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    DescriptionThis book is designed to explain when, how, and why the Romans began a policy of allowing large, unified, and potentially troublesome groups of barbarians onto Roman soil. It is also a study in the Roman decision-making processes that resulted from the flow of local and regional information up the chain and the corresponding strategic decisions moving downward through the administrative hierarchies.

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    Barbarians within the Gates of Rome
    A Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians, ca.375-425 A.D.
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas S. Burns
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 444
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9780253312884
    ISBN 10: 0253312884

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JWK
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Approval Code: A44440000
    DC22: 937/.08
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    DC22: 937.08
    DC20: 937.08
    LC classification: U35 .B79 1994
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    LC classification: 94012788
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    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Indiana University Press
    Imprint name
    Indiana University Press
    Publication date
    17 March 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington, IN
    Author Information
    THOMAS S. BURNS is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History, Emory University. He is the author of A History of the Ostrogoths, The Ostrogoths: Kingship and Society, and (with Bernhard H. Overbeck) Rome and the Germans as Seen in Coinage.
    Review quote
    "Excellent." -- The Reader's Review "Thomas Burns takes us thoroughly through this moment of crisis, giving us a precise analysis of the principal players in this period of transition." -- Military Illustrated "The book is well-written and throws new light on the events in the West a short while before the Fall of the Empire. Highly recommended!" -- The Journal of Indo-European Studies "With this impressive study Burns has greatly enriched late antique scholarship." -- Religious Studies Review "This is a substantial and well documented book which has reminded me that the importance of reading is not so much to absorb facts, but to take in new ideas." --Besprechungen und Anzeigen "What Burns has accomplished here is a thoroughly interesting and compelling study of late-medieval piety in one diocese. It may well serve as a model for other local historians willing to engage in this important inquiry." -- Speculum
    Table of contents
    Preface Introduction 1. Valentinian, Valens, and the Battle of Adrianople 2. Theodosius in Action 3. Concluding the Gothic Wars 4. Barbarians and Civil War 5. StilichoOs Transalpine Recruitment Areas 6, Four Generals 7. Alaric and Stilicho: Working Together 8. The Sack of Rome 9. The Settlement of 418: Constantine, Constantius, Athaulf, Wallia, and Rome Conclusion Emperors and Principal Usurpers Chronological Outline Notes Bibliography Index