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    DescriptionThe Alamanni and Rome focuses upon the end of the Roman Empire. From the third century AD, barbarians attacked and then overran the west. Some - Goths, Franks, Saxons - are well known, others less so. The latter include the Alamanni, despite the fact that their name is found in the French ('Allemagne') and Spanish ('Alemania') for 'Germany'. This pioneering study, the first in English, uses new historical and archaeological findings to reconstruct the origins of the Alamanni, their settlements, their politics, and their society, and to establish the nature of their relationship with Rome. John Drinkwater discovers the cause of their modern elusiveness in their high level of dependence on the Empire. Far from being dangerous invaders, they were often the prey of emperors intent on acquiring military reputations. When much of the western Empire fell to the Franks, so did the Alamanni, without ever having produced their own 'successor kingdom'.

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    The Alamanni and Rome 213-496
    (Caracalla to Clovis)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John F. Drinkwater
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199295685
    ISBN 10: 0199295689

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3D
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.004/39
    LC classification: DG298 .D75 2007
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.00439
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBA
    Illustrations note
    numerous maps and line drawings
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    29 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John F. Drinkwater is Emeritus Professor of Roman Imperial History, Department of Classics, University of Nottingham.
    Review quote
    This is much the best book on Romano-barbarian relations published in the past decade. Michael Kulikowski, Journal of Roman Studies Drinkwater's book immediately takes its place as one of the most focused and detailed analyses of the Alamanni in existence, certainly the best available in English. Bryn Mawr Classical Review ...This book, remarkable for the depth of its consideration, is hugely rich, for the scope of its conceptions as for the multiple detailed analyses ... Alain Cahuvot, GNOMON
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. Prelude ; 2. Arrival ; 3. Settlement ; 4. Society ; 5. Service ; 6. Conflict 285-355 ; 7. Conflict 356-361 ; 8. Conflict 365-394 ; 9. The Fifth Century