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The Ruin of the Roman Empire

by O"Donnell, James Joseph

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24271873M
ISBN 109780061705472, 9780061705489

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The Roman Empire has been a source of inspiration and a model for imitation for Western empires practically since the moment Rome fell. Yet, as Julia Hell shows in The Conquest of Ruins, what has had the strongest grip on aspiring imperial imaginations isn’t that empire’s glory but its fall—and the haunting monuments left in its wake. Hell examines centuries of European . An exotic and instructive tale, told with life, learning and just the right measure of laughter on every page. O'Donnell combines a historian's mastery of substance with a born storyteller's sense of style to create a magnificent work of art. — Madeleine .


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“James O’Donnell’s The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History takes as its centrepiece the period of Ostrogothic rule in sixth-century Italy [It is] revelatory: scholarly and original, unafraid to tackle profound issues of cultural and religious identity, and often hauntingly poetic.” (Times Literary Supplement (London))/5(62).

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"The Ruin of the Roman Empire" was a new slant on, well, the ruin of the Roman Empire. O'Donnell rejects the " AD" thing and instead ascribes the fall to Justinian in the mid to late s.

O'Donnell writes with a bit of an arrogant, "I-know-best" tone, which, admittedly, is more interesting than very formal, academic historical writing/5. James O’Donnell’s The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History takes as its centrepiece the period of Ostrogothic rule in sixth-century Italy [It is] revelatory: scholarly and original, unafraid to tackle profound issues of cultural 4/4(8).

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The Ruin of the Roman Empire takes us back to the sixth century, into the lives, cultures, and events that influenced ancient Rome.

James O'Donnell restores the reputations of many "barbarians," while showing that Rome's last emperors doomed their realm with the hapless ways in which they tried to restore and preserve it.

The Ruin of the Roman Empire This is a book of Mr. O'Donnell's vision of how things should have happened with hindsight. A mixture of loose events in a timeline with poor integration. A difficult listen at best.

I hope Mr. O'Donnell is better at running Georgetown U. 2 people found this helpfulBrand: Tantor Audio. Reviews 'The Ruin of the Roman Empire is an exotic and instructive tale, told with life, learning and just the right measure of laughter on every page.

O'Donnell combines a historian's mastery of substance with a born storyteller's sense of style to create a magnificent work of art. Perfect for history-lovers and admirers of great writing alike'. The plot of The Ruin of the Roman Empire is pretty straightforward: we are treated to an expansive prologue, much like what I’ve suggested above, in the first part of the book.

The second part of the book deals with Justinian, and the third part deals with the drab history after Justinian’s death. The Ruin of the Roman Empire by James J O'Donnell,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Ruin of the Roman Empire: James J O'Donnell: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5().

The Ruin of the Roman Empire takes us back to the sixth century, into the lives, cultures, and events that influenced ancient Rome. James O'Donnell restores the reputations of many "barbarians", while showing that Rome's last emperors doomed their realm with the hapless ways in which they tried to restore and preserve it.

His new book, The Ruin of the Roman Empire, offers a hero of the piece and a villain. The hero is Theoderic, the Ostrogothic king of Italy in the early sixth century, an illiterate semi-barbarian who wisely pursued a policy of cooperation with the native Roman ruling class/5(39).

The Roman empire was not invaded by barbarians in the fifth century, says classical historian O’Donnell. The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History James J. O Buy this book. 'The Ruin of the Roman Empire is an exotic and instructive tale, told with life, learning and just the right measure of laughter on every page.

O'Donnell combines a historian's mastery of substance with a born storyteller's sense of style to create a magnificent work of art. A vigorous history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire—which, as Georgetown University Provost O’Donnell (Augustine, ) notes, happened precipitously over three historians have been more kindly disposed to the “barbarians” of old than their predecessors, and O’Donnell is in this camp, giving modestly approving notes on Attila (a “bad cop” more than a.

The only serious attempt to restore the former glories of a ‘real’ Roman empire in the west was made by O’Donnell’s villain of the piece, Justinian, emperor of Constantinople – Taking the view that God was calling him, Justinian set about turfing out the Visigothic, Vandal and Frankish rulers in the west to reimpose ‘proper.

The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History $ CAD pp.illustrations and maps, “The Roman empire was not invaded by barbarians in the. Let the Table of Contents outline Professor O’Donnell’s book. As we can see, it deals mainly with the fateful sixth century.

After that time, only the eastern Roman empire remained vital as a social and political entity, and its days were numbered. Did The Roman Empire Ruin Christianity. Jan 6, “The Catholic Church is the ghost of the Roman Empire standing over its grave. became involved with Christianity and what may have encouraged him to support that minority sect you can read my book.

The revisionist case in The Ruin of the Roman Empire is very well argued. Even those readers who don't subscribe to the author's theory will find plenty to admire.

O'Donnell's writing style is occasionally somewhat affected but The Ruin of the Roman Empire is by and large very readable. Scholars of the ancient world will get the most out of. Cowley's book has made fine companion to the audio book that engaged me in January the outraged philosphical history of what did not happen (and could not then, have happened), James O'Donnell's The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History () -- which outrages most readers, particularly his presentation of Justinian as the effective villain.

In-between the falls of Author: Foxessa."The Ruin" is an elegy in Old English, written by an unknown author probably in the 8th or 9th century, and published in the 10th century in the Exeter Book, a large collection of poems and riddles.

The poem evokes the former glory of a ruined Roman city by juxtaposing the grand, lively past state with the decaying present. The Roman empire was not invaded by barbarians in the fifth century, says classical historian O'Donnell.

Rather, these tribes Visigoths, Vandals and others were refugees who crossed into the empire in search of a place to settle.

These migrants were turned into enemies by Rome/5(9).