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The Roman Empire (Historia Universal Asimov #6)

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English: Roman Empire. Автор повествует о многовековом периоде римской истории - возникновении, расцвете и падении Империи, внутренней и внешней политике, религии и культуре могущественной средиземноморской державы. Книга знакомит с деяниями римских императоров и целой плеядой выдающихся политиков, полководцев, философов, ученых и писателей.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 1st 1967 by Houghton Mifflin (Juv)
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King Ævil
Isaac Asimov's nonfiction is well known for his clear, concise explanations, and The Roman Empire is no exception. Asimov, in his science writing, also has a knack for making his subject more exciting and personal by emphasizing the historical aspects. Consquently, I was eager to read his take on a purely historical subject. Alas, the Good Doctor may have met his match in Roman history. There is only so much one can do to enliven an endless series of Emperors, barbarian invasions, and religious ...more
Peperh
Apr 07, 2016 Peperh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Creo que leyendo libros así, sería más fácil aprender de cualquier tema.
Asimov nos adentra en el mundo romano y nos explica todos los periodos por los que pasó el Imperio hasta su caída.
Nos muestra a cada emperador, sus aciertos y errores, tambien acerca de la religión y como el cristianismo llegó a ser la religión oficial del Imperio después de tantas dudas y persecusiones.
Un libro que los amantes de Roma no debem dejar de leer.
LeAnn
Jun 17, 2009 LeAnn rated it really liked it
In my quest to guide my children in learning history more thoroughly than I did, I have come across a series of YA history books by Isaac Asimov. Unfortunately for all of us, I didn't discover the series until after we'd studied Egypt and moved on to Greece. For some reason, I believed incorrectly that these were the only two titles Asimov wrote and entirely missed his The Roman Republic. We've just finished The Roman Empire. Asimov provides an excellent survey of the major players and events of ...more
Артур
Dec 25, 2015 Артур rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Вторая книга уже не только про политику и войны, но также про культуру и религию.
Juan Escobar
Sep 14, 2015 Juan Escobar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No sé cómo Asimov es capaz de volver un libro de la historia del Imperio Romano, que son nombres tras nombres de una larga lista de traiciones y muertes imperiales, en una vaina divertida y adictiva. Uno cierra el libro, y la cabeza te pide volverlo abrir, pues quieres saber cómo sigue, quién sigue, qué guerra absurda vivieron, qué barbaros nuevos aparecen en la baraja de cartas de una Europa que se rendía y sufría a los pies de una tiranía llamada Roma.

Leer la historia del imperio Romano sirve
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Nat Kidder
Jul 01, 2016 Nat Kidder rated it really liked it
Highly narrative history of the Roman Empire from the accession of Augustus to the final collapse of the western half in 486. Unlike its companion volume, the Roman Republic, there's not quite enough wars and politics to suit Asimov's plot-heavy style. Still, it has its moments, especially during the Crisis of the Second Century.

Because it's more story than analysis, those trying discern the causes of the Roman Empire's decline and fall will be disappointed. Perhaps Dr. Asimov didn't want to del
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Curtiss
Aug 21, 2009 Curtiss rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
The Good Doctor presents the history of the Roman Empire, from the founding of Rome in 753 B.C. to the death of Odoacer in 493 A.D. at the hands of Theodoric I; delivering it with his usual inimitably lucid and witty style. This is another one of the Good Doctor's many enjoyable and informative narratives covering the history of civilization.

They each share his entertaining style and reveal his appreciation of the sweep of grand events, as well as his enthusiasm for the intimate and obscure deta
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Alfredo González
Definitivamente la leí en español y no en ruso.
Para aquellos que prefieran una historia mas detallada, siempre está el clásico de Edward Gibbon que en mi opinión todavía no ha sido superado. En cualquier caso para mi la historia del Imperio Romano representa una continua lista de asesinatos, guerras, conquistas, atrocidades, excesos y otros hechos que harán las delicias de un lector yijadista de nuestros días.
Fernando Franco felix
May 25, 2014 Fernando Franco felix rated it it was amazing
Every teacher's dream should be to explain as well as Asimov does. He is not just clear, his simple explanations are somehow exciting, and so natural. It is impossible to get bored and you always want more. Isaac Asimov is one of the greatest explainers of all time.
Edle Julve
Jan 11, 2015 Edle Julve rated it it was amazing
Sus libros de historia siempre me fascinaron. Son amenos y realmente se aprende mucho por su simpleza, es casi como si él mismo te contara la historia :)
Josemaria
Jan 05, 2014 Josemaria rated it really liked it
This is a really enjoyable book, short but complete and truly illustrative. Asimov makes it a comfortable journey through the streets and palaces and temples of The Great Roman Empire, all with a simple but solid prose. It is one of those books that make you understand humanity a little bit more; and for that let us be grateful.
Diego
Apr 25, 2016 Diego rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gran resumen del imperio romano.
Comienza con Augusto y termina con la caida del imperio de occidente.
Colin Williams
Aug 24, 2015 Colin Williams rated it really liked it
Bogs down toward the end. Very odd that Asimov rejects the usual date of 476 for the end of the Roman Empire and instead ends his book with the deposition of the King of the Soissons. I can't think of anyone more insignificant than the Soissons.

Very much a history that goes "and then, and then, and then."

Very much a history of the top--the politicians and the artists. Not really much about the common people, not much about women.
Abraham
Apr 05, 2013 Abraham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uno de los periodos históricos más fascinantes que existen a través de la famosa historia platicadita de Asimov. Creo que lo más impresionante de la existencia del imperio romano ha sido cómo su influencia persiste con tanta fuerza en la actualidad en tantos ámbitos de la cultura general (lengua, derecho, cosmovisión, etc.) y cómo su fuerza permitió que sus restos perduraran, aún después de la caída de Roma, durante varios siglos más.
Francisco Villa
Jan 24, 2013 Francisco Villa rated it it was amazing
Great read. Asimov made this an entertaining and informative read. Toward the end it got a little disconnected but I think that is due to the Western Roman Empire itself was crumbling and hard to describe. I would probably read this book again.
Danii Nebot
Apr 15, 2014 Danii Nebot rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best historic books I've read. Really entertaining. It's so sad to read the account of the demise of the Roman Empire. One of Asimov's best! (and I'm a big fan).
Andrés Peñailillo
Tremendo resumen del imperio, quizás un poco monoto llegando al final por la repetición de eventos que hace la gente en el poder, llevamos 3000 años cometiendo los mismos errores
Emilio
Apr 18, 2016 Emilio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sencillamente la mejor narración, en términos de legibilidad, sobre la historia del Imperio Romano que puedes encontrar.
Michelle
Nov 18, 2007 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully readable and informative...and even mostly fair to the church, which is surprising, given Asimov's worldview.
Lucia Manquez
Mar 28, 2013 Lucia Manquez rated it it was amazing
Uno de los mejores libros de historia que he leido. No puedo esperar a leer el resto de su Historia Universal.
Eduardo Bedecarratz
Mar 14, 2015 Eduardo Bedecarratz rated it it was amazing
Interesting, you learn from the empire itself, but also its consequences in today's world
Fabio
Mar 13, 2013 Fabio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Esta colección es la mejor saga de la historia
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

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