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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Liveright Pub Corp
Publication date September 6, 2016
Pages 608
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781631492228
ISBN-10 1631492225
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $17.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist,Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction)
Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)
A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Gift Guide Selection
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection

A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic).

 

In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life" (Economist) in a way that makes "your hair stand on end" (Christian Science Monitor) and spanning nearly a thousand years of history, this "highly informative, highly readable" (Dallas Morning News) work examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries. With its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, SPQR will to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.

100 illustrations; 16 pages of color; 5 maps

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Hardcover
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from Liveright Pub Corp (November 9, 2015); titled "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome"
9780871404237 | details & prices | 606 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 2.28 lbs | List price $35.00
About: A sweeping, revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Liveright Pub Corp (September 6, 2016); titled "Spqr: A History of Ancient Rome"
9781631492228 | details & prices | 608 pages | List price $17.95
About: New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist,Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Gift Guide Selection A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice SelectionA sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic).

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