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    The Visigoths from the Migration Period to the Seventh Century: An Ethnographic Perspective (Studies in Historical Archaeoethnology) (Paperback) Edited by Peter Heather, Foreword by Peter Heather

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    DescriptionBetween 376 and 476 the Roman Empire in western Europe was dismantled by aggressive outsiders, 'barbarians' as the Romans labelled them. Chief among these were the Visigoths, a new force of previously separate Gothic and other groups from south-west France, initially settled by the Romans but subsequently, from the middle of the fifth century, achieving total independence from the failing Roman Empire, and extending their power from the Loire to the Straits of Gibraltar. These studies draw on literary and archaeological evidence to address important questions thrown up by the history of the Visigoths and of the kingdom they generated. The inclusion of current Spanish scholarship reflects the switch of the centre of the Visigothic kingdom from France to Spain from the beginning of the sixth century.

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    The Visigoths from the Migration Period to the Seventh Century
    An Ethnographic Perspective
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Peter Heather, Foreword by Peter Heather
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 572
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 1,134 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843830337
    ISBN 10: 1843830337

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    New edition
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    black & white illustrations
    Boydell & Brewer Ltd
    Imprint name
    The Boydell Press
    Publication date
    20 November 2003
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    The work of top scholars in Visigothic studies... Using all evidence available, the volume addresses the evolution of the Visigoths in early medieval history. CHOICE Indispensable for all scholars of the Visigoths. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
    Table of contents
    Linguistic evidence for the early migrations of the Goths, Dennis H. Green; the creation of the Visigoths, Peter Heather; settlement of the Visigoths in the 5th century, Ana Jimenez Garnica; kinship and marriage among the Visigoths, Giorgio Ausenda; social relations in the Visigoth kingdom from the 5th to the 7th century - the example of Merida, Ian N. Wood; jural relations as an indicator of syncretism - from the law of inheritance to the "Dum Inlicita" of Chindaswinth, Isabel Velazquez; as coins go home - towns, merchants, bishops and kings in Visigothic Hispania, Felix Retamero; Visigoth political institutions, Pablo C. Diaz; adding insult to injury - Julian of Toledo and his "Historia Wambae", Mayke de Jong; symbolic life and signs of identity in Visigothic times, Gisela Ripoll; cult and religion among the Tervingi and the Visigoths and their conversion to Christianity, Andreas Schwarcz; current issues and future directions in the study of Visigoths, Giorgio Ausenda and Pablo C. Diaz.