A History of the Ostrogoths

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Indiana University Press, 1991 - History - 299 pages
3 Reviews

"Thorough and convincing... likely to become the standard work on the subject." —Library Journal

"Highly readable." —Medieval Literature

"A major work of synthesis." —Walter E. Kaegi

"Burns has achieved much for the modern study of Ostrogoths." —Antiquaries Journal

  

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Thomas Burns faces the problem confronted by many historians writing about dimly perceived, partially-literate tribes. Even with the advent of modern archeological studies, there remains much we don't ... Read full review

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`A History of the Ostrogoths' by Thomas Burns attempts to survey the Ostrogoths, rather broadly at times, through their short but eventful history. What I mean by rather broadly is that we are forced ... Read full review

Contents

Rome and the Northern Barbarians i
1
The Presentment Phase
18
Theodorics Kingdom Surveyed
67
The Metamorphosis of Ostrogothic Society
108
Religion
143
Leadership and Government
163
The End of the Ostrogothic Kingdom
202
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Page 287 - BJ 158, 372—413. — 1959: Studien zu Grabfunden des V. Jahrhunderts aus der Slowakei und der Karpatenukraine, SIAVII, 422—438.

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Thomas S. Burns is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History at Emory University.

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