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s/t: Decline or Transformation?
Paperback, 172 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by D.C. Heath & Co. (first published 1962)
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Jan 29, 2014 Aaron rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really makes the question of why Rome fell feel truly hopeless to be ever answered. The book collected essentially all of the leading historians of the topic and put all of their reasons for why Rome fell in one book. And I don't think a single one of them agreed with another. Nearly all of them began with a refutation of the common reasons for Rome's fall and then went on to assert their own probable cause. But every writer did this, so really they all disproved each other.
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Jeni Enjaian
An excellent compilation of book excerpts dealing with the decline of Rome. This book provides an excellent sampling of respected historiography on the topic especially if the reader wishes to know whether reading the whole book is worthwhile or not.
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Professor Kagan, who received his PhD from Ohio State University in 1958, has written The Great Dialogue: A History of Greek Political Thought from Homer to Polybius (1965 and 1986); The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War (1969); The Archidamian War (1974); The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition (1981); The Fall of the Athenian Empire (1987); Pericles and the Birth of the Athenian Empire ( ...more
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