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The ruin of the Roman Empire : a new history

Author: James Joseph O'Donnell
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An intricate analysis of the fall of the Roman empire evaluates the sixth-century events and circumstances that were key factors, challenging popular beliefs about "barbarian" activities while seeking to place responsibility on the hapless ways in which Rome's last emperors endeavored to restore and preserve their civilization.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Joseph O'Donnell
ISBN: 9780060787370 0060787376
OCLC Number: 239240097
Description: x, 436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Overture --
Rome in 500: looking backward --
The world that might have been --
Being Justinian --
Opportunities lost --
Wars worse than civil --
Learning to live again --
Constantinople deflated: the debris of Empire --
The last consul --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: James J. O'Donnell.
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An intricate analysis of the fall of the Roman empire evaluates the sixth-century events and circumstances that were key factors, challenging popular beliefs about "barbarian" activities while seeking to place responsibility on the hapless ways in which Rome's last emperors endeavored to restore and preserve their civilization.

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