Aurelian and the Third Century provides a re-evaluation, in the light of recent scholarship, of the difficulties facing the Roman empire in the AD 260s and 270s, concentrating upon the reign of the Emperor Aurelian and his part in summoning them.
With introduction examining the situation in the mid third century, the book is divided into two parts:
* Part 1: deals chronologically with the military and political events of the period from 268 to 276
* Part 2: analyzes the other achievements and events of Aurelian's reign and assesses their importance.
A key supplement to the study of the Roman Empire.
'W. deserves admiration for having squeezed so much interesting material so accessibly into so little space.' - Journal of Roman Studies