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Seller: ancientgifts (4,181) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381756203372 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Rome and the Barbarians, 100 B.C. – A.D. 400 by Thomas S. Burns. DESCRIPTION: [Published at $61.00] Hardback with Dust Jacket: 461 pages. Publisher: The John Hopkins University Press; (2003). The barbarians of antiquity, long fixed in Western imaginations as the savages who sacked and destroyed Rome, now emerge in this colorful, richly textured history as a much more complex - and far more interesting - factor in the expansion, and eventual unmaking, of the Roman Empire. Thomas S. Burns marshals an abundance of archeological and literary evidence, as well as three decades of study and experience, to bring forth a perceptive and wide-ranging account of the relations between Romans and non-Romans along the frontiers of Western Europe from the last years of the Republic into late antiquity. Surveying a 500-year time span, beginning with early encounters between barbarians and Romans around 100 B.C. and ending with the spread of barbarian settlement within the western Empire around A.D. 400, Burns removes the barbarians from their former narrow niche as invaders and conquerors and places them in the broader context of neighbors, (sometimes bitter) friends, and ultimately settlers and prospective Romans, themselves. This nuanced history shows how Rome's relations with the barbarians - and vice versa - slowly but inexorably evolved from general ignorance, hostility, and suspicion toward tolerance, synergy, and integration. What he describes is, in fact, a drawn-out period of acculturation, characterized more by continuity than by change and conflict, leading to the creation of a new Romano-barbarian hybrid society and culture that anticipated the values and traditions of medieval civilization. CONDITION: Brand new hardcover w/dustjacket. John Hopkins University (2003) 480 pages. Unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every respect. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1998a. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Thomas S. Burns is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History at Emory University. His many books include “The Ostrogoths: Kingship and Society” (1980), “A History of the Ostrogoths” (1984), “Barbarians within the Gates of Rome: Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians” (1994), and, with John W. Eadie, “Urban Centers and Rural Contexts in Late Antiquity” (2000). PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Burns brings thirty years of extensive study of the literary and archaeological evidence to bear on the nature of the impact not only that the Romans had on the barbarians but also that the barbarians had on the Romans. Fortified with a thorough exposition of the source material, meticulous analysis, and provocative suggestions, Rome and the Barbarians will take the dialogue to another level. REVIEW: An excellent book that comes from eleven years of painstaking research. Thomas S. Burns has written a readable and well-documented survey of Rome and the numerous peoples to its north. The book is exceptionally well organized. This book is useful for research and in the classroom not only because of its extensive documentation and bibliography but also because it is readable both for scholars and students. REVIEW: An excellent study. Burns breaks the stereotype of the barbarians as destructive savages held in check by the Roman Empire. In its place he offers a balanced view of an evolving relationship between complex, diverse societies on the barbarian side and the civilized Romans. The book is enhanced by Burns's very effective integration of the traditional literary sources with the testimony of archaeological evidence. Sheds light on an important aspect of Roman history and is valuable to both the scholar and the beginning student. REVIEW: Anyone who has struggled to convey to a class the manifold ways in which the establishment of a legionary fortress revolutionized the life of a region will envy Burns' pedagogical fluency. This detailed analysis of Roman-barbarian interaction rests on a very solid scholarly base. I recommend the book highly as an informed, up-to-date, and well-written review of a huge amount of data, easily readable and well referenced. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Thomas Burns has painstakingly compiled a career's worth of educational study to show the relationships created, nurtured and harnessed between the Roman people and the ancient tribes of Western and Eastern Europe. You may find it surprising the actual dependencies which developed between both groups. The establishment of border "Barbarians" to shield long held Roman interests from the more savage of the northern tribes is a very old view of modern allied states. The Roman Republic and subsequent Empire was, in a very few words, a complex diplomatic, economic and military machine. The numerous working parts required much more than the strong arm presumed by most passing readers. The ability to successfully manage this type of entity placed incredible demands on Rome and its leaders while, at the same time, provided the proving (battle) grounds for all aspiring Roman up and comers. Burns does a fantastic job in showing that not only did Rome use the Barbarian tribes to prove the mettle of Roman officers, but integrated these same tribes into what would eventually become the ancient worlds greatest "modern" economy. The fall of the Roman Empire is shown not to be the