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The Restoration of Rome In 476 AD, the last of Rome s emperors, known as Augustulus, was deposed by a barbarian general, the son of one of Attila the Hun s henchmen With the imperial vestments dispatched to Constantinople, the curtain fell on the Roman empire in Western Europe, its territories divided among successor kingdoms constructed around barbarian military manpower But, if the Roman Empire was dead, Romans across much of the old empire still lived, holding on to their lands, their values, and their institutions The conquering barbarians, responding toRome s continuing psychological dominance and the practical value of many of its institutions, were ready to reignite the imperial flame and enjoy the benefits As Peter Heather shows in dazzling biographical portraits, each of the three greatest immediate contenders for imperial power Theoderic, Justinian, and Charlemagne operated with a different power base but was astonishingly successful in his own way Though each in turn managed to put back together enough of the old Roman West to stake a plausible claim to the Western imperial title, none of their empires long outlived their founders deaths Not until the reinvention of the papacy in the eleventh century would Europe s barbarians find the means to establish a new kind of Roman Empire, one that has lasted a thousand years A sequel to the bestselling Fall of the Roman Empire, The Restoration of Rome offers a captivating narrative of the death of an era and the birth of the Catholic Church. New Read [ The Restoration of Rome ] By [ Peter Heather ] – freeboooks.com

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  • Paperback
  • 496 pages
  • The Restoration of Rome
  • Peter Heather
  • 21 March 2018
  • 1529003857

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10 thoughts on “The Restoration of Rome

  1. says:

    An absolutely delicious book History that reveals both the sweeping big picture and depth and context History that shows how contingent developments were that now seem inevitable while convincingly arguing for economic underlying patterns Properly analytical stuff that makes judgements and argues persuasively I think for well reasoned interpretations Accompanied by great pen portraits and exciting, action packed narrative Topped off with a democratic style and pop cultural references to m An absolutely delicious book History that reveals both the sweeping big picture and depth and context History that shows how contingent developments were that now seem inevitable while convincingly arguing for economic underlying patterns Properly analytical stuff that makes judgements and argues persuasively I think for well reasoned interpretations Acc...

  2. says:

    Peter Heather s study of Western Europe after the fall of Rome comes in four parts, with the first three being similar, and the fourth different Each one is about a separate attempt to restore imperial rule to the Western Roman Empire.Part one starts with the background of Theoderic, specifically his time as a hostage in Constantinople, and his exposure to Roman civilization It moves onto Gothic politics, and does a good job looking at them, and how through a series of gambles, and deals, he Peter Heather s study of Western Europe after the fall of Rome comes in four parts, with the first three being similar, and the fourth different Each one is about a separate attempt to restore imperial rule to the Western Roman Empire.Part one starts with the background of Theoderic, specifically his time as a hostage in Constantinople, and his exposure to Roman civilization It moves onto Gothic politics, and does a good job looking at them, and how through a series of gambles, a...

  3. says:

    Peter Heather is, unquestionably, one of the foremost scholars of the late Antiquity Early Middle Ages period His analysis is always sound and well thought, with deep insights His books are always a great pleasure to read, and this book is no exception This book is interesting, detailed, scholarly, balanced, and very intellectually rewarding for any reader who is seriously interested in in depth analysis of this historical period encompassing the attempts at restoration of the Roman Empire Peter Heather is, unquestionably, one of the foremost scholars of the late Antiquity Early Middle Ages period His analysis is always sound and well thought, with deep insights His books are always a great pleasure to read, and this book is no exception This book is interesting, detailed, scholarly, balanced, and very intellectually rewarding for any reader who is seriously interested in in depth analysis of this historical period encompassing the attempts at restoration of the Roman Empire by Theodoric, Justinian and Charlemagne, but also with a final section containing a relatively brief analysi...

  4. says:

    Highly interesting take on Roman Empire vs barbarians and successor empires and the papacy.This book has four main parts Theoderic the Goth and Byzantium, Justinian s reign, Charlemagne and the papacy, and the rise of the papacy The blurb on the cover didn t really make that clear, at least not to me, which is why I d thought I d spell it out here That s the setting, and Heather gives us a highly educational and entertaining read about the substance of empire and religion for these separa Highly interesting take on Roman Empire vs barbarians and successor empires and the papacy.This book has four main parts Theoderic the Goth and Byzantium, Justinian s reign, Charlemagne and the papacy, and the rise of the papacy The blurb on the cover didn t really make that clear, at least not to me, which is why I d thought I d spell it out here That s the setting, and Heather gives us a highly educational and entertaining read about the substance of empire and religion for these separate periods You can tell Heather is eit...

  5. says:

    A reasonable summary of several occasions when successors sought to recreate in territory and political trappings in some fashion the western Roman empire A little less enjoyable and informative than his other books His informal style is maybe stronger here His style does make the story flow easier in general, though it can be distracting he clearly has deep knowledge of the subject, and he clearly states when there are differing opinions from his...

  6. says:

    Even if Peter Heather were a bland writer this would still be a great book As it were Heather is probably the only scholar on late antiquity who can genuinely make his audience laugh along with teaching something truly important The narrative at hand deals with the varying attempts to resurrect some form of centralized authority in Western and Central Europe following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the late fifth century This makes for interesting narrative of course as successiv Even if Peter Heather were a bland writer this would still be a great book As it were Heather is probably the only scholar on late antiquity who can genuinely make his audience laugh along with teaching something truly important The narrative at hand deals with the varying attempts to resurrect some form of...

  7. says:

    Peter Heather always applies a droll, sarcastic tenor to any ancient history topic he approaches, and The Restoration of Rome is no exception This book takes an interesting slice across early medieval kingdoms, comparing the post Odavacar kingdoms of Theoderic, Justinian, and Charlemagne, showing how each tried to bring back the glory of Rome at its height The book s greatest achievement is in showing the reader that many of the post Rome regional kimgdoms Ostrogoths,Visigoths, Burgundian, Peter Heather always applies a droll, sarcastic tenor to any ancient history topic he approaches, and The Restoration of Rome is no exception This book takes an interesting slice across early medieval kingdoms, comparing the post Odavacar kingdoms of Theoderic, Justinian, and Charlemagne, s...

  8. says:

    This book reads like a fresh take on the past, relying on the contemporary sources but interpreting them with a wise eye on what most of them they actually are products of spin doctors of old making their tyrant employers look good Through his clear eye we see clearly the mindsets of rulers and of the ruled in late Roman times and in the early Middle Ages.The book can be read as a popularized history book, with the writer s very modern voice explaining the past to us, with references to the Ma This book reads like a fresh take on the past, relying on the contemporary sources but interpreting them with a wise eye on what most of them they actually are products of spin doctors of old making their tyrant employers look good Through his clear eye we see clearly the mindsets of rulers and of the ruled in late Roman times and in the early Middle Ages.The book can be read as a popularized history book, with the writer s very modern voice explaining the past to us, with references ...

  9. says:

    It took me longer than normal to get through this there is a lot in this book but I enjoyed it greatly It draws themes from the post Roman world and traces them through to the Carolingian era and the rise of the Papacy as a true pan European force in medieval times the great strength of the book, however, is in tracing why this was not some inevitable and seamless transition of power from Roman Empire to Roman Church The anti Whiggish tone is refreshing and thought provoking, and Heather It took me longer than normal to get through this there is ...

  10. says:

    A very readable and insightful work, on a period of ancient history which is unfairly underrepresented compared to others, but which turns out to be no less fascinating than the usual done to death topics like rise and fall of the Julio Claudians, or the fall of the Western Empire.

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