Fall of Rome And the End of Civilization

ISBN-10: 0192807285
ISBN-13: 9780192807281
Authors: Bryan Ward-Perkins
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Why did Rome fall? Vicious barbarian invasions during the fifth century resulted in the cataclysmic end of the world's most powerful civilization, and a 'dark age' for its conquered peoples. Or did it? The dominant view of this period today is that the 'fall of Rome' was a largely peaceful transition to Germanic rule, and the start of a positive cultural transformation. Bryan Ward-Perkins encourages every reader to think again by reclaiming the drama and violence of the last days of the Roman world, and reminding us of the very real horrors of barbarian occupation. Attacking new sources with relish and making use of a range of contemporary archaeological evidence, he looks at both the…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 256 Dimensions: 7.60" wide x 5.00" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.704 lbs. Language: English