Visigothic Spain 409-711
ISBN/ASIN: 9780631181859,9780470754610 | 2004 | English | pdf | 268/268 pages | 1.48 Mb
This history of Spain in the period between the end of Roman rule and the time of the Arab conquest challenges many traditional assumptions about the history of this period.
Presents original theories about how the Visigothic kingdom was governed, about law in the kingdom, about the Arab conquest, and about the rise of Spain as an intellectual force.
Takes account of new documentary evidence, the latest archaeological findings, and the controversies that these have generated.
Combines chronological and thematic approaches to the period.
A historiographical introduction looks at the current state of research on the history and archaeology of the Visigothic kingdom.Content:
Chapter 1 From Empire to Kingdom, 409–507 (pages 9–37):
Chapter 2 The Imposition of Unity, 507–586 (pages 38–63):
Chapter 3 The Catholic Kingdom, 586–672 (pages 64–91):
Chapter 4 The Visigothic Twilight, 672–710 (pages 92–116):
Chapter 5 The End of the Visigothic Kingdom (pages 117–143):
Chapter 6 Books and Readers (pages 145–173):
Chapter 7 Archaeology: Cemeteries and Churches (pages 174–196):
Chapter 8 Archaeology: Rural and Urban Settlements (pages 197–222):
Chapter 9 Law and Ethnic Identity (pages 223–246):