Alaric and the Move to Gaul

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

Alaric and the Move to Gaul

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This chapter discusses the instability in Gotho-Roman relations. The revolt of Alaric, which led to the sacking of Rome and the Goths' move to Gaul, exploited imperial disunity and is usually seen as a general rising of Goths settled under the 382 treaty. The chapter also looks at the effects of Alaric's success, such as uniting the Tervingi and the Greuthungi, and forcing the Roman Empire to recognize any Gothic leaders as pre-eminent.

Keywords: Gotho-Roman relations; revolt; Alaric; imperial disunity; Gothic leaders; Tervingi; Greuthungi; Gaul

Chapter.  12775 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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