The impact of Roman civilisation on the Empire’s clients in the West forms the subject of the first parts of this volume. Even the most successful Germanic kingdoms of the 5th-6th centuries, the author argues, such as that of the Vandals in North Africa, could not escape the grasp of the Roman Empire: their politics and culture remained conditioned by imperial models and by the continuing reality of imperial power throughout late antiquity. The subsequent articles deal with the Historia Augusta, but approaching that difficult text from the periphery, by first attempting to establish its broad literary and topical context before considering questions of its nature and date. L’impact de la civilisation romaine sur les clients de l’empire en Occident forme le sujet des premières parties de ce recueil. Selon l’auteur, mÃªme les royaumes germaniques, bénéficiant du plus grand des succès aux 5e et 6e siècles, tel celui des Vandales en Afrique du Nord, ne pouvaient échapper Ã l’emprise de l’empire romain: leurs politiques et leurs cultures restaient sous l’influence des modèles impériaux et de la réalité constante du pouvoir impérial tout au long de l’Antiquité tardive. Les études suivantes traitent de l’Historia Augusta, approchant cependant ce texte ardu depuis sa périphérie, tentant tout d’abord d’établir son contexte littéraire et thématique, ce, avant d’en considérer la nature et la date.
'…a valuable collection of studies, of importance not only to historians of the Vandals, but also to those interested in the prosopography and literary culture of the later Roman empire more generally.' The Classical Review, Vol. XLVI, no. 2
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