The Fall of the Western Roman Empire: Archaeology, History and the Decline of Rome (Historical Endings)

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There are possibly more explanations for the fall of the Roman Empire than for any other event in history: from the theory that links the widespread use of lead in utensils and glass with mental impairment (and hence incapacity for rule) to the sequoia tree theory, which purports to show through reduced ring growth in these ancient trees how the period coinciding with the fall of empire was one of hardship and death. The more bizarre theories are entertaining but devoid of explanatory power. The question still remains: why did the empire fall? As Christie suggests, the question is misconceived, for rather than collapse there was in the west a process of transformation and in the east the empire continued, scarcely less 'Roman' than before even though Rome itself was not a component. One of the distinctive features of Christie's book is the interplay he allows between history and archaeology, showing the reader the kinds of theme best illuminated by textual evidence and those where developments in archaeology have proved more fruitful.

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This book offers a fresh assessment of the Western Roman Empire's ostensible decline. Neil Christie presents a compelling argument that the Roman Empire did not dissolve; rather it was simply transformed in the West and persisted in the East. Emphasizing the interplay of history with archaeology in this period, this book is a vital student text.

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Neil Christie is a Reader in Archaeology, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester.

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