The Roman province of Noricum occupied most of Austria as well as parts of Italy, Germany and the Balkans. Noricum, first published in 1974, presents a comprehensive history of Noricum, from 400 BC to the end of Roman rule in AD 600.
Professor Alföldy’s account is predicated on the methodical interpretation of literary, epigraphic and archaeological sources, and emphasises the problems of demography and socio-economic history. The chapters are arranged chronologically, ensuring a sense of the continuity of historical events and illuminating the history and archaeology of Noricum both before it came into contact with the Romans as well as under Roman rule.
Noricum includes a review of much recent research on the province, detailed references to the source material, a comprehensive bibliography and valuable appendices. It is a substantial work of ancient history and archaeology and will interest both the specialist and the general reader.
Table of Contents
Preface; Chronological 1. Research, sources and geography 2. Veneti, Illyrians and Celts 3. The rise of the regnum Noricum 4. The regnum Noricum in the first century B.C. 5. The Roman annexation 6. Noricum under Augustus and Tiberius 7. The reforms of Claudius and their consequences 8. Town and country under the Flavians and Antonines 9. The Norican frontier and the Marcomannic Wars 10. From the Macomannic Wars to Diocletian 11. From Diocletian to Honorius 12. The decline of Roman rule; Appendices; Notes; Abbreviations of periodicals and works of reference; Select Bibliography; indexes; General Map of Noricum; Plates