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They were divided into two groups. The Visigoths lived along the lower reaches of the Danube, while the vast Ostrogoth state stretched from the Dniester to the Don. The Goths had developed a rather more advanced political organization than the other Germanic peoples: they were united under kings. During the fourth century the Goths were in close contact with the Empire. Periods of hostility were succeeded by times of peace. Gothic nobles visited Constantinople, and their people learned much of Roman ways.

Actually the craftsmen were employees of the state working under its direction. The result was a high degree of industrial stability, but little or no technological progress. Except for arms and armor the chief manufactures were of luxury goods: silks, fine woolens, tapestry, jewelry, and ornamental articles of enamel and ivory. Particular care was lavished on articles connected with religion such as chalices and reliquaries. The products of the Byzantine workshops were valued and copied throughout Europe.

The rest of Italy was held by the Lombards. It is difficult to estimate the other effects of the migration on the western provinces in the Mediterranean region. Before the Germans entered the empire in mass, the material prosperity and civilization of these provinces had declined. The Germans simply accelerated a process already started. But this acceleration must have been very decided. • See pp. 33-4· ... N .. I~ ~9,' .. -..... ~4'"~. ~4'"~. ~4'"~. ~4'"~. z8 CHAPTER 1: Roman and German The destruction caused by the almost continual warfare between the various Germanic peoples and between them and the Roman forces must have been extremely extensive.

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