Barbarische Burger: Die Isaurier und das Romische Reich

Barbarische Burger: Die Isaurier und das Romische Reich

Hardback Millennium - Studien / Millennium Studies Language: German

By (author) Karl Feld


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  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
  • Format: Hardback | 418 pages
  • Language: German
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 244mm x 28mm | 821g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3110188996
  • ISBN 13: 9783110188998
  • Illustrations note: 2 figures

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The Isaurians, a mountain people from Asia Minor, challenged Roman rule for over 600 years. Aside from the Jews, they were the only people in the Empire who fought with the Romans over a long period of time. At the beginning of the 5th century, they launched raids as far afield as Palestine. One Isaurian did make it onto the Eastern imperial throne, but they were never successfully integrated. They were regarded as barbarians, especially because they were compared with the Goths with their incursions into the Empire. It is Karl Feld's thesis that this comparison was encouraged by the Goth and Isaurian troop formations. His study brings together all the available documentation on the Isaurians and presents it systematically in chronological order, and critically assesses.

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Karl Feld, Freie Universitat Berlin. "

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"In conclusion, this is a solid collection of primary and secondary material concerning the relationship of the Isaurians to the Roman Empire between the first century BC and the early sixth century AD. Feld's starting question of how Isauria could provide both bandits and an emperor provides a strong framework for this clearly focussed analysis."Hugh Elton in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.12.15 "Feld leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Geschichte des 5. Jahrhunderts n. Chr."Karl Strobel in: sehepunkte 7-8/2007