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The Alamanni and Rome 213-496: (Caracalla to Clovis)

John F. Drinkwater


The Alamanni were a Germanic people that figure prominently in the history of the later Empire. Despite their high profile, there has been surprisingly little written on them in English. This study aims to fill the gap. Drawing on the latest literary, historical, and archaeological research, it seeks to establish the origins of the Alamanni, the pattern and character of their settlement, the main features of their society, and the nature and significance of their relationship with Rome. It centres on the mid-4th century, recorded in detail by a variety of sources including Ammianus Marcellinus ... More

Keywords: Alamanni, Ammianus Marcellinus, Burgundians, Franks, Germani, Germanic threat

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199295685
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John F. Drinkwater, author
Emeritus Professor of Roman Imperial History, Department of Classics, University of Nottingham
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