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The Resource The fall of Rome : and the end of civilization, Bryan Ward-Perkins

The fall of Rome : and the end of civilization, Bryan Ward-Perkins

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The fall of Rome : and the end of civilization
Title
The fall of Rome
Title remainder
and the end of civilization
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Ward-Perkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Was the fall of Rome a great catastrophe that cast the West into darkness for centuries to come? Or, as scholars argue today, was there no crisis at all, but simply a peaceful blending of barbarians into Roman culture, an essentially positive transformation? In The Fall of Rome, eminent historian Bryan Ward-Perkins argues that the "peaceful" theory of Rome's "transformation" is badly in error. Indeed, he sees the fall of Rome as a time of horror and dislocation that destroyed a great civilization, throwing the inhabitants of the West back to a standard of living typical of prehistoric times. Attacking contemporary theories with relish and making use of modern 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, who were caught in a world of economic collapse, marauding barbarians, and the rise of a new religious orthodoxy. The book recaptures the drama and violence of the last days of the Roman world, and reminds us of the very real terrors of barbarian occupation. Equally important, Ward-Perkins contends that a key problem with the new way of looking at the end of the ancient world is that all difficulty and awkwardness is smoothed out into a steady and positive transformation of society. Nothing ever goes badly wrong in this vision of the past. The evidence show otherwise. Up to date and brilliantly written, combining a lively narrative with the latest research and thirty illustrations, this superb volume reclaims the drama, the violence, and the tragedy of the fall of Rome
Cataloging source
UKM
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Ward-Perkins, Bryan
Dewey number
945/.6301
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG311
LC item number
.W33 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rome
  • Rome
Target audience
specialized
Label
The fall of Rome : and the end of civilization, Bryan Ward-Perkins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [216]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Did Rome ever fall? -- Part 1. The fall of Rome. The horrors of war -- The road to defeat -- Living under the new masters -- Part 2. The end of a civilization. The disappearance of comfort -- Why the demise of comfort? -- The death of a civilization? -- All for the best in the best of all possible worlds? -- Appendix: From potsherds to people -- Chronology
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780192805645
Lccn
2005299925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocm66291662
Label
The fall of Rome : and the end of civilization, Bryan Ward-Perkins
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [216]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Did Rome ever fall? -- Part 1. The fall of Rome. The horrors of war -- The road to defeat -- Living under the new masters -- Part 2. The end of a civilization. The disappearance of comfort -- Why the demise of comfort? -- The death of a civilization? -- All for the best in the best of all possible worlds? -- Appendix: From potsherds to people -- Chronology
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780192805645
Lccn
2005299925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocm66291662

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