War, Food, Climate Change, and the Decline of the Roman Empire

  title={War, Food, Climate Change, and the Decline of the Roman Empire},
  author={Paul Erdkamp},
  journal={Journal of Late Antiquity},
  • P. Erdkamp
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • Journal of Late Antiquity
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