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THE RUIN OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE: A New History

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A vigorous history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire—which, as Georgetown University Provost O'Donnell (Augustine, 2005) notes, happened precipitously over three centuries.Recent historians have been more kindly disposed to the "barbarians" of old than their predecessors, and O'Donnell is in this camp, giving modestly approving notes on Attila (a "bad cop" more than a sociopath ... Read full review

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