Roman Imperial Civilisation

Author: Harold Mattingly
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393005720
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A broad-ranging survey of the Roman Empire, outlining the course of events up to the Western Empire's fall in A.D. 476 and discussing political, economic, and cultural life. Dr. Mattingly, for many years in charge of Roman coins at the British Museum, shows throughout the book how the study of coins supplements the gaps in the contemporary historical documents."

Roman Civilization

Author: Naphtali Lewis
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231071337
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These volumes consist of selected primary documents from Ancient Rome, covering a range of over 1,000 years of Roman culture, from the foundation of the city to its sacking by the Goths.The selections cover a broad spectrum of Roman civilization, including literature, philosophy, religion, education, politics, military affairs, and economics.

Roman Imperial Civilization

Author: Harold Mattingly
Publisher: London, E. Arnold
ISBN: LCCN:a58005448
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Scholarly survey of the Roman Empire, its history, culture, economy, cities, religion and society.

Roman Officers And English Gentlemen

Author: Richard Hingley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134563111
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This landmark book shows how much Victorian and Edwardian Roman archaeologists were influenced by their own experience of empire in their interpretation of archaeological evidence. This distortion of the facts became accepted truth and its legacy is still felt in archaeology today. While tracing the development of these ideas, the author also gives the reader a throrough grounding in the history of Roman archaeology itself.

Treason In Roman And Germanic Law

Author: Floyd Seyward Lear
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292759107
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"Treason" is a word with many connotations, a word applied to a host of varied offenses throughout the history of humanity. These essays by Floyd Seyward Lear analyze the development of the political theory of treason from its beginning in Roman Law to its transformation in the Germanic custom of the early Middle Ages. The author has presented treason as a political idea, possessing historical continuity, though varying from age to age as it follows the evolution of political authority itself. These studies trace the shifting emphasis in crimes against the state from acts directed against a central absolutist authority to acts involving the personal relationship of a pledged troth and individual fealty. This is a shift from the concept of majesty in Roman law to the concept of fidelity in Germanic law with the corollary shift from allegiance as an act of deference to allegiance as a token of mutual fidelity. These ideas are examined chronologically across an interval extending from archaic Roman law to incipiently feudal forms, from which modern theories of treason, allegiance, and sovereignty derive. Contemporary concepts in these political areas can hardly be understood apart from their historical origins. Broadly considered, this work is intended as a contribution to intellectual history. Further, this collection represents the synthesis of material widely scattered in the primary sources and relevant secondary works. The two concluding bibliographical essays are intended as a general survey of the literature relevant to these studies in Roman and Germanic public law. Descriptive and interpretive works which deal with treason and its allied aspects of political and legal theory are not numerous in the English language.