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The fall of the Roman Empire : a new history of Rome and the Barbarians

Author: P J Heather
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007 ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Oxford University Press paperbackView all editions and formats
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Shows how Europe's barbarians, strengthened by centuries of contact with Rome on many levels, turned into an enemy capable of overturning and dismantling the mighty Empire.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P J Heather
ISBN: 9780195325416 0195325419
OCLC Number: 150895714
Notes: "First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2007"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 572 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Romans --
Barbarians --
The limits of empire --
War on the Danube --
The City of God --
Out of Africa --
Attila the Hun --
The fall of the Hunnic Empire --
End of empire --
The fall of Rome.
Responsibility: Peter Heather.
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In this groundbreaking book, a leading authority on the late Roman Empire proposes that centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling the  Read more...

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Masterful, lucid.... Always rewarding. * ForeWord Magazine * To a period that has often appeared as impenetrable as it is momentous, Peter Heather brings a rare combination of scholarship and flair Read more...

 
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