The Fall of the Roman Empire: The Military Explanation

by Arther Ferrill

Book cover for The Fall of the Roman Empire: The Military Explanation

What caused the fall of Rome? Since Gibbon's day scholars have hotly debated the question and come up with answers ranging from blood poisoning to rampant immortality. In recent years, however, the most likely explanation has been neglected: was it not above all else a military collapse? Professor Ferrill believes it was, and put forth his case in this provocative book.

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