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Failure of empire

Noel Emmanuel Lenski

Failure of empire

Valens and the Roman state in the fourth century A.D.

by Noel Emmanuel Lenski

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Valens, -- Emperor of the East, -- ca. 328-378.,
  • Valentinian -- I, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 321-375.,
  • Byzantine Empire -- History -- Valens, 364-378.,
  • Rome -- History -- Valentinian I, 364-375.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 403-442. Includes index.

    StatementNoel Lenski.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 454 p. :
    Number of Pages454
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22081278M
    ISBN 100520233328
    LC Control Number20029716


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This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat among history's great losers.4/5. Failure of Empire offers a nuanced reconsideration of Valens the man and shows both how he applied his strengths to meet the expectations of his world and how he ultimately failed in his efforts to match limited capacities to limitless demands.

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The fall of the Roman Empire has long been considered one of the greatest disasters in history. But in this groundbreaking book, Walter Scheidel argues that Rome's dramatic collapse was actually the best thing that ever happened, clearing the path for Europe's economic rise /5(23).

About the Book Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (a.d. Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople.

Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (a.d. Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople.

This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat among history's great losers.5/5(2). The book uses a notion of counterfactual history to explore the failure of the Roman empire and the great divergence in economic growth in the 19th century, centered on Britain and Northern Europe.

Sadly counterfactual history appears to be a macguffin/5.