Review: The Roman Empire: from Severus to Constantine
Feb 22, 2008
“Lucid” is how I would describe Southern’s work, employing the same adjective the publisher used in the back cover promotion. David Potter’s Roman Empire at Bay was an informative study of the same time period, but so packed with academic postmodern jargon that is was distracting. Southern definitely writes for the general reader, not an academic audience. The University of London graduate was educated in history and archaeology, but is quite adept at conveying the information presented by the evidence in a deftly simply manner. Such is the clarity that I believe a promising high school student could easily devour this work…
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