An Alternative Roman History
An entertaining rewriting of Roman history from the perspective of the "Barbarians" - who weren't really barbaric at all!
In this completely fresh approach to Roman history, Terry Jones offers us not only the chance to see the Romans from a non-Roman perspective, he also reveals that most of those peoples written off by the Romans as uncivilized, savage and barbaric, were in fact organized, motivated and intelligent groups of people, with no intentions of overthrowing Rome and plundering the Empire.
This original and fascinating study does away with the propaganda and opens our eyes to who really established the civilized world. Delving deep into history, Terry Jones and Alan Ereira uncover the impressive cultural and technological achievements of the Celts, Goths, Persians and Vandals.
In this new paperback edition, Terry and Alan travel through 700 years of history on three continents, bringing wit, irreverence, passion and the very latest scholarship to transform our view of the legacy of the Roman Empire and the creation of the modern world.
"I have enormously enjoyed this book - it is very lively and really does get to grips with perceptions of the Barbarians. It's just what we need to readdress the balance and to put the Romans in their correct perspective." -- Barry Cunliffe, Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford "Jones laces the latest academic research with his own increasingly avuncular humour. Who says history can't be fun? In the hands of Professor Jones, how could it be anything else? " -- Observer "I wish all historical books written by non-historians were so informed, and all books by historians so well written." -- Dr Walter Pohl, Head of the Institute for Medieval History Research, Vienna Academy of Sciences
|Barbarian Timeline||p. 10|
|Introducing the Goodies and Baddies||p. 13|
|The Celts||p. 20|
|Unearthing the Celts||p. 21|
|The Looting of Gaul||p. 41|
|Celtic Women and the Great British Revolt||p. 50|
|Romans on Top||p. 71|
|Barbarians from the North||p. 86|
|The Germans||p. 87|
|Dacia and the Vanished World||p. 110|
|The Goths||p. 129|
|Barbarians from the East||p. 150|
|Persia - the Early Dynasties||p. 172|
|Vandals and Huns||p. 212|
|Behind the Myths||p. 213|
|The Christianization of the Empire||p. 217|
|Picture Credits||p. 310|
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Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 7th June 2007
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1