For a more detailed and in-depth history, however, this is the book I recommend.
For people studying European history, this is a good overview of the Goths, with particular emphasis on their expansion into Europe in the 5th and 6th centuries.
Wolfram seems fearful of drawing conclusions in this book, as if hypothesis or informed opinion might make him seem an irresponsible historian.
It arrived in a timely fashion, and was as described.Published 6 days ago by Elizabeth BradfordBrad4
A little dry reading at times, but a wealth of information on a neglected area of late antiquity.Published 2 months ago by Curriculum Vitae
please update binding on this book for it is a hardback . thank you
Title History of the Goths
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Wolfram's _A HIstory of the Goths_ is a scholarly treatise, and is written for an academic audience, and therefore may not be to everyone's tastes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by doc peterson
Herwig Wolfram's History of the Goths is very worth reading due to the fact that there is so much information in it. Read morePublished on March 28, 2012 by C. Holme
For people studying European history, this is a good overview of the Goths, with particular emphasis on their expansion into Europe in the 5th and 6th centuries. Read morePublished on February 18, 2012 by Fred Camfield
Translated from the German, and in some ways almost a stereotype of German scholarship: big, heavy, dense (c. Read morePublished on April 16, 2011 by Caleb Hanson
I really have to wonder if previous reviewers have actually read this.
Wolfram does not base his argument on linguistics (though his are fine - I checked) or on... Read more