Great review for Greg Woolf
We were very pleased to see this wonderful review of ROME: An Empire’s Story in the Times Higher Education Supplement:
Greg Woolf's dazzling account of ancient Rome's story will entrance the general reader with its succinct formulation of complex issues, its stylistic bravura and pungent aphorisms, and illuminating metaphors. Rome: An Empire's Story will equally impress historians with its apposite comparisons to China, Persia and other empires, seamless incorporation of recent research, and a sophisticated awareness of new methodologies. This tour de force is introduced with a 12-page overview of an arc of 15 centuries titled "The Whole Story". The author calls it a "motorway route planner"; it is in fact an astonishing overview of the principal issues he will confront…
…This extraordinary book redirects contemporary obsessions away from imperial collapse to the issue of how empires arise, survive and change the world.
Friday, August 10, 2012