Terry Jones' Barbarians
Terry Jones' Barbarians takes a completely fresh approach to Roman history. Not only does it offer us the chance to see the Romans from a non-Roman perspective, it also reveals that most of those 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 its 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 paperback edition, Terry and Alan travel through 700 years of history on three continents, bringing wit, irreverence, passion and scholarship to transform our view of the legacy of the Roman Empire and the creation of the modern world.
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LibraryThing ReviewRecenze od uživatele - ritaer - LibraryThing
Readable and entertaining. Attacks idea of Rome as enclave of civilization in otherwise savage world and notion of Roman Catholic Church as preserver of the Empire and civilizing influence on cruel and rapacious barbarians. Also has a bibliography and list of websites for further reading. Přečíst celou recenzi
LibraryThing ReviewRecenze od uživatele - petterw - LibraryThing
This is truly an alternative history book on the Roman Empire and her neighbours. Written with wit and with true passion for the idea that the Romans were all bad, it is surprisingly boring at times ... Přečíst celou recenzi
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