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By Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa

A better half to Ostrogothic Italy is a concise but complete innovative survey of the increase and fall of Italy’s first barbarian country, the Ostrogothic kingdom (ca. 489-554 CE). The volume’s 18 essays offer readers with probing syntheses of contemporary scholarship on key subject matters, from the Ostrogothic military and management to non secular variety and ecclesiastical improvement, ethnicity, cultural achievements, urbanism, and the agricultural economic climate. considerably, the quantity additionally offers cutting edge experiences of hitherto under-examined themes, together with the Ostrogothic provinces past the Italian lands, gender and the Ostrogothic court docket, and Ostrogothic Italy’s environmental background. that includes paintings via a world panel of students, the quantity is designed for either new scholars and experts within the box.

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14 Notably (but not exclusively) in the works of German-speaking scholars such as Ensslin, Theoderich; Dahn, Die Könige der Germanen. For a critique see Dick, Der Mythos. 15 Pohl, “Regnum”; Wolfram, Gotische Studien, pp. 139–73; Esders, Römische Rechtstradition; Halsall, Barbarian Migrations, pp. 488–94. 16 Halsall, Barbarian Migrations, pp. 488–90. 17 Pohl, “Regnum”, p. 443. 18 See Swain and Halsall in this volume. 20 Imperial legitimation and kingship were thus closely intertwined aspects of Theoderic’s authority.

73 Eutharic died prematurely in 522/3, leaving behind a son by his wife Amalasuentha, the eight-year-old Athalaric. Establishing Athalaric’s claim to the throne turned out to be a difficult task. 74 The charges brought forward against Boethius (and the senator Albinus, whom he had risen to defend) were of high treason and secret negotiations with Constantinople. 76 A long-standing dissatisfaction of Boethius, or indeed of a group of Roman traditionalists, with Amal rule seems an unfounded assumption.

CCCCXCVIIII, ed. T. Mommsen, in Cassiodori Senatoris Variae (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores Antiquissimi 12), Berlin 1894, pp. 393–415. Anonymus Valesianus, ed. and trans. C. Rolfe, in Ammianus Marcellinus, vol. 3, London 1939, pp. 506–69. Cassiodorus, Chronicle, ed. T. Mommsen, Chronica Minora saec. VII, vol. 2 (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores Antiquissimi 11), Berlin, 1894, pp. 109–61. ———, Orationum reliquae, ed. L. Traube, Cassiodori Senatoris Variae (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores Antiquissimi 12), Berlin 1894, pp.

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