Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome

  • by Thomas S. Burns
  • Narrated by Charles Craig
  • 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A major work on Roman policy toward the barbarians during one of the most exciting and challenging periods in the history of the Roman Empire, when barbarian soldiers became part of the forces defending the Roman frontier and gradually its rulers. By the close of these five decades, the Western Empire - hence Western Civilization - had changed forever.
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Customer Reviews

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Very poor naration

I loved the contents of the book, but the narrator is the worst I have encountered so far and by far. A decent text to speech program could have done as good or better.
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- Michael Lueneburg

Beginning of the end for Rome

If you could sum up Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome in three words, what would they be?

Accurate, Historical, Detailed

What other book might you compare Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome to and why?

Emperor Valens
& the Barbarians

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to isolate just one.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Historical Decline of the Roman Empire

Any additional comments?


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- Ben

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2015
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks