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Goths and Romans 332–489

Peter Heather

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205357
eISBN:
9780191676581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205357.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

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, ... More


The Romano-Germanic Kingdoms: The Era of Theoderic and Clovis

Peter Sarris

in Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199261260
eISBN:
9780191730962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261260.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the role of kingship and military lordship in giving cohesion to post-Roman society, and then charts the history of the major Romano-Germanic kingdoms of the late fifth and ... More


The nobility, ‘élite of the human race’

Menno Fenger and Paul Henman

in Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612390
eISBN:
9780748651009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612390.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The existence of a rich and powerful nobility in Rome was nothing new – it went back to the earliest times of the republic and lasted throughout the imperial era. Generations succeeded one another, ... More


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