Reach of Rome : A Journey Through the Lands of the Ancient Empire, Following a Coin


In this unconventional and accessible history, Italian best-seller Alberto Angela literally follows the money to map the reach and power of the Roman Empire. To see a map of the Roman Empire at the height of its territorial expansion is to be struck by its size, stretching from Scotland to Kuwait, from the Sahara to the North Sea. What was life like in the Empire, and how were such diverse peoples and places united under one rule? The Reach of Rome explores these questions through an ingenious lens: the path of a single coin as it changes hands and traverses the vast realms of the empire in the year 115. Admired in his native Italy for his ability to bring history to life through narrative, Alberto Angela opens read more

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ISBN:

9780847841288

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

412

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$45.00

Category:

History

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 November 2013

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alberto Angela