The Ruin of the Roman Empire
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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.