If you love history and want to read about the end of Rome, this book is a great choice.
Yet does an excellent job of filling the reader in on the background necesssary for a non-expert like myself to appreciate the points he is making.
I wish more academic writers had both the will and the ability to write as clearly and with as much flaire as Bryan Ward Perkins in this book.
Excellent. Found it by chance in a French blog on current events.Published 21 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book, it provided a great view on how the empire fell and the effects of it. The writing style is easy to read and not dry like some history books can bePublished 1 month ago by P. Greco
Prof. Ward-Perkins has done us a great service in bringing to bear and synthesizing the latest research and findings from diverse disciplines on this important time of transition... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thomas J. Stadnik
Excellent book presenting the collapse of Roman civilization as the tragedy it was. Highly recommend to those persons who are familiar with Roman history and its aftermath.Published 3 months ago by Richard C. Waring
In the past few decades scholars of late antiquity, such as Peter Brown and Walter Goffart, have put forth the notion that the Roman Empire didn't fall violently, but rather... Read morePublished 4 months ago by JBL
Excellent narrative. Should be compulsory reading in certain University courses. Economics in particular.
Just goes to show that history seems to repeat itself
In the past 20 or 30 years, it has become fashionable to insist that the fall of Rome was peaceful, that the Roman Empire was never invaded but peacefully 'accommodated' outside... Read morePublished 8 months ago by R. Smith
Quoting from page 150: "... not every building and skill of the Roman period was lost - it was only in a few exceptional places, like the parts of Britain conquered by... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Martialawe
I ordered a Book from Them and within 6 Hours of Purchasing It, It was in my hands. Incredible!! Good Used Book Too.Published 11 months ago by Dallin Vance Beck