The Visigoths from the Migration Period to the Seventh Century

The Visigoths from the Migration Period to the Seventh Century : An Ethnographic Perspective

Edited by Peter Heather , Foreword by Peter Heather

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Between 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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  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 165.1 x 233.68 x 38.1mm | 1,133.98g
  • 20 Nov 2003
  • Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • The Boydell Press
  • Woodbridge
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1843830337
  • 9781843830337
  • 1,130,773

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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

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