The Roman World 44 BC–AD 180


Author: Martin Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113650933X
Category: History
Page: 436
View: 2558
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Roman World 44 BC – AD 180 deals with the transformation of the Mediterranean regions, northern Europe and the Near East by the military autocrats who ruled Rome during this period. The book traces the impact of imperial politics on life in the city of Rome itself and in the rest of the empire, arguing that, despite long periods of apparent peace, this was a society controlled as much by fear of state violence as by consent. Martin Goodman examines the reliance of Roman emperors on a huge military establishment and the threat of force. He analyses the extent to which the empire functioned as a single political, economic and cultural unit and discusses, region by region, how much the various indigenous cultures and societies were affected by Roman rule. The book has a long section devoted to the momentous religious changes in this period, which witnessed the popularity and spread of a series of elective cults and the emergence of rabbinic Judaism and Christianity from the complex world of first-century Judaea. This book provides a critical assessment of the significance of Roman rule for inhabitants of the empire, and introduces readers to many of the main issues currently faced by historians of the early empire. This new edition, incorporating the finds of recent scholarship, includes a fuller narrative history, expanded sections on the history of women and slaves and on cultural life in the city of Rome, many new illustrations, an updated section of bibliographical notes, and other improvements designed to make the volume as useful as possible to students as well as the general reader.

The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180–395


Author: David S. Potter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134694849
Category: History
Page: 792
View: 3946
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Roman Empire at Bay is the only one volume history of the critical years 180-395 AD, which saw the transformation of the Roman Empire from a unitary state centred on Rome, into a new polity with two capitals and a new religion—Christianity. The book integrates social and intellectual history into the narrative, looking to explore the relationship between contingent events and deeper structure. It also covers an amazingly dramatic narrative from the civil wars after the death of Commodus through the conversion of Constantine to the arrival of the Goths in the Roman Empire, setting in motion the final collapse of the western empire. The new edition takes account of important new scholarship in questions of Roman identity, on economy and society as well as work on the age of Constantine, which has advanced significantly in the last decade, while recent archaeological and art historical work is more fully drawn into the narrative. At its core, the central question that drives The Roman Empire at Bay remains, what did it mean to be a Roman and how did that meaning change as the empire changed? Updated for a new generation of students, this book remains a crucial tool in the study of this period.

The Greek World 479-323 BC


Author: Simon Hornblower
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136831258
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 8535
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication nearly thirty years ago. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively revised and partly rewritten his original text, bringing it up-to-date for yet another generation of readers. In particular, this fourth edition takes full account of recent and detailed scholarship on Greek poleis across the Hellenic world, allowing for further development of the key theme of regional variety across the Mediterranean and beyond. Other extensive changes include a new sub-chapter on Islands, a completely updated bibliography, and revised citation of epigraphic material relating to the fourth-century BC. With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this fourth edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever before.

Der falsche Messias

Die wahre Geschichte des Jesus von Nazareth
Author: Nick Page
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426414074
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
View: 4621
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Er wurde am falschen Ort geboren, hatte den falschen Beruf und sprach den falschen Dialekt. Er umgab sich mit den falschen Menschen, setzte sich für die falschen Dinge ein und hatte die falschen Anhänger. Alles war falsch an diesem Mann aus Galiläa – wie konnte er dann der so lange erwartete Messias sein? In den Augen der Mächtigen war er ein gefährlicher Aufrührer, für die scheinheiligen Pharisäer war er auf eine skandalöse Weise unorthodox, und selbst seine Familie glaubte, er sei verrückt. Doch seine Anhänger, die schon wenige Jahre nach seinem Tod „Christen“ genannt wurden, waren davon überzeugt, dass er der Erlöser ist, der Gesalbte Gottes. Nick Page versucht herauszufinden, worauf diese Überzeugung gründete. Er schiebt jahrhundertealte Traditionen und Mythen beiseite und zeichnet das lebendige Porträt des Mannes, der nach seinem Tod zu einer der bedeutendsten Gestalten wurde, die die Welt je gesehen hat: Jesus von Nazareth.

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition


Author: Charles B. Puskas,C. Michael Robbins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606087851
Category: Religion
Page: 394
View: 7127
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Studying the New Testament requires a determination to encounter this collection of writings on its own terms. This classic introduction by Charles B. Puskas, revised with C. Michael Robbins, provides helpful guidance. Since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years, a host of new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies has been examined. Attentive also to the positive reviews of the first edition, the authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) the world of the New Testament, 2) interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. This volume supplies readers with pertinent primary and secondary material. The new edition carries on a genuine effort to be nonsectarian, and although it is more of a critical introduction than a general survey, it is recommended to midlevel college and seminary students and to anyone who wants to be better informed about the New Testament.

