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J. P. Toner - Roman Disasters - 9780745651026 - V9780745651026
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Roman Disasters

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Description for Roman Disasters Hardback. Roman Disasters looks at how the Romans coped with, thought about, and used disasters for their own ends. Rome has been famous throughout history for its great triumphs. Yet Rome also suffered colossal disasters. Num Pages: 224 pages, black & white illustrations, black & white tables. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; HBJD; HBLA1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 230 x 163 x 27. Weight in Grams: 506.
Roman Disasters looks at how the Romans coped with, thought about, and used disasters for their own ends. Rome has been famous throughout history for its great triumphs. Yet Rome also suffered colossal disasters. From the battle of Cannae, where fifty thousand men fell in a single day, to the destruction of Pompeii, to the first appearance of the bubonic plague, the Romans experienced large scale calamities.Earthquakes, fires, floods and famines also regularly afflicted them.

This insightful book is the first to treat such disasters ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages
224
Condition
New
Number of Pages
224
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780745651026
SKU
V9780745651026
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Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-50

About J. P. Toner
Jerry Toner is the director of studies in classics at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.

Reviews for Roman Disasters
"The publication of this timely, innovative and compelling book represents another example of refocusing in the historical profession. Before nation states became a category of analysis for historians, they viewed natural disasters as primary markers of chronological change. The professionalization of the discipline and the creation of numerous sub-fields pushed the centrality of natural disasters to the periphery. Jerry Toner’s ... Read more

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