Peter Heather torna a raccontare la storia del rapporto tra barbari e romani dal punto di vista dei barbari, coloro che all'inizio del primo millennio hanno di fatto fondato l'Europa.
- ISBN: 8811740894
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 936
Once again Peter Heath has written an extraordinarily complex and nuanced account of Europe in the first millennium AD, a period when the modern foundations of European society were established. He focuses on migration and its role in transforming the Mediterranean-centered world of Late Antiquity i Leggi tutto
It is a lengthy overview of the 1st millennium AD in Europe. This period is subject to a substantial controversy between the historians for the obvious reasons - not many written sources and those existing are rarely reliable. The most controversial point is the role of migrations in this period. Pe Leggi tutto
Heather is outstanding, and his knowledge of the period is impressive. He is probably the best scholar when it comes to the knowledge of this specific historical period. Peter Heather has produced again a work of amazing depth and erudition. Highly recommended to anybody who is seriously interested i Leggi tutto
Peter Heather's book on the period from the decline of the Western Roman empire to the end of the first millennium is both revolutionary and conservative in its outlook, largely because he pushes to restore, albeit with far finer resolution and detail, the migration to our ideas of the 'Dark Ages.'
Too much academic for my taste. Deals more with research and explaining how archeology is important than actual events. As a study for an academic student it's perfect. Not so much for the general public if you wish to learn more about the actual events during the Great Migration.
In “Empires and barbarians”, Peter Heather attempts to tackle two of the biggest questions in history of European continent. The first of those questions is how, in a course of millennia, Europe transformed from a territory equally divided between Roman empire and a multitude of Germanic tribes lack Leggi tutto
I picked up Peter Heather's 2009 book simply because it was cheap on Kindle at one point. I'm now thinking I want to get a proper hard copy book. This is mostly a measure of how much I liked the book, but there are a number of good maps that I'd like a better look at too. The primary purpose of this Leggi tutto
This is a really long book that I read in 10-15 page snippets over a few months, so a lot is mighty hazy to me right now. There is a lot of good info in it, and it has an interesting argument. It's main focus is on the role of migration in European history in the first millennium AD. Heather notes t Leggi tutto
NOTA BENE: The introduction of my edition of this book gets its own title wrong, calling itself, "Emperors and Barbarians." That made me roar with laughter because here's this absolutely fabulous book and some lazybones in the Macmillan offices couldn't be bothered to copyedit it with care. Just fini Leggi tutto
Combining a fluency in archeology, sociology, linguistics, history, and economics with a command of data that can only be described as breathtaking, Peter Heather had produced a work of astonishing depth and erudition with Empires and Barbarians: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe. He tackles
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