The Early Germans

The Early Germans For many centuries Germanic peoples occupied much of northern and central Europe From the fourth century onward migrant groups extended their power and influence over much of western Europe and beyond

  • Title: The Early Germans
  • Author: Malcolm Todd
  • ISBN: 9781405117142
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • For many centuries Germanic peoples occupied much of northern and central Europe From the fourth century onward migrant groups extended their power and influence over much of western Europe and beyond to North Africa In so doing, they established enduring states in France, Spain, Italy and Britain This illustrated book makes use of archaeological and literary sources toFor many centuries Germanic peoples occupied much of northern and central Europe From the fourth century onward migrant groups extended their power and influence over much of western Europe and beyond to North Africa In so doing, they established enduring states in France, Spain, Italy and Britain This illustrated book makes use of archaeological and literary sources to outline the ethnogenesis and history of the early Germanic peoples It provides an overview of current knowledge of these peoples, their social structure, settlements, trade, customs, religion, craftsmanship and relations with the Roman Empire In this second edition, the author incorporates important new archaeological evidence and reports on advances in historical interpretation In particular, he offers new insights into developments in central and eastern Europe and the implications for our understanding of migration and settlement patterns, ethnicity and identity Ten new plates have been added featuring significant new sites discovered in recent years.

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    1. The growing number of volumes in the “Peoples of Europe” series are generally quite useful to students of early medieval history; at less than 300 pages, they do well as surveys. This one, unfortunately, is one of the less readable efforts. Todd is interested in the Germanic tribes and their migrations from the early Roman Empire up to about 700 A.D but he wanders from a chronological coverage of all the multitude of Germanic peoples (who never thought of themselves as “Germans” in the f [...]

    2. Das Buch bietet einen breiten Überblick über die Geschichte der Germanen, von den Ursprüngen über das Verhältnis zum Römischen Reich, die Zeit der Völkerwanderung bis in die Zeit des Frankenreichs. Es wird sowohl auf historische Quellen Bezug genommen, als auch Erkenntnisse aus archäologischen Funden berücksichtigt werden. Auf die Geschichte der verschiednen Stämme und Stammesverbände wird im Detail eingegangen. Ds Buch wird abgeschlossen mit einer Übersicht über die Forschung zu de [...]

    3. A comprehensive survey of the often confusing Germanic tribes which emerged into history in the late Roman period.

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