Jan Prostko-Prostyński, A History of the Herules
The book offers a critical study of Herulian history. This is the first modern monograph to present a comprehensive analysis of literary and epigraphic sources for the relatively short history of this Scandinavian people. The author eliminated the pseudo-history of the Herules and concentrating on the well-established events from the organized social life of the Herules, he reduced their share in the history of ancient and early medieval Europe, which had been uncritically expanded by some scholars in the past. Prosopography, produced for the first time, will guide the reader in the personal history of the Herules. The geographic extent of the tribe’s wanderings, invasions, campaigns (Scandinavia, Ukraine, Greece, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Bohemia, the Balkans, Italy, Asia and Africa), and their direct participation in the overthrow of the Western Roman Empire in ad 476, make their past extremely fascinating.