By Thomas Wiedemann,Barbara Demandt,Alexander Demandt
Theodor Mommsen (d. 1903) used to be one of many maximum Roman historians of the 19th century, and the single one ever to be presented 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 may have concluded his heritage 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 chanced on in an antiquarian bookstall an entire and targeted handwritten transcript of the lectures at the Roman Empire, which Mommsen gave for a few years from 1863 to 1886, made via of his scholars. This transcript has been edited to supply the authoritative reconstruction of the ebook Mommsen by no means wrote, A background of Rome below 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 impact in 19th century German scholarship and introduces his paintings for English conversing readers.
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