herwig wolfram. History of the Goths. Translated by thomas j. dunlap. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Pp. xii. Herwig Wolfram (14 February , Vienna) is an Austrian historian. Professor emeritus at the University of Vienna, from until he was Director of the Austrian Institute for Historical Research (Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung). History of the Goths, University of California Press, . Find History Of the Goths by Wolfram, Herwig at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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First Choice Books Published: Powell’s Bookstores Chicago Condition: A difficult read, but lots of interesting evidence and enlightening insights. Theodorics Rule in Theory and Practice.

History Of the Goths by Wolfram, Herwig

One gets quickly overwhelmed with the huge number of names of individuals and tribal affiliations and hisfory names that are mostly foreign to me. Thick 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d. History of the Goths Wolfram, Herwig Berkeley: Ulfilas and the Beginning of the Conversion of the Goths.

The Goths led by Alaviv and Fritigern were seen as supplicants to the mercy of the Emperor. Same day shipping with tracking number and delivery confirmation. Want to Read saving…. The formation of the Gothic tribes before the invasion of the Huns is the topic of the second chapter. Sign In Forgot password?

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I read it as a bit of side reading and I think some parts of the book assume a foreknowledge of the primary sources and more than casual familiarity with the subject. Thanks for your interest in our book!

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Hardcover with dust jacket, contains maps, genealogical charts, notes, bibliography, indexed, pp. Reading it requires a great amount of knowledge in ethnology as well as a solid understanding of late antique Roman political history. The dust jacket, now in Mylar, shows only the slightest signs of wolfrzm. David Kush rated it really liked it Dec 14, Better World Books Condition: Fine; very good dust jacket. Related articles in Google Scholar.

History of the Goths

Dec 12, Stone rated it liked it Shelves: Boards lightly rubbed, spine slightly concave, former owner’s signature and date on preliminary off, otherwise unmarked, else as new; tight, square, and clean.

The Formation of the Gothic Tribes before. Jan 29, Katharine Kerr rated it really liked it.

Account Options Sign in. Trivia About History of the Goths. Unfortunately, the book is not very approachable for the reader lacking a good foundation in Gothic and late Roman history and the sheer number of difficult to pronounce names makes it difficult to keep track of the narrative in places without a scorecard.

Wolfram laid the foundation for a closer examination of what we can know of Gothic customs, laws, and history. His work is perhaps best seen as part of the ongoing effort by scholars and historians to re-evaluate that period of history that used to be known as “the fall of the Roman empire,” that is, the transformation of the Western reaches of that empire into the nascent nation states that later became medieval Europe.


Attila attacks and the Goths are pressed into service. New and completely revised from the Second German Edition. On August 9th A. History of the Goths. Terri rated it really liked it Apr 26, Lastly there is King Teja who ruled for not even three months before his death.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Most users should sign in with their email address. It’s a brilliant work, though somewhat outdated by further specialist research.

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This book covers an era that gets quickly passed over in history classes, an important and influential era that the Goths were right in the middle of, they helped bring down and start histtory. The TervingianVesian Confederation at the Danube.

Translated by Thomas J. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. It requires quite remarkable level of concentration and is maybe better for reading when you need one specific thing rather than Goth history altogether.

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