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    DescriptionThe period of history in which Stilicho lived was one of the most turbulent in European history. The Western Empire was finally giving way under pressure from external threats, especially from Germanic tribes crossing the Rhine and Danube, as well as from seemingly ever-present internal revolts and rebellions. Ian Hughes explains how a Vandal (actually Stilicho had a Vandal father and Roman mother) came to be given almost total control of the Western Empire and describes his attempts to save both the Western Empire and even Rome itself from the attacks of Alaric the Goth and other barbarian invaders. Stilicho is one of the major figures in the history of the Late Roman Empire and his actions following the death of the emperor Theodosius the Great in 395 may have helped to permanently divide the Western and Eastern halves of the Roman Empire on a permanent basis. Yet he is also the individual who helped maintain the integrity of the West before the rebellion of Constantine III in Britain and the crossing of the Rhine by a major force of Vandals, Sueves and Alans - both in AD 406 - set the scene for both his downfall and execution in 408 and the later disintegration of the West. Despite his role in this fascinating and crucial period of history, there is no other full-length biography of him in print.


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    Title
    Stilicho: The Vandal Who Saved Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Hughes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844159697
    ISBN 10: 1844159698
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    DC22: B
    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
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 937.09092
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.08092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DG322 .H84 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    11 B&W illustrations, approx 40 colour photos
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    30 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire