Talk:Bryan Ward-Perkins

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Bias[edit]

There is some bias against his book here. Remember that we are to remain as neutral as possible. Therefore, If there are no objections, I would like to revise this article to make it better fit into the guidelines. Saji Loupgarou (talk) 17:30, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

I have made the changes. For your convenience, here is the previous version. Does it now seem more neutral?

His 2005 book, The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization, was his attempt to address what he perceives to be an overcorrection in the approaches of modern historiography to late Roman history. Using primarily archaeological evidence, Ward-Perkins takes issue with what he alleges to be the "fashionable" idea that the western Roman Empire did not actually fall but instead experienced a mostly-benign transformation into the Christian kingdoms of medieval Europe. In his contrasting view, "the coming of the Germanic peoples was very unpleasant for the Roman population, and the long-term effects of the dissolution of the empire were dramatic."Saji Loupgarou (talk) 17:52, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

I wrote the original text and have no objection to your edits. I didn't think my text was biased against his book--a book I rather like, in fact--but I can see how one might think it was. Dppowell (talk) 21:19, 11 June 2009 (UTC)