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Burton, Paul J. 1969-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 873 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, edc
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Most widely held works by Paul J Burton
Friendship and empire : Roman diplomacy and imperialism in the middle republic (353-146 BC) by Paul J Burton( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this bold new interpretation of the origins of ancient Rome's overseas empire, Paul Burton charts the impact of the psychology, language and gestures associated with the Roman concept of amicitia, or 'friendship'. The book challenges the prevailing orthodox Cold War-era realist interpretation of Roman imperialism and argues that language and ideals contributed just as much to Roman empire-building as military muscle. Using a constructivist theoretical framework drawn from international relations, Dr Burton replaces the modern scholarly fiction of a Roman empire built on networks of foreign clients and client-states with an interpretation grounded firmly in the discursive habits of the ancient texts themselves. The results better account for the peculiar rhythms of Rome's earliest period of overseas expansion - brief periods of vigorous military and diplomatic activity, such as the rolling back of Seleucid power in Asia Minor and Greece in 192-188 BC, followed by long periods of inactivity"--
Rome and the Third Macedonian War by Paul J Burton( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full-length study of the final war between Rome and the ancient Macedonian monarchy and its last king, Perseus. The Roman victory at the Battle of Pydna in June 168 BC was followed by the abolition of the kingdom of Macedon - the cradle of Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Antigonid monarchs who followed. The first historian of Rome's rise to world power, and a contemporary of the war, Polybius of Megalopolis, recognized the significance of these events in making Rome an almost global power beyond compare - a sole superpower, in other words. Yet Roman authority did not lack challenges from lesser states and insurgents in the decades that followed. The book's meticulous documentation, close analysis, and engagement in scholarly controversy will appeal to academics and students, while general readers will appreciate its brisk narrative style and pacing."--
Culture, identity and politics in the ancient mediterranean world : papers from a conference in honour of Erich Gruen( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture, identity and politics in the ancient mediterranean world : papers from a conference in honour of Erich Gruen( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendship and empire by Paul J Burton( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquest and colonization in the ancient world : unit reader( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pax Romana - Pax Americana : views of the "New Rome" from "Old Europe," 2000-2010 by Paul J Burton( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Friendship and empire : Roman diplomacy and imperialism in the middle republic (353-146 BC)
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