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Between the first and seventh centuries AD, Gothic groups moved thousands of miles across the map of Europe, from the fringes of the Baltic to the shores of the Atlantic ocean. In the process, they transformed themselves from an insignificant people on the outskirts of the known world into highly militarized forces, capable of carving out successor states for themselves from the body politic of the Roman Empire.

This book draws on all the available literary and archaeological evidence, much of the latter never before discussed in English, to reconstruct the Goths' dramatic history, and to explore the meaning of Gothic identity at different moments and in different contexts.

The volume is divided into three parts, corresponding to the three main phases in Gothic history: their early history down to the fourth century, the revolution in Gothic society set in motion by the arrival of the Huns, and the history of the Gothic successor states to the western Roman Empire.

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This volume draws on literary and archaeological evidence to reconstruct the Goths' dramatic history, and to explore the meaning of Gothic identity at different moments and in different contexts. It is divided into three parts, corresponding to the three main phases in Gothic history

Synopsis:

The volume is divided into three parts, corresponding to the three main phases in Gothic history: their early history down to the fourth century, the revolution in Gothic society set in motion by the arrival of the Huns, and the history of the Gothic successor states to the western Roman Empire. At its heart lies a new vision of Gothic identity, and of the social caste by whom it was defined and transmitted.

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"...a volume of central importance on the place of the Goths in early European history and a fine contribution to the study of the transformation of Europe after Rome." Times Literary Supplement, January 1998. <!--end-->

"... an excellent introduction to the student" Archaeological Review from Cambridge

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Figures.

Preface.

Abbreviations.

Acknowledgements.

1. The Gothic Problem.

Part I: In Search of the Goths:.

2. From the Baltic to the Black Sea.

3. The Fourth Century Kingdoms.

Part II: Goths, Huns and Romans:.

4. The Hunnic Revolution.

5. Goths and Romans: Remaking the Gothic World.

6. The Transformation of the Goths 376-476.

Part III: The Kingdoms of the Goths:.

7. The First Gothic Successor State.

8. Ostrogothic Italy: Kingdom and Empire.

9. Sixth Century Crises and Beyond.

10. Symbols, Mechanisms, and Continuities.

Appendix 1: Procopius and the Gothic Elite.

Appendix 2: Non-Goths in the Army of Totila.

Bibliography.

1. Primary Sources.

2. Secondary Sources.

3. The Wielbark and Cernjachov Cultures.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631209324
Author:
Heather, Peter
Author:
Heather, P. J.
Author:
Heather
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Location:
Oxford, OX, UK
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Goths
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Goths -- History.
Subject:
World History-European History General
Subject:
European Medieval History
Copyright:
Series:
Peoples of Europe
Series Volume:
103-771
Publication Date:
April 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
378
Dimensions:
8.91x6.10x.85 in. 1.18 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume draws on literary and archaeological evidence to reconstruct the Goths' dramatic history, and to explore the meaning of Gothic identity at different moments and in different contexts. It is divided into three parts, corresponding to the three main phases in Gothic history
"Synopsis" by , The volume is divided into three parts, corresponding to the three main phases in Gothic history: their early history down to the fourth century, the revolution in Gothic society set in motion by the arrival of the Huns, and the history of the Gothic successor states to the western Roman Empire. At its heart lies a new vision of Gothic identity, and of the social caste by whom it was defined and transmitted.
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