Analysis Of The Novel ' Lost Of The West '

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Sabastion Seeger
Western Civilization
Dr. Greer
November 2015
Lost to the West
Lars Brownworth took the pleasure of writing the novel “Lost to the West.” Where within this he elaborates on a period of history that is seamlessly ignored in history. Courses instructing this discipline habitually over look the ‘new’ Rome deeming it insignificant. Brownworth’s dominant emphasis is too merely educate his readers on this gap in history. Which he does commendably however; his interpretations are not ineludibly bipartisan and quite candidly that leads to the book to be less successful in its purpose. These biases include: subjectively identifying other nations, glorifying his obviously favorite emperors and villain-zing his less favorite. While his approach is chronologically adequate he plagues his book by not only the previously stated biases, but creating the book too brief, and having to decide what information is substantial to retain; which he decides. Instantly Brownworth recalls the 3rd century Roman Empire; where in the first page Brownworth states “Roman architects, engineers, and soldiers had crisscrossed the known world, bringing order and stability to the barbaric, diverse lands beyond the frontiers of Italy”(1). Instantaneously Mr.Brownworth riddles his novel with an extreme bias. To label the foreign nations who attacked Rome as barbarians, is not only subjective but scrutinizes the almost existence of those tribes and communities. He does not
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