Rome

Empire of the Eagles, 753 BC - AD 476
Author(s): 
Faulner, Neil
ISBN: 
9781408229200
Date published: 
November 2009
Paperback
Price: 
£10.99

The book is a grand narrative which explains the story of Rome's rise and fall. It challenges the view of Rome as a bearer of civilisation and culture. Instead it presents Rome as an exploitative, violent and unstable system, one whose restless search for plunder to feed itself led eventually to a self-destructive process that ate away at the system's socio-economic foundations.