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Pax Romana Read & download ð 0 ¼ Best selling author Adrian Goldsworthy turns his attention to the Pax Romana the famous peace and prosperity brought by the Roman Empire at its height in the first and second centuries AD Yet the Romans were conuerors imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates to the Atlantic coast RuthUthless Romans won peace not through coexistence but through dominance; millions died and were enslaved during the creation of their empire   Pax Romana examines how the Romans came to control so much of the world and asks whether traditionally favorable images of the Roman peace are true Goldsworthy vividly recou. A well paced and clearly written piece on the existence of such a thing as Pax Romana Roman Peace under the rule of the Empire Filled with many bits of interesting information and painting at times a detailed picture of the lives of Roman citizens or not so citizens it's a worthy read for anyone interested in the period

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Best selling author Adrian Goldsworthy turns his attention to the Pax Romana the famous peace and prosperity brought by the Roman Empire at its height in the first and second centuries AD Yet the Romans were conuerors imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates to the Atlantic coast R. Once again Goldsworthy reveals the incredible depth and breadth of his knowledge focusing this time on the theme of Roman Peace It is a fascinating book on a theme I have not seen addressed in this manner before Perhaps this is because the idea of Empire continues to hold negative connotations and Goldsworthy instead aims to show that a system based on simple brutality could never have retained control of such vast areas varied peoples and over such a long amount of timePeace here is not uite as we imagine it to be full of ualifications and than a few skirmishes Yet Goldsworthy makes clear that the Romans did create a system of mutual benefit of alliances and of balance that allowed peace and prosperity to a greater extent than could otherwise have existed The most important factor seems to be been the multitude of different types of relationships between Rome and its subject territories Rome did not have the desire or the manpower to permanently garrison each and every controlled area so it was in those connections that peace was maintained or otherwise Even within the ruling elites the network of friendships and debts formed a real part of how the system of government was run Many people wanted to become Roman citizens it was an avenue of opportunity that offered numerous benefits It is significant that Rome offered this to some unlike the insular Greece and part of why in the end Rome was destroyed by outside forces rather than overwhelming internal revolt That is not to say the power politics based on fear were absent Indeed one significant factor in peaceful relations within the empire and around it seemed to be that Rome held the biggest stick and could use that position as a deterrent or to broker relationships between other warring territories Roman soldiers were not idle and violence remained a useful toolOverall a genuinely compelling well researched and well argued book a great addition to Goldsworthy's Roman seriesMany thanks to Adrian Goldsworthy Yale University Press and Netgalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review

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Pax RomanaNts the rebellions of the conuered examines why they broke out why most failed and how they became exceeding rare He reveals that hostility was just one reaction to the arrival of Rome and that from the outset conuered peoples collaborated formed alliances and joined invaders causing resistance movements to fade aw. Really informative read Very enjoyable