Conquerors and Chroniclers of Early Medieval Spain

Translated with commentary by Kenneth Baxter Wolf

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ISBN: 9780853235545

Publication: November 1, 1999

Series: Translated Texts for Historians 9

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From the perspective of the Hispano-Romans, the Visigoths who invaded Spain in the mid-fifth century were heretical barbarians. But Leovigild’s military success and Reccared’s conversion to Catholic Christianity led to more positive assessments of the Gothic role in Iberian history. John of Biclaro (c.590) and Isidore of Seville (c.625) authored histories that projected the Gothic achievements back on to their uncertain beginnings, transforming them from antagonists of the Roman Empire to protagonists of a new, independent Chistianity in Spain.

Preface Sources and Abbreviations Map Introduction Essays John of Biclaro and the Goths Isidore of Seville and the Goths An Andalusian Chronicler and the Muslims An Asturian Chronicler and the Muslims Texts John of Biclaro, Chronicle Isidore of Seville, History of the Kings of the Goths The Chronicle of 754 The Chronicle of Alfonso III Lists of Rulers Select Bibliography Index

... undoubtedly ... convenient for those who would teach and study early medieval Spanish history...
Bryn Mawr   Classical Review

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 147 mm

224 Pages

ISBN: 9780853235545

Publication: November 1, 1999

Series: Translated Texts for Historians 9

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