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The Alamanni and Rome 213-496 (Caracalla to Clovis)

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The Alamanni and Rome focuses upon the end of the Roman Empire. From the third century AD, barbarians attacked and then overran the west. Some--Goths, Franks, Saxons--are well known, others less so. The latter include the Alamanni, despite the fact that their name is found in the French ("Allemagne") and Spanish ("Alemania") for "Germany." This pioneering study, the first ...more
Hardcover, 408 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Samuel Valentino
A well-researched book - I came across it because it kept showing up in all the bibliographies of books on the time period.

It takes the viewpoint of Roman dominance, in that the Germani were never a threat, and in fact sort of oozed their way into the Empire, eventually. Not the first book I've seen take this tack, but definitely the most readable. Even the archaeology parts were interesting (myself, while I appreciate its value, I like reading historical narrative more than, say, numismatics).

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