After taking over Visigothic kingship from his brother

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Unformatted text preview: After taking over Visigothic kingship from his brother-in-law Alaric, Athaulf took his people over the Western Alps into Gaul, relieving pressure on Italy. Gaul had been denuded of provisions by traveling Burgundians and Vandals. In return for access to grain and regularization of status in the imperial order, Athaulf offered to fight against a Gaulic imperial claimant supported by the Burgundians. Though Honorius accepted the offer and the claimant (Jovianus) fell, a North Africa revolt, lead by yet another imperial claimant, prevented Visigothic access to curtailed supplies, which Honorius monopolized. After taking his people from Provence to Barcelona, Athaulf died (416). His successor Wallia repeated an attempt to cross to North Africa, but failed. By turns intriguing against and negotiating with Honorius, Wallia eventually obtained Visigothic entry into Roman military forces. Shortly thereafter, they annihilated Asding Vandals Visigothic entry into Roman military forces....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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