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Among the peoples who occupied the territories of the Roman Empire in the West in the fifth century, the Vandals are notorious for their persecution of the Catholic inhabitants of Africa. By far the fullest narrative of their doings prior to the time of Justinian is that provided by Victor of Vita, who in 484 wrote the greater part of the work here translated.


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Among the peoples who occupied the territories of the Roman Empire in the West in the fifth century, the Vandals are notorious for their persecution of the Catholic inhabitants of Africa. By far the fullest narrative of their doings prior to the time of Justinian is that provided by Victor of Vita, who in 484 wrote the greater part of the work here translated.

29 review for Victor of Vita: History of the Vandal Persecution

  1. 5 out of 5

    Samuel Valentino

    I picked up this book after it was listed as a primary source for a book on Vandal history. But, to paraphrase the book's intro, it is very helpful to know Vandal history before reading this, because you won't find any of it here. That being said, once I realized what it ISN'T, I began to appreciate it for what it is. It's an account of the Catholic Christians being persecuted by the Arian Christians, by a Catholic who was in the middle of it. Sometimes he was on the sidelines, and sometimes he I picked up this book after it was listed as a primary source for a book on Vandal history. But, to paraphrase the book's intro, it is very helpful to know Vandal history before reading this, because you won't find any of it here. That being said, once I realized what it ISN'T, I began to appreciate it for what it is. It's an account of the Catholic Christians being persecuted by the Arian Christians, by a Catholic who was in the middle of it. Sometimes he was on the sidelines, and sometimes he was actively helping those who suffered. But clearly someone who was a witness to what he was writing about. There's no plot per se - it's an account of all the horrible things they've had to endure, and seem to still be enduring, by the end of the book. Yet I give it four stars, partly for the translation (which is very readable), and partly because, if you're into the subject, a book written by someone living in Vandal North Africa is fascinating. Maybe not for writing, but certainly to know what life was like and what one person thought about it at the time.

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