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    DescriptionThe Vandals is the first book available in the English Language dedicated to exploring the sudden rise and dramatic fall of this complex North African Kingdom. This complete history provides a full account of the Vandals and re-evaluates key aspects of the society including: Political and economic structures such as the complex foreign policy which combined diplomatic alliances and marriages with brutal raiding The extraordinary cultural development of secular learning, and the religious struggles that threatened to tear the state apart The nature of Vandal identity from a social and gender perspective.


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    Title
    The Vandals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Merrills, By (author) Richard Miles
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405160681
    ISBN 10: 1405160683
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1HB
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 939.703
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 939/.703
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: D139 .M47 2010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.5.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHH, NHC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    08 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    Andy Merrills is an RCUK Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. His work has focused largely upon the history of late Antique North Africa and upon geographical thought within the classical and medieval worlds. He is author of History and Geography in Late Antiquity (2005) and editor of Vandals, Romans and Berbers: New Perspectives on Late Antique North Africa (2004). Richard Miles is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney. His research has centred primarily upon the history and archaeology of Punic, Roman and late Antique North Africa. He is author of African Hercules: The Rise and Fall of Carthage (2009), and editor of Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity (1999).
    Review quote
    "...Andy Merrills and Richard Miles have done us a great service with this clear, erudite, and engaging study." ( Melbourne Historical Journal, 1 December 2012)
    Back cover copy
    "The Vandals" is the first book available in the English Language dedicated to exploring the sudden rise and dramatic fall of this complex North African Kingdom. Today, the Vandals are remembered primarily as a metaphor for violent and uncultured destruction, but as the Roman Empire came to an end, the Vandals began to exert considerable influence, occupying Carthage and establishing one of the richest kingdoms of the early medieval world.This complete history provides a full account of the Vandals and re-evaluates key aspects of the society including political and economic structures; the complex foreign policy which combined diplomatic alliances and marriages with brutal raiding; the extraordinary cultural development of secular learning; the religious struggles that threatened to tear the state apart; and the nature of Vandal identity, examined from a social and gender perspective. Drawing upon new archaeological findings, as well as textual evidence, the authors present a provocative reinterpretation of this long-forgotten chapter of late antiquity.
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations viii Preface ix List of Abbreviations xii 1 The Vandals in History 1 2 From the Danube to Africa 27 3 Ruling the Vandal Kingdom ad 435--534 56 4 Identity and Ethnicity in the Vandal Kingdom 83 5 The Vandal Kingdom and the Wider World, ad 439--534 109 6 The Economy of Vandal Africa 141 7 Religion and the Vandal Kingdom 177 8 Cultural Life Under the Vandals 204 9 Justinian and the End of the Vandal Kingdom 228 Notes 256 Pre-1800 Sources 306 Works Post 1800 313 Index 341