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Pannonians and Thracians the Origins of Conflict 453–473

P. J. Heather

in Goths and Romans 332–489

Published in print August 1994 | ISBN: 9780198205357
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676581 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205357.003.0007

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

Pannonians and Thracians the Origins of Conflict 453–473

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This chapter discusses the start of the conflict between the two Gothic groups: the Amal-led Goths that settled in Pannonia and the Thracian Goths. It describes each Gothic group, before identifying the main cause of the conflict: the advancement of the Amal-led Goths into Illyricum. Emperor Leo provided the Amal-led Goths with good agricultural land and the Thracian Goths with subsidy that was seven times more than that which he gave to the Amal-led Goths. The peace between these two Gothic groups was not to last; 12 months after the death of Emperor Leo the balance of power was shattered.

Keywords: conflict; Amal-led Goths; Thracian Goths; Illyricum; subsidy; agricultural land; Emperor Leo

Chapter.  12522 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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