A History of the Ostrogoths

A History of the Ostrogoths This Work, The First Study Of The Ostrogoths In Almost A Century, Traces Their Initial Contact With The Roman World In The Third Century Through The Dissolution Of Their Kingdom In Italy In 554 It Depicts Early Ostrogothic Society And Studies The Interactions Between These Barbarians And The Roman Empire Relations And Exchanges Which Played An Important Role In The Metamorphosis, Rise, And Fall Of Ostrogothic Society Thorough And Convincing Likely To Become The Standard Work On The Subject Library Journal Highly Readable Medieval Literature A Major Work Of Synthesis Walter E Kaegi Burns Has Achieved Much For The Modern Study Of Ostrogoths Antiquaries Journal

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  • Paperback
  • 300 pages
  • A History of the Ostrogoths
  • Thomas S. Burns
  • English
  • 14 April 2018
  • 0253206006

10 thoughts on “A History of the Ostrogoths

  1. says:

    An irrelevant introduction I bought this book from the Indiana University Press website I well remember the days when actual bookshops were rare and an internet was not even imagined in Science Fiction so I am alert to the usefulness of the online book retailers but the big ones I find are just boring I find book buying on them dull Yes, I get the book I want, but it is a mechanical drudge like experience Somehow, somewhere, I got a link to this university press website and loved it It was An irrelevant introduction I bought this book from the Indiana University Press website I well remember the days when actual bookshops were rare and an internet was not even imagined in Science Fiction so I am alert to the usefulness of the online book retailers but the big ones I find are just boring I find book buying on them dull Yes, I get the book I want, but it is a mechanical drudge like experience Somehow, somewhere, I got a link to this university press website and loved it It was like going to a real book shop in that I could see books about things that I had no idea that people were writing about I may not want to buy the weird a...

  2. says:

    A History of the Ostrogoths by Thomas Burns attempts to survey the Ostrogoths, rather broadly at times, through their short but eventful history What I mean by rather broadly is that we are forced to use approximations from literary and archaeological sources because Ostrogothic history is not well documented, as the author himself states Combining archaeological data and the Greco Roman literary sources can never produce a truly uniform and consistent historical vision Introduction XV A History of the Ostrogoths by Thomas Burns attempts to survey the Ostrogoths, rather broadly at times, through their short but eventful history What I mean by rather broadly is that we are forced to use approximations from literary and archaeological sources because Ostrogothic history is not well documented, as the author himself states Combining archaeological data and the Greco Roman literary sources can never produce a truly uniform and consistent historical vision Introduction XV A goal of this book is to look at the Ostrogoths as a group rather than individuals and their l...

  3. says:

    Thomas Burns faces the problem confronted by many historians writing about dimly perceived, partially literate tribes Even with the advent of modern archeological studies, there remains much we don t know about the Ostrogoths, and the gaps will probably persist, absent new major finds under the earth or in a forgotten ancient library somewhere.Burns can turn a phrase very eloquently, but in some ways, his writing is too dense to be called a clarification He assumes too much of his readers For Thomas Burns faces the problem confronted by many historians writing about dimly perceived, partially literate tribes Even with the advent of modern archeological studies, there remains much we don t know about the Ostrogoths, and the gaps will probably persist, absent new major finds under the earth or in a forgotten ancient library somewhere.Burns can turn a phrase very eloquently, but in some ways, his writing is too dense to be called a clarification He assumes too much of his readers For example, if this is general history, most readers may not know the difference in tribal oppression between such Roman emperors as Valens and Diocletian Burns also does not gi...

  4. says:

    This is a very dense and thorough examination of the Ostrogoths Burns clearly studied them in every possible light and discussed nearly every study then available to him Certainly one of the best available on this group.

  5. says:

    Informative, but dense as unleavened Hefezopf Not to be undertaken lightly

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