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How Rome fell : death of a superpower

Author: Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2009.
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The author discusses how the Roman Empire--an empire without a serious rival--rotted from within, its rulers and institutions putting short-term ambition and personal survival over the wider good of the state.
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith.
How Rome fell.
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008933925
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
ISBN: 9780300155600 0300155603
OCLC Number: 1004152305
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (x, 531 pages, [16] pages de planches) : illustrations, cartes
Contents: pt. 1. Crisis? The third century. The kingdom of gold --
The secret of empire --
Imperial women --
King of kings --
Barbarians --
The queen and the 'necessary' emperor --
Crisis --
pt. 2. Recovery? The fourth century. The four --
Diocletian and the tetrarchy --
The Christian --
Rivals --
Enemies --
The pagan --
Goths --
East and west --
pt. 3. Fall? The fifth and sixth centuries. Barbarians and Romans : generals and rebels --
The sister and the eternal city --
The Hun --
Sunset on an outpost of empire --
Emperors, kings and warlords --
West and east --
Rise and fall.
Responsibility: Adrian Goldsworthy.

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The author discusses how the Roman Empire--an empire without a serious rival--rotted from within, its rulers and institutions putting short-term ambition and personal survival over the wider good of the state.

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