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..for the invitation. I've had a great deal of luck acquiring titles from fellow LT member's catalogs. My Late Roman interest is primarly centered on military history but I like good historical fiction as well ( Julian and Eagle in the Snow for instance).
I enjoyed P.Heather's new volume. (so much so, I bought and painted Alaric's army of Early Visigoths to contend against Stilicho's Late Roman Army. Cheers, A
I've been working on Robert Graves' Count Belasarius. Really, really late Roman.
Hi V: if you like Belasarius try Julian by Gore Vidal. Excellent work of historical fiction.
I have been straying a bit from where i should be concentrating with my ancient history studies and readinga few bookson late antiquity, as it now seems to be called. it seems that for a long time now historians of the period have been saying that thedark ages were actually a period of great achievement. i read Averil Cameron The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity and then a book by Peter Heather and one by Bryan Ward-Perkins, The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization, which basically looked at the material remains of these successor states and pointed out that they were markedly inferior to that of the preceding Roman period. Now I have just purchased a book by Chris Wickham The Inheritance of Rome which I think argues again that there was no decline as famously argued by Edward Gibbon so long ago. Also i bought Mohammed and Charlemagne by Henri Pirenne which I know only a little.
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