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


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This chapter discusses the important themes of this study on the transformation of the Goths in the so-called migration period. It briefly reflects on the nature of the Goths' relations with the Roman state, the actual process of transformation, and the part played by royal dynasties in the creation and maintenance of tribal groupings.

Keywords: themes; transformation; Goths; migration period; Roman state; royal dynasties; tribal groupings

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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