Pax Romana

Pax Romana
Author: Jonathan Hickman
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781607066460
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Release: 2012-03-07
Editor: Image Comics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Collects issues 1-4 of PAX ROMANA plus bonus materials! From the mind of comic book innovator Jonathan Hickman, comes the exhilarating time-traveling epic: PAX ROMANA. The creator of THE NIGHTLY NEWS brings his unique sensibility to science fiction and the result is a visually stunning look at a new history of the world. PAX ROMANA tells the tale of 5000 men sent on an impossible mission to change the past and save the future.

Pax Romana

Pax Romana
Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780297864295
Available:
Release: 2016-08-11
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pax Romana is famous for having provided a remarkable period of peace and stability, rarely seen before or since. Yet the Romans were first and foremost conquerors, imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates in the east to the Atlantic coast in the west. Their peace meant Roman victory and was brought about by strength and dominance rather than co-existence with neighbours. The Romans were aggressive and ruthless, and during the creation of their empire millions died or were enslaved. But the Pax Romana was real, not merely the boast of emperors, and some of the regions in the Empire have never again lived for so many generations free from major wars. So what exactly was the Pax Romana and what did it mean for the people who found themselves brought under Roman rule? Acclaimed historian Adrian Goldsworthy tells the story of the creation of the Empire, revealing how and why the Romans came to control so much of the world and asking whether the favourable image of the Roman peace is a true one. He chronicles the many rebellions by the conquered, and describes why these broke out and why most failed. At the same time, he explains that hostility was only one reaction to the arrival of Rome, and from the start there was alliance, collaboration and even enthusiasm for joining the invaders, all of which increased as resistance movements faded away. A ground-breaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace, Pax Romana takes the reader on a journey from the bloody conquests of an aggressive Republic through the age of Caesar and Augustus to the golden age of peace and prosperity under diligent emperors like Marcus Aurelius, offering a balanced and nuanced reappraisal of life in the Roman Empire.

Hegemonic Peace and Empire

Hegemonic Peace and Empire
Author: Ali Parchami
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781134007035
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Release: 2009-03-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines the language and the ideology of the Pax Romana, the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana within the broader contexts of 'hegemony' and 'empire'. It addresses three main themes: a conceptual examination of the way in which hegemony has been justified; a linguistic study of how the notion of pax (usually translated as peace) has been used in ancient and modern times; and a study of the international orders created by Rome and Britain. Using an historiographical approach, the book draws upon texts from Greco-Roman antiquity, and sources from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries to show how the pax ideology has served as a justification for hegemonic foreign policy, and as an intellectual exercise in power projection. From Tacitus' condemnation of what he described as 'creating a wilderness and calling it peace', to debates about the establishment of a Pax Americana in post-Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the book shows not only how the governing elite in each of the three hegemonic orders prescribed to a loose interpretation of the pax ideology, but also how their internal disagreements and different conceptualisations of pax have affected the process of 'empire-building'. This book will be of interest to students of international history, empire, and International Relations in general.

Pax Romana

Pax Romana
Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0300230621
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Release: 2017-08-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A groundbreaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace from one of the leading historians of the ancient world

Pax Romana

Pax Romana
Author: Paul Petit
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0520021711
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Release: 1976-01-01
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

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Pax Romana

Pax Romana
Author: Benoît Séverac
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9781929631971
Available:
Release: 2013-10-18
Editor: Enigma Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fast-paced historical mystery set in Aquitania during during Roman conquest. Will appeal to readers of I, Claudius.

Pax Romana and the Peace of Jesus Christ

Pax Romana and the Peace of Jesus Christ
Author: Klaus Wengst
Pages: 245
ISBN: UOM:39015049258588
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Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How providential, it is often argued, that Christianity began under the pax Romano, an unprecedented time of peace throughout the world! At what other time could the gospel have spread so quickly? Certainly the pax Romana was a time of peace, prosperity and justice for some - yet for others, the majority, it was a time of oppression, misery and suffering under the tyrant's whim. This latter dimension is not often brought out, so this new book plays an important role in redressing the balance. In it, Professor Wengst brings out what it was really like to live in the Roman empire. He is not so much concerned to offer a 'balanced' account as to show what it felt like from below, its effect on the nameless multitudes of whose immeasurable tears and sufferings, hopes and fears there is only indirect evidence. This serves as a prelude to a discussion of the experiences which Jesus and the early Christians had of Roman rule and the way in which they reacted to it. There is no mistaking the fact that the results of the study are not just a piece of past history, but are extraordinarily relevant to the modern world.

