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Valerian: Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 10 Part 3 -
Why was the empire’s response to the barbarian invasions of the middle of the third century so feeble? It was largely a question of priorities. The biggest threat was perceived to come from the Persians. Put yourself in the position of Valerian it isn’t hard to see what he was thinking. Troublesome as the … Continue reading Valerian: Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 10 Part 3