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The visigoths from the migration period to the seventh century : an ethnographic perspective

Author: P J Heather
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press ; San Marino (R.S.M.) : Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Social Stress, 1999.
Series: Studies in historical archaeoethnology, v. 4.
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"Between 376 and 476 the Roman Empire in western Europe was dismantled by aggressive outsiders, 'barbarians' as the Romans labelled them. Chief among these were the Visigoths. The Visigoths were actually a new force constructed out of a number of previously separate Gothic and other groups in the period c. 376-410, who were initially settled by the Roman state as autonomous subordinates in a corner of south-western  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P J Heather
ISBN: 0851157629 9780851157627
OCLC Number: 42397322
Description: 563 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Linguistic evidence for the early migration of the goths / D.H. Green --
Creation of the visigoths / P. Heather --
Settlement of the visigoths in the fifth century / A.M. Jimenez Garnica --
Kinship and marriage among the visigoths / G. Ausenda --
Social relations in the visigothic kingdom from the fifth to the seventh century / A.I. Wood --
Jural relations as an indicator of syncretism from the law of inheritance to the dum inlicita of chindaswinth / I. Veldzquez --
As coins go home / F. Retamero --
Visigothic political institutions / P.C. Diaz --
Adding insult to injury / M. de Jong --
Symbolic life and signs of identity in visigothic times / G. Ripoll Lopez --
Cult and religion among the tervingi and the visigoths and their conversion to christinaity / A. Schwarcz --
Current issues and future directions in the study of visigoths / G. Ausenda and P.C. Diaz.
Series Title: Studies in historical archaeoethnology, v. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Heather.

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"Between 376 and 476 the Roman Empire in western Europe was dismantled by aggressive outsiders, 'barbarians' as the Romans labelled them. Chief among these were the Visigoths. The Visigoths were actually a new force constructed out of a number of previously separate Gothic and other groups in the period c. 376-410, who were initially settled by the Roman state as autonomous subordinates in a corner of south-western France in 418." "The studies comprising this volume cover most of the important questions thrown up by the history of the Visigoths and of the kingdom they generated. Between them, these different studies also adopt a wide variety of approaches, encompassing and discussing most of the major types of source material - both literary and archaeological - currently available for reconstructing Visigothic history."--Jacket.

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