Hegemonic Peace and Empire

Hegemonic Peace and Empire
Author: Ali Parchami
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781134007042
Available:
Release: 2009-03-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines the language and the ideology of the Pax Romana, the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana within the broader contexts of 'hegemony' and 'empire'. It addresses three main themes: a conceptual examination of the way in which hegemony has been justified; a linguistic study of how the notion of pax (usually translated as peace) has been used in ancient and modern times; and a study of the international orders created by Rome and Britain. Using an historiographical approach, the book draws upon texts from Greco-Roman antiquity, and sources from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries to show how the pax ideology has served as a justification for hegemonic foreign policy, and as an intellectual exercise in power projection. From Tacitus' condemnation of what he described as 'creating a wilderness and calling it peace', to debates about the establishment of a Pax Americana in post-Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the book shows not only how the governing elite in each of the three hegemonic orders prescribed to a loose interpretation of the pax ideology, but also how their internal disagreements and different conceptualisations of pax have affected the process of 'empire-building'. This book will be of interest to students of international history, empire, and International Relations in general.

Pax Romana and World Peace

Pax Romana and World Peace
Author: Lawrence Waddy
Pages: 240
ISBN: UOM:39015026652134
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Release: 1951
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Pax Romana

Pax Romana
Author: Ira Tabankin
Pages: 189
ISBN: 179549042X
Available:
Release: 2019-01-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Roman Empire conquered the world. They crushed new religions, they explored the planet, discovering the Americas, Asia, Africa and the poles. Their legions crushed all opposition. Various Emperors were interested in science, hence with the resources of the world they advanced all of the sciences. They expanded life spans, they developed flight and space flight. In our year of 2015 they developed their first FTL drive. Their experimental ship exploded when it opened Rome's first manned warp drive. An Alien ship just happened to entering warp speed at the same time the combined energizes destroyed the Roman ship. The aliens became interested in these humans, they learned all they could about the Romans. Rome sent it's second experiential FTL ship thinking the first ship's explosion was a fluke. The aliens made themselves known to the Romans which changed everything the Romans thought. The aliens were more advanced then the Romans. The current Emperor told his closest advisers and commander of the Legions, the Legatus, he remembered Rome's history of conquest, Rome had always been the most advanced army, they easily crushed every other army they met. Now the tables had turned, Rome found itself with the lower technology and weapons, they had a choice, become the slaves of the aliens or?Rome only knew how conquest hence they prepared to fight the aliens.Pax Romana, the peace of Rome was shattered. Included in the story is a complete revised history of the Roman Empire which is included for reference.

Pax Romana 1

Pax Romana  1
Author: Jonathan Hickman
Pages: 32
ISBN: PKEY:SEP071955
Available:
Release: 2012-03-07
Editor: Image Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

CREAT THE FUTURE, DESTROY THE PAST. From the mind of comic book innovator JONATHAN HICKMAN, comes the exhilarating time-traveling epic, PAX ROMANA. The creator of THE NIGHTLY NEWS brings his unique sensibility to science fiction and the result is a visually stunning look at a new history of the world. PAX ROMANA tells the tale of 5000 men sent on an impossible mission to change the past and save the future. It's the end of the world: Will they succeed, or will they fail?

Pax and the Politics of Peace

Pax and the Politics of Peace
Author: Hannah Cornwell
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780192528148
Available:
Release: 2017-07-13
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perhaps in defiance of expectations, Roman peace (pax) was a difficult concept that resisted any straightforward definition: not merely denoting the absence or aftermath of war, it consisted of many layers and associations and formed part of a much greater discourse on the nature of power and how Rome saw her place in the world. During the period from 50 BC to AD 75 - covering the collapse of the Republic, the subsequent civil wars, and the dawn of the Principate-the traditional meaning and language of peace came under extreme pressure as pax was co-opted to serve different strands of political discourse. This volume argues for its fundamental centrality in understanding the changing dynamics of the state and the creation of a new political system in the Roman Empire, moving from the debates over the content of the concept in the dying Republic to discussion of its deployment in the legitimization of the Augustan regime, first through the creation of an authorized version controlled by the princeps and then the ultimate crystallization of the pax augusta as the first wholly imperial concept of peace. Examining the nuances in the various meanings, applications, and contexts of Roman discourse on peace allows us valuable insight into the ways in which the dynamics of power were understood and how these were contingent on the political structures of the day. However it also demonstrates that although the idea of peace came to dominate imperial Rome's self-representation, such discourse was nevertheless only part of a wider discussion on the way in which the Empire conceptualized itself.

Roman Warfare

Roman Warfare
Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781541699229
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Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, a concise and comprehensive history of the fighting forces that created the Roman Empire Roman warfare was relentless in its pursuit of victory. A ruthless approach to combat played a major part in Rome's history, creating an empire that eventually included much of Europe, the Near East and North Africa. What distinguished the Roman army from its opponents was the uncompromising and total destruction of its enemies. Yet this ferocity was combined with a genius for absorbing conquered peoples, creating one of the most enduring empires ever known. In Roman Warfare, celebrated historian Adrian Goldsworthy traces the history of Roman warfare from 753 BC, the traditional date of the founding of Rome by Romulus, to the eventual decline and fall of Roman Empire and attempts to recover Rome and Italy from the "barbarians" in the sixth century AD. It is the indispensable history of the most professional fighting force in ancient history, an army that created an Empire and changed the world.

