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date: 13 June 2024

Roman Empire. 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
R. Bruce HitchnerR. Bruce Hitchner

The Roman Empire comprised the lands of the Mediterranean basin as well as large parts of Europe including Britain. This large landmass was held together for over four centuries (first century bce–fourth century ce) by a modest but highly professional army, a political system that integrated local authority with an equally modest civil administration under the authority of the emperor, and an imperial and religious ideology that fostered unity and consensus.... ...

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