The Cambridge Ancient History - Volume 11, The High Empire, AD 70–192
Volume XI of the second edition of The Cambridge Ancient History covers the history of the Roman empire in the period from AD 70 to 192, from Vespasian to the Antonines. The volume begins with the political and military history of the period. Developments in the structure of the empire are then examined, including the organisation and personnel of the central government and province-based institutions and practices. A series of provincial studies follows, and the society, economy and culture of the empire as a whole are reviewed in a group of thematic chapters. This edition is entirely rewritten from the 1936 edition. There is much more extensive discussion of social, economic and cultural issues, reflecting trends in modern scholarship, and the increase of archaeological evidence and development of new approaches to it. New documentary evidence, from texts on stone, wood and papyrus, has advanced knowledge in every chapter.
• Carries on the story of the Roman empire in the late first and the second century AD • Much needed replacement for the first edition which was published 60 years ago • Volume X has sold 2225 copies since publication in early 1996
Part I. Narrative: 1. The Flavians Miriam Griffin; 2. Nerva to Hadrian Miriam Griffin; 3. Hadrian to the Antonines A. R. Birley; Part II. Government and Civil Administration: 4. The Emperor and his advisers Werner Eck; 5. Emperor, Senate and magistrates Werner Eck; 6. The growth of administrative posts Werner Eck; 7. Provincial administration and finance Werner Eck; Part III. The Empire: 8. Frontiers C. R. Whittaker; 9. The army Mark Hassall; 10. Local and provincial institutions and government Hartmut Galsterer; 11. Rebels and outsiders Brent D. Shaw; Part IV. Rome, Italy and the Provinces: 12. Rome and Italy Nicholas Purcell; 13. Spain Géza Alföldy; 14. Gaul C. Goudineau; 15. Roman Germany C. Rüger; 16. Africa C. R. Whittaker; 17. Cyrenaica Joyce Reynolds; 18. Britain Michael Fulford; 19. The Danube provinces J. J. Wilkes; 20. Greece and Asia Minor Barbara Levick; 21. Syria and Arabia Maurice Sartre; 22. Judaea Martin Goodman; Part Va. Economy and Society: 23. The land Peter Garnsey; 24. Trade and transport W. V. Harris; 25. Industry and technology Kevin Greene; 26. Commerce and finance J. Andreau; 27. Demography Bruce W. Frier; 28. Status and patronage Richard Saller; 29. Family and household Richard Saller; Part Vb. Art and Culture: 30. Literacy Greg Woolf; 31. Literature and sophistic Ewen Bowie; 32. Philosophy J. M. Dillon; 33. Medicine Vivian Nutton; 34. Art and architecture Malcolm A. R. Colledge; 35. Religion J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz.