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The politics of identity in Visigothic Spain : religion and power in the histories of Isidore of Seville

Author: Jamie Wood
Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2012.
Series: Brill's series on the early Middle Ages, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reappraises the historical writings of the seventh-century Spanish bishop Isidore of Seville as a coherent and pastorally-informed programme intended to reconcile the population of Spain to their recent conquest by the barbarian Visigoths.
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Wood, Jamie.
Politics of Identity in Visigothic Spain : Religion and Power in the Histories of Isidore of Seville.
Leiden : BRILL, ©2012
Named Person: Isidore, of Seville Saint; Isidore, of Seville Saint; Isidore, of Seville Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Wood
ISBN: 9789004224322 9004224327 9789004209909 9004209905
OCLC Number: 794328553
Description: 1 online resource (287 pages).
Contents: The Politics of Identityin Visigothic Spain; Copyright; Contents; Note on Translations; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Iberian Identities: Isidore in Context; From 'Goths' to 'Visigoths'; The Visigothic Kingdom of Toulouse; The Frankish Challenge; Late Roman Spain: A Political and Religious Melting Pot; The Visigothic Conquest of Spain: Centralism and Regionalism; The East Roman Challenge; King Leovigild and the Imposition of Stability; Isidore's Family; The Visigothic Conversion; Views from the Ground up: Archaeological, Hagiographical and Provincial Perspectives. The Isidorian RenaissanceIsidore's Kings and the Conquest of Spain; 3. Reception and Reuse: History, Historians and Historiography in the Writings of Isidore of Seville; Isidore's Historical Writings; The Chronicles; History of the Goths, Sueves and Vandals; Biographical Writings: On the Births and Deaths of the Fathers and On Illustrious Men; Etymologies; A Historiographical Programme?; Isidore and the Moral Value of History-Writing; Modifying Christian Chronography; Etymology, History and Chronography; Eutropius and the Epitomisers in Isidore's Historical Writings. Augustine, Isidore and the Six Ages of the WorldConclusion; 4. A Spanish Homeland: History, Kingship and Conquest in the Histories of Isidore of Seville; Isidore and Kingship; Sentences; Etymologies; Fourth Council of Toledo; Isidore's Romans; Isidore's Barbarians; Isidore's Visigoths: Warriors, Kings and Rebels; A Spanish Homeland; Conclusion; 5. The Hispano-Visigothic Church Triumphant: Religion and Conversion in Isidore's Histories; Isidore's Jewish History; Heresy, Heretics and Romans; Visigothic Conversions; Conclusion; 6. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Brill's series on the early Middle Ages, v. 21.
Responsibility: by Jamie Wood.

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