A Source Book for Mediaeval History

A Source Book for Mediaeval History

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"[...]vanished, and the barbarians were coming into Italy in ever-increasing numbers, where they were actual masters under the false name of allies (federati). They continually seized more and more power, until finally they demanded a third of all the lands of Italy. When Orestes refused to grant this they slew him. Then one of the imperial officers, Odovaker, also a barbarian, promised to secure this for them if they would recognize him as ruler. In spite of the power which he thus acquired, Odovaker did not attack the emperor [Romulus Augustulus], but only forced him to retire to private life. He then gave the barbarians the third of the lands which they had demanded, thus binding them more closely to him, and ruled over Italy unopposed for ten years. About this time the East Goths, who had been allowed to settle in Thrace, [...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 530 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27mm | 699g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507579756
  • 9781507579756