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Fall of the Roman Empire A New History of Rome and the Barbarians

Author: Peter Heather
Publisher: Cary Oxford University Press, USA 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long. A leading authority on the late Roman Empire and on the barbarians, Heather relates the  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Heather
ISBN: 9780195325416 0195325419 9780199978618 0199978611
OCLC Number: 923537241
Description: 1 online resource (605 Seiten)

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The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long. A leading authority on the late Roman Empire and on the barbarians, Heather relates the extraordinary story of how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overtu ...

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