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The fall of Rome

Author: R A Lafferty
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Rome's demise was not a simple case of fierce barbarians sacking and subduing a decadent, crumbling city. The author has skillfully balanced the turmoil and illusions of a mighty, dying Empire against the vitality of the aggressive Huns, Vandals, and above all, the Goths. The result is a perceptive and stimulating historical account, the story of the men and women who made things happen, who were as awesome,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R A Lafferty
OCLC Number: 164581
Description: 302 pages color map (on lining papers) 22 cm
Contents: All about Goths --
About Alaric of Balthi --
Of the school for generals --
Of master general and boy giant --
Being a history of the world --
About Little Moesia --
Of Gothic lightning and Frankish thunder --
As good a graveyard as any --
Of the return of East and West --
Of the game named King --
Of kings in the day of their blessing --
Of Res Romana --
Of the Goth in the mirror --
Of Pollentia and Verona --
Of the seven waves --
Of the death of an oak --
Of the Empire misplaced --
The day the world ended.
Responsibility: [by] R.A. Lafferty.

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Rome's demise was not a simple case of fierce barbarians sacking and subduing a decadent, crumbling city. The author has skillfully balanced the turmoil and illusions of a mighty, dying Empire against the vitality of the aggressive Huns, Vandals, and above all, the Goths. The result is a perceptive and stimulating historical account, the story of the men and women who made things happen, who were as awesome, poignant, and in some cases, as savage as the era itself.--Adapted from dust jacket.

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