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1 Thompson, E. A. ROMANS AND BARBARIANS The Decline of the Western Empire
University of Wisconsin Press 1982 029908700X / 9780299087005 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has edgewear with light chipping to extremities. Dustjacket is now protected in mylar. ; Wisconsin Studies in Classics; 1 x 9.75 x 6.5 Inches; 329 pages; This text examines the fall of the Roman Empire in the West from the barbarians perspective and experience. Aimed at students of the late Roman Empire, of early Germanic history and society and of the early medieval history of the Mediterranean area, the book is an attempt to penetrate the minds and attitudes of the barbarians. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Bouma's Boekhuis 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Very light soiling to back board. Minor rubbing. ; Contents: Biography; Sources; Ursicinus; Gallus; Julian; Theodosius and Maximinus; Composition of the Last Six Books; Ammianus as an Historian. Appendices: Zosimus and Julian's Persian Expedition; Chronological Note on xxviii, I. ; 145 pages; Unchanged reprint of 1947 Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Palgrave Macmillan 1986 0312870841 / 9780312870843 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dust jacket has some shelfwear. ; This look back to the very beginnings of Irish Christianity and to its founder - St. Patrick, is an excellent work by one of the most intriguing of writers, who presents Irish and Celtic Dark age history through a political perspective. Patrick is a figure about little certain is known, and Thompson masterfully, "pieces together the story of his life, drawing his evidence from the only real clues that exist, Patrick's own writings. " Scheduled for publication on St. Patrick's day, this study of the elusive patron saint of the Irish is unique in at least one respect. Thompson (emeritus professor of Nottingham University, England) relies solely on evidence gathered from Patrick's own writingstwo books in Latin: Epistle to the Soldiers of Coroticus and Confessionto form a biography. He eschews the legends and apocrypha, many amusing, that have over the centuries embellished the meager facts known about Patrick, yet Thompson strives to appeal to general readers as well as theologians and scholars. Terming Patrick "a bad writer but . . . Not an out-and-out crackpot, " he poses credible hypotheses about Patrick's origins as a Briton, his enslavement in County Mayo, his delayed rise to the bishopric and his unusual reaching out to the non-Christian barbarians of fifth-century Ireland. An intriguing story filled with unanswerable questions but highly readable and satisfying. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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