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Barbarian tides : the migration age and the later Roman Empire, Walter Goffart

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Barbarian tides : the migration age and the later Roman Empire
Title
Barbarian tides
Title remainder
the migration age and the later Roman Empire
Statement of responsibility
Walter Goffart
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Migration Age is still envisioned as an onrush of expansionary "Germans" pouring unwanted into the Roman Empire and subjecting it to pressures so great that its western parts collapsed under the weight. Further developing the themes set forth in his classicBarbarians and Romans, Walter Goffart dismantles this grand narrative, shaking the barbarians of late antiquity out of this "Germanic" setting and reimagining the role of foreigners in the Later Roman Empire. The Empire was not swamped by a migratory Germanic flood for the simple reason that there was no single ancient Germanic civilization to be transplanted onto ex-Roman soil. Since the sixteenth century, the belief that purposeful Germans existed in parallel with the Romans has been a fixed point in European history. Goffart uncovers the origins of this historical untruth and argues that any projection of a modern Germany out of an ancient one is illusory. Rather, the multiplicity of northern peoples once living on the edges of the Empire participated with the Romans in the larger stirrings of late antiquity. Most relevant among these was the long militarization that gripped late Roman society concurrently with its Christianization. If the fragmented foreign peoples with which the Empire dealt gave Rome an advantage in maintaining its ascendancy, the readiness to admit military talents of any social origin to positions of leadership opened the door of imperial service to immigrants from beyond its frontiers. Many barbarians were settled in the provinces without dislodging the Roman residents or destabilizing landownership; some were even incorporated into the ruling families of the Empire. The outcome of this process, Goffart argues, was a society headed by elites of soldiers and Christian clergyone we have come to call medieval
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Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goffart, Walter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Germanic Invasions of Rome (3rd-6th centuries)
  • Migrations of nations
  • Europe
  • Rome
  • Migrations de peuples
  • Europe
  • Rome
  • HISTORY
  • Migrations of nations
  • Europe
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Volksverhuizing
  • Germanen
  • Late oudheid
  • Romeinse rijk
  • Völkerwanderung
  • Römisches Reich
  • Völkerwanderung
  • Römisches Reich
Label
Barbarian tides : the migration age and the later Roman Empire, Walter Goffart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-364) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A clarification : the three meanings of "Migration Age" -- A recipe on trial : "the Germans overthrow the Roman Empire" -- An entrenched myth of origins : the Germans before Germany -- Jordanes's "Getica" and the disputed authenticity of Gothic origins from Scandinavia -- The great Rhine crossing, A.D. 400-420, a case of barbarian migration -- The "techniques of accomodation" revisited -- None of them were Germans : northern barbarians in late antiquity -- Conclusion : the long simplification of late antiquity
  • A clarification : the three meanings of "Migration Age" -- A recipe on trial : "the Germans overthrow the Roman Empire" -- An entrenched myth of origins : the Germans before Germany -- Jordane's "Getica" and the disputed authenticity of Gothic origins from Scandinavia -- The great Rhine crossing, A.D. 400-420, a case of barbarian migration -- The "techniques of accomodation" revisited -- None of them were Germans : northern barbarians in late antiquity -- Conclusion : the long simplification of late antiquity
Control code
ocn759158227
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 372 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812200287
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35gqh9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158227
Label
Barbarian tides : the migration age and the later Roman Empire, Walter Goffart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-364) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A clarification : the three meanings of "Migration Age" -- A recipe on trial : "the Germans overthrow the Roman Empire" -- An entrenched myth of origins : the Germans before Germany -- Jordanes's "Getica" and the disputed authenticity of Gothic origins from Scandinavia -- The great Rhine crossing, A.D. 400-420, a case of barbarian migration -- The "techniques of accomodation" revisited -- None of them were Germans : northern barbarians in late antiquity -- Conclusion : the long simplification of late antiquity
  • A clarification : the three meanings of "Migration Age" -- A recipe on trial : "the Germans overthrow the Roman Empire" -- An entrenched myth of origins : the Germans before Germany -- Jordane's "Getica" and the disputed authenticity of Gothic origins from Scandinavia -- The great Rhine crossing, A.D. 400-420, a case of barbarian migration -- The "techniques of accomodation" revisited -- None of them were Germans : northern barbarians in late antiquity -- Conclusion : the long simplification of late antiquity
Control code
ocn759158227
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 372 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812200287
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35gqh9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158227

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