By H. H. Scullard
With a brand new foreword by way of Tim Cornell
‘Can an individual be so detached or idle as to not care to grasp by way of what capacity and below what sort of polity virtually the total inhabited global used to be conquered and acquired less than the kingdom of a unmarried urban of Rome?’ – Polybius, Greek Historian
The urban of Rome created the principles of an empire that may come to problem and triumph over the nice civilizations of Europe and the close to East. H.H. Scullard’s definitive and hugely acclaimed learn finds the strange genius of the Roman humans, their predilection for legislations and order and their powers of association and management, all of which created a confederation the like of which the Greek international had by no means obvious.
He explores the political, army, fiscal and social historical past of this excellent empire, exhibiting how the Romans learned an ecumenical excellent and embraced Western Civilization inside one political method. Celebrated for its political and armed forces victories in addition to its impressive feats of engineering, literature and artwork. Scullard charts<STRIKE> </STRIKE>the beginning of Rome, the institution of the Republic, and its staggering upward push till the autumn of Carthage. Scullard not just explores the accomplishments of the empire yet vividly delves into the corruptive overseas impacts which started to undermine the ethical characteristics of Rome, while lust for energy outdated the will for legislation and order.
A exceptional evaluation of this charged historic epoch, A historical past of the Roman World takes us contained in the pivotal occasions and struggles that have seriously encouraged glossy western civilizations.
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52 In October 1855, William Gladstone, former Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time and a relation through marriage of Lord Lyttelton, also stressed the moral benefits to imperial subjects of colonization. indd 24 8/21/2001 11:26:00 AM Ancient Rome and the Debate on the British Empire 25 out of the influence which attaches to the spread of our language and English habits and tastes over the distant parts of the world. To have the scions of our families planting themselves in the colonies rearing our offspring .
Whatever may be said generally of the ‘nigger’, the fact is established. The natives of South Africa, commercially speaking, are one of the country’s most valuable assets, and in that light (apart from philanthropy) should be ruled and treated. 172 One politician who seemed to agree with Early was the Liberal politician, Robert Lowe. Lowe wrote of his distaste for imperialism which he defined as the ‘assertion of absolute force over others’173 and which he considered ‘neither just nor honourable’.
The natives of South Africa, commercially speaking, are one of the country’s most valuable assets, and in that light (apart from philanthropy) should be ruled and treated. 172 One politician who seemed to agree with Early was the Liberal politician, Robert Lowe. Lowe wrote of his distaste for imperialism which he defined as the ‘assertion of absolute force over others’173 and which he considered ‘neither just nor honourable’. 174 Underlying Lowe’s reasoning, not unexpectedly for a former Chancellor of the Exchequer, was the question of finance.