By Thomas Wiedemann,Barbara Demandt,Alexander Demandt

This publication triggered a sensation while it used to be released in Germany in 1992, and used to be entrance web page information in lots of newspapers. For readers of English, it will likely be an authoritative survey of 4 centuries of Roman historical past, and a special window at the German culture of the final century.
Theodor Mommsen (d. 1903) used to be one of many maximum Roman historians of the 19th century, and the one one ever to be offered the Nobel Prize for Literature. His reputation rests on his History of Rome in addition to his paintings on Roman legislation and at the Roman provinces. however the paintings that might have concluded his background of Rome - which ran to the reign of Augustus - was once by no means accomplished. This e-book represents that groovy misplaced work.
In 1980 Alexander Demandt came upon in an antiquarian book place a whole and special handwritten transcript of the lectures at the Roman Empire, which Mommsen gave for a few years from 1863 to 1886, made by way of of his scholars. This transcript has been edited to supply the authoritative reconstruction of the e-book Mommsen by no means wrote, A background of Rome lower than the Emperors.
Barbara and Alexander Demandt have conscientiously edited the textual content and supplied targeted annotation and explanatory references. For the English version, Professor Thomas Wiedemann has written an creation which surveys Mommsen's place and impression in 19th century German scholarship and introduces his paintings for English conversing readers.

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