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New ideas about barbarians,
This review is from: The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History (Paperback)
I found this fascinating in its attempt to make sense of the debates about the fall of the Roman Empire. He reinstates some aspects of migration as a key expnatory factor in this fall and why such migrations might have come about.
The book is very clearly and well written, and I am now completely clear about the differences between the Goths, the Alans and the Vandals!
Incidentally, his other book is also excellent.