BOATWRIGHT : THE ROMANS (英語) ハードカバー – 2004/2/26
Kindle 端末は必要ありません。無料 Kindle アプリのいずれかをダウンロードすると、スマートフォン、タブレットPCで Kindle 本をお読みいただけます。
From Village to Empire introduces ancient Rome to readers eager for a concise and engaging understanding of its political, social, and cultural history. It traces Rome's remarkable evolution from monarchy, to republic, to one-man rule by an emperor whose power stretched from Scotland to Iraq and far up the Nile valley.
'scholarly yet readable, recommended for all libraries' (Library Journal)商品の説明をすべて表示する
The scholarship is superb, and the text did an excellent job at introducing Roman history that is palatable for the student. I was often taken back by the parallels that can be drawn from the Late Republic and the ultimate decline of Rome in comparison with the United States of today. These striking similarities brought this history to life. I recommend the book as a general introduction to Roman history, or as simply a reader for the backyard scholar. This is a great deal of history that seems to be speaking from the dust in this stage of American Empire. The chapters that introduced the politicians, who were dubbed popularēs, evoked the politicians of today. They understood that the dole controlled the masses. Another book that I would recommend, which enlightened my mind on how to use history, is Ludwig Von Mises' Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution. This may serve as a good primer for understanding that history is full of characters using means to achieve their ends, whatever they may be.