Review of Michael Kulikowski, Rome’s Gothic Wars from the Third Century to Alaric (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)Classical Bulletin (2008)
Inaugurating the new Cambridge series “Key Conflicts of Classical Antiquity,” aimed principally at novices, this volume traces the history of Romano-Gothic relations from the third through the early fifth century of our era. Following the series’ mandate (p. i), it also critically surveys the sources and the methods by which scholars make sense of them. As in his first book, Late Roman Spain and Its Cities (Baltimore 2004), Kulikowski (K.) tenaciously interrogates the conclusions of other interpreters of the evidence. He also, importantly, seeks to show “exactly why the Gothic past is so controversial” (12, his emphasis). The book is a fresh, bracing read.
Citation InformationAdam Serfass. "Review of Michael Kulikowski, Rome’s Gothic Wars from the Third Century to Alaric (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)" Classical Bulletin (2008) p. 150 - 152
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