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The Science of Roman History: Biology, Climate, and the Future of the Past Hardcover – Illustrated, April 3, 2018

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"[This] volume is an important contribution not only to the historiography of the Roman Empire but also to the broad spectrum of scientific disciplines attempting to understand the past in general."---Tomáš Glomb, Journal of Cognitive Historiography

"This book shows that the study of the ancient Roman world is no exception to the enormous contribution that science has long been making to our understanding of the ancient past.", New Testament Abstracts

"This volume brings together many of the key players in these various fields. The writing is uniformly excellent and it is sufficiently well illustrated. It represents a good overview of the state of the field and provides a clear explanation of the various techniques and disciplines covered and their potential."---Ben Russell, Journal of Greek Archaeology

"This book makes a superb introduction to the subject."---Peter Jones, Classics for All Reviews

"[This] is a volume not just useful but capable of simultaneous entertainment and inspiration."---James Corke Webster, Greece and Rome

"This is a fabulous introduction to a wide range of techniques, and provides numerous fascinating insights into life in the Roman period."---Hella Eckardt, Current World Archaeology


"This interdisciplinary book brings together the latest scientific methodologies to better understand the history of Rome and the ancient world. There really isn't another book like this."―Kristina Killgrove, University of West Florida

"The Science of Roman History is a very timely book. With state-of-the-art contributions by scholars who are leaders in their respective fields, it describes how the integration of natural and human archives is changing the entire historical enterprise. I highly recommend that all historians read this important contribution."―J. G. Manning, author of The Last Pharaohs

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  • Item Weight : 1.19 pounds
  • Hardcover : 280 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0691162565
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0691162560
  • Product Dimensions : 6.3 x 1 x 9.4 inches
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press; Illustrated Edition (April 3, 2018)
  • Language: : English
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