Item description for Atlas of Ancient Rome (Historical Atlas) by Nick Constable...
The rise and fall of the Roman World is one of the most fascinating stories in history. This book traces the historical, cultural and political development of the small Iron Age tribe on the banks of the River Tiber who developed into the rulers of an empire that dominated the Western world. While her legionaries brought Roman rule to the far corners of Europe and the Middle East, her poets, architects, politicians and philosophers were creating a cultural legacy that still survives today. In this ambitious and lavishly illustrated book, the history of this remarkable people has been traced, allowing readers a clear and concise insight into the Roman World. Use the well-researched text, superb maps, specially commissioned artwork, and copious photographs the Atlas of Ancient Rome to follow the origins, rise, decline, and fall of the greatest empire the world has ever known.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.73" Width: 8.9" Height: 1.02" Weight: 2.95 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Mercury Books
ISBN 1904668402 ISBN13 9781904668404
Availability 0 units.
More About Nick Constable
NICK CONSTABLE is a freelance author and journalist who writes regularly for UK national newspapers and magazines. A former Parliamentary lobby correspondent, he has travelled widely, covering major world events such as the Gulf War and the conflict in Bosnia. Previous books include a study of ancient Irish history, a chronology of political scandal and a guide to world architecture.
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Best atlas I seen so far about ancient Rome. Mar 13, 2008
Before I bought a book about roman history I have visually searched through at least 20 books, and this is book of my choice. I think this is a great book, it has lots of detailed and precise information about roman history. This book has a simple to understand, and easy to navigate layout, which is helps a lot. I like roman history time line, this book has a great photographs, illustrations, and precise artist's renderings. I'm using this book as a reference book for matte paintings that I create, in roman empire times. Great book to buy!
An eye-catching summary of ancient Roman geography, history, and visual splendor Sep 11, 2005
Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome is an eye-catching summary of ancient Roman geography, history, and visual splendor. Illustrated with full-color photographs of Roman artifacts, architecture, and maps - including reconstructed maps of the city as it must have once stood - grace this amazing reference cover to cover. Since it is a historical atlas, the main focus is on geography and maps, but references to all aspects of Roman culture and its impact on subsequent civilizations abound. The text is accessible for lay readers and spells out the course of Roman history from its rise to its increasingly inevitable fall due to incompetent emperors, a self-serving bureaucracy, and a border far larger than its armies could protect. Highly recommended for library and personal history collections.