Goths and Romans before the Huns

P. J. Heather

in Goths and Romans 332–489

Published in print August 1994 | ISBN: 9780198205357
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676581 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

Goths and Romans before the Huns

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This chapter discusses the territory under Gothic domination during the fourth century. Thanks to the efforts of Romanian and Soviet archaeologists, over 3,000 Gothic settlements are known and 150 have been investigated. This chapter shows that the Goths' power is spread over an area between the Danube and the Don. It also looks at the culture that emerged during the second half of the third century, when the Goths were establishing themselves in the area, which eventually flourished during the fourth century.

Keywords: territory; Gothic domination; Gothic settlements; culture; fourth century

Chapter.  15449 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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