The Resource Goths and Romans, 332-489, P.J. Heather

Goths and Romans, 332-489, P.J. Heather

Label
Goths and Romans, 332-489
Title
Goths and Romans, 332-489
Statement of responsibility
P.J. Heather
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the collision of Goths and Romans in the fourth and fifth centuries. In these years Gothic tribes played a major role in the destruction of the western half of the Roman Empire, moving the length of Europe from what is now the USSR to establish successor states to the Roman Empire in southern France and Spain (the Visigoths) and in Italy (the Ostrogoths). Our understanding of the Goths in this "Migration Period" has been based upon the Gothic historian Jordanes, whose mid-sixth-century Getica suggests that the Visigoths and Ostrogoths entered the Empire already established as coherent groups and simply conquered new territories. Using more contemporary sources, Peter Heather is able to show that, on the contrary, Visigoths and Ostrogoths were new and unprecedentedly large social groupings, and that many Gothic societies failed even to survive the upheavals of the Migration Period. Dr Heather's scholarly study explores the complicated interactions with Roman power which both prompted the creation of the Visigoths and Ostrogoths around newly emergent dynasties and helped bring about the fall of the Roman Empire
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
936
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D137
LC item number
.H43 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford historical monographs
Label
Goths and Romans, 332-489, P.J. Heather
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-360) and index
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  • none
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn555515453
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 378 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191676581
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37501884
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)555515453
  • oso0191676586
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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