Augustus

Augustus
Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780297864264
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Release: 2014-08-14
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Caesar Augustus schemed and fought his way to absolute power. He became Rome's first emperor and ruled for forty-four years before dying peacefully in his bed. The system he created would endure for centuries. Yet, despite his exceptional success, he is a difficult man to pin down, and far less well-known than his great-uncle, Julius Caesar. His story is not always edifying: he murdered his opponents, exiled his daughter when she failed to conform and freely made and broke alliances as he climbed ever higher. However, the peace and stability he fostered were real, and under his rule the empire prospered. Adrian Goldsworthy examines the ancient sources to understand the man and his times.

Pax Romana

Pax Romana
Author: Peter Amey
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0245521933
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Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Roman Market Economy

The Roman Market Economy
Author: Peter Temin
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9780691147680
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Release: 2013
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The study of ancient economies has for many generations been a fiercely debated field. Peter Temin has produced a book that will in many ways foster renewed energy in this great debate. What is of special value here is his economic analysis, including the use of regressions to show that price movements in the Roman provinces must be linked to those in Rome itself, and that the Roman economy, therefore, was a market economy. Whether one agrees or not with this basic conclusion, the framing of the evidence will alter the terms of the debate, and not just for the Roman economy but for Hellenistic economies as well. The book is a must-read for all economic historians and will surely become one of the most widely read books on the ancient economy."--J. G. Manning, Yale University "Peter Temin's fascinating book deploys the techniques of economic analysis to understand the nature of Roman trade, markets, and transactions, and definitively challenges the view of the Roman Empire as a 'primitive' economy. Stressing the importance of markets, trade, commerce, and banking, and emphasizing their prominence in the evidence from ancient texts and archaeology, Temin offers a sophisticated account of Rome's economic institutions and practices that fundamentally revises and enriches our understanding of the prosperity and the decline of this major imperial power."--Alan K. Bowman, University of Oxford "This is a very important book, and I know of no other quite like it. Temin's scholarship promotes and illustrates the relevance of economic theory to the study of Roman history. "The Roman Market Economy" contains plenty of claims that are controversial, but that's what will energize the debate."--Walter Scheidel, coeditor of "The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies" "Economic historians have actively studied medieval and early modern Europe for decades, but few have ventured back as far as Peter Temin does here. He demonstrates that economic arguments apply just as well to the ancient world, and that even quite general propositions can be tested against evidence from antiquity."--Francois R. Velde, coauthor of "The Big Problem of Small Change" "

Britannia s Issue

Britannia s Issue
Author: Howard D. Weinbrot
Pages: 644
ISBN: 9780521034104
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Release: 2007-02-15
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An important work on the developing confidence of British literature in the eighteenth-century.

The Fall of the Roman Empire

The Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Peter Heather
Pages: 572
ISBN: 9780195325416
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Release: 2007-06-11
Editor: OUP USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shows how Europe's barbarians, strengthened by centuries of contact with Rome on many levels, turned into an enemy capable of overturning and dismantling the mighty Empire.

The Idea of War and Peace

The Idea of War and Peace
Author: Irving Horowitz
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9781351481175
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Release: 2017-07-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Modern theorists and their ideas on war and peace are here presented, interpreted, and evaluated with scholarship and clarity of expression. In examining the main currents in modern social theory, the author has gone directly to the works of the leading philosophic figures. This book is a carefully documented analysis based on primary sources. Its republication in an expanded version after more than a half century since its initial appearance is a welcome addition to the literature on conflict and conflict resolution. In this 2007 greatly expanded third edition of The Idea of War and Peace, Irving Louis Horowitz provides a sense of substance to the character of Western Civilization. The book permits the reader to better understand what the "clash of civilizations" is about. It provides a broad outline of both European and American twentieth century social philosophies as they relate to the issue of war and peace. It also offers a new concluding section that explores in depth this same theme in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Such major figures as Bertrand Russell, John Dewey, Jacques Maritain, Albert Einstein, and Vladimir Lenin, reviewed in earlier editions, are now joined by examinations of the work of Raymond Aron, Harold D. Lasswell, and other contemporaries. The Idea of War and Peace is not just one more manual of how to conduct or avoid conflict, and even less, a guideline to policy-making. Instead, the work offers a profound sense of the theories and values that underline manuals and guides. This third edition is graced by a consideration of major figures in the second half of the twentieth century and a retrospective on the work of Niccolo Machiavelli on the nature of warfare. It also includes chapters on the relationship of war, peace, and the democratic order--and a postscript on new forms of state power and terrorism. This new edition links past and present and serves as an analytical bridge between cen

Pax Romana 4

Pax Romana  4
Author: Jonathan Hickman
Pages: 32
ISBN: PKEY:DEC072096
Available:
Release: 2012-03-07
Editor: Image Comics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"THE GREAT SOCIETY" The wars of unification have ended and Rome is stronger than ever. Was it enough to change the future and push humanity to new heights? Find out in the epic conclusion of PAX ROMANA.