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The Dark Ages
     

The Dark Ages

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by Charles Oman
 

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In the summer of 477 A.D. a band of ambassadors, who claimed to speak the will of the decayed body which still called itself the Roman senate, appeared before the judgment-seat of the emperor Zeno, the ruler of Constantinople and the Eastern Empire. They came to announce to him that the army of the West had slain the patrician Orestes, and deposed from his throne the

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In the summer of 477 A.D. a band of ambassadors, who claimed to speak the will of the decayed body which still called itself the Roman senate, appeared before the judgment-seat of the emperor Zeno, the ruler of Constantinople and the Eastern Empire. They came to announce to him that the army of the West had slain the patrician Orestes, and deposed from his throne the son of Orestes, the boy-emperor Romulus. But they did not then proceed to inform Zeno that another Caesar had been duly elected to replace their late sovereign. Embassies with such news had been common of late years, but this particular deputation, unlike any other which had yet visited the Bosphorus, came to announce to the Eastern emperor that his own mighty name sufficed for the protection of both East and West. They laid at his feet the diadem and purple robe of Romulus, and professed to transfer their homage and loyalty to his august person. Then, as if by way of supplement and addendum, they informed Zeno that they had chosen Flavius Odoacer for their governor, and trusted that their august master would deign to ratify the choice, and confer on Odoacer the title of Patrician…

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ISBN-13:
9781518360961
Publisher:
Perennial Press
Publication date:
01/07/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
617,893
File size:
4 MB

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Dark Ages 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book appears not to have been scanned in correctly, lots of sentences out of place. Otherwise it was a good read if you are a history buff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a real shame that B&N sells badly formatted books--is there any quality control at all? This is an out of print title--so getting an e-book version is the only viable option--too bad it was simply thrown into e-pub and completely unedited.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories and information imparted interestingly but the typing is discombobulated. This may just be a digital problem. Sentences are cut off, sometimes in midword, in one place and may pick up a paragraph or two down the page or not at all. I have seen this in other digital books I have purchased. This happens at least once every other page. I am enjoying the book just a little disappointed. May try a paperback version if I can find it.
Enyaw More than 1 year ago
This was for people that is looking for an insight into early history that caused the dark ages.
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