Vespasian. Barbara Levick.
Vespasian
Vespasian
Vespasian
Vespasian

Vespasian

ISBN: 0415166187
London, England: Routledge, 1999. First UK edition. Hardcover. "In AD 69 the Roman Empire seemed endangered by civil war and rebellion. The plebeian and uncharismatic Emperor Vespasian restored peace and confidence and ensured a smooth succession. His reputation in antiquity gained momentum in the medieval and modern era to present a universally acknowledged picture of an emperor who instigated economic advances and improved government which led to the 'Golden Age' of the Empire in the second century. Barbara Levick outlines how this able individual gained the necessary military experience and political skills that enabled him to stage his successful bid for empire in AD 69 and go on to consolidate his supremacy and that of his dynasty in the decade that followed. She explores how Vespasian managed to cope with the military, political and economic problems of his reign as well as evaluating the solutions to those problems. Finally she examines the Emperor Vespasian's posthumous reputation." (from front flap) An acclaimed, informative & insightful biography of Roman Emperor Vespasian (9 AD - 79 AD) & his reign (69 AD - 79 AD). The author, Barbara Levick, is a most distinguished & prolific British historian who has written many volumes on other ancient Roman Emperors (see our Item No. 4235) & topics. With a section of captioned photographs depicting ancient Roman coins, busts, structures etc. from Vespasian's era. A handsome, heavy production, hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first UK edition, published simultaneously with American & Canadian editions. A collectible scholarly resource that recounts & assesses the life & times of this key Roman Emperor whose reign included the defeat of the Jewish rebellion & the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem; & which was the first in a dynasty of his family- the next Emperor, Vespasian's son Titus, became Emperor just in time for the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius & the destruction of Pompeii. Book in very fine condition with only one small, very light, almost undiscernable spot-stain at upper edge of text block; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of front, back covers & spine. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4245]

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