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The fall of Rome and the end of civilization by Bryan Ward-Perkins

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English



  • Rome


  • Rome -- History -- Germanic Invasions, 3rd-6th centuries,
  • Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [216]-223) and index.

StatementBryan Ward-Perkins.
LC ClassificationsDG311 .W33 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 239 p. :
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3440143M
ISBN 100192805649
LC Control Number2005299925

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