Harry Potter House Eds desmond elliott 2017 debuts of the month
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

The Visigoths in the Time of Ulfila by E.A. Thompson
  

The Visigoths in the Time of Ulfila

RRP £15.99

Synopsis

The Visigoths in the Time of Ulfila by E.A. Thompson

Ulfila was a fourth-century Christian bishop and missionary who first brought Christianity to the Goths. He is credited with having created the Gothic alphabet, and he wrote the earliest translation of the Bible into a Germanic language. In this classic and still valuable short study of early Christianity among the Goths, E.A. Thompson first described the background to the Visigoths' conversion from paganism, discussing their material culture, relations with the Roman Empire, social organization and religion. He went on to detail the conversion and its aftermath and to assess Ulfila's achievement in the earliest history of Christianity among the Germanic people. This second edition includes a new Foreword with additional bibliography by Michael Kulikowski, University of Tenessee, and an additional Appendix: 'The Life of St Saba', translated and annotated by John Matthews, Yale University.

Reviews

The Visigoths in the Time of Ulfila remains one of the best books ever written on the history of any barbarian group of the Roman era. The present edition will allow a new generation of readers to discover as much for themselves
.

Michael Kulikowski


About the Author

E.A. Thompson was the author of, among other works, 'The Early Germans' (1965), 'The Goths in Spain' (1969), 'Romans and Barbarians' (1982) and 'Saint Germanus of Auxerre and the End of Roman Britain' (1984).

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

27th November 2008

Author

E.A. Thompson

More books by E.A. Thompson
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories


European history
Ancient history: to c 500 CE

ISBN

9780715637005

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools