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Alaric the Goth An Outsider's History of the Fall of Rome

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ISBN-10: 039386751X

ISBN-13: 9780393867510

Edition: N/A

Authors: Douglas Boin

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Stigmatized and relegated to the margins of Roman society, the Goths were violent "barbarians" who destroyed "civilization," at least in the conventional story of Rome's collapse. But a slight shift of perspective brings their history, and ours, shockingly alive.Alaric grew up near the river border that separated Gothic territory from Roman. He survived a border policy that separated migrant children from their parents, and he was denied benefits he likely expected from military service. Romans were deeply conflicted over who should enjoy the privileges of citizenship. They wanted to buttress their global power, but were insecure about Roman identity; they depended on foreign goods, but…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/31/2021
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.20" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Dr Douglas Boin is an expert on the religious history of the Roman Empire, particularly as it pertains to the 'pagan', Christian, and Jewish world of the ancient Mediterranean. Since 2010 he has taught in the Department of Classics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. His scholarship has appeared in The Journal of Roman Studies and The American Journal of Archaeology, and he has authored entries on synagogues and church buildings for the multi-volume reference work, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Greco-Roman World. For ten years, he worked as an archaeologist in Rome, studying the site of a Roman synagogue at Ostia Antica, the harbor town of the empire's capital. He speaks regularly…