Chapter 3. Ruling the Vandal Kingdom AD 435–534

  1. Andy Merrills and
  2. Richard Miles

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318074.ch3

The Vandals

The Vandals

How to Cite

Merrills, A. and Miles, R. (2010) Ruling the Vandal Kingdom AD 435–534, in The Vandals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318074.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

Book Series:

  1. The Peoples of Europe

Book Series Editors:

  1. James Campbell and
  2. Barry Cunliffe

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160681

Online ISBN: 9781444318074



  • ruling the Vandal Kingdom AD 435–534;
  • Vandal culture - moulded by military activity within the western empire;
  • Vandal state and political history in North Africa;
  • Hasding clan and Vandal aristocracy;
  • Vandal Africa - study of kings or gallery of kings;
  • Vandal kingdom growth;
  • treaty of 442 and Vandal regnum beginnings;
  • Sortes Vandalorum and New State settlement;
  • Vandal kingdom and Vandal Kings – an air of permanence;
  • Hasding Family and Vandal succession


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Gallery of Kings

  • The Growth of the Vandal Kingdom

  • The Sortes Vandalorum and the Settlement of a New State

  • New Kingship for a New Kingdom

  • The Hasding Family and the Vandal Succession

  • Networks of Power in the Vandal Kingdom

  • Personal Contacts

  • General Conclusions