The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes & Imperial Pretenders

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Pan Macmillan, 4 ביולי 2013 - 470 עמודים
The compelling sequel to Peter Heather's critically acclaimed international bestseller, The Fall of Rome In 476 AD the last of Rome’s emperors was deposed by a barbarian general, the son of one of Attila the Hun’s henchmen, and the imperial vestments were despatched to Constantinople. The curtain fell on the Roman Empire in Western Europe, its territories divided between successor kingdoms constructed around barbarian military manpower. But if the Roman Empire was dead, the dream of restoring it refused to die. In many parts of the old Empire, real Romans still lived, holding on to their lands, the values of their civilisation, its institutions; the barbarians were ready to reignite the imperial flame and to enjoy the benefits of Roman civilization, the three greatest contenders being Theoderic, Justinian and Charlemagne. But, ultimately, they would fail and it was not until the reinvention of the papacy in the eleventh century that Europe’s barbarians found the means to generate a new Roman Empire, an empire which has lasted a thousand years.

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Mr. Heather has linked biographies of Theoderic the Ostrogoth ,Justinian, and Charlemagne with an essay on the growth of the Papal Curia to discuss his opinion of the mechanisms and reasons for the ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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In 476 AD the last vestiges of imperial authority of the Western Roman Empire were cast aside, with there being few obvious reasons why Rome should become yet again a major political center. Flash ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Peter Heather is currently a Fellow of Medieval History at Worcester College, Oxford, having previously taught at University College, London and Yale University. He is the author of the acclaimed and bestselling Fall of the Roman Empire also published by Pan Macmillan.

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