Grazer Beiträge


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Classical antiquities
Page: N.A
View: 4040
DOWNLOAD NOW »


History of the Roman People


Author: Allen M. Ward,Fritz M. Heichelheim,Cedric A. Yeo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315511207
Category: History
Page: 576
View: 3954
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A History of the Roman People provides a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity ca. A.D. 600. Clearly organized and highly readable, the text's narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological and conceptual framework for chapters on social, economic, and cultural developments of the periods covered. Major topics are treated separately so that students can easily grasp key concepts and ideas.

The Journal of Economic Perspectives

A Journal of the American Economic Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economics
Page: N.A
View: 5567
DOWNLOAD NOW »


American Book Publishing Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 8632
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Ancient Civilizations


Author: Christopher Scarre,Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 551
View: 4821
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Ancient Civilizations offers a comparative analysis of the field, including both old world and new civilizations, and explores the connections between all civilizations around the earth. The volume provides a jargon-free introduction to ancient civilizations from the first civilizations, and the great powers in the Near East, to the first Aegean civilizations, the Mediterranean world in the first millennium, Imperial Rome, northeast Africa, divine kings in southeast Asia, and empires in East Asia, as well as early states in the Americas and Andean civilization. For those interested in ancient civilizations.

To Caesar what is Caesar's

Tribute, Taxes and Imperial Administration in Early Roman Palestine (63 B.C.E.-70 C.E.)
Author: Fabian E. Udoh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781930675254
Category: History
Page: 350
View: 8546
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Leisure, Pleasure, and Healing

Spa Culture and Medicine in Ancient Eastern Mediterranean
Author: Esti Dvorjetski
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 524
View: 8897
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book deals with leisure, pleasure and healing at the spas in the eastern Mediterranean basin since the biblical era throughout the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and early Muslim periods focusing on daily life, healing cults, medical recommendations and treatments at the curative spas.

From the Gracchi to Nero

A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68
Author: N.A
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136922598
Category: History
Page: 448
View: 4097
DOWNLOAD NOW »
From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD. Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as the classic survey of the period, going through many revised and updated editions until H.H. Scullard’s death. It explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate. In superbly clear style, Scullard brings vividly to life the Gracchi’s attempts at reform, the rise and fall of Marius and Sulla, Pompey and Caesar, society and culture in the late Roman Republic, the Augustan Principate, Tiberius and Gaius, Claudius and Nero, and economic and social life in the early Empire.

The Classical Outlook


Author: N.A
Publisher: Bolchazy Carducci Pub
ISBN: 9780865162761
Category: Classical philology
Page: N.A
View: 460
DOWNLOAD NOW »


The Art of Citizens, Soldiers and Freedmen in the Roman World


Author: Eve D'Ambra,Guy P. R. Métraux
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 167
View: 8662
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This collection of essays promises to make an important contribution to the field of Roman studies, particularly, by its concentration on monuments, to that of Roman art history. The current high level of interest in problems of identity, including studies of colonialism, Romanization, ethnicity, social class, gender and a host of related topics creates a vital intellectual context for the study of the art of provincials and the lower classes. The monuments themselves contribute a critical dimension to this discourse, the more so because the textual evidence for the non-elites of Roman society, apart from inscriptions, is relatively scarce.

Verfall und Untergang des römischen Reiches


Author: Edward Gibbon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783730600146
Category:
Page: 608
View: 5199
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 4183
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Zelot

Jesus von Nazaret und seine Zeit
Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644039119
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
View: 8428
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Das Christentum verehrt Jesus von Nazaret als sanften Hirten, dessen Reich nicht von dieser Welt sei. Aber entspricht dieses Bild der historischen Realität? Kann es den grausamen Kreuzestod plausibel erklären? Der amerikanische Religionswissenschaftler Reza Aslan meint: nein. Sein Buch, das in den USA für einen Skandal sorgte, versucht zu ergründen, wer Jesus war, bevor es das Christentum gab. Es ist das fesselnde, brillant erzählte Porträt eines Mannes voller Widersprüche, einer Epoche voll religiöser Inbrunst und blutiger Kämpfe und einer Weltreligion im Werden.

Die Grenzen des Wachstums

Bericht des Club of Rome zur Lage der Menschheit
Author: Dennis Meadows,Donella H. Meadows
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: 183
View: 8009
DOWNLOAD NOW »


The Journal of Hellenic Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Greece
Page: N.A
View: 1292
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Vols. 1-8, 1880-87, plates published separately and numbered I-LXXXIII.