Corruption and the Decline of Rome (Paperback)Ramsay MacMullen (author)
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"An important book which will initiate a long debate. . . . What is new in MacMullen's argument is not the existence of this corruption but its sheer scale and long-term global effects. . . . A vivid and frightening picture of how a great state and civilization, the construction of centuries of painfully acquired political culture, can be cripplingly undermined."-Stephen Williams, History Today
"A powerful account of the vices of late Roman society, which certainly helps us to understand some aspects of its partial fall."-Jasper Griffin, New York Review of Books
"All students of history must welcome this wide-ranging book from so eminent an authority. MacMullen's knowledge of the ancient evidence is encyclopedic and his deceptively casual style and deliberate avoidance of technical terms make this an accessible and stimulating book for the general reader as well as for the specialist."-Jill Harries, International History Review
"MacMullen's book is excellent: rich and learned in detail, lively in style, and in argument and insights highly stimulating."-S. J. B. Barnish, Times Higher Education Supplement
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 598 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 22 mm
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