Cassiodorus and the Rise of the Amals: Genealogy and the Goths under Hun Domination

  title={Cassiodorus and the Rise of the Amals: Genealogy and the Goths under Hun Domination},
  author={Peter J. Heather},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  pages={103 - 128}
  • P. Heather
  • Published 1 November 1989
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
From the mid-third century, Gothic tribes inhabited lands north of the river Danube; they were destined, however, to play a major role in the destruction of the Roman Empire and the creation of the medieval world order. In the last quarter of the fourth century, in the face of Hun attacks, some Goths (those commonly known as Visigoths) fled into the Roman Empire, winning a famous victory at Hadrianople in 378 and sacking Rome in 410. They later moved further west to found a kingdom in southern… 

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