Chapter 9. Justinian and the End of the Vandal Kingdom

  1. Andy Merrills and
  2. Richard Miles

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318074.ch9

The Vandals

The Vandals

How to Cite

Merrills, A. and Miles, R. (2010) Justinian and the End of the Vandal Kingdom, in The Vandals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318074.ch9

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



  • Justinian and end of Vandal kingdom;
  • North African conquest - Justinian's achievements in his long and eventful reign;
  • Byzantine invasion of the Vandal kingdom - usurpation and imprisonment of Hilderic;
  • Justinian, imperial titles of Vandalicus and Africanus;
  • great Byzantine victory and Justinian's role in it;
  • Justinian - the Saviour of Africa;
  • The Buildings - powerful testament to an imperial aspiration;
  • topography of early Byzantine Carthage;
  • Romano-African elites - centre of power;
  • mutiny and the Moors - succession of military crises in North Africa


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Justinian the Saviour of Africa

  • The Problem of the Vandal Past

  • Fiction and Reconciliation in Post-Conquest Africa

  • The Limits of Compromise

  • Mutiny and the Moors

  • Concluding Remarks