BURNS, Thomas S. Ancient Society and History series.
Title: Rome and the Barbarians, 100 B.C. - A.D. 400. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 2003, ISBN:0801873061
Seller ID: 114103
BURNS, Thomas S. Rome and the Barbarians, 100 B.C. - A.D. 400. Baltimore and London : The Johns Hopkins University Press, (2003). First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xiv,(2),1-461,(3). 8vo, grey cloth with red lettering to spine. A volume in the Ancient Society and History series. "The barbarians of antiquity, so long a fixture of the public imagination as the savages who sacked and destroyed Rome, emerge in this colorful, richly textured history as a much more complexand far more interestingfactor in the expansion, and eventualunmaking, of the Roman Empire. Thomas S. Burns marshals an abundance of ar cheological and literary evidence, as well as three decades of study and experience, to bring forth an unusually far-sighted 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 BC and ending with the spread of barbarian settlementwithin the western Empire around AD 400, Burns removes the barbarians from their former narrow niche as invaders and conquerors and places them in th e broader context of neighbors, (sometimes bitter) friends, and ultimately settlers and prospective Romans, themselves." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Sometimes Bitter Friends; 2. Recognition, Confrontation, and Coexistence; 3. Through Caesar's Eyes; 4. The Early Empire and the Barbarians: An Overview; 5. Perspectives from Pannonia; 6. The Barbarians and the 'Crisis'of the Empire; 7. Barbarians and the Late Roman Empire. With bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00