The Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians

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The classic study of how the Roman Empire gradually succumbed to barbarian encroachment.
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.

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Overview

The classic study of how the Roman Empire gradually succumbed to barbarian encroachment.
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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393003888
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/17/2000
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 372,108
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

J. B. Bury taught history for many years at the University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Lecture I The Germans and their Wanderings 3
1. Early German History
2. West Germans and East Germans
3. Political Institutions of the Germans
4. Early Gothic Migrations
Lecture II The Roman Empire and the Germans 21
1. The Gothic Attack in the Third Century, A.D.
2. The Visigothic Occupation of Dacia
3. Ostrogothic and Visigothic Settlements
4. New Organisation of the Empire
Lecture III The Clash of Roman and Barbarian 37
1. The Population of the Empire
2. The Forces of the Empire and of the Barbarians
3. The Germanic Penetration of the Empire
4. Hermanric and Wulfilas
5. The Advent of the Huns
Lecture IV The Visigothic Entry into the Empire 55
1. The Hunnic Attack on the Goths and its Sequel
2. The Battle of Hadrianople
3. The Visigothic Settlement
4. Theodosius and Alaric
5. Stilicho and the Divided Empire
6. Alario at large in Illyricum
Lecture V The Raiding of Italy and Gaul 75
1. Alaric turns from East to West
2. The Puzzle of Stilicho's Behaviour
3. The Breaking of the Rhine Frontier
4. Death of Stilicho
Lecture VI The Visigoths in Italy and in Gaul 91
1. The Sack of Rome
2. Death of Alaric
3. Ataulf and Galla Placidia
4. Wallia and the Settlement in Gaul
Lecture VII Gaul, Spain, and Africa in Transition 109
1. The Visigothic Kingdom of Toulouse
2. Sueves and Vandals in Spain
3. Galla Placidia and Boniface
4. The Vandal Conquest of Africa
5. Aetius and Valentinian III
Lecture VIII A New Menace to the Empire 127
1. The Treaty between Aetius and Gaiseric
2. The Anglo-Saxon Conquest of Britain
3. The Huns and Attila
Lecture IX Attila's Attack on Gaul and Italy 141
1. The Intrigues of Honoria
2. The Hunnic Invasion of Gaul
3. The Incursion of the Huns into Italy
4. Death of Attila and the Collapse of the Empire
Lecture X Decline of the Roman Power in the West 159
1. Influence of the Vandal Occupation of Africa
2. Ricimer and the Last Phantom Emperors in the West
3. Gundobad and Orestes in Italy
4. Deposition of Romulus Augustulus and its Significance
5. Odovacar, Patrician and King in Italy 159
Lecture XI The Ostrogothic Conquest of Italy 177
1. The Early Life of Theoderic the Ostrogoth
2. The Overthrow of Odovacar in Italy
3. The Completion of the Ostrogothic Conquest
4. The Ostrogothic Constitution
5. The Reign of Theoderic
Lecture XII Visigoths and Franks in Gaul 211
1. The Kingdom of Toulouse under Euric
2. The Roman Remnant in Gaul
3. The Early History of the Franks
4. The Reign of Childeric the Frank
Lecture XIII The Reign of Clovis 231
1. The Overthrow of Syagrius
2. The Marriage of Clovis and Clotilda
3. The Conquest of the Alamanni
4. The Conversion of Clovis
5. The Conquest of Visigothic Gaul
6. The Absorption of the Ripuarian Franks
7. Relation of Clovis to the Roman Empire
Lecture XIV The Lombard Invasion of Italy 257
1. The Origin of the Lombards
2. Changes in South Germany
3. The Lombard Migrations
4. The Advent of the Avars
5. The Destruction of the Gepidae
6. The Lombard Settlement in Italy
7. The Lombard Polity
Lecture XV The Lombard Law 275
1. The Administrative System of the Lombards
2. The Code of Rothari
3. The Laws of Liutprand
Index 293
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