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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Baker, Simon

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ISBN 10: 0563493607 / ISBN 13: 9780563493600
Editorial: BBC Books, London, UK, 2006
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First printing. Binding is very good in very clean red cloth boards with gilt titling to spine. Corners very good with just some light bumping at spine ends. Text pages, illustrations and eps are all fine with no markings or inscriptions. D/J is complete with no tears or loss, but is just lightly bumped at spine end areas. Despatched same or next working day in protective packaging. N° de ref. de la librería 007496

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Título: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Editorial: BBC Books, London, UK

Año de publicación: 2006

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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"Ancient Rome" is the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Focusing on six momentous turning points that helped to shape Roman history, Simon Baker's gripping narrative charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower - a political machine unmatched in its brutality, its genius, its lust for power. From the conquest of the Mediterranean beginning in the third century BC to the destruction of the empire at the hands of barbarian invaders some seven centuries later, we discover the most critical episodes in Roman history: the spectacular collapse of the 'free' Republic, the birth of the age of the 'Caesars', the violent suppression of the strongest rebellion against Roman power, and the bloody civil war that launched Christianity as a world religion. At the heart of this account are the dynamic, complex but flawed characters of some of the most powerful rulers in history: men such as Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero and Constantine. Putting flesh on the bones of these distant, legendary figures, Simon Baker looks beyond the dusty, toga-clad caricatures and explores their real motivations and ambitions, intrigues and rivalries. This is Rome as we've never seen it before - awesome and splendid, gritty and squalid. Accompanying a landmark BBC television series, "Ancient Rome" is a fresh, fast-paced history which addresses themes about the nature of power that are as relevant today as they were two thousand years ago. This book contains a foreword by Dr Mary Beard, Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge.

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Praise for "Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire": "This is a history of Rome that combines vivid drama and a gripping storyline with a keen alertness to bigger historical questions, and to the challenges of drawing a clear narrative thread out of the evocative, but complicated and diverse, ancient evidence." - Mary Beard, from the foreword. "Lively and well-researched: an excellent read" - Peter Heather, author of "The Fall of the Roman Empire".

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