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The Rome that Did Not Fall: The Survival of the East in the Fifth Century

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The Rome that Did Not Fall provides a well-illustrated, comprehensive narrative and analysis of the Roman empire in the east, charting its remarkable growth and development which resulted in the distinct and enduring civilization of Byzantium. It considers:
* the fourth century background
* the invasions of Attila
* the resources of the east
* the struggle for stability
* the
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Hardcover, 286 pages
Published November 12th 1998 by Routledge (first published 1998)
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Felix
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very instructive and interesting. The authors present a very lucid argument as to why the Eastern empire escaped destruction while the Western floundered.

E.g. in the West there was a single generalissimo, aka "patrician" while in the East there were 5 different army groups with competing generals; rather paradoxically, the latter arrangement proved more stable because it worked out as a sort of balance of power and the imperial court was able to play the generals off each other politically witho
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Keith
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know enough about the very early centuries of Byzantium, and now I have a taste. Well written, not too heavy on the drama. Balanced.
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