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The Original Goths

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The Goths were a Germanic tribe infamous for their brief sack of Rome in 410 AD, but as Bridget Kendall reveals their cultural and political influence was felt throughout Europe for centuries. They re-shaped the Balkans, preserved the Roman way of life in Italy and presided over a cultural flourishing in Spain. But how, many centuries after their demise, did they come to give their name to an important architectural style in medieval Europe and, in the 20th century, to a subculture popular all over the world? Contributors include historians David Gwynn, Janina Ramirez and Mischa Meier

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