The Fate of Rome

The Fate of Rome
Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire

by Kyle Harper

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2017-10-02
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 1400888913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How devastating viruses, pandemics, and other natural catastrophes swept through the far-flung Roman Empire and helped to bring down one of the mightiest civilizations of the ancient world Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played in the collapse of Rome’s power—a story of nature’s triumph over human ambition. Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided not just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. He takes readers from Rome’s pinnacle in the second century, when the empire seemed an invincible superpower, to its unraveling by the seventh century, when Rome was politically fragmented and materially depleted. Harper describes how the Romans were resilient in the face of enormous environmental stress, until the besieged empire could no longer withstand the combined challenges of a “little ice age” and recurrent outbreaks of bubonic plague. A poignant reflection on humanity’s intimate relationship with the environment, The Fate of Rome provides a sweeping account of how one of history’s greatest civilizations encountered and endured, yet ultimately succumbed to the cumulative burden of nature’s violence. The example of Rome is a timely reminder that climate change and germ evolution have shaped the world we inhabit—in ways that are surprising and profound.

Are We Rome?

Are We Rome?
The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America

by Cullen Murphy

  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 2008-05-05
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0547527071
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What went wrong in imperial Rome, and how we can avoid it: “If you want to understand where America stands in the world today, read this.” —Thomas E. Ricks The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds since the beginning of our republic. Depending on who’s doing the talking, the history of Rome serves as either a triumphal call to action—or a dire warning of imminent collapse. In this “provocative and lively” book, Cullen Murphy points out that today we focus less on the Roman Republic than on the empire that took its place, and reveals a wide array of similarities between the two societies (The New York Times). Looking at the blinkered, insular culture of our capitals; the debilitating effect of bribery in public life; the paradoxical issue of borders; and the weakening of the body politic through various forms of privatization, Murphy persuasively argues that we most resemble Rome in the burgeoning corruption of our government and in our arrogant ignorance of the world outside—two things that must be changed if we are to avoid Rome’s fate. “Are We Rome? is just about a perfect book. . . . I wish every politician would spend an evening with this book.” —James Fallows

The Fate of the Ninth

The Fate of the Ninth
The Curious Disappearance of One of Rome's Legions

by Duncan Campbell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-12-16
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 9781791768331
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of Rome's legions is missing! The disappearance of the Ninth Legion is a mystery that has piqued the interest of historians and archaeologists since the eighteenth century. They knew that it had formed part of the Roman garrison of Britain from the time of the emperor Claudius, but there was no record of its involvement in the great frontier works of the second century. It seemed simply to have disappeared. What had happened to it? Now, archaeologist Duncan B. Campbell follows the trail of research down through the decades in a meticulously documented account. Registering each new item of evidence as it came to light and explaining its significance, he pieces together the unfolding solution to the age-old mystery.

Crossing the Rubicon

Crossing the Rubicon
Caesar's Decision and the Fate of Rome

by Luca Fezzi

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2020-01-07
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0300249020
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A dramatic account of the fateful year leading to the ultimate crisis of the Roman Republic and the rise of Caesar’s autocracy When the Senate ordered Julius Caesar, conqueror of Gaul, to disband his troops, he instead marched his soldiers across the Rubicon River, in violation of Roman law. The Senate turned to its proconsul, Pompey the Great, for help. But Pompey’s response was unexpected: he commanded magistrates and senators to abandon Rome—a city that, until then, had always been defended. The consequences were the ultimate crisis of the Roman Republic and the rise of Caesar’s autocracy. In this new history, Luca Fezzi argues that Pompey’s actions sealed the Republic’s fate. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, including Cicero’s extensive letters, Fezzi shows how Pompey’s decision shocked the Roman people, severely weakened the city, and set in motion a chain of events that allowed Caesar to take power. Seamlessly translated by Richard Dixon, this book casts fresh light on the dramatic events of this crucial moment in ancient Roman history.

The Future of Rome

The Future of Rome
Roman, Greek, Jewish and Christian Visions

by Jonathan J. Price,Katell Berthelot

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2020-09-30
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1108494811
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores future visions under a universalizing empire that many thought would never die.

History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages

History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages
A Book

by Ferdinand Gregorovius

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Library has v. 1-3 of 8 only.

The Fate of Christendom

The Fate of Christendom
A Book

by Henry Drummond

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1854
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History of Rome, and of the Roman People

History of Rome, and of the Roman People
From Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians and Fall of the Empire

by Victor Duruy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The History of Rome

The History of Rome
A Book

by Theodor Mommsen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The History of Rome

The History of Rome
A Book

by Barthold Georg Niebuhr

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Illustrated History of Rome

The Illustrated History of Rome
From the Founding of the City by Romulus, 753 B.C., to the Capture of Constantinople by the Turks, 1456 [i.e. 1453] A.D.

by George A. Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The history of Rome

The history of Rome
A Book

by Julia Corner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1877
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Child's History of Rome, to Octavius Cæsar, Surnamed Augustus, and the Birth of Jesus Christ

Child's History of Rome, to Octavius Cæsar, Surnamed Augustus, and the Birth of Jesus Christ
The Conquests of the Seven Hills

by Caroline Hyde Butler Laing

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1875
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The History of Rome

The History of Rome
A Book

by Livy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The History of Rome

The History of Rome
A Book

by Wilhelm Ihne

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1882
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Times Newspaper and the Climate of Rome

The Times Newspaper and the Climate of Rome
A Book

by Strother Ancrum Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1878
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History of Rome, and of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Establishment of the Christian Empire

History of Rome, and of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Establishment of the Christian Empire
A Book

by Victor Duruy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Catechism of Roman History

A Catechism of Roman History
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by Elizabeth Missing Sewell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1873
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The History of Rome: from the Earliest Period to the Close of the Empire. Adapted for Youth, Schools, and Families ... A New Edition, with Chronological Table

The History of Rome: from the Earliest Period to the Close of the Empire. Adapted for Youth, Schools, and Families ... A New Edition, with Chronological Table
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by Julia CORNER

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1856
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Apostolic Fathers ...: S. Clement of Rome. A revised text with introductions, notes, dissertations, and translations. 2nd ed. 1890. 2 v

The Apostolic Fathers ...: S. Clement of Rome. A revised text with introductions, notes, dissertations, and translations. 2nd ed. 1890. 2 v
A Book

by Joseph Barber Lightfoot

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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