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Alaric the Goth : an outsider's history of the fall of Rome, Douglas Boin

Label
Alaric the Goth : an outsider's history of the fall of Rome
Title
Alaric the Goth
Title remainder
an outsider's history of the fall of Rome
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Boin
Title variation
Outsider's history of the fall of Rome
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Did 'barbarians' really cause the catastrophic collapse of civilization? Boin is the first to give an historically sound account from the 'barbarian' perspective, through the life of Alaric the Goth. On August 24, 410 A.D., the Senate and the people of Rome awoke to a seismic shock. Intruders, led by a disaffected forty-year-old immigrant, known only as Alaric, had stormed the city. There were kidnappings, robbery, and acts of arson. The effects were long-lasting. Within two generations, Rome's world fell apart. A city predicted to rule an empire without end, in the words of its famous Latin poet Virgil, was governed by a savage band of foreigners, called Goths. Alaric the Goth offers a deeply researched look at the end of the Roman Empire but from a surprising point-of-view. Offering the first full-length biography of Alaric, a talented and frustrated immigrant living in a time of pervasive bigotry, state-supported Christian violence, and irrational xenophobia, it breaks out of decades of tired, traditional approaches to the period, most of which overidentify with the Roman people. And it reveals the lasting contributions Goths made to legal history, to the values of religious toleration, and to modern ideas of citizenship. By moving this man from the borders to the center of Rome's story, it asks readers to think deeply and differently about the lives of marginalized people too often invisible in our history books."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boin, Douglas
Dewey number
  • 937/.09092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG322.5.A53
LC item number
B65 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alaric
  • Alaric
  • Visigoths
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Rome
  • Visigoths
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
Label
Alaric the Goth : an outsider's history of the fall of Rome, Douglas Boin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223132727273
  • 31223132727299
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seventy-two hours -- The trailblazer -- Stolen childhoods -- Opportunity -- The mystery of conversion -- Love, war, and an awakening -- The lion and the fox -- Into the labyrinth -- The crash -- Alaric's dying ambitions -- Smoldering ruins and a lost key
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780393635690
Lccn
2019050501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1128885606
Label
Alaric the Goth : an outsider's history of the fall of Rome, Douglas Boin
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223132727273
  • 31223132727299
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seventy-two hours -- The trailblazer -- Stolen childhoods -- Opportunity -- The mystery of conversion -- Love, war, and an awakening -- The lion and the fox -- Into the labyrinth -- The crash -- Alaric's dying ambitions -- Smoldering ruins and a lost key
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780393635690
Lccn
2019050501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1128885606

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