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The Resource The day of the barbarians : the battle that led to the fall of the Roman Empire, Alessandro Barbero ; tr. by John Cullen

The day of the barbarians : the battle that led to the fall of the Roman Empire, Alessandro Barbero ; tr. by John Cullen

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The day of the barbarians : the battle that led to the fall of the Roman Empire
Title
The day of the barbarians
Title remainder
the battle that led to the fall of the Roman Empire
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Alessandro Barbero ; tr. by John Cullen
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eng
Summary
"On August 9, AD 378, at Adrianople in the Roman province of Thrace (now western Turkey), the Roman Empire began to fall. Two years earlier, an unforeseen flood of refugees from the East Germanic tribe known as the Goths had arrived at the empire's eastern border, seeking admittance. Though usually successful in dealing with barbarian groups, in this instance the Roman authorities failed. The barbarian horde inflicted on Emperor Valens the most disastrous defeat suffered by the Roman army since Hannibal's victory at Cannae almost six hundred years earlier. The empire did not actually fall for another century, but some believe the battle at Adrianople signaled nothing less than the end of the ancient world and the start of the Middle Ages." "Historian Alessandro Barbero places the battle in its historical context, chronicling the changes in the Roman Empire, west and east, the cultural dynamics at its borders, and the extraordinary administrative challenge of holding it together. Re-creating the events leading to the clash, he brings alive leaders and common soldiers alike, comparing the military tactics and weaponry of the barbarians with those of the disciplined Roman army as the battle unfolded on that epic afternoon."--BOOK JACKET
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OCO
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Barbero, Alessandro
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG326
LC item number
B3713 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1942-
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Cullen, John
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  • Adrianople, Battle of, Edirne, Turkey, 378
  • Rome
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The day of the barbarians : the battle that led to the fall of the Roman Empire, Alessandro Barbero ; tr. by John Cullen
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Note
Originally pub. in Italy in 2005 by Gius. Laterza & Figli
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-172) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
122335765
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
v, 180 pages
Isbn
9780802715715
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)122335765
Label
The day of the barbarians : the battle that led to the fall of the Roman Empire, Alessandro Barbero ; tr. by John Cullen
Publication
Note
Originally pub. in Italy in 2005 by Gius. Laterza & Figli
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
122335765
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
v, 180 pages
Isbn
9780802715715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)122335765

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