How Rome Fell Death of a Superpower

ISBN-10: 0300164262
ISBN-13: 9780300164268
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Description: By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in western Europe and much of northern Africa. Applying the scholarship, perspective, and narrative skill that defined his monumental "Caesar," Goldworthy explores how Rome fell.

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.35" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in western Europe and much of northern Africa. Applying the scholarship, perspective, and narrative skill that defined his monumental "Caesar," Goldworthy explores how Rome fell.

Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, THE ROMAN ARMY AT WAR was recognised by John Keegan as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. He has gone on to write several other books, including THE FALL OF THE WEST, CAESAR, IN THE NAME OF ROME, CANNAE and ROMAN WARFARE, which have sold more than a quarter of a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. A full-time author, he regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes.Visit www.adriangoldsworthy.com for more information.

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction - The Big Question
Crisis? The Third Century
The Kingdom of Gold
The Secret of Empire
Imperial Women
King of Kings
Barbarians
The Queen and the 'Necessary' Emperor
Crisis
Recovery? The Fourth Century
The Four - Diocletian and the Tetrarchy
The Christian
Rivals
Enemies
The Pagan
Goths
East and West
Fall? The Fifth and Sixth Centuries
Barbarians and Romans: Generals and Rebels
The Sister and the Eternal City
The Hun
Sunset on an Outpost of Empire
Emperors, Kings and Warlords
West and East
Rise and Fall
Conclusion - A Simple Answer
Epilogue - An Even Simpler Moral
Chronology
Glossary
Bibliography
Notes
Index

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