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    DescriptionThis is a major new 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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    Title
    Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376-568
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Guy Halsall
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 614
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521434911
    ISBN 10: 0521434912
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14203000, A14202040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS002020, HIS037010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.09
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DG311 .H35 2007
    BISAC region code: 1.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHDJ, NHDA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D, 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    1 b/w illus. 28 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    GUY HALSALL is Professor of History at the University of York.
    Review quote
    '... the rich and complex work of a meticulous, original, and daring historian, ... Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West should be read by anyone interested the early middle ages, the historical use of archaeological evidence, theories and practices of ethnicity, and finally, in Roman Empire and its ultimate collapse.' Speculum 'This book is important not only as a systematic statement of important current views on how the last Mediterranean empire of antiquity devolved into a series of recognisably European polities, but also for its impressive fusion of seemingly disparate archaeological and literary/historical materials. A genuinely important contribution to its field, by striving to be accessible to those outside its discipline, this book should contribute beneficially to wider discussions of historical change.' English Historical Review
    Table of contents
    Part I. Romans and Barbarians in the Imperial World: 1. Introduction: how the west was lost and where it got us; 2. Defining identities; 3. The late Roman Empire in the west; 4. Society beyond the frontier; 5. Romans and Barbarians before 376; Part II. A World Renegotiated: Western Europe, 376-526: 6. 376-82: The Gothic crisis; 7. 383-410: The crisis of the empire; 8. 410-55: The triumph of the generals; 9. 455-80: The parting of Gaul and Italy; 10. 480-550: Kingdoms of the empire; 11. Provincial society in the long fifth century; 12. Beyond the old frontier; Part III. Romans and Barbarians in the Post-Imperial World: 13. Mechanisms of migration and settlement; 14. New kingdoms, new identities, new peoples?; 15. The roots of failure: a changed world.