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Fifth-Century Gaul: A Crisis of Identity?
The papers presented in this book take as their subject the military, political and economic changes forced upon the inhabitants of Gaul during the fifth century AD. They seek to describe and explain how Gallo-Romans of all orders of society reacted to barbarian invasion and the growing debilitation of the western imperial government. The unusually wide range of topics ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 17th 2002 by Cambridge University Press
(first published April 1st 1992)
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My interest in post Roman ( dark age ) Britain lead me to this - definitely a bridge too far. This is extremely dry and academic collection of papers on specialist aspects of the transition of fifth-century Gaul from a Roman province to a collection of barbarian kingdoms. For the amateur a lot of sifting is needed to get a more general picture of the process and apart from a few tidbits I found little of direct interest. Academically I’m sure it is a fine book but for the interested amateur I ...more