A conversation with Bryan Ward-Perkins, author of The Fall of Rome, & the End of Civilization.
It's become fashionable to argue that Roman civilization never collapsed but was merely transformed. This counter-narrative may illuminate intellectual developments of Late Antiquity, but verges on cultural relativism that obscures real suffering. Ward-Perkins' book is a reality check of how dark the post-Roman age really was.
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