The Ruin of the Roman Empire


    Ancient History

    The Ruin of the Roman Empire

    James J O'Donnell

    HarperCollins 2008

    Hardback 436pp

    9780060787370   Product Code: 91426

    James J O'Donnell follows up his masterful biography of Augustine with this account of the endgame of the Roman Empire in the 6th century. Beginning at a moment of apparent Roman revival, he shows how Emperor Justinian sealed the Empire's fate by attempting to restore Rome's past glories from his palace in Constantinople. With its religious wars, illegal migrations and global pandemics the story foreshadows some of our own crises and hints at how we should deal with them. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge. American-cut pages.

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