Romans and Barbarians: The Decline of the Western Empire

Romans and Barbarians: The Decline of the Western Empire

by E.A. Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299087042

ISBN-13: 9780299087043

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

The Fall of the Roman Empire—from the barbarian's perspective

Available for the first time in paperback, this classic work by renowned historian E.A. Thompson examines the fall of the Roman Empire in the West from the barbarian perspective and experience. Standard interpretations of the decline of the Roman Empire in the West view the barbarian invaders as

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The Fall of the Roman Empire—from the barbarian's perspective

Available for the first time in paperback, this classic work by renowned historian E.A. Thompson examines the fall of the Roman Empire in the West from the barbarian perspective and experience. Standard interpretations of the decline of the Roman Empire in the West view the barbarian invaders as destroyers. Thompson, however, argues that the relationship between the invaders and the invaded was far more complex than the common interpretation would suggest. This edition includes a new foreword by F.M. Clover and J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299087043
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Classics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,283,190
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Foreword
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Economic Warfare3
Pt. IGaul
2The Settlement of the Barbarians in Southern Gaul23
3The Visigoths from Fritigern to Euric38
Pt. IIItaly
4A.D. 476 and After61
5The Byzantine Conquest of Italy: Military Programs77
6The Byzantine Conquest of Italy: Public Opinion92
Pt. IIINoricum
7The End of Noricum113
Pt. IVSpain
8Hydatius and the Invasion of Spain137
9The Suevic Kingdom of Galicia161
10The Gothic Kingdom and the Dark Age of Spain188
11Spain and Britain208
12Barbarian Collaborators and Christians230
AppThe Visigoths in Aquitaine: Why?251
Abbreviations257
Notes263
Index311

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