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Y that separated migrant children from their parents and he was denied benefits he likely expected from military service Romans were deeply conflicted over who should enjoy the privileges of citizenship They wanted to buttress their global power but were insecure about Roman identity; they depended on foreign goods but scoffed at and denied foreigners their own voices and humanity In stark contrast to the rising bigotry intolerance and zealotry among Romans during Alarics lifetime the Goths as practici A good book if you want to read about various causes about the downfall of Rome with some focus on the Goths mostly Alaric A lot of this book is much broader than that though A lot of focus is on changes or lack there of on Rome's ambigious position on what makes a Roman a Roman and general xenophobia all around towards people outside its ever changing borders The main immigrants in focus are the Goths Alaric is mentioned most of all but a lot of this book as I said is much general You'll hear a lot about clashing and backstabbing in politics the not so smooth transition from pagan to Christian beliefs general immigration policies and some other very Roman centered topics A lot of information on Alaric and is a sufficient amount don't get me wrong when he is mentioned is beautifully pieced together but still feels like theory at timesI honestly don't know much about early civilizations before reading this book including Rome outside of the basics which were mentioned in like Grammar School for me So this book was still excellent from my perspective but I think people who already studied reasons for the fall of Rome might find a good portion of this book as either reiterating known knowledge or just plain redundantDefinitely a great book from a beginner's perspective

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Alaric the Goth An Outsider's History of the Fall of RomeNg Christians valued religious pluralism and tolerance The marginalized Goths marked by history as frightening harbingers of destruction and of the Dark Ages preserved virtues of the ancient world that we take for grantedThe three nights of riots Alaric and the Goths brought to the capital struck fear into the hearts of the powerful but the riots were not without cause Combining vivid storytelling and historical analysis Douglas Boin reveals the Goths complex and fascinating legacy in shaping our world A VERY MINIMAL DISCUSSION OF ALARIC THE GOTH AND HE WAS JUST A BLIP ON ROMAN HISTORY IN ANY EVENT; USED AS AN EXCUSE TO WANDER AROUND VARIOUS ROMAN STORIES AND MANY REFERENCES TO OTHER AND BETTER HISTORIANS DON'T WAST YOUR MONEY ON THIS ONE