The Beginnings of Rome

Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c.1000–264 BC)

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Author: Tim Cornell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136754954

Category: History

Page: 528

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Using the results of archaeological techniques, and examining methodological debates, Tim Cornell provides a lucid and authoritative account of the rise of Rome. The Beginnings of Rome offers insight on major issues such as: Rome’s relations with the Etruscans the conflict between patricians and plebeians the causes of Roman imperialism the growth of slave-based economy. Answering the need for raising acute questions and providing an analysis of the many different kinds of archaeological evidence with literary sources, this is the most comprehensive study of the subject available, and is essential reading for students of Roman history.

The Beginnings of Western Christendom

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Author: Leonard Elliott Elliott-Binns

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780227170991

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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A study of the development of Christianity in the West, showing the growth of the early Church in different regions. Based on literary and archaeological evidence, this is an invaluable resource for students of early Christianity and church history.

Early Rome to 290 B.c.

The Beginnings of the City and the Rise of the Republic

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Author: Guy Bradley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748621095

Category: History

Page: 320

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In its first few centuries, Rome grew from a minor settlement on the Tiber River to the most powerful city-state in all of Italy. This book maps the drivers of Rome's expansion and takes stock of its successes within a highly competitive environment. It notes what the city-state owed to its neighbors and identifies the key characteristics, such as a powerful ruling elite, stable political institutions, openness to outsiders, and intense militarism, that contributed to Rome's ascendance and shaped its monarchy and republic.

The Beginnings of Christianity

An Introduction to the New Testament

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Author: Howard Clark Kee

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567027414

Category: Religion

Page: 502

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An introduction to both the theological content and the social context of the New Testament and early Christianity. >

The Foundation of Rome

Myth and History

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Author: Alexandre Grandazzi

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801482472

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Over the course of centuries, many stories on the origin of Rome have arisen. Sorbonne professor of classics Alexandre Grandazzi places these accounts in their contemporary contexts to produce a depiction of Rome's origins that is both up-to-date and provocative. The methodological and historiographical dimensions of the book-- first published in France in 1991--have endeared it to many even outside the field of ancient history.

Henry Stubbe and the Beginnings of Islam

The Originall & Progress of Mahometanism

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Author: Nabil Matar

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527365

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Henry Stubbe (1632–1676) was an extraordinary English scholar who challenged his contemporaries by writing about Islam as a monotheistic revelation in continuity with Judaism and Christianity. His major work, The Originall & Progress of Mahometanism, was the first English text to document the Prophet Muhammad's life positively, celebrate the Qur'an as a divine revelation, and praise the Muslim toleration of Christians, undermining a long legacy of European prejudice and hostility. Nabil Matar, a leading scholar of Islamic-British relations, standardizes Stubbe's text and situates it within England's theological and intellectual climate in the seventeenth century. He shows how, to draw a historical portrait of Muhammad, Stubbe embraced travelogues, Latin commentaries, studies on Jewish customs and Scripture, and, most important, Arabic chronicles, many written by medieval Christian Arabs who had lived in the midst of the Islamic polity. No European writer before or for a long time after Stubbe produced anything similar to what he wrote about Muhammad the "great Prophet," Ali the "gallant" advocate, and the "standing miracle" of the Qur'an. Stubbe's book therefore makes a unique contribution to the study of the representation of Islam in Western thought.