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Roman Empire
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The Roman Empire remains the only state structure to have unified the entire Mediterranean world and its neighboring territories for several centuries (1st–5th cents. ce) under a single state order.

I. Beginnings and the Republic (to 30 bce)

The Roman Empire developed in central Italy from a small settlement on the lower Ti…

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Herz, Peter, “Roman Empire”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_10317>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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