The Fall of the Roman Empire

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Phoenix, 1997 - Byzantine Empire - 235 pages
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Hundreds of reasons for this collapse have over the centuries been suggested. Michael Grant in his reinterpretation of these cataclysmic events identifies thirteen defects which he sees as being responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire. These flaws within the society of Ancient Rome set Roman against Roman, dividing the nation and thereby destroying its ability to resist invasion.

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User Review  - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing

If you are a non-specialist like me (the target reader of this book, I think) you may find the first chapter or two a little rough going, as Grant lays out the entire time frame he will be discussing ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A sturdy and Generalised account of a serious setback for bureaucracy everywhere. Mr. Grant is usually worth reading, and his parameters for the survey are well chosen. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Michael Grant (1914-2004) was a highly successful and renowned historian of the ancient world. He held many academic posts including those of Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University; Vice Chancellor of The Queen's University, Belfast and Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum. He was a Doctor of Letters at Dublin and a Doctor of Laws at Belfast. He has also been President of the Classical Association of England, the Virgil Society and the Royal Numismatic Society, and was a Medallist of the American Numismatic Society.

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