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Title:
How Rome fell : death of a superpower / Adrian Goldsworthy.
ISBN:
9780300137194
Publication Information:
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2009.
Physical Description:
531 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Also published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009, with title: The fall of the west : the slow death of the Roman superpower.
Contents:
The big question -- 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 -- Recovery? : the Fourth century. The Four : Diocletian and the Tetrarchy ; The Christian ; Rivals ; Enemies ; The Pagan ; Goths ; East and West -- 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 -- A simple answer -- An even simpler moral.
Abstract:
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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