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  • Title: The Roman Empire: Economy, Society and Culture
  • Author: Peter Garnsey Richard P. Saller
  • ISBN: 9780520060678
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback

  • During the first, stable period of the Principate roughly from 27 BC to AD 235 , when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth, or endanger survival What forces of cohesion operated to balance the socDuring the first, stable period of the Principate roughly from 27 BC to AD 235 , when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth, or endanger survival What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates Why did Roman governments freeze the official religion while allowing the diffusion of alien, especially oriental, cults Are we to see in their attitude to Christianity a policy of toleration or simply confusion and a failure of nerve These are some of the many questions posed in this book, which offers the first overall account of the society, economy and culture of the Roman empire Addressed to non specialist readers no less than to scholars, it breaks with the traditional historian s preoccupation with narrative and politics As an integrated study of the life and outlook of the ordinary inhabitants of the Roman world, it deepens our understanding of the underlying factors in this important formative period of world history.
    Peter Garnsey Richard P. Saller
    Professor Peter Garnsey is Emeritus Professor of the History of Classical Antiquity and a Fellow of Jesus College His research interests include history of Political Theory and Intellectual history social and economic history food, famine and nutrition and physical anthropology.


    Commentaires:

    Jan-Maat
    A difficulty in studying the Roman empire is that there are topics that we can discuss in detail and things that we can never know about for sure because the evidence is simply not there. The early essays in this book point this out and so inevitably the humble reader is going to judge all of them by that standard.Perhaps it has nothing to do with the quality of evidence that does survive - literature, buildings, archaeology - perhaps it is simply something in our natures that draws us to want t [...]

    Trey Kennedy
    Possibly the most boring history text on the Roman Empire I have ever read.

    Adamantios Minas
    Η έκδοση που έχω είναι του 1996.

    Les
    This is a somewhat dense academic work that captures the currents of modern scholarship on the Roman Empire during the Principate. For the most part, the authors avoid jargon and write persuasively on the changing views on the nature of the Roman economy, the role of slavery in agriculture, why the official state religion remained static, and why Romanization does not accurately describe the process of cultural change in the West or East. The addenda with updates and discussion of the most recen [...]

    Lucía
    Este libro ha sido mucho mejor que el que leí de la Guerra de Corinto. El autor se expresa con claridad y precisión. Las notas a pie de página no son largas y apenas abundan (no como en el otro que era horroroso, lo siento César Fornis). En definitiva, da un repaso a la economía, la sociedad y la religión de la época imperial de Roma (no la monarquía ni la república, el principado).La única razón por la que he tardado todo un maldito mes en leermelo es porque tenía que leerlo por obl [...]

    Palak Gupta
    After I had finished reading this book, I realised that while the book itself is brilliant, it's not suitable for someone who is new to Roman history. I believe that before reading this book, knowledge of the brief outline of Roman history is essential. It's not a book you can read casually. It delves into the Roman society, the disestablishment and re-establishment of monarchy, the nature of Roman economy, the general indifference to most religions apart from a selective few, and the limited cu [...]

    Steven Sills
    The style of the book is for pedants with nothing appealing to general readers. Nonetheless, you will see the society more intimately and Rome will be more than a history book. You will see what the patron and client relationships were really like, how wealthier women were much more liberated than anything you could have imagined, and a whole array of topics. I really appreciated reading it

    Carrie
    I read this and never went to class, since I figured my professor wrote the book.

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