History of the Goths

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1990 - History - 613 pages
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Incorporating exciting new material that has come to light since the last German edition of 1980, Herwig Wolfram places Gothic history within its proper context of late Roman society and institutions. He demonstrates that the barbarian world of the Goths was both a creation of and an essential element of the late Roman Empire.
  

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User Review  - Joseph Toth - Goodreads

In the first chapter Wolfram/Dunlap concentrate on the Gothic name which was first mentioned between 16 &18 AD by Latin and Greek authors who speak of `Gutones' which is a weak derivative of Goths ... Read full review

Review: History of the Goths

User Review  - Katharine Kerr - Goodreads

I read the second edition, a hardback that I own. It's a brilliant work, though somewhat outdated by further specialist research. Wolfram reorganized and reinterpreted much of the classical literature ... Read full review

Contents

The Names
19
Visigoths and Ostrogoths as Western Goths and Eastern Goths
25
The Formation of the Gothic Tribes before
36
The Trek to the Black Sea
42
The TervingianVesian Confederation at the Danube
57
Ulfilas and the Beginning of the Conversion of the Goths
75
The Ostrogothic Greutungi until the Invasion of the Huns
85
the Gutthiuda
96
The Settlement of the Visigoths
222
Ethnic
231
The New Ostrogoths
247
The Ostrogothic Kingdom in Pannonia 456457473
258
The Ostrogoths in the Balkans 473488
268
Theodorics Battle for Italy 488493
278
King of the Goths and Italians 493526
284
Theodorics Rule in Theory and Practice
288

The Fortyyear Migration and the Formation of
117
Theodosius and the Settlement of the Goths in Thrace
131
The Balkan Campaigns of 395401
139
The Goths in the Western Empire 401418
150
The Kingdom of Toulouse 418 to 507
172
The Visigothic Superpower 466507
181
The Legal and Ecclesiastical Policies of Euric and Alaric II
193
The King and the Royal Clan
202
Its Functions and Functionaries
211
Theodorics Barbarian Policy and the Securing of Italy
306
Barbarian Traditions and Ethnography
324
The Amal Successors of Theodoric 526536
332
The NonAmal Kings and the Fall of the Ostrogothic
342
Roman Emperors
365
Notes
377
List of Abbreviations
535
Index
575
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About the author (1990)

Herwig Wolfram is Professor of History at the University of Vienna and Director of the Austrian Institute for Historical Research.

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