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Late antique and early medieval Burgundy constituted a region in eastern Gaul named after its inhabitants, the Burgundians. Attested already in 3rd- and 4th-century CE sources, the Burgundians are mentioned in 413 CE as occupying those parts of Gaul close to the Rhine (Pros. Epit. chron. l. 1250, s.a. 413 CE). Within less than a generation, they were defeated by the Roman general Flavius Aëtius (Aëtius, Flavius) and then annihilated by the Huns. The Chronica Gallica of 452 (Gallic Chronicle of 452) reports that, in 443 CE, Aëtius sett…

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Fox, Yaniv, “Burgundy”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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