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The Resource The origin of empire : Rome from the Republic to Hadrian, David Potter

The origin of empire : Rome from the Republic to Hadrian, David Potter

Label
The origin of empire : Rome from the Republic to Hadrian
Title
The origin of empire
Title remainder
Rome from the Republic to Hadrian
Statement of responsibility
David Potter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 264 BCE, when the Roman army crossed into Sicily, and the death of Hadrian nearly three hundred years later, Rome became one of the most successful multicultural empires in history. In this vivid guide to a fascinating period, David Potter explores the transformations that occurred along the way, as Rome went from republic to mercenary state to bureaucratic empire, from that initial step across the Straits of Messina to the peak of territorial expansion. Rome was shaped by endless political and diplomatic jockeying. As other Italian city-states relinquished sovereignty in exchange for an ironclad guarantee of protection, Rome did not simply dominate its potential rivals-it absorbed them by selectively offering citizenship and constructing a tiered membership scheme that allowed Roman citizens to maintain political control without excluding noncitizens from the state's success. Potter attributes the empire's ethnic harmony to its relative openness. This imperial policy adapted and persisted over centuries of internal discord. The fall of the republican aristocracy led to the growth of mercenary armies and to the creation of a privatized and militarized state that reached full expression under Julius Caesar. Subsequently, Augustus built a mighty bureaucracy, which went on to manage an empire ruled by a series of inattentive, intemperate, and bullying chief executives. As contemporary parallels become hard to ignore, The Origin of Empire makes clear that the Romans still have much to teach us about power, governance, and leadership
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Potter, D. S.
Dewey number
937/.06
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG270
LC item number
.P68 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Mediterranean Region
Label
The origin of empire : Rome from the Republic to Hadrian, David Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1059267966
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xv, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674659674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1059267966
Label
The origin of empire : Rome from the Republic to Hadrian, David Potter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1059267966
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xv, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674659674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1059267966

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