The Teuton and the Roman
By Charles Kingsley. Rome died and its empire collapsed when wealth corrupted the social system and continual warfare sapped the bloodstream of the original founders.
The final death blow was delivered by waves of fierce Germanic Goths and Lombards.
The Teuton and the Roman describes the decadence of the latter-day Roman empire, and the revitalization of its Italian territories under the conquering Germanic nations that settled and repopulated northern Italy.
A series of nine brilliant lectures on Roman history by the Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge, dealing with various aspects of the fall of classical Rome and its replacement by Germanic Goths and Lombards.
Kingsley deals concisely with the racial decline of Rome and the resultant decadence which reduced that empire to a pale shadow of its former glory, and provides a fascinating insight into Italy’s revitalization under its post-Roman Germanic invaders who settled in and repopulated Northern Italy. New edition, illustrated.
Abridged and condensed by R. Peterson.
Lecture 1: The Forest Children
Lecture 2: The Dying Empire
Lecture 3: The Human Deluge
Lecture 4: On Latham’s Germania
Lecture 5: The Gothic Civilizer
Lecture 6: Dietrich’s End
Lecture 7: The Nemesis Of The Goths
Lecture 8: Paulus Diaconus
Lecture 9: The Laws of the Lombards
Softcover, 112 pages