The Fall of Rome:And the End of Civilization: And the End of Civilization

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OUP Oxford, 13/lug/2006 - 256 pagine
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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 the 'fall of Rome' was a largely peaceful transition to Germanic rule, and the start of a positive cultural transformation.Bryan Ward-Perkins encourages every reader to think again by reclaiming the drama and violence of the last days of the Roman world, and reminding us of the very real horrors of barbarian occupation. Attacking new sources with relish and making use of a range of contemporary archaeological evidence, he looks at both the wider explanations for the disintegration of the Roman world and also the consequences for the lives of everyday Romans, in a world of economic collapse, marauding barbarians,and the rise of a new religious orthodoxy. He also looks at how and why successive generations have understood this period differently, and why the story is still so significant today.

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Review: The Fall of Rome And the End of Civilization

Recensione dell'utente  - J. Dutilloy - Goodreads

This is a rapid overview of the end of the Roman empire, essentially reviewing the economical and political aspects of the decline. However, this short book is more interesting because of the analysis ... Leggi recensione completa

Review: The Fall of Rome And the End of Civilization

Recensione dell'utente  - Vann Turner - Goodreads

The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization seeks to correct misrepresentations of the catastrophe in the Western Empire brought about by the numerous invasions starting in the fourth century. In ... Leggi recensione completa

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Bryan Ward-Perkins is a lecturer in Modern History at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in History at Trinity College. Born and brought up in Rome, he has excavated extensively in Italy, primarily sites of the immediate post-Roman period. His principal interests are in combining historical and archaeological evidence, and in understanding the transition from Roman to post-Roman times. A joint editor of The Cambridge Ancient History, vol. XIV,his previous publications include From Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages, also published by Oxford University Press.

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