Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 6 of 6 items for

  • Author or Editor: Herwig Wolfram x
  • Search level: All x
Clear All
In: Reiche und Namen im Frühen Mittelalter
In: Kingdoms of the Empire
In: The Transformation of Frontiers
In: The Transformation of Frontiers
The definition and notion of frontiers changed in the process of the transformation of the Roman world. This volume goes beyond topography to explore the meaning and impact of new frontiers as they were establised. It becomes clear that the transformation of frontiers was not a linear process in which the imperial frontiers were abandoned and the means of controlling them declined, but depended on specific circumstances.
Four of the contributions deal with the frontiers of the Carolingian Empire in their political and military aspects, as well as in the context of Christian conversion and missions. Three of the contributions discuss Roman frontiers and their perception in late antiquity, demonstrating that they were not simply defence lines, but also a basis for offensive operations, a focus in elaborate exchange networks and a means of internal control. Other papers describe the frontiers of early medieval kingdoms, two of which propose theoretical models, whereas others analyse the construction and the blurring of frontiers between the empire and the kingdoms of the Visigoths, Lombards and Avars.
Völker, Reiche und Namen stehen als Marksteine des Übergangs von der Spätantike zum frühen Mittelalter im Zentrum dieses Bandes.
Dabei werden Fragen bezüglich der Bedingungen von Staatlichkeit und der Identität der Völker sowie verschiedene Faktoren, die auf die Reichsbildungen einwirkten, wie z.B. Eliten, Legitimationsstiftung, Akkulturation, Christianisierung, untersucht und diskutiert.