By Thomas Wiedemann,Barbara Demandt,Alexander Demandt

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

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