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The end of ancient Rome
Nardo, Don, 1947-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2001]

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208 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
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DG312 .R63 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-The fall of the Roman Empire has long been a subject for study and speculation. In this title, the topic is addressed in previously published articles and excerpts by noted historians Edward Gibbon, Michael Grant, Arthur E.R. Boak, William G. Sinnegin, and others. Following an introduction that provides readers with a brief overview of Roman history, the book is divided into three broad chapters, each with four to six articles excerpted from books. The first group discusses Rome's ability to recover temporarily from its "near demise" in the third century and its rule under Emperors Diocletian and Constantine I; the second, the disintegration of the empire in the West and the threats and attacks from the Huns and Vandals. The final section examines the many other factors that contributed to Rome's decline including a failing economy, poor leadership, internal and external military threats, and the rise of Christianity. A few black-and-white reproductions and maps illustrate the text. This is an excellent book for research and for anyone interested in Roman history. It includes an appendix of excerpts from 20 primary-source documents, a detailed index, and topical lists of sources for further research.-Lana Miles, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.