There have been some very interesting reviews of The Fall of Rome zipping about the ether lately.
Some of it spurred by our excerpt series which began HERE
From across the pond,
Alun reacts to our post…
Troels, a graduate student in the Department of Classical Archaeology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, gives his own take on Ward-Perkins HERE
including a curious plug for OUP:
“I continue to be amazed by Oxford University Press. This hardback, b/w illustrated, 200p book sells for £15, which is incredibly cheap compared to what other major publishers like Brill and “L’Erma” di Bretschneider usually charge. Even more specialized books from OUP are usually available in both (cheap) paperback and (modestly priced) hardback versions.”
Perhaps we should consider jacking up those prices…
And closer to home, this piece from the Bryn Mawr Classical Review discusses the divide among ancient historians between “the Reformers” and “the Counters.” The “Reform” reviewer takes a skeptical view in this dual review of both Ward-Perkins and Peter Heather’s forthcoming book The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians, which is due in November, also from OUP.