AD 410: The year that shook Rome
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The Goths' sack of Rome in AD 410 was an event which shook the Roman world to its core. This gripping book uncovers the key factors that contributed to Alaric the Goth's capture of Rome: mass migrations, military incompetence, civil war, court intrigue, economic decline and religious bigotry. It also explains the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, including the loss of Britain, around AD 410. Telling a truly compelling story of a defining moment in history, the book is packed with dramatic characters and events. Bold personalities are brought to life, drawn from sources newly translated for this book by master storytellers thoroughly familiar with their subject. Although many have asked why Rome fell, few have told the tale of how it fell. The dramatic story is richly illustrated throughout with evocative sites and iconic objects, many drawn from the vast collections of the British Museum.
Product code: cmc22694
Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
Authors: Sam Moorhead & David Stuttard
ISBN: 978 0 7141 2269 4
Format: Paperback with flaps
Number of pages: 184 pages
llustrations: 88 colour
Publication date: February 2010
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AD 410 tells the story with splendid set pieces, lovely pictures and excellent maps….personality-packed tale.
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