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This is an auction for THE VISIGOTHIC INVASION by Thomas Hodgkin.

This is a Folio Society book, in new condition, in its original slip case.

It is the first volume in an eight-volume Folio Society series entitled "The Barbarian Invasions of the Roman Empire". I don't have the others.

Amazon.com review:

"FIVE STARS!!! The Visigoths were the western branches of the nomadic tribes of Germanic peoples referred to collectively as the Goths. These tribes flourished and spread during the late Roman Empire in Late Antiquity, or the Migration Period. The Visigoths emerged from earlier Gothic groups who had invaded the Roman Empire beginning in 376 and had defeated the Romans at the Battle of Adrianople in 378. Relations between the Romans and the Visigoths were variable, alternately warring with one another and making treaties when convenient. The Visigoths invaded Italy under Alaric I and sacked Rome in 410. After the Visigoths sacked Rome, they began settling down, first in southern Gaul and eventually in Spain and Portugal, where they founded the Visigothic Kingdom and maintained a presence from the 5th to the 8th centuries AD. Thomas Hodgkin's book provides a solid start to the history of the impact of invasions on the Roman Empire. This first volume covers the 4th century and early 5th. You really get an idea of the destructive nature of politics on the Roman Empire and its inhabitants. The author has a religious bias, but it's much less obvious than that of many of the authors of the time."

Folio Society hardback 2000.

644 pages.

Beautifully illustrated.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is $8.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $11.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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