[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☆ The First Century Author William K. Klingaman – Justinfoline.us

The First Century An Engrossing Popular History Of The Major Events And People At The Time Of Jesus, The Roman Empire, And The Han Dynasty.

[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☆ The First Century  Author William K. Klingaman – Justinfoline.us
  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The First Century
  • William K. Klingaman
  • English
  • 23 March 2018
  • 0060921277

    10 thoughts on “[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☆ The First Century Author William K. Klingaman – Justinfoline.us


  1. says:

    Extremely well written, engaging account of the global Eurasian system of the first century CE through the eyes experience of the chief powerbrokers of the era, mainly those in Rome, Judea, Parthia, China From their perspectives, the continental mechanisms of exchange that were emerging offered considerable reward even as they required considerable regulation and supervision The biographic approach allows the author to cast light on the cultural underpinnings as well as the political and mil Extremely well written, engaging account of the global Eurasian system of the first century CE through the eyes experience of the chief powerbrokers of the era, mainly those in Rome, Judea, Parthia, China From their perspectives, the continental mechanisms of exchange that were emerging offered considerable reward even as they required considerable regulation and supervision The biographic approach allows the author to cast light on the cultural underpinnings as well as the political and military methods employed in lahying the foundations for a vast Eurasian market their achievements are quite remarkable given the limited technology of the times The methods employed and the severe character flaws of key players inspire in the reader great sympathy for the mass of people who had to endure the consequences of the policies the emperors pursued The dangers of autocracy are clearly o...


  2. says:

    Plugged as Emperors, Gods and Everyman , this book has a distinct lack of everyman While this is a decent popular history book with an interesting slant it runs parallel chapters on the Roman Empire, Early Christianity and the Han Dynasty mostly through the First Century...


  3. says:

    It is difficult for me to rate this, for at first I enjoyed it especially the style of alternating between China and Rome, giving a muchcomplete picture of the 1st century than most Euro centric history books do but by the end I found it extremely tedious, rather dull, spurned on too much by the author s pop psychologizing and inability to make his long dead cast of characters come alive While it seemed over the first three decades that relatively equal treatment was bein...


  4. says:

    Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand Western civilization although it ends several centuries before such a picture could possibly be completed I like Klingaman s writing, which is reasonably urbane and witty, although there are odd errors from time to time that should have been caught in editing such as mention of the proto Vietnamese annual tribute to the Chinese empire, which consisted of ivory, spices, rhinoceros horn, tortoise shell, and spices He divides his time betwe Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand Western civilization although it ends several centuries before such a picture could possibly be completed I like Klingaman s writing, which is reasonab...


  5. says:

    I picked this up at a library book sale and, when it finally shuffled to the top of my to read pile, I cringed because I haven t had much luck trying to read ancient history It doesn t seem to be my cup of tea.It was a pleasant surprise then to find in this book such an engaging study of a tumultuous period of the Roman Empire, from the reign of Augustus through the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and the siege at Masada My only quibble is that the Chinese chapters didn t seem to belong I picked thi...


  6. says:

    This felt like Klingaman wrote three books one on Rome, one on Judea, and another on China dismantled them, and then reassembled them as one book, but without any transition At least Judea and Rome have a clear cut connection I wasn t exactly sure what the connection between Rome and...


  7. says:

    Clever overview of China, Jerusalem and the Roman Empire during the first century CE, with the weight of the book focused on the Roman Empire Entertaining and informative.


  8. says:

    Hard to put downwell researched as well.

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