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, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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