Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians
Wydanie: 2005 r.
Dostępność: aktualnie niedostępny
A leading authority on the late Roman Empire, Peter Heather reveals how how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek refuge inside the Empire. This prompted two generations of struggle, during which new barbarian coalitions, formed in response to Roman hostility, brought the Roman west to its knees. Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians.