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The Falls of Rome: Crises, Resilience, and Resurgence in Late Antiquity (Adventures in Music) (Hardcover)

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Over the course of the fourth through seventh centuries, Rome witnessed a succession of five significant political and military crises, including the Sack of Rome, the Vandal occupation, and the demise of the Senate. Historians have traditionally considered these crises as defining events, and thus critical to our understanding of the 'decline and fall of Rome.' In this volume, Michele Renee Salzman offers a fresh interpretation of the tumultuous events that occurred in Rome during Late Antiquity. Focusing on the resilience of successive generations of Roman men and women and their ability to reconstitute their city and society, Salzman demonstrates the central role that senatorial aristocracy played, and the limited influence of the papacy during this period. Her provocative study provides a new explanation for the longevity of Rome and its ability, not merely to survive, but even to thrive over the last three centuries of the Western Roman Empire.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781107111424
ISBN-10: 1107111420
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: November 18th, 2021
Pages: 462
Language: English
Series: Adventures in Music