Roman Empire

For the Romans, citizenship was more important than ethnicity

Romanitas was the glue that kept the Empire together. The Church has something strikingly similar

The Church west of Egypt has long been plagued by heresy, piracy and persecution

A society in decline, religion as counter-culture, and mass immigration are just some of issues that link us to the Roman Empire

Ed West welcomes a new book that sheds light on the mysterious birth of the Islamic faith

Far from being chaotic, Late Antiquity was stable and confident right up until the late 5th century

Every empire falls for a simple reason: a lack of self-belief. And our leaders don’t seem to believe anything much any more