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People and identity in Ostrogothic Italy : 489-554

Author: Patrick Amory
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought.; 4
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback ed. 2003, transferred to digital printView all editions and formats
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The barbarians of the fifth and sixth centuries have long been considered the ethnic group responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire. This book challenges this interpretation, through a case-study  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Amory
ISBN: 0521526353 9780521526357 0521571510 9780521571517
OCLC Number: 634348337
Notes: Kopie erschienen im Verl. Lightning Source, Milton Keynes.
Description: XXI, 522 Seiten : Karten.
Contents: Preface; Map of Ostrogothic Italy; List of rulers; Introduction: studying the barbarians in late antiquity; 1. Ethnicity, ethnography and community in the fifth and sixth centuries; 2. The Ravenna government and ethnographic identity: from civitas to bellicositas; 3. Individual reactions to ideology. I: names, language and profession; 4. Complementary and competing ideals of community: Italy and the Roman empire; 5. Individual reactions to ideology. II: soldiers, civilians and political allegiance; 6. Catholic communities and Christian empire; 7. Individual reactions to ideology. III: Catholics and Arians; 8. The origin of the Goths and Balkan military culture; Conclusion; Appendix 1: the inquiry into Gundila's property; Appendix 2: the Germanic culture construct; Appendix 3: archaeological and toponymic research on Ostrogothic Italy; Appendix 4: dress, hairstyle and military customs; Prosopographical appendix: a prosopography of the Goths in Italy, 489-554.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought.; 4
Responsibility: Patrick Amory.

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