The Roman Empire and Its Germanic Peoples (BOK)

Herwig Wolfram

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The names of early Germanic warrior tribes and leaders resound in songs and legends; the real story of the part they played in reshaping the ancient world is no less gripping. Herwig Wolfram's panoramic history spans the great migrations of the Germanic peoples and the rise and fall of their kingdoms between the third and eighth centuries, as they invaded, settled in, and ultimately transformed the Roman Empire. As Germanic military kings and their fighting bands created kingdoms, and won political and military recognition from imperial governments through alternating confrontation and accommodation, the 'tribes' lost their shared culture and social structure, and became sharply differentiated. They acquired their own regions and their own histories, which blended with the history of the empire. In Wolfram's words, 'the Germanic people neither destroyed the Roman world nor restored it; instead, they made a home for themselves within it'. This story is far from the 'decline and fall' interpretation that held sway until recent decades. Wolfram's narrative, based on his sweeping grasp of documentary and archaeological evidence, brings new clarity to a poorly understood period of Western history.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2005 Forfatter Herwig Wolfram
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520244900
Antall sider 361 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 467 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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