Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa's A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy PDF

By Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa

ISBN-10: 9004313761

ISBN-13: 9789004313767

A better half to Ostrogothic Italy is a concise but complete leading edge survey of the increase and fall of Italy’s first barbarian nation, the Ostrogothic kingdom (ca. 489-554 CE). The volume’s 18 essays offer readers with probing syntheses of contemporary scholarship on key subject matters, from the Ostrogothic military and management to non secular variety and ecclesiastical improvement, ethnicity, cultural achievements, urbanism, and the agricultural economic climate. considerably, the quantity additionally offers cutting edge reviews of hitherto under-examined subject matters, together with the Ostrogothic provinces past the Italian lands, gender and the Ostrogothic court docket, and Ostrogothic Italy’s environmental heritage. that includes paintings through a global panel of students, the amount is designed for either new scholars and experts within the box.

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Dewing; Chrysos, “Amalerherrschaft” and Prostko-Proskýnski, Utraeque res publicae, pp. 171–211, who may be overestimating the extent to which it is possible to extrapolate from this the terms of previous agreements, cf. Heather, Goths, p. 220. 110 Soon afterwards, Belisarius took Naples and Theodahad was deposed and subsequently killed. 113 Witigis restructured the Gothic forces and was able to besiege Rome in 537, but he was forced to lift the siege after imperial forces had attacked Picenum (an area of strong Gothic settlement) and then advanced as far as Rimini.

457–84. ———, Variae, ed. T. Mommsen, Cassiodori Senatoris Variae (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores Antiquissimi 12), Berlin 1894; Engl. trans. S. Barnish, Cassiodorus: Variae (Translated Texts for Historians 12), Liverpool 1992. Corpus Iuris Civilis, ed. P. Krueger/T. Mommsen/R. Schoell/W. , Berlin 1872– 95 (repr. 1988). Collectio Avellana, ed. O.

Dewing. 111 On Witigis: Wolfram, Goths, pp. 342–9. 31, ed. Mommsen; Cassiodorus, Reliquae orationum, ed. Traube, pp. 473–6. 11, ed. Dewing; Jordanes, Getica 309–10, ed. Mommsen. 3, ed. Mommsen; Heather, Goths, pp. 263–4. 1–6, ed. Dewing. 29–30, ed. Dewing; Wolfram, Goths, p. 349. 116 Jordanes, Getica 313, ed. Mommsen. 117 Detailed summaries: Wolfram, Goths, pp. 349–62; Heather, Goths, pp. 263–71; Wiemer, “Goten”, pp. 616–26. 38 Heydemann the Italian army, itself exacerbated by the fact that the Persian war reopened in 540, emerge as the main causes for the imperial forces’ failure to consolidate control over Italy.

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