Fall of Rome by Bryan Ward-Perkins
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Fall of Rome
By Bryan Ward-Perkins

The Fall of Rome

And the End of Civilization

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Fall of Rome by Bryan Ward-Perkins

Book Awards

  • Winner of PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2005.

Book Description

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192807281
ISBN-10: 0192807285
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bryan Ward-Perkins

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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