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A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy by Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa

By Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa

A significant other to Ostrogothic Italy is a concise but entire innovative survey of the increase and fall of Italy’s first barbarian state, the Ostrogothic country (ca. 489-554 CE). The volume’s 18 essays offer readers with probing syntheses of modern scholarship on key issues, from the Ostrogothic military and management to non secular range and ecclesiastical improvement, ethnicity, cultural achievements, urbanism, and the agricultural economic system. considerably, the quantity additionally provides cutting edge experiences 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 heritage. that includes paintings via a world panel of students, the amount is designed for either new scholars and experts within the box.

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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. 457–84. ———, Variae, ed. T. Mommsen, Cassiodori Senatoris Variae (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores Antiquissimi 12), Berlin 1894; Engl. trans. S. Barnish, Cassiodorus: Variae (Translated Texts for Historians 12), Liverpool 1992.

Günther, p. 507. 32 Collectio Avellana 199, ed. Günther, p. 658; Wolfram, Intitulatio, pp. 54 n. 103. 33 Jordanes, Romana 348–49; Jordanes, Getica 289–95, ed. Mommsen. 35 Both Jordanes and Procopius of course wrote with hindsight: their accounts of the beginning of Theoderic’s reign and his rule were shaped by the climate of the 550s, when the legitimacy of Ostrogothic rule over Italy had become an explosive issue against the background of Justinian’s attempt to restore direct imperial control over the West.

The policies and ideologies promoted by Theoderic point to his strong commitment to 34 Jordanes, Romana 345; Getica, 243, ed. Mommsen. 26–30, ed. Dewing; Wolfram, Intitulatio, pp. 40–1, suggested a transliteration of either a Gothic or a Latin term, but see now idem, Gotische Studien, p. 140; Reydellet, La royauté, pp. 202–5. 6, ed. Dewing. 17–20, ed. Dewing. The Ostrogothic Kingdom 25 the idea of the integration of the Goths into the existing political framework and of consensual rule over Goths and Romans along the lines of Roman imperial traditions.

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