The Fate of Rome: Climate, Contagion, and Slavery in the Roman Empire

HistoryTwinsPodcast | 26 September 2019 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kyle Harper about his books The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire and Slavery in the Late Roman World. Discusses the disease events and climatic transitions which lead to the Roman collapse. Also covers what’s wrong with the slavery-to-serfdom theory and why even relatively poor Romans owned slaves.

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