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The Vandals - Merrills, Andrew; Miles, Richard
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The Vandals is the first book available in the English Language dedicated to exploring the sudden rise and dramatic fall of this complex North African Kingdom. This complete history provides a full account of the Vandals and re-evaluates key aspects of the society including: * Political and economic structures such as the complex foreign policy which combined diplomatic alliances and marriages with brutal raiding * The extraordinary cultural development of secular learning, and the religious struggles that threatened to tear the state apart * The nature of Vandal identity from a social and gender perspective.…mehr

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The Vandals is the first book available in the English Language dedicated to exploring the sudden rise and dramatic fall of this complex North African Kingdom. This complete history provides a full account of the Vandals and re-evaluates key aspects of the society including: * Political and economic structures such as the complex foreign policy which combined diplomatic alliances and marriages with brutal raiding * The extraordinary cultural development of secular learning, and the religious struggles that threatened to tear the state apart * The nature of Vandal identity from a social and gender perspective.
  • Produktdetails
  • Peoples of Europe Nr.15
  • Verlag: BLACKWELL PUBL / John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 351
  • Erscheinungstermin: Februar 2010
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 231mm x 155mm x 28mm
  • Gewicht: 680g
  • ISBN-13: 9781405160681
  • ISBN-10: 1405160683
  • Artikelnr.: 27873211
Autorenporträt
Andy Merrills is an RCUK Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. His work has focused largely upon the history of late Antique North Africa and upon geographical thought within the classical and medieval worlds. He is author of History and Geography in Late Antiquity (2005) and editor of Vandals, Romans and Berbers: New Perspectives on Late Antique North Africa (2004). Richard Miles is a Newton Trust Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow of Trinity Hall. His research has centred primarily upon the history and archaeology of Punic, Roman and late Antique North Africa. He is author of African Hercules: The Rise and Fall of Carthage (2009), and editor of Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity (1999).
Inhaltsangabe
Preface

Abbreviations

Chapter 1: The Vandals in History

Chapter 2: From the Danube to Africa

Chapter 3: Ruling the Vandal Kingdom A.D. 435-534

Chapter 4: Identity and Ethnicity in the Vandal Kingdom

Chapter 5: Vandals in the Wider World, 439 - 534

Chapter 6: The Economy of Vandal Africa

Chapter 7: Religion and the Vandal Kingdom

Chapter 8: Cultural Life under the Vandals

Chapter 9: Justinian and the End of the Vandal Kingdom

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