The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes & Imperial Pretenders

The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes & Imperial Pretenders - Peter Heather A very interesting and nicely written book about the various attempts (deliberate or accidental) of the Roman Empire by imperial pretenders and barbarian popes including all the messy politics and the subsequent fall out. Enough details to know what is going on, but not bog the reader down with irrelevant fluff. I managed to stay awake through this book and enjoyed it immensely, which is more than I can say on any other book on Rome by any other author that I have read so far.