"The Vandals" is the first book available in the English Language dedicated to exploring the sudden rise and dramatic fall of this complex North African Kingdom. This complete history provides a full account of the Vandals and re-evaluates key aspects of the society including: Political and economic structures such as the complex foreign policy which combined diplomatic alliances and marriages with brutal raiding The extraordinary cultural development of secular learning, and the religious struggles that threatened to tear the state apart The nature of Vandal identity from a social and gender perspective.
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2 From the Danube to Africa
3 Ruling the Vandal Kingdom AD 435534
4 Identity and Ethnicity in the Vandal Kingdom
5 The Vandal Kingdom and the Wider World AD 439534
6 The Economy of Vandal Africa
7 Religion and the Vandal Kingdom
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