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Vandals are a people known for its role in the “migration period” who maintained a kingdom in North Africa from 429 to 534 CE. Their name has remained a synonym for willful destruction.

Prehistory and First Contacts with the Roman Empire

The Vandals, a people speaking one specific form of the Eastern Germanic that is related to the Gothic language, are firs…

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Berndt, Guido M., “Vandals”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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