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How Rome Fell - Death of a Superpower

Adrian Goldsworthy

In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable, its vast territory accounting for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in western Europe and much of northern Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. This was a period of remarkable personalities, from the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius to emperors like Diocletian, who portrayed themselves as tough, even brutal, soldiers. It was a time of revolutionary ideas, especially in religion, as Christianity went from persecuted sect to the religion of state and emperors. Ultimately, this is the story of how an empire without a serious rival rotted from within, its rulers and institutions putting short-term ambition and personal survival over the greater good of the state.

In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable, its vast territory accounting for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in western Europe and much of northern Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. This was a period of remarkable personalities, from the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius to emperors like Diocletian, who portrayed themselves as tough, even brutal, soldiers. It was a time of revolutionary ideas, especially in religion, as Christianity went from persecuted sect to the religion of state and emperors. Ultimately, this is the story of how an empire without a serious rival rotted from within, its rulers and institutions putting short-term ambition and personal survival over the greater good of the state.
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Genres:

History

Description:

In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable, its vast territory accounting for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in western Europe and much of northern Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. This was a period of remarkable personalities, from the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius to emperors like Diocletian, who portrayed themselves as tough, even brutal, soldiers. It was a time of revolutionary ideas, especially in religion, as Christianity went from persecuted sect to the religion of state and emperors. Ultimately, this is the story of how an empire without a serious rival rotted from within, its rulers and institutions putting short-term ambition and personal survival over the greater good of the state.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Derek Perkins

Length:

16h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

46:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

41:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

44:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

53:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

50:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

58:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

50:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

47:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

55:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

49:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

44:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

48:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

44:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:39