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History of the Goths

Author: Herwig Wolfram
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1990.
Series: European history/Medieval studies/Classical studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New and completely rev. from the 2. German edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herwig Wolfram
ISBN: 0520069838 9780520069831
OCLC Number: 877922028
Notes: Tit. orig.: Geschichte der Goten.
Description: XII, 613 p., [8] p. di tav. : c. geogr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Introduction Gothic History as Historical Ethnography 1. The Names The Gothic Name The Dual Names of the Two Gothic Peoples Visigoths and Ostrogoths as Western Goths and Eastern Goths The Epic and the Derisive Names of the Goths Biblical and Classical Names for the Goths Gothic Royal Houses and Their Names 2. The Formation of the Gothic Tribes before the Invasion of the Huns Gutones and Guti Politics and Institutions of the Gutones The Trek to the Black Sea The Goths at the Black Sea The Gothic Invasions of the Third Century The Gothic Advance into the Aegean Aurelian and the Division of the Goths The Tervingian-Vesian Confederation at the Danube The Events of 291 to 364 The Era of Athanaric, 365-376/381 Ulfilas and the Beginning of the Conversion of the Goths The Ostrogothic Greutungi until the Invasion of the Huns Ermanaric's Greutungian Kingdom and Its Dissolution Political Organization and Culture of the Goths at the Danube and the Black Sea The Gutthiuda: The Land of the Tervingi and Taifali The Kuni: Community of Descent and Subdivision of the Gutthiuda The Harjis, the Tribal Army Gards, Batirgs, Sibja: Lordship, Retainers, Community of Law Haims (Village): The Social World of the Gothic Freeman Cult and Religion among the Goths Language and Daily Life The Ostrogothic-Greutungian Kingship 3. The Forty-year Migration and the Formation of the Visigoths, 376/378 to 416/418 The Invasion and Settlement of the Goths in Thrace From the Crossing of the Danube (376) to the Battle of Adrianople (378) Theodosius and the Settlement of the Goths in Thrace The Balkan Campaigns of 395-401 The Foedus of 397 and the Settlement of the Goths in Macedonia Alaric's Elevation to the Kingship Fravitta and Eriulf Gainas and Tribigild The Goths in the Western Empire, 401-418 Alaric's Italian Wars Athaulf and the Gothic Trek Westward Athaulf 's Contribution to the Visigothic Ethnogenesis The Visigoths Become Horsemen Radagaisus and His Contribution to the Visigothic Ethnogenesis Valia and the Goths "in Roman Service" 4. The Kingdom of Toulouse, 418 to 507 The Aquitanian Federates, 418-466 The Visigothic "Superpower," 466-507 Euric (466-484) and the Breach of the Foedus of 416/418 The Conquest of the Auvergne and Tarraconensis The Last Battles with the Empire The Organization and Development of Dominion Alaric II (484-507) The Legal and Ecclesiastical Policies of Euric and Alaric II The Legislation of Euric and Alaric II The Ecclesiastical Policies of Euric and Alaric II The King and the Royal Clan The Royal Family The King Court Life: Religion, Language, and Culture The Kingship: Its Functions and Functionaries Military Organization The Courtiers Royal Estates and Finances The Settlement of the Visigoths The Peoples of the Kingdom of Toulouse: Ethnic and Social Composition Goths and Romans in the Kingdom of Toulouse Jews, Greeks, and Syrians The Native Barbarians The Immigrant Barbarians Conditions of Dependency The End That Was No End 5. The "New" Ostrogoths The Division and Reunification of the Amal Goths, 375-451 Pannonian Greutungi, Hunnic Goths, and Ostrogoths The Ostrogothic Kingdom in Pannonia, 456/457-473 The Ostrogoths in the Balkans, 473-488 Theodoric's Battle for Italy, 488-493 The Ostrogothic March to Italy The Battles in Italy, 489-493 Flavius Theodericus Rex: King of the Goths and Italians, 493-526 Theodoric's Efforts To Obtain Imperial Recognition, 490/493-497 Some Questions Theodoric's Kingdom: An Attempt at a Constitutional Analysis Theodoric's Rule in Theory and Practice Exercitus Gothorum Comites Gothorum, Duces, Saiones, Millenarii, Mediocres, Capillati The Settlement of the Gothic Army Polyethnicity, Social Status, and Compulsory Military Service Ostrogothic Weapons and Fighting Techniques Theodoric's Barbarian Policy and the Securing of Italy The Vandals The Visigoths The Burgundians The Franks Raetia and Western Illyricum under Ostrogothic Dominion Barbarian Traditions and Ethnography Theodoric's Roman Policy and the End of His Kingship, 526 The Amal Successors of Theodoric, 526-536 Athalaric (526-534) Theodahad (534-536) The Non-Amal Kings and the Fall of the Ostrogothic Kingdom, 536-552 Vitigis (536-540) Hildebad and Eraric (540/541) Totila (541-552) The Epilogue: Teja (552) Appendixes 1. Roman Emperors 2. A Survey of Gothic History 3. Genealogical Charts of the Balthi and Amali Notes List of Abbreviations Bibliography Index Maps
Series Title: European history/Medieval studies/Classical studies
Responsibility: Herwig Wolfram ; translated by Thomas J. Dunlap.

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