The Vandals is the first book available in the English Language dedicated to exploring the sudden rise and dramatic fall of this complex North African Kingdom. This complete history provides a full account of the Vandals and re-evaluates key aspects of the society including: * Political and economic structures such as the complex foreign policy which combined diplomatic alliances and marriages with brutal raiding * The extraordinary cultural development of secular learning, and the religious struggles that threatened to tear the state apart * The nature of Vandal identity from a social and gender perspective.
Andy Merrills is a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. He is author of History and Geography in Late Antiquity (2005) and editor of Vandals, Romans and Berbers: New Perspectives on Late Antique North Africa (2004). Richard Miles teaches ancient history at the University of Sydney. As well as having directed archaeological excavations in Carthage, he has written widely on ancient North Africa including Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Mediterranean Superpower (2010).
List of Illustrations viii Preface ix List of Abbreviations xii 1 The Vandals in History 1 2 From the Danube to Africa 27 3 Ruling the Vandal Kingdom ad 435 534 56 4 Identity and Ethnicity in the Vandal Kingdom 83 5 The Vandal Kingdom and the Wider World, ad 439 534 109 6 The Economy of Vandal Africa 141 7 Religion and the Vandal Kingdom 177 8 Cultural Life Under the Vandals 204 9 Justinian and the End of the Vandal Kingdom 228 Notes 256 Pre-1800 Sources 306 Works Post 1800 313 Index 341
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