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Late Roman warlords

Author: Penny MacGeorge
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2002.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text reconstructs the careers of some of the men who shaped (and were shaped by) the last quarter century of the Western Roman Empire. An overview of earlier warlords, including Aetius, is followed by studies of individual warlords and the regions they dominated.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
MacGeorge, Penny.
Late Roman warlords.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002070215
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penny MacGeorge
ISBN: 9780191530913 0191530913 9780191719233 0191719234
OCLC Number: 560546027
Notes: "Written as a result of research undertaken for a D. Phil. thesis at the University of Oxford from 1992 to 1996."
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 347 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: 1. Predecessors --
pt. 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? --
pt. 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 --
pt. 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.
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: Penny MacGeorge.

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