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Rome: Empire of the Eagles, 753 BC - AD 476

Rome: Empire of the Eagles, 753 BC - AD 476
Author: Neil Faulkner
ISBN 13: 9780582784956
ISBN 10: 582784956
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2008-01-18
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
List Price: $130.00

A major new single volume history of the greatest empire of antiquity, which challenges the orthodox view that Rome was a bringer of civilisation.

  • This controversial book presents Rome as an exploitative, violent and unstable system

  • It tells how Rome's search for plunder to feed itself led eventually to a self-destructive process that ate away at the system's socio-economic foundations

  • Covers the rise and fall in one comprehensive volume