The Ruin of the Roman Empire

The Ruin of the Roman Empire

<p>The dream Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar shared of uniting Europe, the Medi-terranean, and the Middle East in a single community shuddered and then collapsed in the wars and disasters of the sixth century. Historian and classicist James J. O'Donnell&#8212;who last brought readers his masterful, disturbing, and revelatory biography of Saint Augustine&#8212;revisits this old story in a fresh way, bringing home its sometimes painful relevance to today's issues.</p><p>With unexpected detail and in his hauntingly vivid style, O'Donnell begins at a time of apparent Roman revival and brings readers to the moment of imminent collapse that just preceded the rise of Islam. Illegal migrations

James J. O’Donnell
HarperCollins

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