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The Resource Mediterranean anarchy, interstate war, and the rise of Rome, Arthur M. Eckstein

Mediterranean anarchy, interstate war, and the rise of Rome, Arthur M. Eckstein

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Mediterranean anarchy, interstate war, and the rise of Rome
Title
Mediterranean anarchy, interstate war, and the rise of Rome
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Arthur M. Eckstein
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Language
eng
Summary
"This ground-breaking study is the first to employ modern international relations theory to place Roman militarism and expansion of power within the broader Mediterranean context of interstate anarchy. Arthur M. Eckstein challenges claims that Rome was an exceptionally warlike and aggressive state - not merely in modern but in ancient terms - by arguing that intense militarism and aggressiveness were common among all Mediterranean polities from ca 750 B.C. onwards. In his wide-ranging and masterful narrative, Eckstein explains that international politics in the ancient Mediterranean world was, in political science terms, a multipolar anarchy: international law was minimal, and states struggled desperately for power and survival by means of warfare. Eventually, one state, the Republic of Rome, managed to create predominance and a sort of peace. Rome was certainly a militarized and aggressive state, but it was successful not because it was exceptional in its ruthlessness, Eckstein convincingly argues; rather, it was successful because of its exceptional ability to manage a large network of foreign allies, and to assimilate numerous foreigners within the polity itself. This book shows how these characteristics, in turn, gave Rome incomparably large resources for the grim struggle of states fostered by the Mediterranean anarchy - and hence they were key to Rome's unprecedented success."--Publisher's description
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Eckstein, Arthur M
Dewey number
937/.02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG237
LC item number
.E27 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Hellenistic culture and society
  • The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
Series volume
48
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anarchism
  • War
  • International relations
  • Rome
  • Rome
Label
Mediterranean anarchy, interstate war, and the rise of Rome, Arthur M. Eckstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-342) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political science and Roman history -- Realist paradigms of interstate behavior -- The anarchic structure of interstate relations in classical Greece -- The anarchic structure of interstate relations in the Hellenistic Age -- Terrores multi : the rivals of Rome for power in the western Mediterranean -- Rome and Roman militarism within the anarchic interstate system -- Roman exceptionalism and nonexceptionalism
Control code
71552363
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780520246188
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006031443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780520246188
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71552363
Label
Mediterranean anarchy, interstate war, and the rise of Rome, Arthur M. Eckstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political science and Roman history -- Realist paradigms of interstate behavior -- The anarchic structure of interstate relations in classical Greece -- The anarchic structure of interstate relations in the Hellenistic Age -- Terrores multi : the rivals of Rome for power in the western Mediterranean -- Rome and Roman militarism within the anarchic interstate system -- Roman exceptionalism and nonexceptionalism
Control code
71552363
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780520246188
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006031443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780520246188
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71552363

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