Solving the Gothic Problem

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

Solving the Gothic Problem

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This chapter discusses the solution to the Gothic problem that had plagued Zeno for years. It highlights the two conflicts that dominated 484 to 489, which were between Zeno and Illus and Zeno and Theoderic the Amal. The agreement of 487/8 involved the Thracian Goths moving to Italy, thus solving the Gothic problem once and for all.

Keywords: solution; Gothic problem; Zeno; conflicts; Illus; Theoderic the Amal; agreement of 487/8; Thracian Goths

Chapter.  5721 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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