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Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians

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  • Posted November 26, 2012

    The Fall of the Roman Empire by Peter Heather has definitely ope

    The Fall of the Roman Empire by Peter Heather has definitely opened my eyes to how such small minuet decisions could lead to completely disastrous conclusions. I would say that if you have an appreciation for military tactics and find the battles to be the most interesting part of a passed culture then this is a book for you but for me I am truly not one of those people who can read about that kind of history so this book was quite hard to get through personally. The concept this book should be studied in history classes all across America because history is to tell the future of the past in hopes to not repeat mistakes made but to repeat the concepts that succeeded. Great book to get a well understood stand on how complex the fall of Rome was and how its collapse was due to a well placed domino effect. =)

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  • Posted November 14, 2012

    The Fall of the roman empire

    This book I would like to reflect on. For started this book was really detailed and explain all parts of the Roman Empire very well. From culture to how the army was as well as what the building where like. This book “Fall of the Roman Empire” started out by telling about Massacre that happened in 54 B.C.E. It was close to the borders of Belgium, Holland and Germany. This was in the time of Julius Caesar was in charge. Betrayed by their own (Ambiorox) the Romans walked right into a trap. In this battle the Romans where killed and some taken as prisoners. Some soldiers committed suicide rather then they could fall in the hands of there enemies. This part of the book was interesting to me because I didn’t know they where betrayed by their own and they lost their lives to the Germans. Then the book goes on from there and tells about Roman culture and how they lived and what they wear. What I thought was interesting is how the Romans viewed them self’s. They felt they were the best and as above any other culture or country. They also felt that, what they believed in that everyone else should too. They made it law for certain kinds of beliefs like religion. What I got out of this part was the Romans where powerful and they were above all of Western Europe. The author went the on from there to tell about the battles that went on leading up to where they were defended. Even if the Romans lost they wouldn’t stop they would attach there enemies again. There was some wars or battles where the Romans lost almost there entire army and they would rebuild their army and attach again. Roman army as had their faults or weakness. The Romans always fought the same and used the same tactics of war. Right down to the food they ate never changed. What was interesting to me was that the Romans where so powerful and yet an army that was smaller than them and the Romans considered them Barbarians but they still defeated them. There is a lot more to how they got defeated but that’s what I think about now after I read this book.
    Also there empire grow over centuries and became very powerful until the fifth century when they where defended. I learned a lot about the Roman Empire by reading this book. I believe that this book was a good book by explaining what really happened with the Roman Empire and how they were defended. The detail was amazing and the way the author explained the situations was well written. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to find out why the Roman Empire fell.

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