THE VANDALS' NORTH AFRICAN EMPIRE
pp. iv, 32, 12mo, stitched, wrappers
Dedicated to his patron the Revd. Jonas Arnell, (1647-1707). Commendatory verses by Carl Enhörning and Bröms' brother Olaf. The Vandals' empire in North Africa lasted for about 100 years from May 428, when, 80,000 in number, they came across from southern Spain, initially invited, but soon unwelcome guests. They captured Carthage and Hippo after strenuous sieges, built a navy, and despoiled Rome of its treasures. Bröms considers their piratical ways a strong argument that they came originally from Scandinavia, not inland Germany. He also praises Genseric for laying down the succession to the kingship in his will, as opposed to Grotius' view, on narrow grounds, that the kingship was elective. With the contemporary signature of S. Valtinson at foot of title page. 1 copy in NUC.
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