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The Roman Empire in context : historical and comparative perspectives / edited by Johann P. Arnason and Kurt A. Raaflaub.

Contributor(s): Árnason, Jóhann Páll, 1940- | Raaflaub, Kurt A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Ancient world--comparative histories: Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 416 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444390209; 1444390201; 9781444390186; 144439018X; 128351415X; 9781283514156; 9781444390193; 1444390198.Subject(s): Rome -- Civilization | Comparative civilization | Rome -- History | History | HISTORY -- Ancient | HISTORY -- Ancient -- Rome | Civilization | Comparative civilization | Rome (Empire) | Cultuurgeschiedenis | Romeinse rijkGenre/Form: Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Roman Empire in context.DDC classification: 937.06 Other classification: 15.52 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Introduction / Johann P. Arnason -- Expansion and Transformation -- From City-State to Empire: Rome in Comparative Perspective / Kurt A. Raaflaub -- The Transition from Republic to Principate: Loss of Legitimacy, Revolution, and Acceptance / Egon Flaig -- Strong and Weak Regimes: Comparing the Roman Principate and the Medieval Crown of Aragon / J.E. Lendon -- Late Antiquity: Division, Transformation, and Continuity -- The Background to the Third-Century Crisis of the Roman Empire / Adam Ziolkowski -- The End of Sacrifice: Religious Mutations of Late Antiquity / Guy G Stroumsa -- Contextualizing Late Antiquity: The First Millennium / Garth Fowden -- Destinies of the Roman Legacy -- The Franks: Rome's Heirs in the West / Matthias Becher -- The End of Rome? The Transformation of the Eastern Empire in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries CE / John Haldon -- The First Islamic Empire / Chase F. Robinson -- Comparative Perspectives -- From City-State to Empire: The Case of Assyria / Mario Liverani -- China's Early Empires: The Authority and Means of Government / Michael Loewe -- The Legs of the Throne: Kings, Elites, and Subjects in Sasanian Iran / Scott McDonough -- The King of Kings: Universal Hegemony, Imperial Power, and a New Comparative History of Rome / Peter Fibiger Bang -- Conceptual and Theoretical Reflections -- The Roman Phenomenon: State, Empire, and Civilization / Johann P. Arnason -- Roman-European Continuities: Conceptual and Historical Questions / Peter Wagner.
Summary: Through a series of original essays by leading international scholars, The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives offers a comparative historical analysis of the Roman empire's role and achievement and, more broadly, establishes Rome's significance within comparative studies.: Fills a gap in comparative historical analysis of the Roman empire's role and achievement; Features contributions from more than a dozen distinguished scholars from around the world; Explores the relevance of important comparativist themes of state, empire, and civilization to ancient Rome.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction / Johann P. Arnason -- pt. I Expansion and Transformation -- 2. From City-State to Empire: Rome in Comparative Perspective / Kurt A. Raaflaub -- 3. The Transition from Republic to Principate: Loss of Legitimacy, Revolution, and Acceptance / Egon Flaig -- 4. Strong and Weak Regimes: Comparing the Roman Principate and the Medieval Crown of Aragon / J.E. Lendon -- pt. II Late Antiquity: Division, Transformation, and Continuity -- 5. The Background to the Third-Century Crisis of the Roman Empire / Adam Ziolkowski -- 6. The End of Sacrifice: Religious Mutations of Late Antiquity / Guy G Stroumsa -- 7. Contextualizing Late Antiquity: The First Millennium / Garth Fowden -- pt. III Destinies of the Roman Legacy -- 8. The Franks: Rome's Heirs in the West / Matthias Becher -- 9. The End of Rome? The Transformation of the Eastern Empire in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries CE / John Haldon -- 10. The First Islamic Empire / Chase F. Robinson -- pt. IV Comparative Perspectives -- 11. From City-State to Empire: The Case of Assyria / Mario Liverani -- 12. China's Early Empires: The Authority and Means of Government / Michael Loewe -- 13. The Legs of the Throne: Kings, Elites, and Subjects in Sasanian Iran / Scott McDonough -- 14. The King of Kings: Universal Hegemony, Imperial Power, and a New Comparative History of Rome / Peter Fibiger Bang -- pt. V Conceptual and Theoretical Reflections -- 15. The Roman Phenomenon: State, Empire, and Civilization / Johann P. Arnason -- 16. Roman-European Continuities: Conceptual and Historical Questions / Peter Wagner.

Through a series of original essays by leading international scholars, The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives offers a comparative historical analysis of the Roman empire's role and achievement and, more broadly, establishes Rome's significance within comparative studies.: Fills a gap in comparative historical analysis of the Roman empire's role and achievement; Features contributions from more than a dozen distinguished scholars from around the world; Explores the relevance of important comparativist themes of state, empire, and civilization to ancient Rome.

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