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1. Conquest

1. Conquest  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775871
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.003.0002
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‘Conquest’ looks at the brutal process of imperial establishment and expansion, and at the Romans' sense of their own imperial mission. The Roman Republic began to expand outside Italy in ... More
4. History wars

4. History wars  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775871
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.003.0005
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‘History wars’ uses the literature of the second century AD to recover a sense of how those who were conquered sought to establish an identity in a new imperial world. Conquest by Rome had ... More
3. Collusion

3. Collusion  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775871
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.003.0004
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‘Collusion’ examines the workings of the empire from the point of view of the privileged elites in the cities of the Mediterranean. The Roman empire was run by a very small provincial ... More
5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt

5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0006
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‘Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt’ chronicles Alexander's journey into Egypt, which was the first of the major Near Eastern kingdoms to come under his control. Egypt had a system of government ... More
3. Warrior: Alexander’s army

3. Warrior: Alexander’s army  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0004
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‘Warrior: Alexander's Army’ describes Alexander's military campaigning, which he continued throughout his reign and for which he is perhaps most famous. The title of ‘Undefeated’ is ... More
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.001.0001
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Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the profound influence the legends of Alexander's life have had on our historical understanding of him by focusing ... More
Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Sarris

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191782329
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236114.001.0001
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After surviving the 5th-century fall of the western European Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire flourished as one of the most powerful economic, cultural, and military forces in Europe for ... More
3. From antiquity to the Middle Ages

3. From antiquity to the Middle Ages  

Peter Sarris

in Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236114.003.0003
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‘From antiquity to the Middle Ages’ describes the key challenges to Roman power in the east and west. The emergence of the post-Roman successor kingdoms in the 5th century constituted a ... More
4. Byzantium and Islam

4. Byzantium and Islam  

Peter Sarris

in Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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9780191782329
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236114.003.0004
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By the end of the 7th century, a new superpower was applying pressure on the East Roman Empire. ‘Byzantium and Islam’ describes the rise of Arab power and the evolution of Islam. The ... More
The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Kelly

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775871
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.001.0001
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9780192803917
The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire from Augustus (the first Emperor) to Marcus Aurelius, describing how the empire was formed, how it ... More
4. Commander: Alexander and the Greeks

4. Commander: Alexander and the Greeks  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0005
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9780198706151
‘Commander: Alexander and the Greeks’ describes what is known about Alexander's treatment of the Greek cities. The narrative accounts of Alexander's life tell us a great deal about how ... More
2. Constantinople the ruling city

2. Constantinople the ruling city  

Peter Sarris

in Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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9780191782329
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236114.003.0002
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9780199236114
Constantinople had become the sole imperial capital in the east by the reign of Theodosius I (378–95). ‘Constantinople, “the ruling city”’ describes the transformation of the small ... More
5. Strategies for survival

5. Strategies for survival  

Peter Sarris

in Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191782329
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236114.003.0005
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9780199236114
‘Strategies for survival’ outlines the effectiveness, pragmatism, and creativity of Byzantine statecraft from the 7th century through to the early 10th century, which saw the empire’s ... More
6. King of the world: Alexander and Persia

6. King of the world: Alexander and Persia  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0007
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9780198706151
‘King of the World: Alexander and Persia’ examines where the title ‘King of the World’ to describe Alexander came from and his image as a ‘King of the World’. It first appears in the ... More

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