A History of Rome under the Emperors by Theodor Mommsen

By Theodor Mommsen

One celebrity out of necessity. Mommsen by no means could have sought after this fabric to work out the sunshine of day. This booklet is abstracted and redacted from type notes of scholars taking a process his at the the historical past of the Roman Empire!! Mommsen in particular declined to jot down a ebook at the Roman Empire. He wrote vols. 1-3 and vol. five of what he known as "Roman History." vol. four was once so synthetic and Mommsen's identify hooked up to it really is an insult to at least one of the best if no longer the best historian of his time. It additionally presents the reader with completely no info that's not much better lined somewhere else.

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II, 160]. II, 20]. There was no doubt in Mommsen’s mind about the identity of the Germanic peoples with the modern Germans. Although he did distance himself from the adulation of the ancient Germans prevalent at that time right across the political spectrum, in contrast to A history of rome under the emperors 26 such writers as Freytag, Dahn, Gregorovius, Engels and Treitschke, this simply reflected his ambivalent view of the Germans and their political ability. I, 133]. Mommsen saw the late formation of the Alamannic federation as an attempt to bring about German unity.

Dahlmann, one of the seven Göttingen professors who were dismissed in 1838) reinterpreted it as the charter of a unified SchleswigHolstein state, distinct from Denmark. The development of a unified Danish state, no matter how liberal its principles, necessarily resulted in the exclusion of German-speakers, and undermined their loyalty to even the most tenuous link with the Danish crown. German national consciousness had been greatly strengthened by the hostility of the French government of Thiers, which almost led to a European war in 1840 (cf.

21, no. 10], a parallel set of lecture notes, provided a welcome cross-reference; my thanks are due to the owner’s generosity in letting me use it. This text contains fewer errors, and is superior in style, but considerably shorter. The textual comparison below should serve to illustrate this. [AW. 37] The earlier judicial system recognized no appeals, only cassation. Augustus introduced appeals, but jury verdicts seem to have been excluded. Appeals could be made to the Emperor, or to consuls and the Senate.

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