The Roman World, 44 BC-AD 180

Author: Martin Goodman,Professor of Jewish Studies Martin Goodman,Jane Sherwood

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415049696

Category: History

Page: 380

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This volume provides a comprehensive outline of the Roman world from 44 BC to AD 180, the period from the death of Julius Caesar to Marcus Aurelius. Goodman presents a lucid and balanced picture of the Roman world, examining the Roman Empire from a variety of perspectives - cultural, political, civic, social and religious. Goodman's volume represents a broad approach to the study of the Roman Empire, exploring the influence of the provinces and the fringes of the Empire on Rome, and the effects of Rome on the provinces and the emergence within pagan society of rabbinic Judaism and Christianity. The Roman World 44 BC-AD 180 will be of vital interest to the student of Roman history and civilization.
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Aspects of Roman History 31 BC-AD 117

Author: Richard Alston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317976428

Category: History

Page: 456

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This new edition of Aspects of Roman History 31 BC- AD 117 provides an easily accessible guide to the history of the early Roman Empire. Taking the reader through the major political events of the crucial first 150 years of Roman imperial history, from the Empire’s foundation under Augustus to the height of its power under Trajan, the book examines the emperors and key events that shaped Rome’s institutions and political form. Blending social and economic history with political history, Richard Alston’s revised edition leads students through important issues, introducing sources, exploring techniques by which those sources might be read, and encouraging students to develop their historical judgement. The book includes: chapters on each of the emperors in this period, exploring the successes and failures of each reign, and how these shaped the empire, sections on social and economic history, including the core issues of slavery, social mobility, economic development and change, gender relations, the rise of new religions, and cultural change in the Empire, an expanded timeframe, providing more information on the foundation of the imperial system under Augustus and the issues relating to Augustan Rome, a glossary and further reading section, broken down by chapter. This expanded and revised edition of Aspects of Roman History, covering an additional 45 years of history from Actium to the death of Augustus, provides an invaluable introduction to Roman Imperial history, surveying the way in which the Roman Empire changed the world and offering critical perspectives on how we might understand that transformation. It is an important resource for any student of this crucial and formative period in Roman history.
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The Letter to Philemon

Author: Scot McKnight

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802873820

Category: Bible

Page: 159

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The Academy of Parish Clergy's 2018 Top Five Reference Books for Parish Ministry Paul's letter to Philemon carries a strong message of breaking down social barriers and establishing new realities of conduct and fellowship. It is also a disturbing text that has been used to justify slavery. Though brief, Philemon requires close scrutiny. In this commentary Scot McKnight offers careful textual analysis of Philemon and brings the practice of modern slavery into conversation with the ancient text. Too often, McKnight says, studies of this short letter gloss over the issue of slavery--an issue that must be recognized and dealt with if Christians are to read Philemon faithfully. Pastors and scholars will find in this volume the insight they need to preach and teach this controversial book in meaningful new ways.
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The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180–395

Author: David S. Potter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134855729

Category: History

Page: 784

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Skilfully weaving together cultural, intellectual and political history, this detailed survey of two critical and eventful centuries travels the course of imperial decline. A striking achievement of historical synthesis, with a compelling interpretative line.
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An Intellectual History of Terror

War, Violence and the State

Author: Mikkel Thorup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136946780

Category: History

Page: 296

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This book investigates terrorism and anti-terrorism as related and interacting phenomena, undertaking a simultaneous reading of terrorist and statist ideologists in order to reconstruct the 'deadly dialogue' between them. This work investigates an extensive array of violent phenomena and actors, trying to broaden the scope and ambition of the history of terrorism studies. It combines an extensive reading of state and terrorist discourse from various sources with theorizing of modernity's political, institutional and ideological development, forms of violence, and its guiding images of self and other, order and disorder. Chapters explore groups of actors (terrorists, pirates, partisans, anarchists, Islamists, neo-Nazis, revolutionaries, soldiers, politicians, scholars) as well as a broad empirical source material, and combine them into a narrative of how our ideas and concepts of state, terrorism, order, disorder, territory, violence and others came about and influence the struggle between the modern state and its challengers. The main focus is on how the state and its challengers have conceptualized and legitimated themselves, defended their existence and, most importantly, their violence. In doing so, the book situates terrorism and anti-terrorism within modernity's grander history of state, war, ideology and violence. This book will be of much interest to students of critical terrorism studies, political violence, sociology, philosophy, and Security Studies/IR in genera Mikkel Thorup is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and the History of Ideas, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
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Ritual Significance of Personal Ornament in Roman Britain

Author: Sonia Puttock

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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An investigation of the cultural and ritual significance behind the placing of personal ornaments in certain contexts, notably temples, shrines and burials. Drawing throughout on archaeological and iconographic evidence, Puttock examines the votive role of Romano-British jewellery and trinkets and highlights their association with health and fertility, young women and children. Puttock also discusses the continuity of Celtic beliefs and rituals in Britain throughout the Roman period. No illustrations.
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