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Late Roman Warlords$
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Penny MacGeorge

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199252442

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.001.0001

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(p.294) Conclusion
Late Roman Warlords

Penny MacGeorge

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents some conclusions based on the various studies of individual warlords in this book, and provides suggestions for further research. It is argued that a vital element in the course of events in the 5th century was a split between the eastern and western parts of the Roman Empire. The power of late 5th-century warlords was also hampered by military and financial inadequacies. There is also no satisfying explanation for the disintegration of the West's military superiority in the 5th century.

Keywords:   Marcellinus, Priscus, Ricimer, warlords, military, Procopius, Aegidius, North Gaul, Syagrius

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