cause of irresistible hordes of barbarian invaders, but the inherent impossibility of managing the vastness of Roman interests. Thomas Burns has earned his merits as a Roman scholar and in doing so brings to light a broad expanse of history and speculation that is integral to the study of Rome. Recommend this book to anyone who seeks a wide understanding of Rome and the group who both sustained and eventually became its citizenry, the Barbarians. REVIEW: If we look at the medieval era as perfume, it would definitely be a blend. Certainly Christianization and Romanization are the dominant top notes. The ones that you notice the most. But the quiet notes, the ones that add mystery, allure, an intriguing element to the blend, these are the peoples of Europe, the ones that the Romans called barbarians. Whether they were in place before the Romans, during the Romans, or after the Romans, they are the supporting scent of the medieval Europe, and that time period couldn't exist without them. Perhaps it's because I come from an art and archaeological background, but this doesn't seem like revisionism. The Thomas S. Burns writes in flowing but clear prose and explains intricate ideas even to the non-scholar. This is probably due to the fact that he is a professor and must explain these concepts to his students. This book will interest those readers interested in Rome and its impact on other peoples. REVIEW: “Rome and the Barbarians, 100 B.C. - 400 A.D.” by Thomas S. Burns is a book designed for general readers about the peoples of the Western Empire in what is largely Europe from Great Britain to the Balkans. Burns is interested in the military, political, and commercial interactions between the Romans and the indigenous peoples of this area, which were termed by the Romans as barbarians. He does this through analyzing literary sources and looking at the archaeological record, as it is currently understood. Burns also discusses the mechanisms by which barbarians became Roman and the role of the military in this process. The book is divided into seven chapters and a short epilogue. Chapter 1 - Sometimes Bitter Friends. This is the layout of the book. Investigation of Roman and barbarian relations through literary sources and archaeology. Roman rhetoric and mental landscape. How they thought of barbarians. Terminology is discussed. What were barbarians, Germans, Celts, citizens, peregrini (foreigners)? The rest of the book is three phases laid out in six chapters, with two chapters a piece for each phase. The phases: first expansion, second consolidation with some expansion, third confusion that impacted on the eras that followed. Chapter 2 - Recognition, Confrontation, and Coexistence. First half the of the chapter is Roman relationship with the Celts in what is now southern France beginning in the second century B.C. Discussion of the long presence of the Celts in this area before the Roman incursion. Archaeological record of oppida (proto-towns/market places) also in place before the coming of the Romans. Greek contact with the Celts and the Roman idea of the Celts deriving from the Greek idea of the Celts. The Roman patron-client relationship is discussed. The second half deals with the Cimbri and Teutones and the barbarians in Bavaria area. Marius and other generals contact with these peoples. Chapter 3 - Through Caesar's Eyes. “The Gallic Wars” by Julius Caesar is analyzed. This is fascinating. Chapter 4 - The Early Empire and the Barbarians: An Overview. A time of rapid change. The end of oppida for civitates. The financing and reorganization of the military by Augustus. The barbarians join the military and win Roman citizenship. The impact of the military on the growth of towns through trade and building program. The continuing idea of the barbarians as threat whereas most war was caused by rebellions or civil war. The change from personal patron-client relationships to provinces. Chapter 5 -- Perspectives from Pannonia. Pannonia used as specific example to demonstrate the generalities of chapter 4. Pannonia is the area that would be western Hungary, parts of Serbia and Croatia, and bits of Slovenia and Austria. The wars in this region from Augustus to Caracalla. Caracalla's edict on citizenship for all who lived within the Roman Empire. Chapter 6 - The Barbarians and the "Crisis" of the Empire. Change again. The shrinking of towns. Lack of dynastic emperors. Breakdown of central administration. Lack of literary sources contemporary to this time. A look at Cassius Dio and others. Violent society rewards violent behavior that changes society. Chapter 7 - Barbarians and the Late Roman Empire. Changes to Roman administration, military fortifications along the frontier, and the civilian population from Constantine onwards. The fluid identity of barbarian to Roman. The impact of Christianity on barbarians inside the Roman empire and outside it. Arianism as practiced by some barbarians like the Goths. Epilogue. Discussion of the breakdown of the Roman Empire into small kingdoms and the need for barbarian kings to identify with the Roman military past. The Huns and later barbarians and their effect on late antiquity. This leads to the medieval time period. The book also includes an appendix (Most Important Roman Emperors and Usurpers), maps and illustrations, notes, bibliography, and an index. The maps are very helpful. The bibliography is divided between primary sources, classical authors from Agathias to Zosimus, and secondary sources, that is modern authors. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. 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