Policing the Roman Empire: Soldiers, Administration, and Public Order

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Historians often regard the police as a modern development, and indeed, many pre-modern societies had no such institution. Most recent scholarship has claimed that Roman society relied on kinship networks or community self-regulation as a means of conflict resolution and social control. This model, according to Christopher Fuhrmann, fails to properly account for the imperial-era evidence, which argues in fact for an expansion of state-sponsored policing activities in the first three centuries of the Common Era. Drawing on a ...

Policing the Roman Empire: Soldiers, Administration, and Public Order 2014, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199360017

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Policing the Roman Empire: Soldiers, Administration, and Public Order 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780199737840

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