The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641.
- Features a revised narrative of the political history that shaped the late Roman Empire
- Includes extensive changes to the chapters on regional history, especially those relating to Asia Minor and Egypt
- Offers a renewed evaluation of the decline of the empire in the later sixth and seventh centuries
- Places a larger emphasis on the military deficiencies, collapse of state finances, and role of bubonic plague throughout the Europe in Rome’s decline
- Includes systematic updates to the bibliography
Keywords: Roman Studies, Later Roman Empire, Imperial Rome, Tetrarchy, Constantinople, Diocletian, Constantine, Justinian, Heraclius, barbarians, bubonic plague, Great Plague, Islam, Christianity, Near East, Persian, Sassanians, Ancient Rome