- Title Pages
- 1 <b>Predecessors</b>
- 2 <b>The Background and the Sources</b>
- 3 <b>The Origins and Career of Marcellinus</b>
- 4 <b>The Identity of Marcellinus: Can Procopius and the Other Sources be Reconciled?</b>
- 5 <b>The Background and the Sources</b>
- 6 <b>The Career of Aegidius</b>
- 7 <b>Syagrius and the Kingdom of Soissons</b>
- 8 <b>A Survey of the Material Evidence for Northern Gaul</b>
- 9 <b>Traces of the Kingdom of Soissons in the Merovingian Period</b>
- 10 <b>The Military Forces of Aegidius and Syagrius</b>
- 11 <b>Alternative Models for Northern Gaul in the Late Fifth Century</b>
- 12 <b>The Background and the Sources</b>
- 13 <b>Ricimer's Early Career and the Reigns of Avitus and Majorian</b>
- 14 <b>Ricimer and the Reigns of Libius Severus, Anthemius, and Olybrius</b>
- 15 <b>Assessments of Ricimer</b>
- 16 <b>Gundobad, Orestes, and Odovacer</b>
- APPENDIX Naval Power in the Fifth Century
- (p.294) Conclusion
- Late Roman Warlords
- 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.
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