The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641.
Features a revised narrative of the political history that shaped the late Roman Empire
Includes extensive changes to the chapters on regional history, especially those relating to Asia Minor and Egypt
Offers a renewed evaluation of the decline of the empire in the later sixth and seventh centuries
Places a larger emphasis on the military deficiencies, collapse of state finances, and role of bubonic plague throughout the Europe in Rome’s decline