The Accidental Suicide of the Roman Empire and the Birth of the Middle Ages


Location: Hesburgh Library, Room 715, Medieval Institute Reading Room

Michael Kulikowski, professor, history and classics departments, ancient mediterranean studies, Pennsylvania State University

Kulikowski is a late-Roman historian who works on the political and institutional history of the Empire between the second and fifth centuries. He is the author of Rome’s Gothic Wars from the Third Century to Alaric (2007) and Late Roman Spain and Its Cities (2004). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Late Antiquity, Classical Quarterly, Early Medieval Europe, Byzantion, and others. Kulikowski earned his doctoral degree at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies.

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