The Day of the Barbarians: The Battle That Led to the Fall of the Roman Empire
by Barbero, Alessandro
Walker, 2007 2018-01-04. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Book club edition. Light edge wear to jacket. 2007 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author. On August 9, 378 AD, at Adrianople in the Roman province of Thrace (now western Turkey), the Roman Empire began to fall. Two years earlier, an unforeseen flood of refugees from the East Germanic tribe known as the Goths had arrived at the Empire's eastern border, seeking admittance. Though usually successful in dealing with barbarian groups, in this instance the Roman authorities failed. Gradually coalesced into an army led by Fritigern, the barbarian horde inflicted on Emperor Valens the most disastrous defeat suffered by the Roman army since Hannibal's victory at Cannae almost 600 years earlier. The Empire did not actually fall for another century, but some believe this battle signaled nothing less than the end of the ancient world and the start of the Middle Ages. (Inventory #: 2195597)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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