The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History

The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History


The dream Alexander the good and Julius Caesar shared of uniting Europe, the Medi-terranean, and the center East in one neighborhood shuddered after which collapsed within the wars and mess ups of the 6th century. Historian and classicist James J. O'Donnell—who final introduced readers his masterful, nerve-racking, and revelatory biography of Saint Augustine—revisits this outdated tale in a clean manner, bringing domestic its occasionally painful relevance to contemporary matters.

With unforeseen element and in his hauntingly vibrant type, O'Donnell starts off at a time of obvious Roman revival and brings readers to the instant of drawing close cave in that simply preceded the increase of Islam. unlawful migrations of peoples, spiritual wars, worldwide pandemics, and the enticements of empire: Rome's finish foreshadows modern-day crises and gives tricks easy methods to navigate them—if current leaders will heed this tale.

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