Terry Jones' Barbarians

Terry Jones' Barbarians

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Random House, Inc.
An Alternative Roman History

An entertaining rewriting of Roman history from the perspective of the “Barbarians” — who weren’t really barbaric at all!

In this completely fresh approach to Roman history, Terry Jones offers us not only the chance to see the Romans from a non-Roman perspective, he also reveals that most of those peoples written off by the Romans as uncivilized, savage and barbaric, were in fact organized, motivated and intelligent groups of people, with no intentions of overthrowing Rome and plundering the Empire.

This original and fascinating study does away with the propaganda and opens our eyes to who really established the civilized world. Delving deep into history, Terry Jones and Alan Ereira uncover the impressive cultural and technological achievements of the Celts, Goths, Persians and Vandals.

In this new paperback edition, Terry and Alan travel through 700 years of history on three continents, bringing wit, irreverence, passion and the very latest scholarship to transform our view of the legacy of the Roman Empire and the creation of the modern world.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

David Brown Book Co
Terry Jones’ Barbarians takes a completely fresh approach to Roman history. This is the story of the Roman Empire as seen by the Britons, Gauls, Germans, Hellenes, Persians, and Africans. In place of the propaganda pushed on us by the Romans, we’ll see these people as they really were. The Vandals didn’t vandalize—the Romans did. The Goths didn’t sack Rome—the Romans did. Traversing the landscape of the Roman Empire, Terry Jones brings wit, irreverence, and the very latest scholarship to transform a history that seemed well past its sell-date.

We think we know all about the Romans, don't we? They gave us sophisticated road systems, chariots and the modern-day calendar, not to mention civilized society. And of course, they had to contend with barbarian hordes who continually threatened the peace, safety and prosperity of their Empire.

Gardners
We think we know all about the Romans, don't we? This book takes a fresh approach to Roman history. It offers us the chance to see the Romans from a non-Roman perspective. It uncovers the impressive cultural and technological achievements of the Celts, Goths, Persians and Vandals.

Publisher: London : BBC Books, 2006
ISBN: 9780563493181
0563493186
Characteristics: 288 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ereira, Alan
Alternative Title: Barbarians

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