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Bryan Ward-Perkins encourages every reader to think again by reclaiming the drama and violence of Rome's fall, and reinstating the very real horrors of barbarian occupation and the disintegration of the Roman world. He examines how and why successive generations have understood this period differently, and why the story in still so significant today.
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Why did Rome fall?Vicious barbarian invasions during the fifth century resulted in the cataclysmic end of the world's most powerful civilization, and a 'dark age' for its conquered peoples. Or did it? The dominant view of this period today is that...
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Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, author of Civilizations and Millennium Teasingly stimulating, acutely critical, abundantly constructive, and certain to unleash endless debate.
The Sunday Telegraph This hard-hitting and beautifully written assessment will, I am delighted to say, cause a great deal of trouble.
<br>Bryan Ward-Perkins is a lecturer in Modern History at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in History at Trinity College. He has published widely on the subject and is a co-editor of The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume XIV<br>
1. Did Rome Ever Fall?; PART ONE: THE FALL OF ROME; 2. The Horrors of War; 3. The Road to Defeat; 4. Living Under the New Masters; PART TWO: THE END OF A CIVILIZATION; 5. The Disappearance of Comfort; 6. Why the Demise of Comfort?; 7. The Death of a Civilization?; 8. All for the Best in the Best of All Possible Worlds?; Appendix: From Potsherds to People; Chronology; Notes; Bibliography