"I have enormously enjoyed this book - it is very lively and really does get to grips with perceptions of the Barbarians. It's just what we need to readdress the balance and to put the Romans in their correct perspective." (Barry Cunliffe, Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford)
"Jones laces the latest academic research with his own increasingly avuncular humour. Who says history can't be fun? In the hands of Professor Jones, how could it be anything else?
"I wish all historical books written by non-historians were so informed, and all books by historians so well written." (Dr Walter Pohl, Head of the Institute for Medieval History Research, Vienna Academy of Sciences)
An entertaining rewriting of Roman history from the perspective of the 'Barbarians? - who weren?t really barbaric at all!