Příběhy civilizace a barbarství
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3nd updated edition
Archeologický ústav AV ČR, Brno, v. v. i.
Brno 2023, 307 p.
The third, expanded edition of this publication, intended for both the professional and the general public, is dedicated to the Roman Empire, the hegemon of the ancient world for many centuries. The authors have attempted to outline the main features of the Roman Empire in a synthesizing manner without resigning themselves to a factual summary and an introduction to basic terminology. The topics covered were chosen subjectively to provide readers with an indicative overview of themes that continue to appear in contemporary debates on the role and form of the state (e.g., the system of government and administration, defence and the military, social integration, and polarization). The final chapter, which introduces a sub-period of Roman history in which part of the present-day Czech Republic was briefly under Roman rule, has been expanded in the new edition to include textual and pictorial illustrations of the conditions of the local Marcomannic population and an overview of publicly available presentations of Roman monuments in our territory.