The Day of the Barbarians: The Battle That Led to the Fall of the Roman Empire

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On August 9, 378 AD, at Adrianople in the Roman province of Thrace (now western Turkey), the Roman Empire began to fall. Two years earlier, an unforeseen flood of refugees from the East Germanic tribe known as the Goths had arrived at the Empire's eastern border, seeking admittance. Though usually successful in dealing with barbarian groups, in this instance the Roman authorities failed. Gradually coalesced into an army led by Fritigern, the barbarian horde inflicted on Emperor Valens the most disastrous defeat suffered by ...

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The Day of the Barbarians: The Battle That Led to the Fall of the Roman Empire
2008, Walker & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780802716712

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