- Title Pages
- List of Plates
- Notes on Contributors
- 1 The Transition to Late Antiquity
- 2 The Transition to Late Antiquity on the Lower Danube: the City, a Fort and the Countryside
- 3 The Lower Danube Region under Pressure: from Valens to Heraclius
- 4 The Late Roman Army and the Defence of the Balkans
- 5 Goths in the Roman Balkans <i>c</i>.350–500
- 6 The Two Anglo-Bulgarian Research Programmes and the Results of the Bulgarian Excavations
- 7 The Late Roman Agora and the State of Civic Organization
- 8 The Environmental Archaeology Research Programme at Nicopolis: Methodology and Results
- 9 Dichin (Bulgaria): Interpreting the Ceramic Evidence in its Wider Context
- 10 Seeds of Destruction: Conflagration in the Grain Stores of Dichin
- 11 A Short Report on the Preliminary Results from the Study of the Mammal and Bird Bone Assemblages from Dichin
- 12 Coin Circulation in the Balkans in Late Antiquity
- 13 The Transformation of Cities in Late Antiquity within the Provinces of Macedonia and Epirus
- 14 Caričin Grad and the Changes in the Nature of Urbanism in the Central Balkans in the Sixth Century
- 15 Nicopolis ad Istrum: Backward and Balkan?
- 16 Ephesus in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Period: Changes in its Urban Character from the Third to the Seventh Century AD
- 17 Amida and Tropaeum Traiani: a Comparison of Late Antique Fortress Cities on the Lower Danube and Mesopotamia
- 18 The Fort of Iatrus in Moesia Secunda: Observations on the Late Roman Defensive System on the Lower Danube (Fourth–Sixth Centuries AD)
- 19 The Fortresses of Thrace and Dacia in the Early Byzantine Period
- 20 From the Danube to the Po: the Defence of Pannonia and Italy in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries AD
- 21 Extensive Field Survey in North Central Bulgaria
- 22 Site-Specific Field Survey: the Methodology
- 23 Geophysical Survey and Rural Settlement Architecture on the Lower Danube at the Transition to Late Antiquity
- 24 Another View on Late Antiquity: Sagalassos (SW Anatolia), its Suburbium and its Countryside in Late Antiquity
- 25 The Contribution of Regional Survey to the Late Antiquity Debate: Greece in its Mediterranean Context
Goths in the Roman Balkans c.350–500
Goths in the Roman Balkans c.350–500
- (p.162) (p.163) 5 Goths in the Roman Balkans c.350–500
- The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond
- British Academy
This chapter focuses on four main chronological periods: the era prior to the arrival of the Huns, when the Goths were settled beyond the Danube; a first major phase of Gothic intrusion into the Balkans from 376 to the definitive departure of Alaric's Goths for Italy (407–408); the Hunnic era down to the late 460s; and, finally, from the arrival of the Amal-led Goths in Macedonia (473) until the departure of Theoderic the Amal for Italy (488–489). In each of these periods, the rhythm of relations between the Goths and the institutions of the Roman Empire as well as the population of the Balkans varied substantially, although some common themes and threads of development emerge. In each of them, it is also important to make a conceptual distinction between the Romanness generated by and for the central Roman state, and the Romanness of the provincial Roman populations of the Balkans.
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