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Terry Jones Barbarians Terry Jones Barbarians takes a completely fresh approach to Roman history This is the story of the Roman Empire as seen by the Britons, Gauls, Germans, Hellenes, Persians, and Africans In place of the propaganda pushed on us by the Romans, we ll see these people as they really were The Vandals didn t vandalize the Romans did The Goths didn t sack Rome the Romans did Traversing the landscape of the Roman Empire, Terry Jones brings wit, irreverence, and the very latest scholarship to transform a history that seemed well past its sell date. New Download Terry Jones Barbarians by Terry Jones For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Loved this Finished it on campsite in Orkney very atmospheric Highly recommended

  2. This wonderful book tells the history of the Roman Empire with the humour and irony one would expect from Terry Jones best known as a member of Monty Python, the small but very decent collection of historical books he has written are not yet as well known This book was a tremendous amount of fun to read Below I mention the things it is about, conclusions reached and so on But really the best thing about it was that I loved picking it up to readit was the treat at the end of the day a This wonderful book tells the history of the Roman Empire with the humour and irony one would expect from Terry Jones best known as a member of Monty Python, the small but very decent collection of historical books he has written are not yet as well known This book was a tremendous amount of fun to read Belo...

  3. Monty Python s Terry Jones wants us to know that Barbarians what Romans call anybody who lives outside the boundaries of the expansion dependent Roman Empire, or anybody who has not adopted Roman values were sophisticated, cultured, and often timescivilized than the Romans In fact, Rome destroyedclever technology and innovative human artistic expression than they ever preserved Rome was built by conquest and the systematic exploitation of conquered lands The would initially empt Monty Python s Terry Jones wants us to know that Barbarians what Romans call anybody who lives outside the boundaries of the expansion dependent Roman Empire, or anybody who has not adopted Roman values were sophisticated, cultured, and often timescivilized than the Romans In fact, Rome destroyedclever technology and innovative human artistic expression than they ever preserved Rome was built by conquest and the systematic exploitation of conquered lands The would initially empty the natural resources and man made treasures of the enslaved lands People of other cultures continuously refilled ...

  4. Con intenciones l dicas y no necesariamente riguroso G nero Ensayo.Lo que nos cuenta El libro Roma y los b rbaros publicaci n original Terry Jones Barbarians, 2006 es una reivindicaci n, entre lo ir nico, lo revisionista, l...

  5. The premise is promising I m all for revisionist history where it can shed light on the parts of history that have been shoved into a corner and neglected, which is exactly what this book sets out to do.While some have rightly accused European history of being Westocentric, Jones and Ereira reveal that aaccurate charge would be Romacentric Indeed, they say, we have been sold the idea of Rome as the epitome of civilization, the zenith of the Classical world, while the so called Ba The premise is promising I m all for revisionist history where it can shed light on the parts of history that have been shoved into a corner and neglected, which is exactly what this book sets out to do.While some have rightly accused European history of being Westocentric, Jones and Ereira reveal that aaccurate charge would be Romacentric Indeed, they say, we have been sold the idea of Rome as the epitome of civilization, the zenith of the Classical world, while the so called Barbarians were ruthless savages bent on destruction for destruction s sake.It s certainly easy to see how this European myth has had repercussions through the rest of our history, which makes books such as this all theimportant It certainly helps that the writing style is fun, intelligent, and witty.As you get into the work, you do get the niggling sus...

  6. Disappointed Sorely disappointed.I was perusing my local bookshop and I found Terry Jones Barbarians An Alternative Roman History I was excited by the endorsement on the back cover from a historian that said, I wish all historical books written by non historians were so informed and all books by historians so well written Good enough for me I grabbed it up and eagerly started reading, looking forward to reading this work by the creator host of one of my favorite history based document Disappointed Sorely disappointed.I was perusing my local bookshop and I found Terry Jones Barbarians An Alternative Roman History I was excited by the endorsement on the back cover from a historian that said, I wish all historical books written by non historians were so informed and all books by historians so well written Good enough for me I grabbed it up and eagerly started reading, looking forward to reading this work by the creator host of one of my favorite history based documentaries, The Story of 1 Boy, was I disappointed First of a...

  7. Having learned history as written by the winners, I found this an interesting addition to my knowledge of European history Terry Jones as a writer is knowledgeable and witty He added a touch of humor to what is considered by most to be a dry topic If you want to find outabout just who th...

  8. I think this might be the single most important book on ancient history I ve ever read.Having received a fairly traditional classical education that espoused the benefits of Roman and to a lesser extent Greek civilisation, I d always sort of gone along with the general beliefs about all of those Barbarians, the Goths, the Vandals, the Visigoths, who sacked Rome and burnt down civilisation.But it is in reality quite the opposite The so called Barbarians were in fact the civilised ones, and it I think this might be the single most important book on ancient history I ve ever read.Having received a fairly traditional classical education that espoused the benefits of Roman and to a lesser extent Greek civilisation, I d always sort of gone along with the general beliefs about all of those Barbarians, the Goths, the Vandals, the Visigoths, who sacked Rome and burnt down civilisation.But it is in reality quite the opposite The so called Barbarians were in fact the civilised ones, and it is the entire structure of Rome that was broken and corrupt And this is the core revelation I had reading it, it s through the supremecy of Roman Catholicism that destroyed and actively suppressed all of the t...

  9. BRAVO This is a masterful and delightful read, one of the best books I ve read in years The authors take a witty, conversational approach to their topic, which is an examination of the interactions of the Roman empire with the various other cultures the Romans destroyed As the cliche says, history is written by the winners, and so we have been handed down the Romans version of these events, painting themselves as civilizers bringing enlightenment...

  10. An okay if distinctly average and rather superfluous book that feels very much like an obligatory tie in rather than a book that can stand on it s own feet.It takes the rather intriguing novel idea of turning the Roman propaganda tool of everyone who is different to us is a barbarian on its head and show the lie in their words To a certain degree it achieves that yet it still feels remarkably casual and superficial.The book skips a number of intriguing developments, like decisive battles that An okay if distinctly average and rather superfluous book that feels very much like an obligatory tie in rather than a book that can stand on it s own feet.It takes the rather intriguing novel idea of turning the Roman propaganda tool of everyone who is different to us is a barbarian on its head and show the lie in their words To a certain degree it achieves that yet it still feels remarkably casual and superficial.The book skips a number of intriguing developments, like decisive battles that turned the tide of aggression etc, either by glossing over them in a sentence or two, or by just not referring to them at all Frankly this is a distinctly underwhelming and threadbare a book that would only really be of any use at all if you could track down a way of watching the original TV series Compare and contrast that with the way that the tie in boo...