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The Roman Empire is a subject upon which hundreds, probably many thousands, of books have been written. Many glorify the achievements of the Emperors, the victorious campaigns, the immense wealth and power Rome held. Neil Faulkner's forte is the view from beneath, the situation faced in the provinces, the struggle for survival under the massive weight of Roman oppression. In another book Faulkner gives an overview of Roman occupation and 'civilization' of Britain grandiously named 'The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain'. This book is a more focused account, stretching a mere 7 years, charting the rise of Palestine in revolt against Rome AD67-73.
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