Synopses & Reviews
In print for more than thirty years, this book has long served as a standard text on the Germanic penetration of the Roman Empire. Bury's history is indispensable to anyone who seeks to understand the connection between the barbarian migrations of the third to the ninth century and the framework of modern Europe.
German and Roman legal systems had existed side by side. Professor bury shows how this worked and explains why Romans suffered more under the Lombards, who enforced Lombard law in Italy, than under previous invaders.
The classic study of how the Roman Empire gradually succumbed to barbarian encroachment.
About the Author
J. B. Bury taught history for many years at the University of Cambridge.