peter heather - huns caused the fall of the empire

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  • PETER HEATHER
    • the barbs had a common goal and trigger
    • the huns drove the goths into the empire and made them nasty (like wasps)
    • the barbs were purposive - not passive
    • there was no sign of the empire falling before the huns pushed the goths into the empire
    • describes the barbs actions as predatory migration
    • the huns were the main reason for the fall of the empire - domino theory
    • the barbarian threat was greater than before in scale and number
    • the fall of the empire was because of EXTERNAL factors

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