The Germanic Invasions of the fifth century brought about the collapse of the Roman Empire. This book will change the way we think about those Dark Ages, looking at the Barbarians themselves rather than just their impact on the Roman empire.
1. Who Are the Barbarians? 2. The Barbarians before AD 376 3. The Barbarians from 376 to 476 4. The Barbarians after 476 5. Ethnicity, Ethnogenesis and Identity 6. The Barbarians at Home 7. Barbarians in Roman 8. Barbarians on the Move 9. Assimilation, Acculturation and Accomodation 10. From Paganisms to Christianities 11. Kingdoms, 12. Conclusions
Edward James trained as both an archaeologist and historian and is currently Professor of Medieval History at University College Dublin. His single-authored books include The Origins of France (1982), The Franks (1988), and Britain in the First Millennium (2001), and he has also co-edited two award-winning books on science fiction, Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century (1994) and The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2003).