The Early Germans, 2nd Edition
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
In this second edition, the author incorporates important new archaeological evidence and reports on advances in historical interpretation. In particular, he offers new insights into developments in central and eastern Europe and the implications for our understanding of migration and settlement patterns, ethnicity and identity. Ten new plates have been added featuring significant new sites discovered in recent years.
Part I Germania.
1 Land and People.
2 The Social Fabric.
3 The Germans and the Advance of Rome.
4 The Living and the Dead.
5 Trade and Diplomacy.
6 Cult, Art and Technology.
Part II Germanic Europe: Frontier Societies.
7 The Gothic Kingdoms.
8 The Suebi and Vandals.
9 Franks, Alamanni and Burgundians.
10 The Northern Peoples.
11 The Gepids and Lombards.
12 The Thuringians and Bavarians.
- Updated edition of this illustrated treatment of the early Germanic peoples.
- Provides an overview of current knowledge of the early Germans.
- Presents their social structure, settlements, trade, customs, religion and craftsmanship.
- Incorporates new archaeological evidence and review recent historical interpretation.
- Offers new insights into developments in central and eastern Europe.
- Ten new illustrations have been added featuring significant new discoveries.