Honorable Mention, Association of American Publishers' Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards in Classics and Archeology
The history of Spain in late antiquity offers important insights into the dissolution of the western Roman empire and the emergence of medieval Europe. Nonetheless, scholarship on Spain in this period has lagged behind that on other Roman provinces. Michael Kulikowski draws on the most recent archaeological and literary evidence to integrate late antique Spain into the broader history of the Roman empire, providing a definitive narrative and analytical account of the Iberian peninsula from AD 300 to 600.
"Kulikowski's book is one of extraordinary sweep, vision, and scholarship... Provides a comprehensive picture of Roman urban institutions and society in Spain, as well as a detailed examination of their transformation into the Christian world of the early Middle Ages in a fashion that is at once accessible, informed, and illuminating."-- American Historical Review
"This book makes a valuable contribution with its vivid presentation and synthesis of recent Spanish archaeological research."-- Speculum
"This thought-provoking and stimulating study demands a fundamental reappraisal of some of the long-standing assumptions of social and urban transformation: not only in Spain, but in the western empire as a whole."-- Early Medieval Europe
"A powerful and important contribution to debates about the nature of the peninsula at this time."-- Classical Review
Michael Kulikowski is a professor and head of the Department of History at Pennsylvania State University.show more