The Frontiers, the Barbarians and the Invasions

  • Arnaldi, G., Italy and its Invaders, trs. A. Shugaar (Cambridge, 2005).
  • Balsdon, J. P. V. D., Romans and Aliens (Chapel Hill, NC, 1979). LTH.
  • Burns, T. S., A History of the Ostrogoths (Bloomington, IN, 1984). MBH.
  • Burns, T. S., Barbarians within the Gates of Rome: A Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians, c. 375-425 AD (Bloomington, IN, 1994). LVR.
  • Cunliffe, B., Rome and the Barbarians (London, 1975). LV.
  • Gillett, A., ‘The Mirror of Jordanes: Concepts of the Barbarian, Then and Now’, in P. Rousseau (ed.), A Companion to Late Antiquity, Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World (Oxford, 2007), pp. 392–408. LVL.
  • Goffart, W. A., Barbarians and Romans, AD 418-584: The Techniques of Accommodation (Princeton, NJ, 1980). MBB.* The fundamental work in Goffart’s corpus.
  • Goffart, W. A, Barbarian Tides: The Migration Age and the Later Roman Empire, The Middle Ages Series (Philadelphia, 2006). MBB. Goffart’s latest contribution to the debate. On popular loan.
  • Halsall, G., Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376-568, Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Cambridge, 2007). MBB.* There are two copies on short loan.
  • Heather, P. J., The Goths (Oxford, 1996). MBB. A ‘well-balanced’ treatment of the issues.
  • Mathisen, R. W., and H. S. Sivan (eds), Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity (Aldershot, 1996), pt. 1. LTE.
  • Musset, J., The Germanic Invasions: The Making of Europe, AD 400-600, trs. E. and C. James (London, 1975). MBB. There are 2 copies, one on short loan, one on popular loan.
  • Pohl, W. (ed.), Kingdoms of the Empire: The Integration of Barbarians in Late Antiquity (Leiden, 1997). LVR.
  • Pohl, W., and H. Reimitz (eds), Strategies of Distinction: The Construction of Ethnic Communities, 300-800 (Leiden, 1998). MBB. Besides the introduction, see also Pohl’s essay, ‘Telling the Difference: Signs of Ethnic Identity’ (pp. 17-69).
  • Pohl, W., I. N. Wood, and H. Reimitz (eds), The Transformation of Frontiers from Late Antiquity to the Carolingians (Leiden, 2001). LTE.
  • Thompson, E. A., A History of Attila and the Huns (Oxford, 1948; rpt. Westport, CN, 1975). MBJL.
  • Vanderspoel, J., ‘From Empire to Kingdom in the Late Antique West’, in P. Rousseau (ed.), A Companion to Late Antiquity, Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World (Oxford, 2007), pp. 426–40. LVL.
  • Whittaker, C. R., Frontiers of the Roman Empire: A Social and Economic Study (Baltimore, 1994). LTE.
  • Wolfram, H., History of the Goths, trs. T. J. Dunlap (2nd edn, Berkeley, 1988). MBB.

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