Chapter 26. The Mirror of Jordanes: Concepts of the Barbarian, Then and Now

  1. Philip Rousseau
  1. Andrew Gillett Fellow Lecturer

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch26

A Companion to Late Antiquity

A Companion to Late Antiquity

How to Cite

Gillett, A. (2009) The Mirror of Jordanes: Concepts of the Barbarian, Then and Now, in A Companion to Late Antiquity (ed P. Rousseau), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch26

Editor Information

  1. Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies, The Catholic University of America, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119801

Online ISBN: 9781444306101

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Keywords:

  • Mirror of Jordanes - concepts of the barbarian;
  • ethnicity, identity, and the barbarian - late antique varieties;
  • Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman ethnography;
  • reconstructing self-identity and social dynamics of “barbarian” groups;
  • Jordanes' ethnographic monograph - part of contemporary literary activity in Justinian's Constantinople;
  • research into classical ethnography and its role in social, political, and cultural dynamics of antiquity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Late Antique Varieties of Ethnicity, Identity, and the Barbarian

  • Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman Ethnography and Its Functions

  • Making Classical History into Barbarian Origins

  • Bibliographical Note