New Nonfiction Book Explains Why the Western Roman Empire Collapsed So Quickly and Why the Eastern Roman Empire Survived for a Millennium

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Author James F. Morgan identifies the conditions that allowed the Eastern Roman Empire to flourish while the Western Empire failed.

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“I hope that by reading the book, readers will understand why the great Roman Empire flourished for two centuries, declined for two centuries, and then divided into two empires,” Morgan writes.

In his book “The Roman Empire: Fall of the West; Survival of the East” (published by AuthorHouse) author James F. Morgan discusses how the Romans managed – and also mismanaged – agriculture in each region surrounding the Mediterranean. He found that over the centuries the Romans had unwittingly driven down production in the west while protecting and maintaining production in the east. In 395 A.D. the empire was divided into the Western and the Eastern Roman Empires. The Western Empire collapsed in just 81 years, while the Eastern Empire survived for more than 1,000 years.

“The Roman Empire” will appeal to readers interested in ancient history. Throughout the text, Morgan quotes many writers from the ancient world and discusses many Roman emperors.

“I hope that by reading the book, readers will understand why the great Roman Empire flourished for two centuries, declined for two centuries, and then divided into two empires,” Morgan writes. “Just why one empire collapsed in less than a century and the other survived for a millennium has been a 500 year mystery.”

“The Roman Empire”
By James F. Morgan
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781477293164
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781477293188
E-Book | ISBN 9781477293171
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
James F. Morgan resided in Libya for many years, and was able to visit many of the ruins of the old Roman Empire. He then spent many years reading, studying and writing about the many things he observed and could not understand. Along the way, he learned why one empire failed and the other survived.

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