The Gothic War 376-382 AD

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The Gothic War 376-382 AD

Postby Gordopolis » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:36 pm

A short outline of events after the Goths' entry into the ERE in 376 AD:

http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/timelineofthegothicwar

Some say this struggle was the catalyst for the Western Empire's fall. There is a plausible chain reaction theory to back that up (autonomous Goths living in empire post-382->Alaric->Visigothic identity->overreliance on 'foederati'), but I wondered what other people thought?



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Re: The Gothic War 376-382 AD

Postby Gordopolis » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:17 am

And a related article, examining the end of the Gothic War and the 'peace deal' that sowed the seeds of Europe's turbulent future!
http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/acrimsonpeace

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Re: The Gothic War 376-382 AD

Postby Gordopolis » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:29 pm

A third blog on the topic, looking at the challenge of piecing together what happened when the history is fragmented at best:

A Gap in History - picking up the pieces after the chronicles of Ammianus Marcellinus
https://historytheinterestingbits.com/2 ... n-doherty/

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