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The Early Germans (Peoples of Europe)

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Publisher Comments:

The Germanic tribes are known to us as the inheritors of the Western Roman Empire. Between AD400 and 600 Germanic migrants spread over Europe and beyond to north Africa, and the nature of early medieval Europe was largely determined by these adventurous and warlike peoples. Feared by the greatest army of the ancient world, the ‘barbarians’ were described by one Roman officer as feri (wild men), and were often considered to be incapable of lawful government or civilized arts.

Yet the Germanic tribes not only had laws and a culture of their own, they also absorbed much from their Roman neighbours. Their military organization, political development, social and material culture were all greatly influenced by Roman examples. Malcolm Todd traces the development of the Goths, Vandals, Suebi, Franks, Alamanni, Burgundians, Lombards and others, from late pre-history to the migration period, and views their conquest of the Western Empire not as an abrupt transition but as part of a continuum.

The author makes use of archaeological and literary sources throughout, offering a broad and comprehensively researched account that will be of value and interest to both historians and general readers.

Synopsis:

This illustrated history of the early Germanic peoples has been updated to take account of new archaeological evidence and advances in interpretation.

  • Updated edition of this illustrated treatment of the early Germanic peoples.
  • Provides an overview of current knowledge of the early Germans.

  • Presents their social structure, settlements, trade, customs, religion and craftsmanship.

  • Incorporates new archaeological evidence and review recent historical interpretation.

  • Offers new insights into developments in central and eastern Europe.

  • Ten new illustrations have been added featuring significant new discoveries.

About the Author

Malcolm Todd is an Emeritus Professor of Archaeology and former Principal of Trevelyan College in the University of Durham. He is the author, among others, of The Northern Barbarians (second edition, Blackwell, 1987) and Roman Britain (Third Edition, Blackwell, 1999), editor of A Companion to Roman Britain (Blackwell, 2003) and a contributor to The Cambridge Ancient History and Der Neue Pauly.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps.

Foreword.

List of Abbreviations.

Introduction: Rediscovery.

Part I:.

1. Land and People.

2. The Social Fabric.

3. The Germans and the Advance of Rome.

4. The Living and the Dead.

5. Trade and Diplomacy.

6. Cult, Art and Technology.

Part II: Frontier Societies:.

7. The Gothic Kingdoms.

8. The Suebi and Vandals.

9. The Franks, Alamanni and Burgundians.

10. The Northern Peoples.

11. The Gepids and Lombards.

12. The Thuringians and Bavarians.

Conclusion: From Antiquity to Today.

Sources.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631199045
Editor:
Campbell, James
Editor:
Cunliffe, Barry
Author:
Todd, Malcolm
Author:
Cunliffe, Barry
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Location:
Oxford, UK ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Germanic peoples -- History.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
European History
Copyright:
Series:
Peoples of Europe
Publication Date:
19960212
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
285
Dimensions:
8.88x5.94x.92 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This illustrated history of the early Germanic peoples has been updated to take account of new archaeological evidence and advances in interpretation.

  • Updated edition of this illustrated treatment of the early Germanic peoples.
  • Provides an overview of current knowledge of the early Germans.

  • Presents their social structure, settlements, trade, customs, religion and craftsmanship.

  • Incorporates new archaeological evidence and review recent historical interpretation.

  • Offers new insights into developments in central and eastern Europe.

  • Ten new illustrations have been added featuring significant new discoveries.

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