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  • Published: 1 August 2007
  • ISBN: 9780563539162
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99
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Terry Jones' Barbarians




An entertaining rewriting of Roman history from the perspective of the ‘Barbarians’ – who weren’t really barbaric at all!

TERRY JONES' BARBARIANS takes a completely fresh approach to Roman history. Not only does it offer us the chance to see the Romans from a non-Roman perspective, it also reveals that most of those written off by the Romans as uncivilized, savage and barbaric were in fact organized, motivated and intelligent groups of people, with no intentions of overthrowing Rome and plundering its Empire.
This original and fascinating study does away with the propaganda and opens our eyes to who really established the civilized world. Delving deep into history, Terry Jones and Alan Ereira uncover the impressive cultural and technological achievements of the Celts, Goths, Persians and Vandals.
In this new paperback edition, Terry and Alan travel through 700 years of history on three continents, bringing wit, irreverence, passion and the very latest scholarship to transform our view of the legacy of the Roman Empire and the creation of the modern world.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2007
  • ISBN: 9780563539162
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

About the Authors

Alan Ereira

Alan Ereira has worked as an award-winning producer and writer of history programmes on radio and television for over 40 years, and has collaborated with Terry for ten years on a number of historical films. His previous books include The People's England, The Invergordon Mutiny, The Heart of the World and (with Terry Jones) Crusades and Terry Jones' Medieval Lives.

Terry Jones

Welsh-born Terry Jones has written magazine articles, text books, two YA novels and numerous comics as well a slew of unfinished sci-fi and thriller manuscripts. Since retiring early from teaching to write full time, he has produced everything from children's books to screenplays, plus at least one graphic novel a year.

Terry immerses himself in digital media and is never more alive than when critiquing Silver Age Superboy stories or linking Twilight Zone episodes to sure signs of a crumbling society. He lives in Auckland.


Praise for Terry Jones' Barbarians

“Jones laces the latest academic research with his own increasingly avuncular humour. Who says history can't be fun? In the hands of Professor Jones, how could it be anything else? ”

Observer

“I wish all historical books written by non-historians were so informed, and all books by historians so well written.”

Dr Walter Pohl, Head of the Institute for Medieval History Research, Vienna Academy of Sciences

“I have enormously enjoyed this book - it is very lively and really does get to grips with perceptions of the Barbarians. It's just what we need to readdress the balance and to put the Romans in their correct perspective.”

Barry Cunliffe, Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford


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