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Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World by [Goldsworthy, Adrian]
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'Goldsworthy brings a wonderful vitality to his subject; his account possesses an immediacy usually associated with contemporary history. The reader is treated to an enthralling view of a highly complex system of governance. Too often, Rome's brutality has overshadowed the brilliance of her administrators. Goldsworthy gives statecraft its proper emphasis' (Gerard DeGroot THE TIMES)

'In this thick but entirely compelling account, acclaimed British historian Adrian Goldsworthy, who has written extensively about the Roman Empire, explains how it enforced genuine and long-lasting, if not idyllic peace . . . An engrossing account of how the Roman Empire grew and operated' (KIRKUS REVIEWS)

The latest in the line of tomes about the toga wearers on the Tiber is Goldsworthy's admirably thorough account of how they conquered then controlled their empire (John Lewis-Stempel EXPRESS)

'The best of his many excellent books on ancient Rome for its range and depth' (Peter Jones BBC HISTORY)

'The reign of Augustus - when the Romans learned to stop worrying and love the emperors - is the center of Adrian Goldworthy's powerful reassessment of Roman imperialism' (Greg Woolf WALL STREET JOURNAL)

Goldsworthy persuasively describes daily life for ordinary people, both Roman citizens and the indigenous populations who lived under Roman rule as subjects or slaves (Greg Jameson ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS.COM)

'For Goldsworthy, the author of a series of excellent books on the Roman world, the idea of empire gets an unfairly bad press. In this refreshing and thoughtful book, he argues that military power alone fails to explain why the Romans managed to rule such a huge domain for so long' (Dominic Sandbrook SUNDAY TIMES Christmas Books)

Adrian Goldsworthy is on top form with Pax Romana. Pointing out that war was virtually endemic in the ancient world, he explains clearly and persuasively how Rome was able to maintain the peace for such a long period (Peter Jones BBC HISTORY)

Goldsworthy's lively and thought-provoking history gives a vivid impression of Roman peace from the point of view of both the conquerors and those conquered (DAILY MAIL)

It is a satisfying and thought-provoking book for anyone determined to dislike the Romans while admiring their imperial achievement (Christopher Kelly TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT)

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A groundbreaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace, from the bloody conquests of an aggressive Republic through the age of Caesar and Augustus to the golden age of prosperity under Marcus Aurelius

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13229 KB
  • Print Length: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (11 August 2016)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #135,106 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Martin Lobel
5.0 out of 5 starsA Must Read for Anyone Interested in Roman History
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C. M Mills
4.0 out of 5 starsPax Romana by noted ancient British historian Dr. Adrian Goldsworthy will add to your knowledge of the Roman Empire in antiquity
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5.0 out of 5 starsVery Enlightening with Excellent Research
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5.0 out of 5 starsPax Romana and its dynamics
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