The Ruin Of The Roman Empire: The Emperor Who Brought It Down, The Barbarians Who Could Have Saved It
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The Ruin Of The Roman Empire: The Emperor Who Brought It Down, The Barbarians Who Could Have Saved It

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What really marked the end of the Roman Empire? This book takes us back to the sixth century and the last time the Empire could be regarded as a single community.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Profile Books(GB) (first published September 16th 2008)
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A very ambitious book which tries to encompass the entire sixth-century post-classical world in its revisionist view of post-Roman history.

On one hand the author sheds light on some of the less known aspects of ancient history: his description of the Ostrogothic kingdom, its main figures and mechanisms, along with the less sensational history of monasticism is rich and filling.

On the other hand the author does very little to hide his contempt for the emperor Justinian and the entire Byzantine em...more
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