- Gebundene Ausgabe: 379 Seiten
- Verlag: Univ of California Pr (November 1997)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0520085116
- ISBN-13: 978-0520085114
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 23,7 x 16,2 x 3,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 812.949 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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The Roman Empire and Its Germanic Peoples (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – November 1997
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"[Wolfram's] detailed survey makes clear the breathtaking transformation wrought by the Germanic tribes." - Kirkus Reviews "[A] classic work.... This clever and subtle text... comes over clearly, unravelling the kaleidoscopic hybridity of the world of Goths, Vandals, Huns, Burgundians, Franks and Lombards." - Times Literary Supplement "[Wolfram] explores the high points in the history of a number of closely related Germanic societies as they faced the power of the Roman Empire and Roman imperial society.... This is a learned, sophisticated, and valuable book - one which can address the interests of people on all levels of erudition." - Robert L. Benson, co-editor of Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century"
The names of early Germanic warrior tribes and leaders resound in songs and legends; the real story of the part they played in reshaping the ancient world is no less gripping. Herwig Wolfram's panoramic history spans the great migrations of the Germanic peoples and the rise and fall of their kingdoms between the third and eighth centuries, as they invaded, settled in, and ultimately transformed the Roman Empire. As Germanic military kings and their fighting bands created kingdoms, and won political and military recognition from imperial governments through alternating confrontation and accommodation, the "tribes" lost their shared culture and social structure, and became sharply differentiated. They acquired their own regions and their own histories, which blended with the history of the empire.In Wolfram's words, "the Germanic peoples neither destroyed the Roman world nor restored it; instead, they made a home for themselves within it." This story is far from the "decline and fall" interpretation that held sway until recent decades.Wolfram's narrative, based on his sweeping grasp of documentary and archaeological evidence, brings new clarity to a poorly understood period of Western history. Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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However, while the book is quite dry and unengaging, and while this does detract from the book to a significant extent (hence only four stars) the book presents a compelling picture of the decline of the Roman Empire and the rise of Germanic successor states which combines economic, military, and social elements, and which provides insights that no other book in my library does.
For example, Wolfram makes a great deal of the differences in tax income, military expenditures, and economic disparity between the Eastern Roman Empire and the Western Roman Empire. He points out that the Eastern Empire spent more on their military than the Western Empire did on their entire budget, and he attributes this to problems with taxes caused by tremendous economic disparity in the West. Wolfram offers many other valuable insights in this work, so this is still a very valuable addition to the library of any history buff.