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The end of ancient Rome

Author: Don Nardo
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©2001.
Series: Turning points (Greenhaven Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers opposing views on the demise of the ancient Roman empire and some of the contributing factors.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Nardo
ISBN: 0737703717 9780737703719 0737703725 9780737703726
OCLC Number: 43567534
Description: 208 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Rise and fall of ancient Rome --
Part I. Rome's near demise and temporary restoration --
Empire on the brink of collapse / A.H.M. Jones --
Emergence of the grimmer later Empire / Chris Scarre --
Constantine ensures the triumph of Christianity / John J. Norwich --
Problems and struggles of Constantine's successors / Michael Grant --
Part II. Disintegration of the western Empire --
Empire is permanently divided / Arthur E.R. Boak & William G. Sinnegin --
Huns terrorize Europe / Stewart Perowne --
Vandals sack Rome / Justine D. Randers-Pehrson --
Last western Roman emperors / J.B. Bury --
Rome's eastern sector survives as the Byzantine Empire / Mark Nadis --
Survival of Roman culture in the West / Charles Freeman --
Part III. Factors contributing to Rome's fall --
Gibbon opens the debate on Rome's fall / Edward Gibbon --
Western empire's economy deteriorated / F.W. Walbank --
Christianity undermined Rome's patriotic and military spirit / Michael Grant --
Army became undisciplined and ineffective / Pat Southern & Karen R. Dixon --
Barbarians overran the western Empire / J.B. Bury --
Rome's decline helped ensure the triumph of Western civilization / Chester G. Starr.
Series Title: Turning points (Greenhaven Press)
Responsibility: Don Nardo, book editor.

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Offers opposing views on the demise of the ancient Roman empire and some of the contributing factors.

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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-07-29) Good Permalink

     About the fall of the western Roman empire and the rise of other western nations - the beginning of the dark ages. In depth articles about the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the rise ot other western nations.  The beginning of the dark ages. a Very good book for...
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