The Resource The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire, Kyle Harper

The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire, Kyle Harper

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The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire
Title
The fate of Rome
Title remainder
climate, disease, and the end of an empire
Statement of responsibility
Kyle Harper
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Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire. Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played in the collapse of Rome's power--a story of nature's triumph over human ambition. Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided not just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. He takes readers from Rome's pinnacle in the second century, when the empire seemed an invincible superpower, to its unraveling by the seventh century, when Rome was politically fragmented and materially depleted. Harper describes how the Romans were resilient in the face of enormous environmental stress, until the besieged empire could no longer withstand the combined challenges of a "little ice age" and recurrent outbreaks of bubonic plague. A poignant reflection on humanity's intimate relationship with the environment, The Fate of Rome provides a sweeping account of how one of history's greatest civilizations encountered, endured, yet ultimately succumbed to the cumulative burden of nature's violence. The example of Rome is a timely reminder that climate change and germ evolution have shaped the world we inhabit--in ways that are surprising and profound. - Publisher
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JAI
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1979-
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Harper, Kyle
Dewey number
937/.06
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DG312
  • DG270
LC item number
  • .H325 2017
  • .H26 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Princeton history of the ancient world
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  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Climatic changes
  • Human beings
  • Rome
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The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire, Kyle Harper
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-412) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Nature's triumph -- Environment and empire -- The happiest age -- Apollo's revenge -- The old age of the world -- Fortune's rapid wheel -- The wine-press of wrath -- Judgment Day -- Epilogue : Humanity's triumph?
Control code
ocn1005511156
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780691166834
Lccn
2017952241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1005511156
Label
The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire, Kyle Harper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-412) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Nature's triumph -- Environment and empire -- The happiest age -- Apollo's revenge -- The old age of the world -- Fortune's rapid wheel -- The wine-press of wrath -- Judgment Day -- Epilogue : Humanity's triumph?
Control code
ocn1005511156
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780691166834
Lccn
2017952241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1005511156

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