Rome's Gothic Wars: From the Third Century to Alaric (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 30, 2006 - History
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Rome's Gothic Wars is a concise introduction to the latest research on the Roman Empire's relations with one of the most important barbarian groups of the ancient world. The book uses archaeological and historical evidence to look not just at the course of events, but at the social and political causes of conflict between the empire and its Gothic neighbours. In eight chapters, Michael Kulikowski traces the history of Romano-Gothic relations from their earliest stage in the third century, through the development of strong Gothic politics in the early fourth century, until the entry of many Goths into the empire in 376 and the catastrophic Gothic war that followed. The book closes with a detailed look at the career of Alaric, the powerful Gothic general who sacked the city of Rome in 410.
  

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Review: Rome's Gothic Wars: From the Third Century to Alaric

User Review  - Travis - Goodreads

Great historiographical approach to the Goths that I feel many authors tend to take at face value. Read full review

Review: Rome's Gothic Wars: From the Third Century to Alaric

User Review  - Lucas - Goodreads

Although this book is about the Goths from the third century to Alaric's sack as the title suggests, it is really about much more than that. A great deal of space is devoted to the historiography of ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Michael Kulikowski is associate professor of history at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. A recipient of the Solmsen Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he is the author of Late Roman Spain and its Cities, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in Classics and Archaeology from the Association of American University Presses. His scholarly articles have appeared in Early Medieval Europe, Britannia, Phoenix, and Byzantium and he has appeared in the History Channel's Barbarians series.

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