Roman Imperialism

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At its height the Roman Empire extended from Britain in the North to Libya in the South and from Spain in the West to Syria in the East. It has impressed not only by its extent but also by its longevity.

Andrew Erskine examines the course and nature of Roman expansion, focusing on the impact of Roman rule on the subject and the effect of empire on the imperial power. All these topics have created a tremendous amount of discussion among scholars, not least because the study of Roman imperialism has always been informed by contemporary perceptions of international power relations.

The book is divided into two halves. Part I treats some of the main issues in modern debates about Roman imperialism, while Part II offers a selection of the most important source material allowing readers to enter these debates themselves.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages233
ISBN (Electronic)9780748629053
ISBN (Print)9780748619627, 9780748619634
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2010

Publication series

NameDebates and Documents in Ancient History
PublisherEdinburgh University Press


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