Author: Bruno DumézilISBN: 978-954-320-300-0
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BARBARIANS: A DIALOGUE WITH MY SON Tribes of strange names appeared in Europe in the period between the end of Antiquity and the early Medieval Period: Visigoths, West Goths, Vandals, Franks.... They abolished the Roman Empire and established independent states. The epic of the Barbarians was not exhausted with the violence of the horrendous warriors with long disheveled hair, armed with axes, drinking beer from the skull of the enemy and abducting their chosen ones. Ruled by unusual kings and queens, they established a society of sophisticated structure, with its own laws, religion and morality, the traces of which are discernible to this day. Who were actually the Barbarians: conquerors, bloodthirsty louts, rulers of the rings? And why are "barbarianism" and "vandalism" still synonyms of plunder, destruction and encroachment upon established values? French medievalist Bruno Dumézil takes the readers to a journey far back in time, full of surprises; in the thickets of the dark centuries, to the roots of the European civilization.
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