Römische Geschichte 5 PDF/EPUB ↠ Römische

Römische Geschichte 5 PDF/EPUB ↠ Römische

Römische Geschichte 5 ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Römische Geschichte 5 By Theodor Mommsen ✐ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk The Provinces of the Roman Empire from Caesar to Diocletian published as volume 5 of his History of Rome is a description of all Roman regions during the early imperial period Altho we tend to view th The Provinces of the Roman Empire from Caesar to Diocletian published as volume of his History of Rome is a description of all Roman regions during the early imperial period Altho we tend to Römische Geschichte PDF or view the Roman Empire' history as that of Rome itself Mommsen argues that the true destiny drama of the Roman ideal was enacted in the provinces rippling out from the city thru Italy into the whole Mediterranean world Roman ideals of civilization were realized thru conuest expansion creating a two way street in which Roman law custom were tempered changed by outside contact Describing the widening sphere of Roman influence he st examines the acuisiton control of Gaul Spain Britain the lands along the Danube as well as Greece Asia Minor Then he discusses Rome's difficult domination of the present day Middle East N Africa the frontiers along the Euphrates He reminds us that great poets philosophers as well as several emperors came from the provinces demonstrating that the imperial glory played itself out well beyond the city's borders.

  • Hardcover
  • 741 pages
  • Römische Geschichte 5
  • Theodor Mommsen
  • English
  • 01 August 2014
  • 9780760701454

About the Author: Theodor Mommsen

awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in for being the greatest living master of the art of historical writing with special reference to his monumental work A History of Rome.

2 thoughts on “Römische Geschichte 5

  1. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    Studying the history of Rome as a hobby since taking a couple of years of Latin in high school Theodor Mommsen's name came up again and again Although an historian of the 19th century this volume five of his History of Rome still stands as a foundational overview of the imperial provinces

  2. Nicholas Whyte Nicholas Whyte says:

    bought this three years ago ages before I had my plan of reading Gibbon from start to finish but at a time when I had vague thoughts of another project which in the end I gave up on before I started reading books by winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature One of the reasons I gave up of course was that in its earliest phase the prize often went to worthy but unexciting writers The second laureate after French poet Sully Prudhomme was German historian Theodor Mommsen and his History of Rome was particularly cited by the committee The Provinces of the Roman Empire from Caesar to Diocletian was one of the later volumes in Mommsen's series or possibly two depending how you count them surveying everywhere other than central and southern Italy starting with northern Italy including the Adriatic and then going clockwise around the borders starting with Spain and ending with Mauretania modern MoroccoOne of my increasing frustrations with Gibbon as chronicled herea is his habitual haziness about the geography of places that don't interest him which is basically everywhere outside the very narrow triangle connecting Rome Paris and London by my reckoning Lausanne is just on the longest edge of the three Mommsen totally reverses this with a detailed discussion of the niceties of local administration from Scotland to Mesopotamia I hadn't really appreciated how varied the arrangements were between client kingdoms statelets and formal provinces Another point that is clear from Mommsen but denied by Gibbon in the face of the evidence is that the Empire's boundaries were actually fairly fluid where geography allowed; central Germany lowland Scotland Dacia and the eastern frontier of Mesopotamia and Armenia all slipped in and out of Roman control over the years In fairness Gibbon rules out the earlier and volatile half of Mommsen's time period by starting in the mid second century but I think his line that the borders were stable is still simply incorrectMommsen is a bit romantic about the Germans; gives a great account of Trajan's column; is utterly fascinated by the Jews very good on Palmyra Persia and Ethiopia; very bigoted on Africa ie TunisiaAlgeria and Syria The English translation did not strike me as having the excellent fluency of style attributed to the German original let alone being anywhere near a match for Gibbon But it filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge and I'm a little regretful that I didn't grind through this before starting The Decline and Fall

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