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Late Roman warlords

Author: Penny MacGeorge
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Late Roman Warlords reconstructs the lives of some of the men who shaped events in the final controversial years of the Western Roman Empire during the fifth century AD. Ranging from the Balkans and Italy to northern France, this study uses a wide range of historical evidence, folklore, letters, poems, sermons, archaeology, and coins. Recent historical theories are discussed and new interpretations offered,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Penny MacGeorge
ISBN: 0199252440 9780199252442
OCLC Number: 50334028
Notes: "Written as a result of research undertaken for a D. Phil. thesis at the University of Oxford from 1992 to 1996"--Page v.
Description: xiv, 347 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Predecessors --
PART I: Marcellinus and Dalmatia --
2. The Background and the Sources --
3. The Origins and Career of Marcellinus --
4. The Identity of Marcellinus: Can Procopius and the Other Sources be Reconciled? --
PART II: Aegidius, Syagrius, and the Kingdom of Soissons --
5. The Background and the Sources --
6. The Career of Aegidius --
7. Syagrius and the Kingdom of Soissons --
8. A Survey of the Material Evidence for Northern --
Gaul --
9. Traces of the Kingdom of Soissons in the Merovingian Period --
10. The Military Forces of Aegidius and Syagrius --
11. Alternative Models for Northern Gaul in the Late Fifth Century --
PART III: Ricimer, Gundobad, Orestes, and Odovacer in Italy --
12. The Background and the Sources --
13. Ricimer's Early Career and the Reigns of Avitus and Majorian --
14. Ricimer and the Reigns of Libius Severus, Anthemius, and Olybrius --
15. Assessments of Ricimer --
16. Gundobad, Orestes, and Odovacer --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Naval Power in the Fifth Century.
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: Penny MacGeorge.
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