Romans and Barbarians: The Decline of the Western Empire (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)

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Romans and Barbarians The Fall of the Roman Empire--from the barbarian's perspective Available for the first time in paperback, this classic work by renowned historian E.A. Thompson examines the fall of the Roman Empire in the West from the barbarian perspective and experience. Standard interpretations of the decline of the Roman Empire in the West view the barbarian invaders as destroyers. Thompson, however, argues th... Full description

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""Romans and Barbarians "can and should be recommended to students of the late Roman Empire, of early Germanic history and society, and of the early medieval history of the Mediterranean area and of western and central Europe. . . . Thompson himself points out that very rarely if ever can we penetrate into the minds and attitudes of the barbarians whom we are trying to understand. In this and other writings Thompson has come as close to achieving this ideal as anyone is likely to." Welden A. Ernest, "German Studies Review""
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"Romans and Barbarians can and should be recommended to students of the late Roman Empire, of early Germanic history and society, and of the early medieval history of the Mediterranean area and of western and central Europe. . . . Thompson himself points out that very rarely if ever can we penetrate into the minds and attitudes of the barbarians whom we are trying to understand. In this and other writings Thompson has come as close to achieving this ideal as anyone is likely to."--Welden A. Ernest, German Studies Review

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This text presents the fall of the Roman Empire from the barbarians perspective. Aimed at students of the late Roman Empire, of early Germanic history and society and of the early medieval history of the Mediterranean area, the book is an attempt to penetrate the minds and attitudes of the barbarians. This edition, the first paperback, has a new foreword by F.M. Clover and J.H.W.G. Liebschuetz and is part of the "Wisconsin Studies in Classics" series.

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