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Description - The Rise and Fall of the Romans 753-27 BC by Brian Taylor

This book is a chronological account of the formation, battles and campaigns of the Roman state, from the foundation and growth of the city under the Seven Kings, to the epic Republican struggle with Carthage, and the resultant expansion throughout the Mediterranean. The rise of the Roman Empire laid the foundations for the development of much of Europe centuries later. The early history of Rome is shrouded in mystery, in legendary figures reputedly with their origin in the epic Trojan wars, down to the Kings of Rome. The epic struggles, which took the Romans from a collection of small farm settlements along the Tiber, to an empire ruling all of Italy, and later, through involvement in foreign wars with Carthage and in Greece, to expansion across the Mediterranean, are studied in detail. The chronological style adopted allows the reader to study the development of the empire, its internal and external struggles and the outstanding characters it brought to light. By detailing each year in turn, the reader is able to gain an understanding of how events unfolded throughout this fascinating period in history. Where there is a number of conflicts, the author has endeavoured to deal with each as a separate entry, be it the campaigns of the Punic Wars of the Civil War of Caesar or Octavian. By doing so, the reader is able to study a chosen area of operations in isolation while also assessing its wider impact upon the Romans or their enemies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781862273481
ISBN-10: 1862273480
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Brian Taylor

The author has always had a keen interest in military history, in particular the campaigns of the Second World War, the Napoleonic period and of the ancient Romans. He has previously written a two volume history of the campaigns on the Eastern Front during the Second World War titled Barbarossa to Berlin and a history of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars titled The Empire of the French. He lives in Co. Durham.

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