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Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D. (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) Hardcover – 14 Mar 2003

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  • Hardcover: 460 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (14 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520233328
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520233324
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,327,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Inside Flap

"This book will be a hard act to follow."--W. H. C. Frend, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History

"Splendid book . . . Lenski offers an extraordinarily suggestive description . . . information is presented without fanfare, but with style and much good sense."--Clifford Ando, American Historical Review

"In this energetically reasoned and learned book, Noel Lenski links the imperial biography to the administrative, military, and religious history of the late Roman State...The result is a thought-provoking and enduring contribution to what we know about late antiquity: a book to be welcomed."--Sabine MacCormack, author of The Shadows of Poetry: Vergil in the Mind of Augustine

"Failure of Empire is exceptionally well organized: one gets the sense of a guiding intellect behind every paragraph...Lenski brings coherence to a reign that has long seemed to lack anything of the sort."--Hal Drake, author of Constantine and the Bishops: The Politics of Intolerance --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Noel Lenski is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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