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10 thoughts on “Barbarians and Romans: The Techniques of Accommodation

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    With the admission that I am not a specialist in Roman history, Goffart was the first scholar to truly challenge the basic assumptions of Edward Gibbon s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire , that the barbarians invaded and destroyed the empire Through intensive study of the newer Roman laws and a critical analysis of the source material, he was able to teach us that the Roman Empire collapsed from within, and that the barbarians, respectful of Roman culture, supported the crumbling empire fa With the admission that I am not a specialist in Roman history, Goffart was the first scholar to truly challenge the basic assumptions of Edward Gibbon s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire , that the barbarians invaded and destroyed the empire Through intensive study of the newer Roman laws and a critical analysis of the source material, he was able to teach us that the Roman Empire collapsed from within, and that the barbarians, respectful of Roman culture, supported the crumbling empire far longer than Rome could have managed on its own This book destroys everything that Gibbon said, but does so in a way that is convincing


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    The book is based on the premise that the migrations of the Germanic peoples at the end of the Roman Empire isof a pre figuration of the eventually unified Germanic states of the 19th century, posited by the then working German historiographers, than anything one could ever find in the sparse historical record.It is from that vantage point that Goffart works out how the accommodation of the Germanic peoples at the end of the Roman Empire actually worked, analyzing in detail the complex leg The book is based on the premise that the migrations of the Germanic peoples at the end of the Roman Empire isof a pre figuration of the eventually unified Germanic states of the 19th century, posited by the then working German historiographers, than anything one could ever find in the sparse historical record.It is from that vantage point that Goffart works out how the accommodation of the Germanic peoples at the end of the Roman Empire actually worked, analyzing in detail the complex legalese and the implications thereof, which are worth reading with an eye toward the Middle Ages, where that interface will be reimplemented as the Feudal states


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    A very conservative historian, Goffart took great pains to fully document footnote his work Focusing almost entirely on tax records, he made the argument that the coming of barbarian rule was not a series of violent battles, butof an accomodation stemming from Roman tax policy The argument was well defended and laid out, but the material and writing style was extremely dry.


  4. says:

    Shallow treatment of the relationship between the Romans and their neighbors.


  5. says:

    Terribly dry Yet incredibly accurate historically Read again T a x l a w s.


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Barbarians and Romans: The Techniques of Accommodation Despite Intermittent Turbulence And Destruction, Much Of The Roman West Came Under Barbarian Control In An Orderly Fashion Goths, Burgundians, And Other Aliens Were Accommodated Within The Provinces Without Disrupting The Settled Population Or Overturning The Patterns Of Landownership Walter Goffart Examines These Arrangements And Shows That They Were Based On The Procedures Of Roman Taxation, Rather Than On Those Of Military Billeting The So Called Hospitalitas System , As Has Long Been Thought Resident Proprietors Could Be Left In Undisturbed Possession Of Their Lands Because The Proceeds Of Taxation, Rather Than Land Itself, Were Awarded To The Barbarian Troops And Their Leaders