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Millar, Fergus

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The Roman Empire and its neighbours by Fergus Millar( Book )

116 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the period from AD 14 to 284, this book reviews the social and economic history of the Roman Empire. Topics include governments and administration, state and subject, Italy, and Africa. The book is supplemented by fours chapters by other authors (D. Berciu, Richard N. Frye, Georg Kossack and Tamara Talbot Rice) on the Parthians and Sasanid Persians, Dacians, Scytho-Sarmatians and Germans
The Roman Near East, 31 B.C.-A.D. 337 by Fergus Millar( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Augustus to Constantine, the Roman Empire in the Near East expanded step by step, southward to the Red Sea and eastward across the Euphrates to the Tigris. In a remarkable work of interpretive history, Fergus Millar shows us this world as it was forged into the Roman provinces of Judea, Arabia, Mesopotamia, and Syria. His book conveys the magnificent sweep of history as well as the rich diversity of peoples, religions, and languages that intermingle in the Roman Near East
The emperor in the Roman world, 31 BC-AD 337 by Fergus Millar( Book )

47 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a large scale reassessment of the function of Roman emperor over three centuries (from Augustus to Constantine) and of the social realities of this exercise of power. Concentrating on the patterns of communication between the emperor and his subjects, the author shows that such communications were normally initiated by the subjects 'whether grouped in cities or other associations, or individually and that the emperor fulfilled his role primarily by making responses to them or giving decisions or verdicts between them. The book casts new light on a number of detailed historical questions such as the sources of the emperor's wealth and the ways he spent it; the imperial residences and the mobility of the court; and the relatively small and simple entourage that the emperor needed to perform his functions. But above all, it emphasizes two major historical themes: the steady detachment of the emperor from the republican institutions of the city of Rome; and the way in which relations between Emperor and Church were shaped by the emperor's long-standing relations with cities, temples and associations in the pagan world. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, from literature and legal writings to inscriptions and papyri, the main text can be read without any knowledge of Latin or Greek."--Bloomsbury Publishing
The history of the Jewish people in the age of Jesus Christ (175 B.C.-A.D. 135) by Emil Schürer( Book )

109 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emil Schurer's Geschichte des judischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi, originally published in German between 1874 and 1909 and in English between 1885 and 1891, is a critical presentation of Jewish history, institutions, and literature from 175 B.C. to A.D. 135. It has rendered invaluable services to scholars for nearly a century
A study of Cassius Dio by Fergus Millar( Book )

