Book review: Conquerors of the Roman Empire: The Franks

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16 January 2019
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The latest in a series of books from Simon MacDowall detailing the end of the Roman Empire and the tribes that took over moves on to the Franks.

Author: SIMON MACDOWALL

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans

 

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The latest in a series of books from Simon MacDowall detailing the end of the Roman Empire and the tribes that took over moves on to the Franks. The Franks were a Germanic tribe that moved southwest into Gaul and established what became modern day France. The first part of the book explains the complex situation between the various tribes and Rome.

 

The Franks themselves were formed by the amalgamation of several tribes in the same region. There are plenty of battles described but what does get laborious is the author pondering on the reliability of the sources used. So, not one for the casual reader but for students of Rome an interesting look at how the Franks filled the power vacuum that Rome left behind.

 

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• Pen & Sword

• 202 pages • Hardback • £19.99

 

As reviewed in The Armourer January 2019

 

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