The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume 12, the Crisis of Empire, Ad 193-337

Alan Bowman (Editor) Averil Cameron (Editor)
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This volume covers the history of the Roman Empire from the accession of Septimius Severus in AD 193 to the death of Constantine in AD 337. This period was one of the most critical in the history of the Mediterranean world. It begins with the establishment of the Severan dynasty as a result of civil war. From AD 235 this period of relative stability was followed by half a century of short reigns of short-lived emperors and a number of military attacks on the eastern and northern frontiers of the empire. This was followed by the First Tetrarchy (AD 284-305), a period of collegial rule in which Diocletian, with his colleague Maximian and two junior Caesars (Constantius and Galerius), restabilised the empire. The period ends with the reign of the first Christian emperor, Constantine, who defeated Licinius and established a dynasty which lasted for thirty-five years.

Product Details

Price
$340.00
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
July 01, 2005
Pages
965
Dimensions
6.3 X 2.2 X 9.4 inches | 3.29 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780521301992
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About the Author

Alan Bowman is Camden Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is author of Life and Letters on the Roman Frontier (2nd edition) (Routledge, 1998) and The Cambridge Ancient History Volume XI (editor) (0521263352).

Averil Cameron is the former Warden of Keble College Oxford and an authority on late antiquity and Byzantium.

Peter Garnsey is Director of Research in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, having previously been Professor of Ancient History. His recent books include Ideas of Slavery from Aristotle to Augustine (1996), Food and Society in Classical Antiquity (1999), (with Caroline Humfress) The Evolution of the Late Antique World (2001) and (with Anthony Bowen) a translation of Lactantius' Divine Institutes (2003).