Discipline: Humanities

Topic: World History


The Roman Empire and its Legacy

Israel Shatzman

This book provides a comprehensible discussion of elements of the Roman legacy which had a long-lasting impact on the peoples of Europe and beyond. The volume considers the Roman Empire from the 3rd to the 5th century. Thematic chapters examine the fundamental nature and the characteristics of the Empires government and administration, the economic and social system, learning and written culture, art, architecture and Roman law.

2002, 408 pp., cat. # 10436-a



Professor Israel Shatzman, of the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and former Director of the Jewish National and University Library, is author of Armies of the Hasmonaeans and Herod: From Hellenistic to Roman Frameworks (J.C.B. Mohr, 1990).

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