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The Goths

ISBN: 978-0-631-20932-4
378 pages
June 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
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The volume is divided into three parts, corresponding to the three main phases in Gothic history: their early history down to the fourth century, the revolution in Gothic society set in motion by the arrival of the Huns, and the history of the Gothic successor states to the western Roman Empire. At its heart lies a new vision of Gothic identity, and of the social caste by whom it was defined and transmitted.
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Part I: In Search of the Goths:.

Part II: Goths, Huns and Romans:.

Part III: The Kingdoms of the Goths:.


1. Primary Sources.

2. Secondary Sources.

3. The Wielbark and Cernjachov Cultures.
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Peter Heather was born in Northern Ireland and educated at Maidstone Grammar School and New College, Oxford. He briefly joined HM Treasury before being awarded the Murray Fellowship in History at Worcester College, Oxford. His previous books include Goths and Romans, 332-489 (1991) and The Goths in the Fourth Century (1991).
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  • The first book to examine the full range of Gothic history.

  • Makes accessible in English new East European archaeological investigation and evidence.

  • Offers a bold, new theory of Gothic ethnicity.
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"...a volume of central importance on the place of the Goths in early European history and a fine contribution to the study of the transformation of Europe after Rome." Times Literary Supplement, January 1998. <!--end-->

"... an excellent introduction to the student" Archaeological Review from Cambridge

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