in the details at times (e.g., the number of men killed in battles; the names of minor office holders). However, for anyone wanting to "get it all" in one book, it is a very good source.

It is well written and penned with an obvious depth of knowledge and keen insight.

The format basically runs from battle to battle. The ancient Romans were no doubt warriors and ruthless political opportunists. Still, I would have enjoyed more detail in the more noble of human pursuits such as art, architecture, culture and religion.

I recommend the book.
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