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Ruricius of Limoges and friends : a collection of letters from Visigothic Gaul ; letters of Ruricius of Limoges, Caesarius of Arles, Euphrasius of Clermont, Faustus of Riez, Graecus of Marseilles, Paulinus of Bordeaux, Sedatus of N�imes, Sidonius Apollinaris, Taurentius and Victorinus of Fr�ejus /
Ruricius of Limoges and friends : a collection of letters from Visigothic Gaul : letters of Ruricius of Limoges, Caesarius of Arles, Euphrasius of Clermont, Faustus of Riez, Graecus of Marseille, Paulinus of Bordeaux, Sedatus of Nîmes, Sidonius Apollinaris, Taurentius and Victorinus of Fréjus

Author: translated with introduction, commentary and notes by Ralph W. Mathisen. ; ; Ralph W Mathisen; Ruricius, Bishop of Limoges
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1999.
Series: Translated texts for historians, v. 30.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In an intimate and domestic way, these letters describe what happened in Gaul after the final Roman withdrawal just before AD 480. They illustrate how literary life continued under barbarian rule, and demonstrate how well-to-do Gauls responded to the changing times. They provide priceless insights not only into the private and public lives of individual letter writers, but also into live and activities in  Read more...
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Ruricius of Limoges and friends.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)606473086
Named Person: Ruricius, Bishop of Limoges; Ruricius, évêque de Limoges; Ruricius, Lemovicensis; Ruricius (von Limoges); Ruricius <I, évêque de Limoges, m. ca 507> - Correspondance.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: translated with introduction, commentary and notes by Ralph W. Mathisen. ; ; Ralph W Mathisen; Ruricius, Bishop of Limoges
ISBN: 0853237034 9780853237037
OCLC Number: 41960008
Description: xii, 289 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Limoges and Aquitania: The First through the Seventh Centuries --
Ruricius' Family, Friends, and Historical Context --
The Correspondence: Contents, Style, Organization --
The Manuscript Tradition --
The Translations --
Poems of Sidonius Apollinaris Relating to Ruricius and his Family --
The Correspondence of Ruricius of Limoges: Book I --
The Correspondence of Ruricius of Limoges: Book II --
Appendix I. Other Letters By and To Faustus of Riez --
Appendix II. Epitaph of Ruricius and Ruricius II Proculus --
Appendix III. Hagiographical Sources Referring to Ruricius and Limoges.
Series Title: Translated texts for historians, v. 30.
Responsibility: translated with introduction, commentary and notes by Ralph W. Mathisen.

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The letter collection of Ruricius, bishop of Limoges c.485-510, describes the last quarter of the fifth century, when it had seemed that the Visigothic kingdom of Toulouse, not the kingdom of the  Read more...

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This edition has a useful introduction situating the author, and this is followed by an account of Limoges and Aquitania, which includes a clear version of the political background.Classicvm

 
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