Gold, currency debasement and the fall of the Roman Empire
They quote The Collapse of Complex Societies by US anthropologist Joseph Tainter, which argues that monetary collapse was one of the main reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire. "By debasing currency, increasing taxes and imposing stringent regulations ...
210 Reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire
Why did the Roman Empire decline? Was it due to barbarian encroachment, internal political rot and corruption, or even lead poisoning? Several decades ago, a historian decided to compile the numerous reasons that other historians have stated as Rome declined.
Harold Bloom: 'What We Are Seeing Is the Fall of America'
Harold Bloom, Yale literature professor and cultural critic ... What we are seeing is the fall of the Roman Empire, only now it is the fall of America, the glory of our Empire. This war is what Parthia was to Rome. "The horror of what is taking place ...
The Fall of Rome – an author dialogue
As promised, here is part 2 of the dialogue between Bryan Ward-Perkins and Peter Heather, colleagues at Oxford University and the authors of two recent books on the collapse of the Roman Empire ... major novelty, concentrates on the impact of the fall ...
The decline and fall of the American empire
The Roman empire was more ... countries coming together with major steps forward and we’re not there? Yes. Does that degrade order? Yes. In existing institutions we’ll find ourselves increasingly isolated. One of the reasons that we tend to have ...