Imperial Triumph: The Roman World from Hadrian to Constantine (AD 138-363) - The Profile History of the Ancient World Series (Hardback)Professor Michael Kulikowski (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 386
Weight: 774 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 40 mm
A genuinely bracing and innovative history of Rome for a general audience. * TLS *
This was an era of great change, and Mr. Kulikowski is an excellent and insightful guide to the process -- Adrian Goldsworthy * Wall Street Journal *
Insightful, coherent and articulate. * BBC History Magazine *
Demonstrates impressive mastery of a vast and complex field * Australian Book Review *
A breezy and animated, yet authoritative look at this remarkable time ... sure to be of interest to anybody with a taste in character-driven history. * Military History Review *
A fascinating account showing just what it was like to be a Roman emperor - the endless court politics, the shock of outside events, the need to bring in reforms, and, above all, the constant struggle to stay alive and keep your place on the throne. * Jerry Toner, Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge *
Kulikowski's lucid narrative deftly navigates one of the most tangled periods of Roman imperial history. Triumphing over treacherous source material, he shows Rome's third century nightmare as part of a sequence of events that convulsed the whole of Eurasia. Imperial Triumph is a dramatic and a revealing history of cataclysm and recovery. * Greg Woolf, Director, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London *
Kulikowski's great triumph is to present, in an engaging and lively manner, a new historical narrative with a clear, distinctive line of interpretation for the crucial and complex era of transformation from the world of the high empire to late antiquity. * R. W. Benet Salway, University College London *
A lively, accessible, up-to-date account of the ancient world during the critical period of Rome's domination of her powerful and diverse empire. * Alan Bowman, Formerly Camden Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford *
Kulikowski provides an energizing depiction of the Roman Empire at its height. His light prose style masks a deep engagement with the period and the problems posed to the Empire from within and beyond its borders. * Hugh Elton, Trent University *
An impressive book with an incisive fresh exposition of how Rome's rulers triumphantly remade their empire in response to relentless pressures over two-and-a-half centuries. A page-turner set on a vast physical canvas stretching from Scotland to Ethiopia and China. * Richard Talbert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill *
An illuminating, interesting read. * TalkingPointsMemo.com *
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