Originally published in 1925, this book was written by the British classical scholar W. E. Heitland (1847-1935). The text explores theories regarding the fall of Rome. Notes are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient history and the downfall of the Roman Empire.
1. The municipalities, a somewhat neglected side of their inner history; 2. Rostovzeff's promised treatise; 3. The theory of Heisterbergk; 4. Hindrances to reform; 5. Summary of the main conclusions, political and economic; 6. Moral considerations; 7. Romanization; 8. A word of apology; Appendix. Some inscriptions bearing on rustic life.