Ruricius of Limoges and Friends

A Collection of Letterse from Visigothic Gaul

Translated with commentary by Ralph W. Mathisen

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ISBN: 9780853237037

Publication: July 1, 1999

Series: Translated Texts for Historians 30

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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 Franks, would become the primary barbarian power of Gaul. The letters 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 life and activities in Visigothic Gaul at the local level in general. More than any other source, these letters tell the tale of the ‘end of Roman Gaul’.

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Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 147 mm

272 Pages

Copyright: © 1999

ISBN: 9780853237037

Publication: July 1, 1999

Series: Translated Texts for Historians 30

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