The Goths first destroyed a Roman army at the battle of Hadrianople in 378, and went on to sack Rome in 410. The Vandals spread devastation in Gaul and Spain, before conquering North Africa, the breadbasket of the Western Empire, in 439. We then meet Attila the Hun, whose reign of terror swept from Constantinople to Paris, but whose death in 453 ironically precipitated a final desperate phase of Roman collapse, culminating in the Vandals' defeat of the massive Byzantine Armada: the west's last chance for survival.
Peter Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians.
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Von bruno bob Am hilfreichsten 11.06.2015
I study passionately the Italian history of that period . This audiobook fascinated me with the author's new theory on the causes of the fall of the Roman empire. The demonstrations are rigourous and precise. It sheds a new light on that period. Well read with standard English prononciation, easily understandable to a non mother tongue.