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The Day of the Barbarians

(2007)
The Battle That Led to the Fall of the Roman Empire
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On 9 Augues, 378 AD, at Adrianople in the Roman province of Thrace, the Roman Empire began to fall. Two years earlier, a flood of refugees from the East Germanic tribe known as the Goths had arrived at the Empire's eastern border, seeking admittance. Gradually forming an army, the barbarian horde inflicted on Emperor Valens the most disastrous defeat suffered by the Roman army since Hannibal's victory at Cannae almost 600 years earlier. The Empire did not actually fall for anthor century but, as renowned historian Alessandro Barbero shows, this battle signaled nothing less than the end of the ancient world and the start of the Middle Ages.

Vividly recreating the events leading up to the conflict, and bringing alive leaders and common soldiers alike, The Day of the Barbarians is a heart-stopping account of one of the most significant turning points in world history.

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Hardback Editions

July 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Day Of the Barbarians: The Epic Battle That Began the Fall of the Roman Empire: The First Battle in the Fall of the Roman Empire
Author(s): Alessandro Barbero
ISBN: 1-84354-593-4 / 978-1-84354-593-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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March 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Day of the Barbarians: The Battle That Led to the Fall of the Roman Empire
Author(s): Alessandro Barbero
ISBN: 0-8027-1571-0 / 978-0-8027-1571-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Company
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Paperback Editions

August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Day of the Barbarians: The Epic Battle that Began the Fall of the Roman Empire: The First Battle in the Fall of the Roman Empire
Author(s): Alessandro Barbero
ISBN: 1-84354-594-2 / 978-1-84354-594-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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March 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Day of the Barbarians: The Battle That Led to the Fall of the Roman Empire
Author(s): Alessandro Barbero
ISBN: 0-8027-1671-7 / 978-0-8027-1671-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA