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Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean

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Bagnall, Roger S., Egypt in Late Antiquity (Princeton: Princeton U.P., 1993)

Bowman, Alan K., Egypt after the Pharoahs, 332 B.C.-A.D. 642: From Alexander to the Arab conquest (Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1986).


Drinkwater, J.F. and Elton, Hugh, eds., Fifth-Century Gaul: A crisis of identity? (Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 1992).

James, Edward, The Origins of France: From Clovis to the Capetians 500-1000 (London: Macmillan, 1982).

Van Dam, Raymond, Leadership and Community in Late Antique Gaul (Berkeley, U. of California Press, 1985).

Iberian Peninsula

Collins, Roger, Early Medieval Spain: Unity in diversity, 400-1000 (London, 1983).

James, Edward, ed., Visigothic Spain: New approaches (Oxford, 1980).

Thompson, E.A., The Goths in Spain (Oxford: Oxford U.P., 1969).


Hodgkin, Thomas, Italy and Her Invaders, 8 vols., (London, 1892-99)

Tabacco, Giovanni, The Struggle for Power in Medieval Italy: Structures of political rule (Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 1989).

Wickham, Chris, Early Medieval Italy: Central power and local society, 400-1000 (Totowa: Barnes & Noble, 1981).

North Africa

Courtois, Christian, Les Vandales et l'Afrique (Paris, 1955).


Brock, Sebastian, Syriac Perspectives on Late Antiquity (London: Variorum Reprints, 1984).

Drijvers, Han J.W., East of Antioch: Studies in early Syriac Christianity (London, Variorum Reprints, 1984).

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