By Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa
A significant other to Ostrogothic Italy is a concise but complete leading edge survey of the increase and fall of Italy’s first barbarian country, the Ostrogothic kingdom (ca. 489-554 CE). The volume’s 18 essays supply readers with probing syntheses of modern scholarship on key issues, from the Ostrogothic military and management to spiritual variety and ecclesiastical improvement, ethnicity, cultural achievements, urbanism, and the agricultural economic system. considerably, the amount additionally provides cutting edge reviews of hitherto under-examined subject matters, 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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75 O’Donnell, Ruin, pp. 166–7. 76 Barnish, “Maximian”, pp. 29–31; Moorhead, Theoderic, pp. 232–5; Bjornlie, Politics, pp. 138–41. 77 On the literary image of Theoderic, see Goltz, Barbar-König-Tyrann. 78 The Anonymus Valesianus inserts the Boethius affair into the broader context of a narrative about the ultimate failure of Theoderic’s imperial experiment in Italy. 79 Religious differences were also a touchstone in deteriorating relations with the eastern empire. Shortly after the trial, Theoderic sent an embassy led by the bishop of Rome, John, and a number of high-ranking senators to Constantinople in order to dissuade the emperor from pursuing measures against the ‘Arian’ (non-Nicene) churches in the East.
108 Croke, “AD 476”; Amory, People, pp. 135–47; Mirşanu, “Imperial Policy”. Barnish, “Cuncta Italiae membra”, p. 332 notes that already during the early 530s, Justinian “occasionally legislated with Gothic Italy in mind”. 1–5, ed. Dewing; Chrysos, “Amalerherrschaft” and Prostko-Proskýnski, Utraeque res publicae, pp. 171–211, who may be overestimating the extent to which it is possible to extrapolate from this the terms of previous agreements, cf. Heather, Goths, p. 220. 110 Soon afterwards, Belisarius took Naples and Theodahad was deposed and subsequently killed.
8 On the other hand, the multiple levels and changing conceptions of Roman identity have come into sharper view. 9 Instead of finding a verdict on the Roman or barbarian nature of Ostrogothic society and its rulers, it is more interesting to look at 6th-century conceptions of empire and Roman and Gothic identity, and to study the ways in which 5 Fundamental works include: Wolfram, Goths, pp. 247–362; Heather, Goths, pp. ), Ostrogoths. Important aspects regarding the practice of government and administration in the Ostrogothic regnum are discussed in later chapters in this volume: see Bjornlie, Lafferty, Halsall.