"I wish all historical books written by nonhistorians were so informed, and all books by historians so well written." —Dr. Walter Pohl, head of the Institute for Medieval History Research, Vienna Academy of Sciences
At the time no other tribe, nation or state employed such diplomatic procedures.
The first two sections of this book really gained my attention, but the last section had a hard time holding my interest.
This is one of the most entertaining histories of Rome you will read, and that by itself makes it worth a look.
This is an enjoyable read as a fictional historical novel. It gives us many insights.Published 4 months ago by Hubba
I like to read history books. I find it entertaining and enlightening, and can't get enough.
The subtitle indicated that this was an alternative history. Read more
The Romans were insane. This book is amazing as a resource to learn about who the so-called Barbarians were and how they lived. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Peter Bauer
A great review of little known facts. I highly recommend this book. A great read. Will change much of what you thought you knew.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Jones' prejudice, that is, against the conventional view of The Roman Empire, is warranted and supported by the characters and events, accompanied by pertinent descriptions, he and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by doced
I would have rated this book at 5 stars had it not been for the, in my view, over use of the word "barbarian" which tends to confuse the reader about who exactly is being... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Andrew Barlow
An observation attributed to Winston Churchill asserts - fairly accurately - that "History is written by the victors. Read morePublished on September 8, 2012 by Whitt Patrick Pond
A brilliant history of the Roman empire and a surprisingly engaging read. Written with the perspective that it was the Romans and not the people that they conquered who were the... Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by Avid
Terry Jones may be better known for his comedic roles, but he deserves more fame for his book the Barbarians. Read morePublished on June 7, 2012 by Katherine Gordy Levine