[PDF] Download ↠ Rome and the Barbarians, 100 B.C.-A.D. 400 (Ancient Society and History) | by ☆ Thomas S. Burns

By Thomas S. Burns | Comments: ( 926 ) | Date: ( Jan 23, 2020 )

The barbarians of antiquity, so long a fixture of the public imagination as the savages who sacked and destroyed Rome, emerge in this colorful, richly textured history as a much complex and far interesting factor in the expansion, and eventual unmaking, of the Roman Empire Thomas S Burns marshals an abundance of archeological and literary evidence, as wellThe barbarians of antiquity, so long a fixture of the public imagination as the savages who sacked and destroyed Rome, emerge in this colorful, richly textured history as a much complex and far interesting factor in the expansion, and eventual unmaking, of the Roman Empire Thomas S Burns marshals an abundance of archeological and literary evidence, as well as three decades of study and experience, to bring forth an unusually far sighted and wide ranging account of the relations between Romans and non Romans along the frontiers of western Europe from the last years of the Republic into late antiquity.Looking at a 500 year time span beginning with early encounters between barbarians and Romans around 100 B.C and ending with the spread of barbarian settlement in the western Empire around A.D 400, Burns removes the barbarians from their narrow niche as invaders and conquerors and places them in the broader context of neighbors, sometimes bitter friends, and settlers His nuanced history subtly shows how Rome s relations with the barbarians and vice versa slowly but inexorably evolved from general ignorance, hostility, and suspicion toward tolerance, synergy, and integration What he describes is, in fact, a drawn out period of acculturation, characterized by continuity than by change and conflict and leading to the creation of a new Romano barbarian hybrid society and culture that anticipated the values and traditions of medieval civilization.


  • Title: Rome and the Barbarians, 100 B.C.-A.D. 400 (Ancient Society and History)
  • Author: Thomas S. Burns
  • ISBN: 9780801873065
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments Rome and the Barbarians, 100 B.C.-A.D. 400 (Ancient Society and History)

  • Lauren Albert

    Not an easy read but an interesting one. Burns shows that "barbarian" was a complex term with a complex genealogy. "The barbarians were not all the same and never had been, but because in literature and imperial propaganda they still served the same singular purpose--to be humbled before the power of the emperor--they were still portrayed as one people, thirsting after Roman blood and booty just as in all the centuries past." For ancient writers, they were stock villains so one must read the his [...]


  • Terence

    3.5 starsRome and the Barbarians rounds out my recent study of Late Roman history and the empire’s relationships with the peoples on its frontiers. Unlike the earlier volumes (Goffart, Heather, O’Connell, Bedoyere & Whittaker), Burn’s work looks at the entire history from Julius Caesar’s day to the collapse of the Western Empire c. AD 500.I’ve been unable to find the time to write the review this book deserves so you’ll have to trust without evidence that this history is worth yo [...]


  • Margaret Sankey

    More sophisticated archeology and reading of the sources make it clear that the situation in the Roman Empire was never as easy as "tame the barbarians." Burns' work skillfully shows the fluidity of the Roman frontier, and the effect that the barbarians had on the workings of the empire--the army, economy, religion, patronage and material culture. Along the way, there are fascinating digressions into the politics of taking a Latin name, Barbarian Affirmative Action policies, grave goods and Hunn [...]


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