Germanic migrations and invasions of the Roman Empire
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Peoples have migrated for all kinds of reasons and at all periods of history. Problems occur when they encounter each other during their migrations, and especially when migrating people come into contact with sedentary populations. At first, the various assaults on the Roman frontier lands were exclusively campaigns of pillage. Later, however, tribes close to the fr…

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Olshausen, E., “Germanic migrations and invasions of the Roman Empire”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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