Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376-568
By (author) Guy Halsall
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Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376-568 by Guy Halsall
Book DescriptionThis is a major survey of the barbarian migrations and their role in the fall of the Roman Empire and the creation of early medieval Europe, one of the key events in European history. Unlike previous studies it integrates historical and archaeological evidence and discusses Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and North Africa, demonstrating that the Roman Empire and its neighbours were inextricably linked. A narrative account of the turbulent fifth and early sixth centuries is followed by a description of society and politics during the migration period and an analysis of the mechanisms of settlement and the changes of identity. Guy Halsall reveals that the creation and maintenance of kingdoms and empires was impossible without the active involvement of people in the communities of Europe and North Africa. He concludes that, contrary to most opinions, the fall of the Roman Empire produced the barbarian migrations, not vice versa.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521435437
(216mm x 138mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376-568, Hardback (December 2007)
An examination of the barbarian migrations and their role in the creation of medieval Europe.
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Author Biography - Guy Halsall
Guy Halsall is Professor of History at the University of York.
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