Settlement and Taxes: the Vandals in North Africa

Between Taxation and Rent: Fiscal problemsfrom Late Antiquity to Early Middle Ages

With the Vandals, the migration of Northern barbarians flowed into a region that had of course been weakened by innumerable internal crises but was still essentially wealthy, productive and well governed.

The Death Toll of Justinian’s Plague and Its Effects on the Byzantine Empire

Justinian the First

In 541 a plague arrived in Egypt and rapidly began to spread. The following account of the beginning of the plague, while clearly an exaggeration still shows the impact of the disease.

Rebaptism as a Ritual of Cultural Integration in Vandal Africa

Shifting Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity

Midway through the first book of his History of the Vandal Persecution, Victor of Vita narrates the story of a Vandal master who deemed it appropriate to allow his two Roman slaves, Martinianus and Maxima, to marry.

Rex Vandalorum – The Debates on Wends and Vandals in Swedish Humanism as an Indicator for Early Modern Patterns of Ethnic Perception

Wends - Gift Bringers of Otto III

The German word Wenden is documented as a synonym for Slavs since
the 6th century A.D.. Medieval authors also used Wandali instead of Wenden/Slavs

Byzantines, Goths and Lombards in Italy: Jewellery, Dress and Cultural Interactions

Visigothic crown

The temptation is naturally to seek differences or contrasts from one power to another, to reinforce the conflict and tension identified in contemporary historians.

The Emperor Majorian’s Secret Embassy to the Court of the Vandal Gaiseric


Was Procopius recounting history or simply preserving a legend? Did he compose it originally or was it take from another source and inserted merely as a diversion from his main narrative?

The Role of Arianism in the Vandal Kingdom

My study will focus on one point: what was the role of religion in the development of the above mentioned beliefs and in the preservation of the true identity of the Vandals?

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