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Pax Romana

(2016)
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A groundbreaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace from one of the leading historians of the ancient world

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 conquerors, imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates to the Atlantic coast. Ruthless, 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 recounts the rebellions of the conquered, examining why they broke out, why most failed, and how they became exceedingly rare. He reveals that hostility was just one reaction to the arrival of Rome and that from the outset, conquered peoples collaborated, formed alliances, and joined invaders, causing resistance movements to fade away.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 0-297-86428-9 / 978-0-297-86428-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 0-300-17882-4 / 978-0-300-17882-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

August 2016 : Audio CD
Title: Pax Romana: War, Peace, and Conquest in the Roman World
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 1-5159-0483-0 / 978-1-5159-0483-0
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2016 : Audio CD
Title: Pax Romana: War, Peace, and Conquest in the Roman World
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 1-5159-5483-8 / 978-1-5159-5483-5
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Pax Romana: War, Peace, and Conquest in the Roman World
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
Publisher: Yale University Press
Availability: Amazon   

August 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon CA   

August 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   


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