The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire


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Princeton University Press
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5.3 X 8.0 X 1.6 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Kyle Harper is professor of classics and letters at the University of Oklahoma. His books include Slavery in the Late Roman World, AD 275-425.


"Beautifully and often wittily written, this is history that has some of the impact of a great work of dystopian science fiction."--Tom Holland, BBC History Magazine
"Original and ambitious. . . . A panoramic sweep of the late Roman Empire as interpreted by one historian's incisive, intriguing, inquiring mind."--James Romm, Wall Street Journal
"Harper offers a striking reinterpretation with worrisome implications for the present day."--Andrew Moravcsik, Foreign Affairs
"The Fate of Rome should probably sit on shelves next to Gibbon's masterwork. In time, one feels, it will be seen every bit as much an essential text."--Andrew Masterson, Cosmos
"Rome, argues Kyle Harper in his sweeping retelling of the rise and fall of an empire, was brought down as much by 'germs as by Germans.'"--Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy
"One of Choice Reviews' Outstanding Academic Titles of 2018"
"Honorable Mention for the 2018 PROSE Award in Classics, Association of American Publishers"
"One of's Books of the Year 2017"
"One of the "Great Anthropology and History Books of 2017" (chosen by Kristina Killgrove)"
"One of The Times Literary Supplement's Books of the Year 2017"
"One of The Federalist's Notable Books for 2017"
"One of Strategy + Business's Best Business Books in Economics for 2018"