The Resource How Rome fell : death of a superpower, Adrian Goldsworthy

How Rome fell : death of a superpower, Adrian Goldsworthy

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How Rome fell : death of a superpower
Title
How Rome fell
Title remainder
death of a superpower
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Goldsworthy
Title variation
Death of a superpower
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Language
eng
Summary
"In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable. Its vast territory accounted for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in Western Europe and much of northern Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. What accounts for this improbable decline? Here, Adrian Goldsworthy applies the scholarship, perspective, and narrative skill that defined his monumental Caesar to address perhaps the greatest of all historical questions - how Rome fell. It was a period of remarkable personalities, from the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius to emperors like Diocletian, who portrayed themselves as tough, even brutal, soldiers. It was a time of revolutionary ideas, especially in religion, as Christianity went from persecuted sect to the religion of state and emperors. Goldsworthy pays particular attention to the willingness of Roman soldiers to fight and kill each other. Ultimately, this is the story of how 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." -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
937/.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
How Rome fell : death of a superpower, Adrian Goldsworthy
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-465) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. 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 -- Pt. 2. Recovery? The fourth century. The four--Diocletian and the tetrarchy -- The Christian -- Rivals -- Enemies -- The pagan -- Goths -- East and west -- Pt. 3. 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
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25 cm.
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Extent
x, 531 p.
Isbn
9780300137194
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008933925
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)262432329

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