Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World by Greg Woolf
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World
By Greg Woolf

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

Edited by See other recent books by Greg Woolf
Format: Hardback

Checking availability...




Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World by Greg Woolf

Book Description

From its mythical foundation in 753 BC to its sack in the fifth century AD, the city of Rome had an impact on the world that it would be hard to overestimate. At its height the empire which it built up stretched from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. In this new history an international team of historians, archaeologists and classicists presents a vision of the world's most famous imperial power based on the most up-to-date research and discoveries. Chapters and box-features present gripping accounts of Roman history and literature and deal with themes ranging from medicine to warfare. They are supported by a rich set of illustrations of sites, monuments and works of art from across the Empire. Read together, these build up a fascinating picture of a civilization permeated by its imperial role, and of the colossal costs as well as the gains of empire.

Buy Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World book by Greg Woolf from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521827751
ISBN-10: 0521827752
Classification: General & world history , Ancient history: to c 500 CE , European history
Format: Hardback (253mm x 203mm x 34mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

You might also like...

Delphi by Michael Scott Delphi by Michael Scott

The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the "omphalos" - the "center" or "navel" - of the ancient world for more than 1000 years. This book provides the comprehensive narrative history of this sanctuary and city, from its founding to its modern rediscovery.

Bactria by H. G. Rawlinson Bactria by H. G. Rawlinson

An Important Account of the Greek State That Ruled the Hindu Kush for Centuries in the Wake of Alexander the Great "If through the Bactrian Empire European ideas were transmitted to the Far East, through that and similar channels Asiatic ideas found their way to Europe." - Intellectual Development of Europe

Before and After Muhammad by Garth Fowden Before and After Muhammad by Garth Fowden

Islam emerged amid flourishing Christian and Jewish cultures, yet students of Antiquity and the Middle Ages mostly ignore it. This title suggests a new way of thinking about the historical relationship between the scriptural monotheisms, integrating Islam into European and West Asian history.

Egypt, Greece, and Rome by Charles Freeman Egypt, Greece, and Rome by Charles Freeman

Regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world, it is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. The 3rd edition has been extensively revised with several chapters rewritten and a wealth of new material added.

» View more books like these...

Books By Author Greg Woolf

Tales of the Barbarians by Greg Woolf Tales of the Barbarians, Paperback (January 2014)

Tales of the Barbarians traces the creation of new mythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to the Atlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographic theory to ancient material.

Et Tu, Brute? by Greg Woolf Et Tu, Brute?, Hardback (April 2008)

Beginning with Caesar's legendary political assassination, immortalized in art and literature through the ages, Woolf delivers a remarkable meditation on Caesar's murder as it echoes down the corridors of history, affecting notions and acts of political violence to our day.

Rome by Greg Woolf Rome, Hardback

Woolf expertly recounts how the mammoth Roman empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects--a story spanning a millennium and a half of history.

» View all books by Greg Woolf

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World book by Greg Woolf and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Greg Woolf

Greg Woolf is Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Becoming Roman: The Origins of Provincial Civilization in Gaul (1998) and editor of Rome the Cosmopolis (2003).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Greg Woolf close
Tales of the Barbarians by Greg Woolf
Et Tu, Brute? by Greg Woolf
Rome by Greg Woolf
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close