40 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome, the Greek world, and the East by Fergus Millar( )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents essays that contribute to our understanding of the impact of Rome on the peoples, cultures, and religions of the eastern Mediterranean, and the extent to which Graeco-Roman culture acted as a vehicle for the self-expression of indigenous cultures. This book offers English translations of passages in Greek, Latin, and Semitic languages
Sources for ancient history by Michael H Crawford( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If a scholar wishes to create a picture of a topical society in all its aspects, there is little of what he needs to know that he cannot know, although there may still be much that he cannot understand. For the history of Greece and Rome, there is a great deal that is simply unknowable. From the end of the archaic age of Greece, there is an unbroken sequence of works by Greek and, later, Roman historians down to the end of antiquity. Their vision and range of interest were often limited and much of what they produced has been lost. Some help may be derived from the documentary material supplied in antiquity, material that was the product of officials organising public activities, or heads of families organising their affairs, or individuals leaving their mark on the world. Beyond this, the evidence of archaeology and numismatics may also be helpful. The four essays in this book set out to characterise the nature of the ancient literary tradition, the inscriptional material, the archaeological and numismatic evidence and to explain how and for what purposes they may be used
Caesar Augustus : seven aspects( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents seven fresh and original views of Caesar Augustus by an international group of scholars. The papers collected here consider the image which he presented of himself, how historians and poets reacted to him, the nature of his rule, and the representation of the newly-established monarch among his subjects in the provinces
The crowd in Rome in the late Republic by Fergus Millar( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic explores the consequences of a democracy in which public office could only be gained by direct election by the people. And while the Senate could indeed debate public matters, advise other officeholders, and make some administrative decisions, it could not legislate. An officeholder who wanted to pass a law had to step out of the Senate-house and propose it to the people in the Forum. In an expansion and revision of his Thomas Spencer Jerome lectures, Fergus Millar explores the development of the Roman Republic, which by its final years had come to cover most of Italy. To exercise their rights, voters had to come to Rome (or to live in or near the city as about one third of them did) and to meet in the Forum. Millar takes the period from 80 to 50 B.C., the dictatorship of Sulla to Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon, and shows how crowd politics was central to the great changes that took place year after year. The volume will interest general readers, as well as students of politics and Roman history. Technical terms are explained, and foreign words are kept to a minimum
Rome, the Greek world, and the East by Fergus Millar( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Greek Roman Empire : power and belief under Theodosius II (408/450) by Fergus Millar( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first half of the fifth century, the Latin-speaking part of the Roman Empire suffered vast losses of territory to barbarian invaders. But in the Greek-speaking half of the eastern Mediterranean, with its capital at Constantinople, there existed a stable and successful system, using Latin as its official language, but communicating with its subjects in Greek. This book takes an inside look at how this system worked in the long reign of the pious Christian Emperor Theodosius II (408-50), and analyzes its largely successful defense of its frontiers, its internal coherence, and its relations with its subjects, with a flow of demands and suggestions traveling up the hierarchy to the Emperor, and a long series of laws, often set out in elaborately self-justificatory detail, addressed by the Emperor, through his officials, to the people. Above all, this book focuses on the Imperial mission to promote the unity of the Church, the State's involvement in intensely debated doctrinal questions, and the calling by the Emperor of two major Church Councils at Ephesus, in 431 and 449. Between the Law codes and the acts of the Church Councils, the material illustrating the workings of government and the involvement of State and Church, is incomparably richer, more detailed, and more vivid than for any previous period."--Jacket
Rome, the Greek world, and the East by Fergus Millar( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 16 essays open with a contribution by Fergus Millar, in which he defends studying Classics. He also questions the dominiant interpretation of politics in the Roman Republic, arguing that the people, not the Senate, were the sovereign power, therefore shedding new light on Augustus' regime
Government, society, and culture in the Roman Empire by Fergus Millar( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Republic in political thought by Fergus Millar( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explains why the legendary early Republic, rather than the historical Republic of Cicero, has most influenced later political thought. The long-lived Roman Republic has consistently played a surprisingly slight role in political theory and discussions about the nature of democracy, forms of government, and other matters, particularly when compared to the enormous attention paid to fifth-century BCE Athenian democracy. The author re-opens the issue of how the Roman Republic was understood and used by political thinkers from the Ancient World to the present. Describing both the reality of the late Roman Republic and showing how its nature was distorted even by contemporary sources, he tracks its treatment (or absence) in political discourse from Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, and Rousseau, and in debates surrounding the creation of the American constitution, particularly in the Federalist papers
Rome, the Greek world, and the East by Fergus Millar( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, above all The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East, have transformed our understanding of the communal culture and civil government of the Greco-Roman world. This second volume of the three-volume collection of Millar's published essays draws together twenty of his classic pieces on the government, society, and culture of the Roman Empire (some of them published in inaccessible journals). Every article in Volume 2 addresses the themes of how the Roman Empire worked in practice and what it was like to live under Roman rule. As in the first volume of the collection, English translations of the extended Greek and Latin passages in the original articles make Millar's essays accessible to readers who do not read these languages
La révolution romaine après Ronald Syme : bilans et perspectives : sept exposés suivis de discussions, Vandœuvres-Genève, 6-10 septembre 1999 by Entretiens sur l'antiquité classique( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Jewish literature from late antiquity, 135-700 CE by Eyal Ben Eliyahu( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From major seminal works like the Mishnah or the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds, to Biblical commentaries, translations of Biblical books into Aramaic or relatively little-known mystical, liturgical or apocalyptic writings, here is a complete guide to the rich tradition of Jewish literature in the second to seventh centuries of the Common Era. Each work is described in a succinct and clearly structured entry which covers its contents, dating, language and accessibility (or otherwise) in print or online. The aim throughout is to cover all of this literature and to answer the following questions. What Jewish literature, written either in Hebrew or Aramaic, has survived? What different genres of such literature are there? What printed texts, or translations into any modern language, or commentaries (either in Hebrew or a European language) are there? And, for those who want to enquire further, what are the manuscripts on which modern editions are based? This handbook will be of value to scholars and students of Jewish Studies and historians of Late Antiquity, as well as scholars in neighbouring disciplines, such as Near Eastern history or Theology."--
Aspects of the Roman East : papers in honour of Professor Fergus Millar by Samuel N. C Lieu( Book )

21 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second of two volumes of papers in honour of Professor Sir Fergus Millar FBA, formerly Camden Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford and the leading scholar of Roman history of his generation. This second volume contains papers on the Hellenistic and Roman East by scholars mainly based in the Southern Hemisphere
Religion, language and community in the Roman Near East : Constantine to Muhammad by Fergus Millar( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title portrays the ways in which different ethnic, religious and linguistic communities co-existed and conflicted in the Roman Near East in the 3 centuries between the conversion of the Emperor Constantine to Christianity in 312 and the beginning of Muhammad's preaching in about 610
Rome, a city and its empire in perspective : the impact of the Roman world through Fergus Millar's research = Rome, une cite imperiale en jeu : l'impact du monde romain selon Fergus Millar by Stéphane Benoist( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Distinguished and younger scholars have dealt with the main aspects of Millar's research, and proposed surveys about current inquiries, as well as perspectives for future studies, mainly about the Roman republic, the functioning of the Empire and the evolution of the Near East. - Ce volume vise à confronter l'œuvre de Fergus Millar, son accueil et sa réception, les réactions qu'elle a provoquées, en privilégiant les perspectives de renouvellement de ces dernières années, notamment à propos de la République romaine, du fonctionnement de l'empire et de l'évolution du Proche-Orient
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Government, society, and culture in the Roman Empire Rome, the Greek world, and the East
The Roman Near East, 31 B.C.-A.D. 337The emperor in the Roman world, 31 BC-AD 337The history of the Jewish people in the age of Jesus Christ (175 B.C.-A.D. 135)Rome, the Greek world, and the EastSources for ancient historyCaesar Augustus : seven aspectsThe crowd in Rome in the late RepublicRome, the Greek world, and the East
Alternative Names
Fergus Millar britischer Althistoriker

Fergus Millar Brits hoogleraar

Fergus Millar historien britannique de la Rome antique

Millar, Fergus

Millar, Fergus G. 1935-

Millar, Fergus G.B.

Millar, Fergus Graham Burtholme 1935- Sir

Millar, Fergus Graham Burtholme, Sir, 1935-

Millar, Fergus Graham Burthulme 1935-

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